Three McManis Faulkner Partners Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2021

Partners James McManis, William Faulkner and Michael Reedy have been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America 2021©.

McManis has been recognized in Best Lawyers for 24 consecutive years. He is included 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 handles cases in the commercial, trade secrets and intellectual property arenas. A member of the trial bar for more than 50 years, he 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 14 consecutive years, Faulkner was honored in the following categories: Commercial Litigation; Litigation – Intellectual Property; Litigation – Real Estate; and Litigation – Trusts & Estates.

Faulkner leads McManis Faulkner’s business-oriented practices, handling complex civil litigation, including business disputes, commercial real estate matters and probate litigation. He represents a wide range of businesses, including 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).

His first appearance on the list, Reedy was recognized in the Appellate Practice category. With more than 25 years of experience in civil litigation and appellate law, Reedy represents clients in family law matters. He has tried cases in both state and federal court and handles appeals in the Ninth Circuit and the California Court of Appeal on matters involving civil rights, constitutional issues, business litigation, land use and family law. Reedy also has experience handling anti-SLAPP matters and is a frequent speaker on the topic. He serves on the Santa Clara County Bar Association’s Appellate Courts Committee. Reedy earned his J.D. from the University of San Francisco School of Law (1992) and his B.A. from Stanford University (1978).

Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. 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. 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.”

McManis Faulkner, provides a full range of litigation 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 Faulkner prides itself on its ethnic, cultural and religious diversity.