JAMES MCMANIS, WILLIAM FAULKNER ALSO NAMED TO TOP 100 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA SUPER LAWYERS 2016
McManis Faulkner partners James McManis and William Faulkner have been named to the Northern California Super Lawyers 2016 Edition. Compiled through peer nomination and research, approximately five percent (5%) of the Northern California Bar received the distinction.
McManis and Faulkner have been named to Northern California Super Lawyers for more than 10 years.
Super Lawyers is a listing of outstanding lawyers, from more than 70 practice areas, who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The objective of the Super Lawyers selection process is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that may be used as a resource to assist in the search for legal counsel. The “Top 100” and “Top 50 Female Lawyers” includes attorneys who received the highest point totals in the Northern California nomination, research and Blue Ribbon review process.
McManis prepares and tries cases in the commercial, trade secrets and intellectual property arenas. He also represents individuals in a wide variety of matters, including 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).
A seasoned trial lawyer with significant experience in both state and federal courts, Faulkner represents businesses and individuals in complex civil litigation. In addition, he works with individuals and families in cases involving will contests, trust disputes and related issues. Faulkner is often called into family law matters when specific trial expertise is required and business concerns are involved. He also assists clients in transactional and contractual matters. He received his J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law (1978) and his B.A. from Stanford University (1973).