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Thomas C. Manning Receives Prestigious Legal Award

For Immediate Release

Cary, N.C. – Manning Law Firm’s founding partner Thomas C. Manning has received the Wade M. Smith Award for outstanding criminal defense work from the North Carolina Bar Association

Gathering last Thursday, February 25, 2016 for the 8th Annual Peter S. Gilchrist III & Wade M. Smith Awards Dinner at the Embassy Suites in Cary, N.C., the NC Bar Association honored one prosecutor and one defense attorney from across North Carolina.

Named after renowned Raleigh defense attorney Wade M. Smith, the Wade M. Smith Award recognizes outstanding performance, integrity, and competence in the practice of criminal defense.

Mr. Manning has practiced law in North Carolina for more than 38 years. He is a Board-Certified Specialist in both State and Federal Criminal Law, and maintains the highest peer-review rating in competence and ethics. He continues to be listed as one of the top lawyers across the state and in the country.

Mr. Manning, along with his son and law partner, Taylor Manning, run Manning Law Firm with the same exceptional level of competence for which this award is given each year.

Other notable honors include:

  • Tier 1 Ranking as one of the top U.S. law firms in white collar/non-white collar crime
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© for over 25 years
  • Recognition among the Top 100 Attorneys in North Carolina
  • Highest ratings from other NC attorneys as an AV Preeminent® Rated Law Firm
  • Recognized as a “Super Lawyer” since Super Lawyers Magazine began in 2006.
  • Continued recognition among the Legal Elite
  • Listed in Best Law Firms in America 2015

Thomas C. Manning has tried over 150 jury cases to verdict in State and Federal courts over the course of his career. He has demonstrated elite competence and integrity during that time, and continues to fight for his clients today.

To learn more, contact The Offices of the Manning Law Firm today!

About the North Carolina Bar Association

The North Carolina Bar Association is a voluntary statewide organization composed of more than 19,500 lawyers, paralegals and law students. The NCBA was founded in 1899 and is based at the N.C. Bar Center, located at 8000 Weston Parkway in Cary. Volunteer service and leadership permeates virtually every aspect of the organization, from four divisions devoted to young lawyers, senior lawyers, paralegals and law students, to 30 practice specialty sections, to the various committees, commissions and task forces of the NCBA.


Click here to learn more about other awards and recognitions Manning Law Firm has won.