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David M. Manes

Employment and labor Attorney at Pittsburgh, PA

3.9   7 reviews

About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Business
    46%
    I represent entrepreneurs, partners, and businesses in all areas of business law - including transactions and litigation.

    14 years

  2. Employment and labor
    46%
    I represent executives and employees with severance, wrongful termination, discrimination, and harassment

    13 years

  3. Contracts and agreements
    1%
    I help businesses draft, negotiate, and enforce high-stakes contracts.

    14 years

  4. Corporate and incorporation
    1%
    I help businesses form their initial structure or restructure down the road (merger, change of ownership, buy/sell, etc)

    14 years

  5. Discrimination
    1%
    I represent victims of discrimination in the workplace.

    14 years

  6. Lawsuits and disputes
    1%
    I represent individuals and businesses in state and federal court.

    14 years

  7. Limited liability company (LLC)
    1%
    I represent businesses and business owners with setting up and managing their LLCs.

    14 years

  8. Litigation
    1%
    I represent individuals and businesses in state and federal court.

    14 years

  9. Sexual harassment
    1%
    I help victims of sexual harassment seek justice against their harassers.

    14 years

  10. Wrongful termination
    1%
    I help employees who have been unjustly fired.

    14 years

Contact David directly at (412) 626-5626 or [email protected] David Manes is a partner at Manes & Narahari LLC, a high-tech and aggressive litigation law firm where he 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. 

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Licensed for 10 years
State PA
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 10/01/2022

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

Contact David

Manes & Narahari LLC
Law & Finance Building
429 Fourth Ave, Suite 300
Pittsburgh, PA, 15219

Reviews

3.9 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Brad | March 29, 2015
Incredible work ethic and leader
I've known David for a while now and know that he is tremendously committed to his clients. He is always coming up with creative ways to help others - which is not always the case with all attorneys. Many are more interested in their fees than they are your success... David is a unique and fresh twist. He really gives a great name to the attorney profession. If your business needs some advice, I highly recommend David's firm!
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Posted by Pauline | March 3, 2015
Shareholder Agreement, Contracts, Recommend Highly
I generally dislike lawyers -- sorry, I know that sounds bad, but I have been burned :-) -- but David is the exception. He is upfront and open, clearly explaining pricing, speaking in plain English, and walking you through the steps. He helped me both set up and dissolve a Shareholders agreement, worked on my contract, and has been happy to be cc'd on any communications to clients who have been tardy in payment. A few times he has had to follow up with phone calls. Having a lawyer "on my team" has been a wonderful resource.
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Posted by Lance | August 14, 2014
Professional
After talking to several lawyers, David was by far the most responsive and knowledgeable of the group. He takes the time to listen and really cares. I would highly recommend him.
Posted by Bryan | November 4, 2013
Friendly, Accessible, Easy Attorney to work with!
Attorney Manes is a great asset and source of information for my small business. He is incredibly accessible and very quick to respond to my emails and phone calls. He is also more than reasonable when it comes to his fees and rates. He brings a lot of ideas and knowledge to the table that are essential for my small business growth. I strongly recommend him!
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Posted by Melissa | October 14, 2013
Very knowledgeable and friendly
David Manes is extremely knowledgeable, as well as personable. He listens very well and takes into account your company's needs. Furthermore, David is very helpful in guiding you towards what legal services are best for you and your company.
Posted by Scott | March 30, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
King of Legal Malpractice
I signed a contract with this firm. Six months of little to no contact and then a letter of termination of representation. All this firm did was set me back six months on my case and made some issues more difficult, if not impossible to pursue. I feel as if they are a fence rider. There actions were in more favor of the illegal scumbag corporation I was suing. All this outfit will do is make your life more miserable. Last good review was 2015. No surprise to me.
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Posted by Mary | December 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worst lawyer don’t ever use him
He took my civil case he ruined my unemployment by giving my case to a different lawyer that new nothing about my case .. I tried calling him for months during my case not once did he respond back ., I had to find out on my own when I called the court they told me he dropped my case without my knowledge then he told the judge I agreed to him not being my lawyer ., his paralegals were so ignorant acted like I didn’t have a right to ask questions about my case and why David never sold with me ever .. I tried calling him then he blocked me .. I later found out his he’d having problems with personal issues should I not say why ?? I could but won’t .. he was the worst lawyer ever he was so unprofessional cost me everything over him having personal problems cost me my case ., I would never recommend this lawyer ever he is the worst ., now I’m left with finding one that will handle my whistleblower retaliation claim
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 425-425 per hour
  • Contingency 33%-40%
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Founding Partner
  • Kraemer, Manes & Associates LLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Partner
  • Kisner Law Firm, LLC
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Certified Legal Intern
  • Neighborhood Legal Services Association
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Law Clerk
  • Kisner Law Firm, LLC
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Legal Assistant
  • Christian Legal Aid of Pittsburgh
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Assistant Editor
  • JURIST
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Sain Law, LLC
  • 2008 - 2010
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Education

  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • Certificate of Advanced Study
  • 2012
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • HU Honors College
  • Graduate with Distinction
  • 2008
  • Harding University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008
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Legal Cases

  • KM&A Files Lawsuit For Military Vet Against Target Corp.
  • Resolved
  • Mirchi, Inc. v. Vats
  • ongoing
  • KM&A Files An Unlicensed Practice Of Law Complaint Against A Non-Attorney Florida Man, Spencer Cohn
  • Ongoing

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Allegheny County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Pennsylvania Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Sole and Small Firm Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Phi Alpha Delta Legal Fraternity
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • JURIST
  • Associate Editor
  • 2009 - 2011
  • National Lawyers Guild
  • Board Member
  • 2009 - 2012
  • Political Cartel Foundation
  • Senior Editor
  • 2007 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Client Champion Award, Silver
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • "Superb" Avvo Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • "Very Good" Lawyer Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • 5-Star Client Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • "Very Good" Lawyer Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • 5-Star Client Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • "Very Good" Lawyer Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Networking Award
  • BNI
  • 2013
  • 5-Star Client Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Murray S. Love Award
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • 2012
  • "Very Good" Lawyer Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • 5-Star Client Rating
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Dean's Award
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • 2012
  • Donald Moritz Award
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • 2012
  • Networking Award
  • BNI
  • 2012
  • John P. Gismondi Civil Litigation Certificate
  • Civil Litigation Certificate Program
  • 2012
  • Dean's Award
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • 2011
  • Donald Moritz Award
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • 2011
  • Dean's Award
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • 2010
  • Donald Moritz Award
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • 2010
  • Dean's Award
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • 2009
  • Donald Moritz Award
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Law
  • 2009
  • Graduate with Distinction
  • Honors College
  • 2008
  • President's Award
  • Harding University
  • 2008
  • Trustee Award
  • Harding University
  • 2005
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Publications

  • ALM Legal Publications
  • PA Finds Public Policy Exceptions to the Doctrine of At-Will
  • 2014
  • ALM Network of Legal Publications
  • Retaliation: How the Law Protects those Who Report Workplace Harassment
  • 2014
  • ALM Legal Publications
  • Obama Proposes Changes to FLSA Overtime Exemptions
  • 2014
  • ALM Legal Publications
  • Religious Discrimination in the Workplace: An Often Overlooked Protected Category
  • 2014
  • ALM Legal Publications
  • Prior Criminal Convictions as a Bar to Employment
  • 2014
  • ALM Legal Publications
  • Three Years After Thompson in the Third Circuit
  • 2014
  • ALM Legal Publications
  • Will citizens still be entitled to “bear arms” under the Second Amendment?
  • 2014
  • ALM Legal Publications
  • NFL Cheerleaders’ Wage and Hour Lawsuits
  • 2014
  • ALM Legal Publications
  • Dunkin’ Donuts’ Faces Lawsuit because Apple Cider was too Hot?
  • 2014
  • ALM Legal Publications
  • Pennsylvania EUC Program Still Not in Effect
  • 2014
  • ALM Legal Publications
  • Recent Ban on Same-Sex Marriages Lifted
  • 2014
  • ALM Legal Publications
  • PA Superior Court Hands Down Ruling on Non-Compete Agreements
  • 2014
  • ALM Legal Publications
  • ADA Violation for Failing to Engage in the Interactive Process
  • 2014
  • ALM Legal Publications
  • Seniority No Longer a Threat to Younger Teachers
  • 2014
  • ALM Legal Publications
  • Employees Who Engage in Self-Defense at the Workplace May Still be Entitled to Unemployment Compensation Benefits
  • 2014
  • ALM Legal Publications
  • Pennsylvania’s Social Host Laws: A Quick Overview of How They Affect You During the Summer Party Season
  • 2014
  • ALM Legal Publications
  • 3rd Circuit Says No Joint ADEA and Section 1983 Age Discrimination Claims
  • 2014
  • ALM Legal Publications
  • Will Pennsylvania Legalize the Use of Medical Marijuana?
  • 2014
  • ALM Legal Publications
  • Wrongful Death Lawsuit for Smoking Cigarettes?
  • 2014
  • ALM Legal Publications
  • Can an Employer be Sued for Pregnancy Discrimination?
  • 2014
  • ALM Legal Publications
  • A Change to the Mailbox Rule in the Third Circuit
  • 2014
  • ALM Legal Publications
  • Do Pennsylvania Citizens With Prior Criminal Convictions Have a Legal Right to Work?
  • 2014
  • ALM Legal Publications
  • How Social Media Plays a Role in Lawsuits
  • 2014
  • At Issue (PA Bar)
  • The Importance of a Positive Web Presence
  • 2014
  • Published
  • E-Discovery from Nonparties: Unique Considerations and the Need for New Law
  • 2012
  • PC Foundation
  • Offense and Defense in Debate
  • 2010
  • PC Foundation
  • Labels, Categories, and Conflict
  • 2010
  • PC Foundation
  • Will the SCOTUS Let Rape Victims Sue the Pope?
  • 2010
  • PC Foundation
  • Oklahoma Statistical Abortion Reporting Act: Constitutional Analysis
  • 2010
  • PC Foundation
  • What Has the Free Exercise Clause Done For Us Lately?
  • 2010
  • PC Foundation
  • Wisconsin Atheists Draw Cartoon Muhammad
  • 2010
  • PC Foundation
  • Hyperbole, Hysteria, and Arizona’s Illegal Immigration Law
  • 2010
  • PC Foundation
  • Natural Disaster
  • 2010
  • PC Foundation
  • War on WikiLeaks
  • 2010
  • PC Foundation
  • Arkansas Act 1 Unconstitutional
  • 2010
  • PC Foundation
  • Real Socialists Criticize Obama
  • 2010
  • PC Foundation
  • The Day After Tax Day
  • 2010
  • PC Foundation
  • No More Legislating Morality
  • 2010
  • PC Foundation
  • We Need Filibuster Reform
  • 2010
  • PC Foundation
  • Math teacher must be allowed to hang God banners
  • 2010
  • PC Foundation
  • 1995 Prediction: Why the Internet Will Fail
  • 2010
  • PC Foundation
  • CLS v. Martinez: Christian discrimination
  • 2010
  • PC Foundation
  • Obama, DADT, and Political Tactics
  • 2010
  • Michigan State Law Review
  • Cited In Redesigning The American Law School
  • 2010
  • PC Foundation
  • Questions about Firing McChrystal
  • 2010
  • PC Foundation
  • Bridging the Gap Between Science and Morality
  • 2010
  • PC Foundation
  • In Defense
  • 2010
  • PC Foundation
  • SCOTUS Incoherent on Right to Silence
  • 2010
  • PC Foundation
  • ACORN v. USA
  • 2009
  • PC Foundation
  • Fifth Grader Will Phillips: Free Speech Microcosm
  • 2009
  • PC Foundation
  • Gene Patents: Association for Molecular Pathology v. USPTO
  • 2009
  • PC Foundation
  • Failure to Report a Crime: Why We Should Punish Bystanders
  • 2009
  • PC Foundation
  • Burden of Proof in Policy and Morality
  • 2009
  • PC Foundation
  • Organ Trafficking Ban
  • 2009
  • PC Foundation
  • Peremptory Challenges Revisited
  • 2009
  • PC Foundation
  • The Kennedy Health Reform Bill
  • 2009
  • PC Foundation
  • Disorderly Police Conduct
  • 2009
  • PC Foundation
  • The Crocker Theory
  • 2009
  • PC Foundation
  • Revenge is not Justice
  • 2009
  • PC Foundation
  • Long Live the Death Tax
  • 2009
  • PC Foundation
  • Blagojevich and Obama
  • 2009
  • PC Foundation
  • The Fairness Doctrine
  • 2009
  • PC Foundation
  • If You Play the Devil’s Advocate…
  • 2009
  • PC Foundation
  • Paternalism Confounds the Moral Compass
  • 2009
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Speaking Engagements

  • BNI
  • Business Law Q&As
  • 2013
  • BNI
  • A Different Kind of Attorney
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (21)
Business Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Litigation Attorney | Dec 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"David is extremely knowledgeable and knows how to get results for his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. David is a charismatic and zealous advocate. He truly cares about the people he represents and his extensive legal knowledge ensures he always gets the best results for his clients."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"David is very knowledgeable, dedicated, and forward thinking. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone in need of his services."
Employment and labor Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A brilliant attorney, and highly respected in the legal community. Can definitely endorse and recommend without reservation."
Business Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse David. Highly respected in the legal community with an outstanding reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Business Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very knowledgeable and well respected in legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Attorney Manes. He is a talented, intelligent and honest lawyer who truly cares about his work and his clients. I would recommend him to anyone who needs a loyal and effective advocate."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"David is a wealth of knowledge when it comes to business and employment matters. He advocates aggressively for his clients."
Business Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"When it comes to representing clients in negotiations, mediations or in front of a judge, David's abilities match up with the best. Extremely knowledgeable in business law, employment issues and civil litigation David brings a level of expertise to the table that very few do. Top notch representation from a top notch attorney, I would recommend any client to David."
Business Attorney | Feb 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Manes is extremely knowledgeable and personable. He excels at adding value to his small business clients through proper planning, thorough drafting, and effective representation. I highly endorse Attorney Manes for all of you legal business needs."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I strongly endorse David Manes. He is highly regarded among all his peers as an excellent litigator. David represents his clients with great expertise and skill, obtaining the best results for the clients. I highly recommend David to anyone looking for a high quality attorney to advocate on their behalf."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Manes is a highly respected attorney in the legal community. His clients are well represented."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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