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“He’s the olive in the cocktail, the Frank Sinatra of the Rat Pack. Which is to say, he’s supremely that guy – the politico, legal genius and community activist without whom there’s only a bunch of separate voices.” 

Lawdragon (which featured Manne on the cover of its article on “Lawdragon Legends”) 

Neal Manne, managing partner of Susman Godfrey since 2011, is one of the premier trial lawyers in America. A fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers who has tried dozens of complex cases, Manne has an extraordinarily broad and diverse litigation practice. From antitrust to energy litigation, constitutional to tort law, class actions to complex insurance disputes, and intellectual property to executive compensation battles, Manne handles his clients’ thorniest disputes. 

Manne’s broad client list ranges from industry titans like Walmart, Chevron, JB Hunt, and Vitol to small businesses, individuals, and pro bono clients. As a true trial specialist, Manne often is hired to come into a case when trial is imminent. He was named Attorney of the Year in Texas in 2017 and named Lawyer of the Year in Houston every year from 2016 to 2019 for either antitrust litigation of “bet-the-company” litigation. In every year that Manne has been Susman Godfrey’s managing partner, the firm has been ranked by Vault as the #1 litigation boutique in America. 

In 2021, Manne received ABA Litigation Section’s John Minor Wisdom Award for Public Service and Professionalism, given annually to a lawyer who makes “outstanding contributions to the quality of justice in their community, ensuring that the legal system is open and available to all.” Later in 2021, the full ABA—the country’s largest organization of lawyers—gave Manne its Pro Bono Publico Award, which recognizes lawyers who demonstrate an “outstanding commitment to volunteer legal services for the poor and disadvantaged.” Manne is the only person ever to receive both awards in the same year. 


Updated Sep 2021