Howard Manis

Howard Manis

Managing Partner - Cochran Firm Mid South

Memphis, TN

  • user-graduate Education University of Memphis
  • Experience 28 years of experience year
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Practice Areas

Civil Rights
Criminal Law
Personal Injury
Legal Malpractice
Medical Malpractice
Nursing Home Abuse
Products Liability
White Collar Crime
Civil Rights

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice

  • Arkansas

Spoken Languages

  • English: Spoken, Written


Practicing law since 1993, Howard Manis is the Managing Partner at The Cochran Firm Mid-South bringing with him over twenty five years of litigation experience in courtrooms throughout the south. Mr. Manis serves as a member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel in the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee for the past two decades. Howard Manis is licensed to practice law in Tennessee, Arkansas & Mississippi and has a significant federal court practice handling both civil and criminal matters.During his over two decades of practice, Mr. Manis has handled his fair share of high profile matters. These matters include a high school student who was discriminated against due to his sexual orientation, a local cotton gin employee who faced racial discrimination, the family of a man gunned down by a business owner for shoplifting, hundreds of families in the Galilee Cemetery tragedy, children on the Chattanooga bus accident, numerous citizens and families whose civil rights were violated by police misconduct a hundreds of others in need of a dedicated justice fighter. Howard Manis does not back away from a fight and always puts his clients first.Born and raised in Memphis, TN, Mr. Manis is a graduate of Germantown High School. After graduating from the University of Georgia in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Risk Management and Estate Planning, he went on to earn his Juris Doctor (J.D.) at the University of Memphis.

Professional Experience

  • Managing Partner
    Cochran Firm - Mid South
    2016 - Current

Professional Associations

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


  • University of Memphis
    J.D. (1993)
    1990 - 1993


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