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James J. Manning, Jr.

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Jim Manning is a Senior Shareholder in the Riverside and Orange County offices of Reid & Hellyer, one of the Inland Empire's oldest law firms.  He was admitted to law practice in California in 1976 and has practiced with this same firm his entire career.

Mr. Manning’s general civil practice has emphasized real estate, title insurance, escrow, property tax, media law, warranty and construction litigation throughout Southern California since 1977.  He has also handled transactional work in his practice areas.

Additionally, he has served in numerous matters as a private mediator or arbitrator, both in his areas of emphasis and otherwise.  He also serves on the Orange County Bar Association Fee Arbitration Panel and the Riverside County Bar Association Dispute Resolution Service.

He has been a panelist for many programs for lawyers and non-lawyers dealing with construction, real estate, court access, public meetings, public records and constitutional issues.  He blogs at on a wide variety of issues.

Mr. Manning is or has been a member of the California Land Title Association, the First Amendment Coalition, the California Newspaper Publishers Association, the Associated General Contractors of California, the Superior Court Arbitration Panel, the Riverside County Bar Association, the San Bernardino County Bar Association, the Orange County Bar Association, the State Bar of California and the American Bar Association.  He has been actively involved in numerous civic and community groups his entire life, having served on the boards of several.

Mr. Manning is rated "AV" by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory, the highest rating given by the most prestigious attorney rating directory in the United States.

Bar Admissions:

  • California, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Central District of California, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1980 
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1999