James McManis and William Faulkner, partners of McManis Faulkner, are recognized among The Best Lawyers in America 2011©. McManis was selected in the categories of Bet-the-Company Litigation, Commercial Litigation and Criminal Defense: White-Collar. Faulkner was recognized in the area of Commercial Litigation.
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McManis’ inclusion in the 2011 list marks the thirteenth consecutive year he has been selected as a Best Lawyer, placing him in select company. He represents Silicon Valley companies in commercial, trade secret and intellectual property issues. McManis also represents individuals in cases involving personal injuries, civil rights and criminal defense. A trial bar member for more than 40 years, McManis is also a member of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers and a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. He earned his J.D. from University of California Berkeley School of Law (1967) and his B.A. from Stanford University (1964).
Faulkner receives the Best Lawyer title for the fourth year in a row. Leader of McManis Faulkner’s business practice, he is a seasoned civil trial lawyer focused on trade secrets disputes, commercial real estate matters and probate litigation. He represents a wide range of businesses, including high technology, and advises on corporate and partnership matters. Faulkner earned his J.D. from University of California Hastings College of the Law (1978) and his B.A. from Stanford University (1973).
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