Thomas T. Manning

For over 40 years, Thomas Manning has tirelessly defended criminal cases at both a State and Federal level. He boasts an impressive competence in all areas of criminal law, and owns an unrivaled amount of jury trial experience. He carries the highest peer-review rating of competence and ethics, and is regarded by many peer-rated publications as one of the top lawyers in the country.


  • University of South Carolina Law School, J.D., 1977
  • University of North Carolina, A.B., 1974

Areas of Practice:

Honors & Awards:

  • Wade M. Smith Award for outstanding criminal defense work from the North Carolina Bar Association
  • Howard L. Gum Service Award
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for over 25 years
  • Highest ratings from other NC attorneys as an AV Preeminent® Rated Law Firm
  • Recognized as a “Super Lawyer” since Super Lawyers Magazine began in 2006

Professional Associations:

  • Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference (Permanent Member, 1982—);
  • Wake County Bar Association (Board of Directors, 1988-1989; 10th Judicial District Public Defender Selections Committee, 2005);
  • North Carolina (Board Member, Criminal Justice Section, 1984 and Chair, 1994;
  • Annual Lecturer, Criminal Law) and American Bar Associations;
  • South Carolina Bar;
  • North Carolina State Bar (Member, Criminal Law Specialization Examiners, 1992-1995, 2000-2003; Chair, 2003-2005);
  • American Advocates for Justice;
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers;
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice;
  • Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers (President, 2004).