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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


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


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Jeremy R.M. Piper

    Mr. Manley is a highly respected, expert in Criminal Defense. He has many years of experience and knows everyone. The judges, prosecutors, police and court personnel listen when he talks. This is important. I recommend Frank for your defense needs.


    Jeremy Piper Landlord-tenant Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Danielle P. McCluskey

    Frank is an exceptional lawyer and person. He is always prepared, an aggressive fighter for justice, and understands his clients needs and concerns. I recommend Frank Manley wholeheartedly and without reservation.


    Danielle McCluskey Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

503 S Saginaw St Ste 821
Flint, MI, 48502


MIActive And In Good Standing198205/14/2016
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-Hubbell2016
Michigan Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Top Lawyers in MichiganThe Legal Network2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Michigan Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2012
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
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
Michigan Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2007
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2005
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2004
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2003
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2002
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 member's 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