William H. Manning, Partner, Inducted into American Board of Trial Advocates

July 11, 2006

MINNEAPOLIS (July 11, 2006) — William H. Manning, partner at Robins, Kaplan, Miller & Ciresi L.L.P. was inducted into the American Board of Trial Advocates (ABOTA), Minnesota Chapter, at the 33rd Annual Dinner and Awards Banquet on June 29, 2006.

According to ABOTA, this prestigious honor is awarded only to trial lawyers of high personal character and honorable reputation. This year, Manning was one of nine new members honored and welcomed into this esteemed association.

The general purpose of the ABOTA is to foster improvement in the ethical and technical standards of practice in the field of advocacy to the end that individual litigants may receive more effective representation and the general public be benefited by more efficient administration of justice consistent with time-tested and traditional principles of litigation.

Manning’s practice focuses on, intellectual property litigation, personal injury and commercial litigation.  His most recent cases have included: 

1) Representing Intergraph, a Huntsville, Alabama Corporation in recovering $450 million in patent litigation against the computer industry;

2) Numerous multi-million dollar settlements in personal injury matters.   He also confidentially settled a case on behalf of two families who lost three children when a van spontaneously combusted;

3) A book was written about a case where Manning represented a man who lost both arms, titled: “A Measure of Endurance: The Unlikely Triumph of Steven Sharp,” by William Mishler.

Manning is a certified Civil Trial Specialist by the Civil Litigation Section of the Minnesota State Bar Association and has been selected by his peers  as a “Super Lawyer” by Minnesota Law & Politics every year since 2000.

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