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David M. Manes

also known as Managing Parter, KM&A, Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC

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Contact David directly at (412) 626-7339 or David Manes is the Managing Partner of KM&A, a high-tech and aggressive litigation law firm. He directs the business and employment practice teams and works extensively on most of the firm’s major litigation projects. Attorney Manes represents small businesses 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 north of Pittsburgh with his wife Heather, daughter Zelda, and their dog Moxie.


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Practice areas


  1. Employment: 70%
    7 years
  2. Litigation: 20%
    7 years
  3. Business: 10%
    8 years



Hourly ($325/hour), Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

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  • Michael Lee Kraemer

    I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer in several capacities. First, he is always accessible and super responsive to his clients. Second, he is extremely practical in his approach to all types legal matters. For example, when he can negotiate or resolve a conflict instead of engaging in needless litigation and ballooning costs, he will. Another example is his desire to use flat fees whenever possible instead of billing using old (more expensive and unfriendly to clients) hourly methods. Third, when a matter or client needs a super aggressive litigator Attorney Manes can seamlessly switch gears and secure victory after victory.


    Michael Kraemer Employment and labor Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Kushal Nikhil Dave

    I highly endorse Attorney David Manes without any reservations and would recommend him to anyone looking for an attorney. He cares for his clients and is able to produce results. He has a great work ethic and knowledge of the law. He understands the client's needs and exceeds their expectations. I strongly recommend him.


    Kushal Dave Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC

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


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Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
"Superb" Avvo RatingAvvo2015
5-Star Client RatingAvvo2015
"Very Good" Lawyer RatingAvvo2015
5-Star Client RatingAvvo2014
"Very Good" Lawyer RatingAvvo2014
5-Star Client RatingAvvo2013
Networking AwardBNI2013
"Very Good" Lawyer RatingAvvo2013
"Very Good" Lawyer RatingAvvo2012
5-Star Client RatingAvvo2012
Dean's AwardUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Law2012
Murray S. Love AwardUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Law2012
Donald Moritz AwardUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Law2012
John P. Gismondi Civil Litigation CertificateCivil Litigation Certificate Program2012
Networking AwardBNI2012
Dean's AwardUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Law2011
Donald Moritz AwardUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Law2011
Dean's AwardUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Law2010
Donald Moritz AwardUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Law2010
Dean's AwardUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Law2009
Donald Moritz AwardUniversity of Pittsburgh School of Law2009
Graduate with DistinctionHonors College2008
President's AwardHarding University2008
Trustee AwardHarding University2005
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerKraemer, Manes & Associates LLC2013 - Present
Founding 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
Phi Alpha Delta Legal FraternityMember2009 - Present
JURISTAssociate Editor2009 - 2011
National Lawyers GuildBoard Member2009 - 2012
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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ALM Legal PublicationsPA Finds Public Policy Exceptions to the Doctrine of At-Will2014
ALM Network of Legal PublicationsRetaliation: How the Law Protects those Who Report Workplace Harassment2014
ALM Legal PublicationsObama Proposes Changes to FLSA Overtime Exemptions2014
ALM Legal PublicationsReligious Discrimination in the Workplace: An Often Overlooked Protected Category2014
ALM Legal PublicationsPrior Criminal Convictions as a Bar to Employment2014
ALM Legal PublicationsThree Years After Thompson in the Third Circuit2014
ALM Legal PublicationsWill citizens still be entitled to “bear arms” under the Second Amendment?2014
ALM Legal PublicationsNFL Cheerleaders’ Wage and Hour Lawsuits2014
ALM Legal PublicationsDunkin’ Donuts’ Faces Lawsuit because Apple Cider was too Hot?2014
ALM Legal PublicationsPennsylvania EUC Program Still Not in Effect2014
ALM Legal PublicationsRecent Ban on Same-Sex Marriages Lifted2014
ALM Legal PublicationsPA Superior Court Hands Down Ruling on Non-Compete Agreements2014
ALM Legal PublicationsADA Violation for Failing to Engage in the Interactive Process2014
ALM Legal PublicationsSeniority No Longer a Threat to Younger Teachers2014
ALM Legal PublicationsEmployees Who Engage in Self-Defense at the Workplace May Still be Entitled to Unemployment Compensation Benefits2014
ALM Legal PublicationsPennsylvania’s Social Host Laws: A Quick Overview of How They Affect You During the Summer Party Season2014
ALM Legal Publications3rd Circuit Says No Joint ADEA and Section 1983 Age Discrimination Claims2014
ALM Legal PublicationsWill Pennsylvania Legalize the Use of Medical Marijuana?2014
ALM Legal PublicationsWrongful Death Lawsuit for Smoking Cigarettes?2014
ALM Legal PublicationsCan an Employer be Sued for Pregnancy Discrimination?2014
ALM Legal PublicationsA Change to the Mailbox Rule in the Third Circuit2014
ALM Legal PublicationsDo Pennsylvania Citizens With Prior Criminal Convictions Have a Legal Right to Work?2014
ALM Legal PublicationsHow Social Media Plays a Role in Lawsuits2014
At Issue (PA Bar)The Importance of a Positive Web Presence2014
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
Michigan State Law ReviewCited In Redesigning The American Law School2010
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 LawCivil LitigationCertificate of Advanced Study2012
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