Meet Our Attorneys

Hiring the right attorney to tackle your case takes careful planning and consideration on your part. You want to hire someone you trust to successfully defend you when you need it the most. The attorneys at Manning Law Firm have the expertise and dedication you need on your side. Learn more about our attorneys below, and contact us today to get started on your case immediately.

Criminal Defense Lawyers Thomas C. Manning,
T. Taylor Manning, & Clarke S. Martin

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. 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.

Taylor Manning joined his father at Manning Law Firm following three years of practice with a general practice law firm in eastern North Carolina. Taylor Manning has spent the last several years here in Raleigh growing his expertise in all types of criminal law matters. On any given day, you will find him in both the District and Superior Courts of Wake and surrounding counties advocating for and representing both privately retained and judicially appointed clients.

Clarke S. Martin 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.

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