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 Joe Manuel is a Board Certified Civil Trial Advocate by National Board of Trial Advocacy.


The National Board of Trial Advocacy announced that Joe has been re-certified as a Civil Trial Advocate. This certification recognizes Joe’s skill as a trial lawyer and includes Joe within a small, select group of trial lawyers. Only a small group of trial lawyers obtain this distinction and only 3% of lawyers are board certified.

This certification continues to recognize Joe as an active and skilled trial lawyer. In order to become Certified as a Civil Trial Advocate, the lawyer must meet strict criteria regarding their years of practice; participation as lead counsel in jury trials; and must devote a significant amount of his time to trial practice and related activities. Then, the lawyer must pass a rigorous examination administered bythe National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Joe was first certified in 1995. In order to remain certified, the Civil Trial Advocate must satisfy strenuous recertification requirements every 5 years. This demonstrates their continued, active trial practice. Joe was recertified in 2000; 2005; 2010; &2015.

Joe authored the Commercial Litigation Question for the National Examination in July 1998 and July 2001.His 2001 Commercial Litigation Question was selected as a model question for inclusion in the Examination Manual published by the NBTA for applicants sitting for the trial advocate examination.

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