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David M. Manes

David M. Manes

Practice areas:

Business, Litigation, Employment & Labor

About Me

Contact David directly at (412) 626-5570 or Small business attorney David Manes is a founding partner of KM&A. He directs the business practice team and works extensively on most of the firm’s major litigation projects. Attorney Manes represents small businesses, shareholders, property owners, employers, and employees.


Half of David’s practice focuses on advice, consultation, and transactions, particularly for small businesses. The other half focuses on litigation and other disputes, where he aggressively represents his clients’ interest in negotiations and in court.


David previously worked as a partner in the Kisner Law Firm, which he first joined as an employee in 2010. Before that, he gained experience working at Sain Law, LLC, a firm practicing in commercial, transactional, and real estate law. David earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he was a staff editor on the award-winning JURIST legal news service and a member of the Moot Court Board. He was also the champion of the Murray S. Love Mock Trial Competition. Before law school, he graduated summa cum laude from Harding University with a degree in Political Science.


David’s pro bono work has included representing and assisting low-income clients through Neighborhood Legal Services and the Christian Legal Aid clinic.

David is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and in the United States District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania. David grew up in Cranberry Township in Butler County. He lives in Pittsburgh with his wife, Heather, and their dog, Moxie.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2012

  1. Business: 60%
    7 years
  2. Litigation: 25%
    6 years
  3. Employment & Labor: 15%
    6 years



Hourly ($325/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

19 total 

  • John-Paul Anthony Serrao

    A brilliant attorney, and highly respected in the legal community. Can definitely endorse and recommend without reservation.


    John-Paul Serrao Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Dmitriy Shakhnevich

    I endorse this lawyer.


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Contact Info

Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC

US Steel Tower
600 Grant St, Suite 660
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Networking AwardBNI2013
John P. Gismondi Civil Litigation CertificateCivil Litigation Certificate Program2012
Networking AwardBNI2012
Murray S. Love AwardUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Law2011
Donald Moritz AwardUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Law2009
Dean's AwardUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Law2009
President's AwardHarding University2008
Graduate with DistinctionHonors College2008
Trustee AwardHarding University2005

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerKraemer, Manes & Associates LLC2013 - Present
PartnerKisner Law Firm, LLC2012 - 2013
Certified Legal InternNeighborhood Legal Services Association2011 - 2012
Law ClerkKisner Law Firm, LLC2010 - 2012
Legal AssistantChristian Legal Aid of Pittsburgh2009 - 2010
Assistant EditorJURIST2009 - 2010
Law ClerkSain Law, LLC2008 - 2010

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Allegheny County Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Pennsylvania Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
Sole and Small Firm SectionMember2012 - Present
JURISTAssociate Editor2009 - 2011
Phi Alpha Delta Legal FraternityMember2009 - Present
Political Cartel FoundationSenior Editor2007 - 2013

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Mirchi, Inc. v. Vatsongoing
KM&A Files An Unlicensed Practice Of Law Complaint Against A Non-Attorney Florida Man, Spencer CohnOngoing
KM&A Files Lawsuit For Military Vet Against Target Corp.Resolved

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Publication NameTitleDate
KM&AWhy we love working with small businesses2013
PublishedE-Discovery from Nonparties: Unique Considerations and the Need for New Law2012
PC FoundationOffense and Defense in Debate2010
PC FoundationLabels, Categories, and Conflict2010
PC FoundationWill the SCOTUS Let Rape Victims Sue the Pope?2010
PC FoundationOklahoma Statistical Abortion Reporting Act: Constitutional Analysis2010
PC FoundationWhat Has the Free Exercise Clause Done For Us Lately?2010
PC FoundationWisconsin Atheists Draw Cartoon Muhammad2010
PC FoundationHyperbole, Hysteria, and Arizona’s Illegal Immigration Law2010
PC FoundationNatural Disaster2010
PC FoundationWar on WikiLeaks2010
PC FoundationArkansas Act 1 Unconstitutional2010
PC FoundationReal Socialists Criticize Obama2010
PC FoundationThe Day After Tax Day2010
PC FoundationNo More Legislating Morality2010
PC FoundationWe Need Filibuster Reform2010
PC FoundationMath teacher must be allowed to hang God banners2010
PC Foundation1995 Prediction: Why the Internet Will Fail2010
PC FoundationCLS v. Martinez: Christian discrimination2010
PC FoundationObama, DADT, and Political Tactics2010
PC FoundationQuestions about Firing McChrystal2010
PC FoundationBridging the Gap Between Science and Morality2010
PC FoundationIn Defense2010
PC FoundationSCOTUS Incoherent on Right to Silence2010
PC FoundationACORN v. USA2009
PC FoundationFifth Grader Will Phillips: Free Speech Microcosm2009
PC FoundationGene Patents: Association for Molecular Pathology v. USPTO2009
PC FoundationFailure to Report a Crime: Why We Should Punish Bystanders2009
PC FoundationBurden of Proof in Policy and Morality2009
PC FoundationOrgan Trafficking Ban2009
PC FoundationPeremptory Challenges Revisited2009
PC FoundationThe Kennedy Health Reform Bill2009
PC FoundationDisorderly Police Conduct2009
PC FoundationThe Crocker Theory2009
PC FoundationRevenge is not Justice2009
PC FoundationLong Live the Death Tax2009
PC FoundationBlagojevich and Obama2009
PC FoundationThe Fairness Doctrine2009
PC FoundationIf You Play the Devil’s Advocate…2009
PC FoundationPaternalism Confounds the Moral Compass2009

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Pittsburgh School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2012
HU Honors CollegeN/AGraduate with Distinction2008
Harding UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2008

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Employment Law Open ForumEmployment Law Issues2013
BNIBusiness Law Q&As2013
BNIA Different Kind of Attorney2013