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James McManis and William Faulkner Selected to 2019 Edition of the Best Lawyers in America

James McManis and William Faulkner have been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2019©.

McManis has been featured in Best Lawyers for 22 consecutive years. He was recognized in the Bet-the-Company Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Criminal Defense: White-Collar; Litigation – First Amendment; Litigation – Intellectual Property; and Litigation – Municipal categories.

A seasoned trial lawyer, McManis prepares and tries cases in the commercial, trade secrets and intellectual property arenas. A member of the trial bar for more than 50 years, he also represents individuals in a wide variety of matters, including civil rights actions, employment disputes, family law and criminal defense. McManis earned his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (1967) and his B.A. in History, with Distinction, Phi Beta Kappa, from Stanford University (1964).

Recognized for 12 consecutive years, Faulkner was recognized in the following categories: Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Real Estate; and Litigation – Trusts & Estates.

Leading McManis Faulkner’s business-oriented practices, Faulkner is a civil trial lawyer representing businesses and individuals in complex civil litigation, including handling business disputes, commercial real estate matters, and probate litigation. He represents a wide range of businesses, including high technology companies, and advises on corporate and partnership matters. Faulkner earned his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (1978) and his B.A. in Sociology from Stanford University (1973).

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Since Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas, and because lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”