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Frank J. Manley

Criminal defense Attorney at Flint, MI

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Licensed for 40 years

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    55%
    Successful defense requires mental dexterity for forging winning strategies, painting defendants in a positive light, and artfully presenting arguments that win over judges and juries. Our primary role is to unearth evidence that creates doubt and plants seeds for acquittal. Frank Manley has proven strategies which underpin each stage of the process, from pre-trial motions through discovery, jury selection, courtroom presentation, cross-examination, and closing argument.

    40 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    15%
    While The Manley Law Firm provides individualized attention to each client, we have at our disposal an arsenal of information and experience, enabling us to provide solid representation, even in cases that seem impossible to win. He has never backed down and Frank Manley is prepared to do whatever is necessary to get provide his client’s the exceptional legal representation they deserve and at an affordable price.

    40 years

  3. Violent crime
    15%
    Some examples are assault and battery, domestic violence, robbery, carjacking, rape and murder/manslaughter, etc. Your freedom is on the line. If convicted you can face high fines, court fees, possible jail or prison time, community service, license suspension, educational programs, probation and more. Manley Law Firm will launch a full investigation into your charges in order to uncover evidence or violations of your constitutional rights that will work to sway the case in your favor!

    40 years

  4. White collar crime
    15%
    White Collar crimes (involving dishonestly in obtaining money, property, services, or preferential treatment such as embezzlement, fraud, and conspiracy or breach of trust) and many others, have enabled Frank Manley to successfully defend and form a winning strategy for his clients. In all cases, Frank Manley is dedicated to aggressively representing his clients with over 30-years of extensive trial experience.

    40 years

THE MAN TO SEE. OVER 35 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE IN CRIMINAL DEFENSE. READY TO FIGHT FOR YOU.

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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Licensed for 40 years
State MI
Status Active in Good Standing
Acquired 1982
Updated 12/26/2022

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Manley & Manley, PLLC
503 S Saginaw St Ste 821
Flint, MI, 48502

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • President
  • The Manley Firm
  • 1982 - Present

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1982
  • Aquinas College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1978

Legal Cases

  • People v. Conerly
  • The jury acquitted Conerly of first-degree murder, armed robbery and felony charges.
  • People v. Christopher Mukdsi
  • Avoiding 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 Case
  • Four members were found not guilty, while the fifth member's charges were dropped before the case ever advanced to Circuit Court.

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • State Bar of Michigan
  • Member
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  • Genesee County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top Lawyers in Michigan
  • The Legal Network
  • 2013
  • Michigan Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • Michigan Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • Michigan Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2005
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2004
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2003
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (4)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Frank is a legend in criminal law. Few others command his presence and respect in the courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Myself and many, if not all attorneys in Flint area, have looked up to Frank for many years. He is experienced, knowledgable and not afraid to protect his client's interest against anyone."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Frank. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Frank Manley has the highest respect of his peers. His experience and dedication to his clients make him a supreme advocate."
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Flint Criminal defense Lawyer Frank J. Manley
Frank J. Manley
Criminal defense Attorney
Flint, MI
Licensed for 40 years