Over his 25-year career, Joseph Manna has distinguished himself as a tenacious trial attorney who aggressively pursues and obtains the best possible results for his clients.

Joe’s legal skill and track record of results has led peers to name him to some of the legal industry’s most prestigious recognitions. He has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers, America’s Top 100 Attorneys–Lifetime Achievement Membership, the National Trial Lawyers Top 100, Legal Elite of Western New York, and Buffalo Business First’s Who’s Who in Law.

In 2020, Joe was elected by fellow trial lawyers to serve as the President of the Western New York Trial Lawyers Association. He is also an adjunct instructor of law at the State University of New York at Buffalo Law School, where he teaches trial techniques.

Due to Joe’s reputation as an effective litigator and trial lawyer, many prominent individuals, including federal and state court judges, have retained him as their own lawyer. Joe 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.

Joe’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 Joe’s practice is unique. He focuses on 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.

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State of New York
  • United States Court of Federal Claims
  • United States District Court, Western District of New York
  • United States District Court, Northern District of New York


  • New England School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 1995
  • New England Boston Law Review, 1993-1995
  • 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
  • Member, American Association of Justice
  • 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