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McManis Faulkner Celebrates 40 Years

McManis Faulkner is celebrating its 40th anniversary as one of Northern California’s leading trial law firms.

Founded in 1971 by James McManis, who was joined by William Faulkner in 1978, McManis Faulkner has emerged as a leader in the Silicon Valley legal community and has grown and evolved while maintaining its steadfast commitment to superior client service, diversity in its professionals, sustained community involvement, and the creation of a collegial, tight-knit work environment.

“We are incredibly proud of the success we’ve enjoyed over the past 40 years, which is no small feat in what is arguably one of the most competitive legal arenas in the country,” said McManis. “Our anniversary provides an opportunity to reflect on the firm’s core values and tradition of excellence. We are dedicated to providing top-notch legal services to our clients while fostering a supportive, well-balanced environment with a commitment to professional growth, our families and the community. To have achieved such a lofty goal, while also reflecting the diverse Silicon Valley community in which the firm is so immersed, is truly satisfying.” 

McManis Faulkner has been named one of the “Top Workplaces in the Bay Area” multiple times by the Bay Area News Group. The firm maintains an “open door” policy whereby senior staff mentor younger professionals to create an environment that is engaging, productive and proactive in breaking down barriers for women and minorities in the legal profession. McManis professionals represent a diverse group of ethnicities, cultures and religions, and women make up more than half of the firm’s partners and attorneys. 

Outside the law firm walls, McManis Faulkner is committed to supporting professional, community and civic organizations that advance education, promote advocacy and encourage growth. Child Advocates of Silicon Valley, The Pajama Program, United Way Silicon Valley and La Raza Lawyers of Santa Clara County are just a few of the organizations to which staff and attorneys contribute time and resources. 

McManis Faulkner, a San Jose, Calif.-based trial firm, provides a full range of services, representing both corporations and individuals through trial and appeal. The firm handles a wide range of litigation, including business, civil rights, class actions, criminal, employment, family, general civil, intellectual property, personal injury, probate, and professional negligence. With experienced, well-trained trial lawyers and staff, McManis prides itself on its diversity – beyond ethnic, cultural and religious diversity, women comprise a majority of the firm’s management and staff.