Over his 20 year career, Joseph J. Manna has distinguished himself as a tenacious trial attorney who aggressively pursues the best possible results for his clients.

Mr. Manna’s reputation as an effective litigator has led many prominent individuals, including federal and state court judges, to retain him as their lawyer. He has handled numerous high-profile cases and represented a wide spectrum of individuals and organizations, including other lawyers, doctors, certified public accountants, police officers, victims of catastrophic injuries, and some of the largest construction companies in the world.

Mr. Manna’s clients are assured by his extensive trial experience, which includes arguing cases before the Court of Appeals, New York State’s highest appellate court, as well as New York State Supreme Court, Appellate Division, 4th Department. He has represented clients across New York State, including in New York City, Buffalo, Albany, and Syracuse as well as in Ohio and California.

The scope of Mr. Manna’s practice is unique. He focuses on both representing victims of serious personal injuries, including medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and construction worker injury cases, and on business litigation, primarily involving construction disputes. Click on the tabs above for additional information about his experience and results in business litigation and personal injury.

Recent Publications

Joe Manna stays on the cutting edge of developments in the law.  As a resource for clients and the community at large; Joe frequently writes articles that provide helpful tips, important warnings, alerts on changes to the law, and other useful information.  The following are links to some of Joe’s most recent articles.

Proposed Law Would Give Patients Option for Video Recording of Medical Procedures

Cataract Surgery Medical Errors

Expert Witnesses and Your Medical Malpractice Case

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of New York
  • United States Court of Federal Claims


  • New England School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1995
  • State University of New York at Oswego. B.S., cum laude, 1992

Professional Association

  • President, Western New York Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Bar Association of Erie County
  • Former Chairman, Rushford Lake Recreational District


  • Mr. Manna has published many articles in various trade journals and in the Temple Political and Civil Rights Review