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THOMAS COURTLAND MANNING

Contact: 919.834.3499
Experience:
Law School: University of South Carolina - Columbia
Jurisdictions: North Carolina
South Carolina
U.S. Supreme Court
US District Court D.SC
US District Court EDNC
US District Court MDNC
US District Court WDNC

OVERVIEW

About THOMAS COURTLAND MANNING
A Board-Certified Criminal Law Specialist, Tom Manning brings 33+ years of experience to focused and determined criminal defense representation of clients charged with serious offenses in North Carolina state and federal courts. Manning has tried to verdict more than 200 cases, including first degree murder, drug trafficking conspiracies, federal money laundering and drug conspiracies, political corruption cases, bank and wire frauds, criminal environmental violations and attempted murder, kidnaping, sexual assaults and child sexual abuse cases.
Directory Practice Areas
  • Broker Fraud
  • Criminal Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Assaults and Homicide
  • Drug Crimes and Conspiracies
  • Federal Criminal Law
  • Federal Grand Jury
  • Identity Theft and Frauds
  • INTERNET CYBERSTALKING, PORNOGRAPHY
  • PROPERTY CRIMES, BURGLARY, BREAKING/ENTERING/THEFT
  • Sexual Assaults
  • SEXUAL CRIMES AGAINST CHILDREN
  • WIRE, BANK AND REAL ESTATE FRAUD
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
North Carolina
South Carolina
U.S. Supreme Court
US District Court D.SC
US District Court EDNC
US District Court MDNC
US District Court WDNC
Certifications
STATE CRIMINAL LAW (N.C. BOARD OF LEGAL SPECIALIZATION)
FEDERAL CRIMINAL LAW (N.C. BOARD OF LEGAL SPECIALIZATION)
Professional Experience
Assistant United States Attorney, United States Attorney's Office, E.D.N.C.
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Prosecuted felony cases throughout federal district. Concentration on drug smuggling conspiracies, bank fraud, interstate theft rings regarding automobiles, and bank robberies. Conducted federal grand juries, drafted indictments, trials of cases before the district court, and briefed and argued appeals before the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.
Senior Law Clerk, Hon. John D. Larkins, Jr., U.S. Chief District Judge
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Research and writing of draft opinions for federal district court judge; drafting of jury instructions and trial memoranda for use by judge during trials; coordinate pretrial conferences and hearings on motions; coordiate Calendars with clerk and Marshal; maintain judge's appointments calendar.
Education
University of South Carolina - ColumbiaJ.D.LAW
University of North Carolina - Chapel HillB.A.HISTORY
Professional Activities
PERMANENT DELEGATE Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference 1982-Current
Details: Judge-nominated and permanent Member of Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, which meets biennially to discuss policy and issues relevant to District and Circuit Judges, and lawyers throughout the Fourth Circuit.
C.L.E. Presenter Federal Public Defender, EDNC; N.C. Bar Association; N.C. Advocates for Justice 1982-Current
Details: Preparation of Monographs, Outlines on various subjects and presenting to Continuing Legal Education programs. Subjects include: Ethics, Large Case Management, Insanity Defense, Evidence, Handling Drug Trafficking cases, Cross-Examination, Direct Examination, Money-Laundering, Contempt Proceedings, Annual Lectures on Criminal Law.
MEMBER AND PRESIDENT Wake County Academy of Criminal Trial Lawyers 1980-Current
Details: Member of county organization of criminal defense attorneys; presenter for organization continuing legal education programs; President of organization, 2005.
MEMBER AND CHAIRMAN N. C. STATE BAR, CRIMINAL LAW EXAMINERS 1992-2007
Details: Drafting of Criminal Law Specialization Examinations for State and Federal specialization determination; review and peer review of applicants for specialization. Grading of examinations and determinations of challenges to specialist designations; Chairman 2003-2006. Recipient of Howard Gum Service Award, N.C. Board of Legal Specialization, 2007.
MEMBER AND SECRETARY TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT PUBLIC DEFENDER SELECTION COMMITTEE 2005-2006
Details: Selected by Senior Resident Superior Court Judge as a member and secretary of committee appointed to interview and recommend candidates applying for position of Public Defender for Wake County. Reviewed applications and participated in interviews of candidates; voted on final nominees and slate sent to Senior Resident for selection and appointment
MEMBER AND CHAIRMAN TENTH JUDICIAL DISTRICT INDIGENT APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE 1983-2005
Details: Member of Committee to select attorneys to serve as appointed counsel on lists for cases of various levels of case complexity. Chairman 1984-1987, and 2003-2006, when Public Defender was appointed.
COMMISSIONER N.C. SENTENCING AND POLICY ADVISORY COMMISSION 1994-2000
Details: N.C. Bar Association designee. Participated in formulating and amending Structured Sentencing guidelines for use throughout North Carolina in all courts.
Awards
HOWARD L. GUM SERVICE AWARD, N. C. BOARD OF LEGAL SPECIALIZATION, N.C. STATE BAR
Awarded for service as member and chairman of the Criminal Law Specialization Examiners from 1992 until 2007. Principal drafter of Criminal Law specialization examinations during that period for federal and state criminal law certification.
Professional Associations
MEMBER, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
-Current
Member, N. C. ADVOCATES FOR JUSTICE
-Current
Activities: Criminal Justice Section, frequent lecturer at Continuing Legal Educations Seminars, Lawyers Assistance Committee
Member, North Carolina Bar Association
-Current
Activities: Member and Continuing Legal Education presenter; member of Criminal Justice Section; appointed by President to Sentencing and Policy Advisory Commission as NCBA Commissioner.
Member, American Bar Association
-Current

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MANNING LAW FIRM
N. C. ADVOCATES FOR JUSTICE BLDG., STE. 203
1312 ANNAPOLIS DRIVE
RALEIGH, NC 27608
USA
Telephone: 919.834.3499