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Frank J. Manley

Frank J. Manley

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, DUI & DWI, Violent Crime, White Collar Crime

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About Me

Attorney Frank J. Manley is both president and founder of The Manley Firm in Flint, Michigan. Manley, who leads the firm's trial division, brings a wealth of experience to the task. A trial lawyer since 1982, Manley has successfully handled thousands of criminal cases, including many of Michigan's highest profile cases.


Frank Manley has the skills, knowledge and expertise to handle all types of state and federal crimes. He has won not guilty verdicts in murder, rape, drug, and burglary cases. He has also successfully and aggressively defended clients accused of white collar crimes such as forgery, embezzlement, and larceny.


The Manley Firm, P.C., was founded in 1982 and is the latest area of the Manley family's commitment to helping people, especially those in the Flint, Michigan area. The Manley Firm has achieved recognition as one of the finest criminal defense firms in the state of Michigan. 


Mr. Manley is a former Defender of the Year and has been bestowed an AV rating, Martindale Hubble's most prestigious rating for legal skills and ethical conduct.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. Criminal Defense: 55%
    32 years
  2. White Collar Crime: 15%
    32 years
  3. Violent Crime: 15%
    32 years
  4. DUI & DWI: 15%
    32 years


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Frank. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Daniel J. Andoni

    Frank is an excellent criminal defense attorney for some of Genesee County's most high profile cases. He is on many local attorney's top five lawyers list. When you know your case is going to trial you need to hire Frank Manley.


    Daniel Andoni Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

503 S Saginaw St Ste 821
Flint, MI, 48502



MIActive And In Good Standing198208/06/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Top 100 Trial LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2012
Michigan Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
Michigan Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentThe Manley Firm1982 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of MichiganMemberN/A
Genesee County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
People v. ConerlyThe jury acquitted Conerly of first-degree murder, armed robbery and felony charges.
People v. Christopher MukdsiAvoiding the possibility of life in prison, Christopher Mukdsi pleaded to a lesser charge of manslaughter and was sentenced to no additional jail time.
Beecher Water and Sewer Board Public Corruption CaseFour members were found not guilty, while the fifth's members charges were dropped before the case ever advanced to Circuit Court.

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas M. Cooley Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
Aquinas CollegeN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1978