Skip to main content

About me

Michael P. Manley is arguably the most successful and recognizable criminal defense lawyer in the mid-Michigan area.  As the area's only Board Certified Criminal Trial Expert, Mr. Manley has devoted his professional life to ensure that the accused get their right to equal justice under the law. 


When faced with a criminal accusation, there is no substitute for a well-educated, respected attorney at your side in the legal arena.  Michael P. Manley has a reputation amongst clients, Judges and peers of handling his cases with the utmost integrity and discretion. Mr. Manley has an unwavering commitment to achieving the best results for his clients, no matter how challenging the proceedings.  A master in the courtroom, with a powerful presence and delivery, Mr. Maney's record in the Courtroom speaks for itself.


Photos and videos

750772 1359667376

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 70%
  2. DUI & DWI: 29%
  3. Personal Injury: 1%



Fixed (always), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

Are you an attorney? Endorse this lawyer

  • Scott Russell Bigger

    Michael Manley has a proven trial record. He is a rare talent and is able to gain a jury's trust like few attorneys can.


    Scott Bigger Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael J Behm

    I endorse this lawyer. I cannot think of a stronger endorsement than to ask the question: who would I call if I or a loved one needed the best and most qualified criminal defense representation? Without a second thought, I would call Michael Manley. Not only is Mr. Manley one of the few attorneys in Michigan who is certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy, he has a proven track record of not guilty verdicts in highly publicized and hotly contested criminal trials. He does not dabble in other areas of law, Mr. Manley is a pure criminal defense attorney, and the best criminal defense attorney I know. I do not hand out compliments lightly (I believe I have only endorsed one other attorney on Avvo), but Mr. Manley is more than deserving of your highest possible rating.


    Michael Behm Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Manley Michael P PC

1434 Mott Fountation Building

Flint, MI, 48502

Michael Manley P PC

103 East Liberty Street
Suite 210
Ann Arbor, MI, 48104



MIActive And In Good Standing199005/14/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Criminal Defense Lawyer designationSuper Lawyers2014
Top 100 LawyersThe National Trial Lawyers2014
Board CertifiedNational Board of Trial Advocacy2014
Top Criminal LawyerLeading Lawyers Network2014
Top 100 LawyersNatl. Advocacy for DUI Defense2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyMichael P. Manley, P.C.2004 - Present
AttorneyManley & Manley, P.C.1990 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
State Bar of MichiganMemberN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Criminal Defense Lawyers of Michigan.MemberN/A
Genesee County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People vs. SharmaDefendant found not guilty on all charges
People vs. Edmund ProulxDefendant was acquitted of charges
People vs. SkousenAcquittal
See all legal cases 
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Detroit Mercy School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Aquinas College (Grand Rapids, MI)N/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1987
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Project Safe NeighborhoodGun violenceN/A
Flint Police AcademyCitizen's rights prior to interrogation (Miranda)N/A