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Joseph R. Manning Jr

Civil rights Attorney at Foothill Ranch, CA

4.7   13 reviews
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  • Licensed for 21 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Joseph

Learn Joseph’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Civil rights
    25%
    Making the internet accessible for the blind and vision-impaired.

    100 cases

  2. Consumer protection
    20%
    Aggressively enforcing consumer protection statutes including the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, and the Homeowners Bill of Rights to protect the important interests and the civil rights of American consumers.

    16 years, 2,000 cases

  3. Foreclosure
    20%
    Since the Great Recession hit in 2008 I have represented hundreds of Southern California homeowners fighting foreclosure - saving many homes both in litigation, bankruptcy and through informal negotiation with their lenders.

    16 years, 750 cases

  4. Personal injury
    20%
    Handling all types of personal injury cases including automobile accidents, dangerous products, dog bites, burn injuries, slip and falls, wage and hour and employment disputes.

    22 years, 1,500 cases

  5. Telecommunications
    15%
    Stopping robocalls and all types of spam phone calls and unwanted text messages and obtaining substantial monetary recovery for clients.

    13 years, 500 cases

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Joseph R. Manning, Jr. is a civil trial attorney with experience handling a broad range of civil disputes with an emphasis on real estate, business and serious personal injury litigation. Prior to opening his own office, Mr. Manning worked as a civil trial attorney for two of Southern California’s preeminent civil litigation firms.

Mr. Manning graduated cum laude with a liberal arts degree from Seattle University in 1992. He then graduated magna cum laude from the University of San Diego School of Law, where he was a member of the San Diego Law Review, in 1996. In 2003 he obtained his LL.M. (Master of Laws) in Business and Corporate Law, also from the University of San Diego School of Law. Mr. Manning is a member of The Order of the Coif.

Awards

Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
2012

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Location

Manning Law, APC
26100 Towne Centre Drive
Foothill Ranch, CA, 92610

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
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Posted by Millie | August 5, 2012
Quick resolution and great result.
My husband and I were scared and confused when we were sued. Mr. Manning and his staff handled our case and negotiated an early settlement that helped us put the lawsuit behind us and minimized our fees. We are still very thankful.
Posted by Tim | August 1, 2012
Contract dispute with bank
The process of suing Citimortgage was awful. And expensive. Joseph's Office allowed us to ultimately prevail against this mega bank which was ignoring a contract they had authored. We were dissapointed with he final rulings of the Judge in the case but we prevailed and enforced our contract and got our legal fees back. Joe was honest about what the process would entail and pragmatic.
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Posted by John | June 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Made life easier
The Manning Law firm was great to work with. They helped my family through litigation against my mortgage bank and were with us all they way. I would highly recommend them to help you against the big banks.
Posted by Estefan | July 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding Proponent of Consumer Rights
Mr. Joseph Manning and his adroit team took immediate control of a bad situation when my mother was in danger of losing her home. Her mortgage company had breached her contract and ignored her all our contacts then attempted to see her home without properly notifying her. Kudos to Mr. Manning, his associates, particularly, attorney Ms Janet Harris esq, and analysts Greg Greco with Jacob Meier in support. Without their assistance, an 89-year-old woman and a widow would have lost her home due to the predatory actions of her lender. We were well informed in each stage of the process. They have my strongest recommendations as being far and above, attorneys feared by opposing counsel as effective litigators, well prepared and with an excellent courtroom demeanor.
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Posted by Camisha | January 12, 2017
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This law office did what others could not
We had been in a battle with a large bank and pending foreclosure for nearly 8 years. As a last resort before leaving our property I received a letter from the office of Joseph Manning reaching out to help us. This was our last chance, all of our money nearly depleted. This law office did what we had tried to do with so many other agencies and avenues before them. We are over the moon that we finally received a settlement we were content with. We couldn't have done it without this law group. Very, very happy and we will always recommend them!
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Posted by Pamela | October 23, 2016
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The best law office!
I had been receiving repeated unwanted and unsolicited phone calls and texts for quite sometime that were making my life miserable. I had stopped answering my phone almost completely when The Manning Law Office came on the scene. I had not known that these kinds of calls/texts are illegal. They immediately began holding the offenders responsible. The calls/texts have almost stopped completely and i can answer my phone again. I havent had much luck with attorneys in the past and I was sceptical at first but Mr Manning and his employees have shown me that there actually are some good attorneys out there. They have treated me with respect, kept me informed and they get results. The Manning Law Office is the best!
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Posted by TCPAClient | August 29, 2015
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TCPA Client
My matter was handled very professionally and efficiently. I was receiving unwanted robo-calls on my cell phone, and this is against the law. The calls have stopped, and I received damages from the bad guys. Mr. Manning and his staff are the best!
Posted by Tina | January 19, 2015
Amazing attorney!
I will recover thousands of dollars from senders of spam text messages thanks to Joe Manning and his staff. They are top notch! There are two things that I look for in a lawyer 1) - a lawyer that cares about his client and 2) a lawyer that I can trust. Every lawyer that I have met with at Manning Law has shown me both those qualities in abundance. I continued to receive unwanted text message advertisements on my cell phone at all hours of the day. What I didn’t know is that this was not allowed (violates the TCPA) and the company never received consent to send these auto-dialed text messages. Thanks Manning Law for the vast amount of knowledge you have and I would definitely recommend them to my friends and family.
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Posted by Dave | August 8, 2012
Foreclosure Assistance
When faced with foreclosure after being out of work for a while, we were so fortunate to have been referred to Joe Manning. Joe and his team carefully noted all of our particulars and were able to develop an effective strategy to halt the foreclosure process and successfully motivate our lender to modify our loan terms. We are now current on our (modified) mortgage and have payments that are about 40% less than the original terms called for. Joe did an excellent job communicating to us what was going on during the litigation process against our lender and moved quickly and aggressively on our behalf when he needed to. Joe has also been able to advise us with regard to consumer debt, as well. He's clearly an expert in his field and we found him to be of great value relative to his fees! We couldn't recommend Joe and his team more highly.
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Posted by LORNA | August 7, 2012
I WAS VERY WELL REPRESENTED BY THESE PROFFESSIONALS. THANKS
The Manning Law Firm helped me through this very traumatic time. They were very good about communicating with me. The lawyers took care of everything. They were very helpful and understanding with me. Maybe not so much with the opposing law firm. I have a lot of confidence in them and will keep their phone number handy. Good to have them on your side.
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Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2012
Ultimate Professional!!
Mr. Manning is an ultimate professional. He summarizes cases, analyzes them, provides me with solid litigation strategies and carries them through. Most importantly, he obtains the best results in an efficient basis. He is the best attorney that I have had and I recommend him to anyone. The most recent was a FDCPA case where I was more than pleased with the outcome!
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Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2011
Personal Injury Attorney
I had a wonderful experience with the Manning Law Office, everyone was professional and caring when I needed help after my accident. Joseph Manning went above and beyond what I expected from an attorney. I was so appreciative when all my medical bills were taken care of and I could put the accident behind me! It gave me great relief to not have to worry about the medical creditors and hospital bills from the accident. I would refer family and friends to this office should they find themselves in need of a professional and trustworthy attorney.
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Posted by Leon Watts | November 17, 2018
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Wrong attorney alliance
I hired the Manning firm in 2014 when USBank started going after my home. I was paying my mortgage according to the agreement and suddenly the bank wanted to increase the amount with out prior notice, according to the mod.agreement. So I hired Joe Manning. Over 4 years my case went through 4 attorneys that were incompetent to manage my case. But Joe was not managing the case. We lost a Motion of summary Judgment due to the proper evidence not being presented. I complained and Joe said he would do an appeal and how he would do it. When the appeal date came a year later, Joe was not in court. A guy named Craig Cote stood before the 3 appeals judges and began to read in his carbled voice, the details my complaint. The judges stopped him and said they had read the case, Cote then began to speak again and stopped because he could not remember what he was going to say. He actually said, "I hate it when that happens." My evidence to support my claims against USBank was not presented and I lost my appeal. I will probably loose my home as a result of hiring the Manning firm. I was not represented competently. These facts can be verified by Googling the case.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder and Principal
  • Manning Law APC
  • 2005 - Present

Education

  • Student Loan Law Training
  • Josh Cohen Bootcamp
  • 2013
  • Debt Buyer Litigation Advanced Training
  • Max Gardener
  • 2013
  • Banking Litigation - Reg. X / Reg. Z Training
  • Max Gardener
  • 2013
  • Max Gardener Bankruptcy Litigation Bootcamp
  • Graduate
  • 2011
  • Pete Barry's FDCPA Bootcamp
  • Graduate
  • 2011
  • Seattle University School of Law
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 2003
  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1996
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Chavez v. 21st Century Insurance Company
  • Plaintiff Jury Verdict

Associations

  • Consumer Attorneys of California
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • San Diego Law Review
  • Member
  • 1992 - 1995

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese
  • Farsi
  • French
  • English
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Honors and Awards

  • Patriotic Employer Award
  • The Office of the Secretary of Defense
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2004
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2003
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2001
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2000
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 1999
  • Order of the Coif
  • University of San Diego School of Law
  • 1996
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Publications

  • Manning Law Publications
  • Homeowner's Guide to Homeowner's Bill of Rights
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (14)
Given (16)
Endorse Joseph
Foreclosure Attorney | Jan 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Joseph. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Foreclosure Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe Manning is one of the few legitimate foreclosure defense attorneys in Southern California. A fellow student of Max Gardner, Joe Manning remains on the front lines of serving the needs of homeowners in financial distress. I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Other
"I recently needed help finding a specific abusive collector in Irvine, CA. I called Joe Manning's firm and they were very helpful so a fellow lawyer."
Foreclosure Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Through out Southern California, whether it be lawyers for the banks or fellow consumer attorneys, Joe Manning is the name that often comes up most when people ask about an expert on California foreclosure law. If you want to save your home, you'll be in great hands with Joe! I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of associating Joseph Manning in a personal injury case that I was handling. HIs inclusion on our legal team brought immediate benefits to our case. I would not hesitate working him again."
Foreclosure Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Debt settlement Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"We have worked on a number of matters together, and I can personally attest to Joe Manning's professionalism, creative problem solving and genuine interest in doing what's best for his clients above all else."
Foreclosure Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I fully and wholeheartedly endorse Joseph R. Manning. He and his team are result-oriented, knowledgeable and professional. If you find yourself entangled in a foreclosure, debt-settlement, bankruptcy or personal-injury lawsuit, Joe is the attorney you should hire. With Joe on your side, you'll be well represented."
Foreclosure Attorney | Aug 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Joe Manning is results oriented. From the minute he takes a case he has a plan in mind and never takes his eye off the ball. I have 100% confidence in him and the firm."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Joe and his firm are professional, knowledgeable, and tenacious in representation of their clients. If you have a consumer debt collection, real estate, bankruptcy, or foreclosure defense matter, you won't find better attorneys to be on your side. Manning Law Offices gets my highest rating!"
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred Joe many cases and the client always reports back to me that they are very pleased with his work. He can handle a wide array of cases and he is very thorough in his approach."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Mr. Manning is a mentor and a colleague. He is highly qualified and compassionate with extensive experience and knowledge in a wide range of legal areas, especially litigation. I endorse this lawyer."
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