James McManis Named to The American Lawyer’s “Trailblazers West” List

McManis Faulkner congratulates Partner James McManis who was named to The American Lawyer’s “Trailblazers West” list. The American Lawyer is a leading legal industry publication and part of the (American Lawyer Media) family.

The American Lawyer’s “Trailblazers West” award recognizes attorneys in California and other western states who have made significant marks on the practice, policy and technological advancements within their sector.

In its coverage of the honor, The American Lawyer notes that McManis started his private practice 50 years ago, the same year the term “Silicon Valley” was coined. His practice grew alongside Silicon Valley and reflected the changes in the regional economy, positioning him for success in a burgeoning market.

 “I have been fortunate to practice in Silicon Valley, and I look forward to whatever the future holds,” McManis says in the profile.

A seasoned trial lawyer, McManis handles commercial, trade secrets and intellectual property matters, in addition to his civil rights work. He has been a member of the trial bar for more than 50 years, representing individuals in civil rights actions, employment disputes, family law and criminal defense. McManis is an Honorary Bencher of the Honorable Society of King’s Inns, the oldest institution of legal education in Ireland. In addition, he is a Fellow of the Academy of Court Appointed Masters, the American College of Trial Lawyers, the Litigation Counsel of America, the American Bar Foundation and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. McManis received 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).

McManis Faulkner provides a full range of litigation services, representing both businesses and individuals through trial and appeal. The firm handles commercial, intellectual property, employment, government, civil rights, and family litigation.