About Manning Law Firm

Are you seeking a criminal defense attorney in Raleigh with the right experience to handle your case? Manning Law Firm, is the perfect fit for you. With more than 40 years of experience in criminal defense we have handled countless cases, from DWIs to homicide, and a variety of charges in between.

Manning Law Firm, is prepared to stand by your side when you need it the most. Our skilled attorneys not only defend you inside the courtroom, but we also take the time to get to know both you — and your case. Take a look at our practice areas below, or learn more about our attorneys here.

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense
You name it, we’ve handled it. Manning Law Firm, specializes in criminal defense and we have the experience to back it up. From drug crimes to financial crimes, we can defend you.

DWI Defense
Have you found yourself facing DWI charges? You’re not alone. We have helped countless clients achieve the best possible outcome from their DWI charges.

Traffic Defense
Even if your charge seems minor to you, it matters to us. Whether you’re facing a minor traffic infraction or a major accident charge, we have you covered.

Federal Crime Defense
Federal crimes are a serious matter and should be treated as such. Manning Law Firm, has experience working with clients charged with everything from bank robbery to drug trafficking.

Why Choose Us?

Manning Law Firm has the experience you need when it comes to your case. We work tirelessly to defend you, and always take the time to understand your case inside and out.

We will begin working on your case immediately, and will leave no detail uncovered until you have the best possible outcome. With more than 40 years of experience working with the justice system, we know the ins and outs of every law, and how to navigate through them.

Not only have our clients in Raleigh and surrounding areas trusted us with their cases, but we have also received recognition from our peers as one of the best criminal defense attorneys, year after year.

The bottom line is that Manning Law Firm has the willingness and the experience to defend you when you need it. Contact us today to get started.

Meet Our Attorneys

Thomas C. Manning

Thomas C. Manning is a Board-Certified Specialist in State and Federal Criminal Law. For more than 40 years, he has tried cases in State and Federal Courts. As a former Federal law clerk and prosecutor, he has a depth of experience and breadth of knowledge in criminal law cases of all types, and jury trial experience second to none in North Carolina. He carries the highest peer-review rating of competence and ethics, and is listed in many peer-rated publications as a top lawyer.

T. Taylor Manning

Taylor joined his father in 2011 following several years of practice with a well-respected law firm in eastern North Carolina. There, he gained valuable experience in family law litigation, minor criminal trials, and a wide variety of other litigated matters. Since practicing in the Triangle area, he has accumulated expertise and experience in a large number of criminal law matters, including District Court DWI and traffic matters, misdemeanor and felony drug cases, and Superior Court jury trial experience.

Clarke S. Martin

Clarke joined the firm as an associate in September 2022, following two years of service as judicial law clerk at the United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina.

As a third-year law student, Clarke sat second chair in a first-degree murder trial in Wake County, under the supervision of the lead attorney. The jury returned a verdict of not guilty as to the charge of murder. Clarke worked for the firm as a summer law clerk while in law school, and also volunteered as a student advocate for the Juvenile Parole Project in the Pro Bono Program at Carolina Law where she successfully argued in favor of a MAPP Contract for a client who was originally sentenced to life in prison for crimes they committed as a juvenile.

She speaks fluent French and beginner-level Welsh.