A former law clerk for Ninth Circuit Judges Thomas G. Nelson and N. Randy Smith, Michael Manning’s practice focuses on appellate advocacy and complex litigation. He has argued multiple appeals in the Ninth Circuit, and regularly represents clients in both federal and state courts. His appellate and trial-level litigation experience covers a broad range of substantive topics, including environmental litigation, constitutional issues, intellectual property, bank bad faith and lender liability, personal injury and wrongful death, employment disputes, real estate, and contract disputes.
Mr. Manning is a Montana native and a current board member of the Montana Justice Foundation. He is a past member of the ABA Council of Appellate Lawyers Rules Committee, as well as a past board member of the Yellowstone Area Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in all Montana state courts, as well as the United States District Court for the District of Montana and the United States Courts of Appeal for the Ninth, Tenth, D.C. and Federal Circuits.