Over his 20 year career, Joseph J. Manna has distinguished himself as a tenacious trial attorney who aggressively pursues the best possible results for his clients.
Mr. Manna’s reputation as an effective litigator has led many prominent individuals, including federal and state court judges, to retain him as their lawyer. He has handled numerous high-profile cases and represented a wide spectrum of individuals and organizations, including other lawyers, doctors, certified public accountants, police officers, victims of catastrophic injuries, and some of the largest construction companies in the world.
Mr. Manna’s clients are assured by his extensive trial experience, which includes arguing cases before the Court of Appeals, New York State’s highest appellate court, as well as New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 4th Department. He has represented clients across New York State, including in New York City, Buffalo, Albany, and Syracuse as well as in Ohio and California.
The scope of Mr. Manna’s practice is unique. He focuses on both representing victims of serious personal injuries, including medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and construction worker injury cases, and on business litigation, primarily involving construction disputes.
Joe represents individuals who have suffered an injury or a worsened health situation as the result of medical malpractice or nursing home abuse. He brings unique insight and perspective to enhance the fight for his clients due to his previous experience litigating on the defense side of medical malpractice matters. Joe applies his legal skill, tenacious approach, and significant experience as a trial attorney to achieve justice and results for his clients. He represents victims of all forms of medical malpractice, including:
Cancer Diagnosis Error;
Defective Medical Device;
Emergency Room Error;
Nursing Home Neglect; and
Joe has extensive experience in matters involving breach of contract disputes, commercial leases, construction contracts and claims, joint venture agreements, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, shareholder agreements and disputes as well as buy/sell and supply contracts. The following is a sample of cases handled by Mr. Manna:
Obtained jury verdict of $1.64 million against the Town of Clarence for its de facto taking of a resident's land;
Invalidated a $25 million real estate purchase and sale agreement, and obtained a $500,000 deposit refund for his client;
Obtaining judgments of over $3.5 million for a joint venture between two of the world's largest construction companies;
Securing a $3 million settlement against a surety on behalf of an international bridge and tunnel contractor;
Representing a Florida based company in a joint venture dispute involving a $19 million construction contract to supply and install goods in Russia;
Successfully defending a well-known Los Angeles based entertainment company in a $14 million international licensing dispute;
Gaining possession of commercial property valued at over $1 million for a shareholder in a corporate dissolution proceeding;
Obtaining summary judgment for a large specialty contractor in a labor law dispute in which the plaintiff sought more than $10 million;
Obtaining a $500,00 settlement against a local municipality for a utility contractor;
Securing a $240,000 settlement for a local general contractor against a condominium association; and
Successfully representing the manufacturer of a well-known line of sports supplements and nutritional aids in a claim alleging trademark and copyright infringement.