James McManis, a founding partner of leading Northern California trial firm McManis Faulkner, was inducted into the Litigation Counsel of America at the LCA’s 2010 Spring Conference and Induction of Fellows in Monterey.
The Litigation Counsel of America is a trial lawyer honorary society composed of less than one-half of one percent of American lawyers. Fellowship in the LCA is highly selective and by invitation only. Fellows are selected based upon excellence and accomplishment in litigation, both at the trial and appellate levels, and superior ethical reputation. The LCA is aggressively diverse in its composition. Established as a trial and appellate lawyer honorary society reflecting the American bar in the twenty-first century, the LCA represents the best in law among its membership.
A member of the trial bar for more than 40 years, McManis has represented many Silicon Valley companies with commercial, trade secret and intellectual property issues, as well as individuals in a variety of matters, including civil rights actions, employment disputes, and criminal defense. McManis is also a Fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, American College of Trial Lawyers and American Bar Foundation. He has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America for 11 consecutive years and appears in Who’s Who in America. McManis received his J.D. from Berkeley Law at the University of California (1967) and his B.A. in history, with distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, from Stanford University (1964).