Mark C. Manning

Top rated Transportation & Maritime attorney in Anchorage, Alaska

Mark C. Manning, PC
Mark C. Manning
Mark C. Manning, PC

Practice Areas: Transportation & Maritime, General Litigation, Business & Corporate; view more

Licensed in Alaska since: 1981

Education: University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2023

Mark C. Manning, PC

1000 O'Malley Rd
Suite 202
Anchorage, AK 99515 Visit website


Mark C. Manning opened his Anchorage, Alaska, law office in 1994, practicing admiralty and maritime, and general civil litigation, and maritime and nonmaritime commercial law. He had begun his law practice at an Anchorage, Alaska, admiralty and maritime law firm (since dissolved) in Anchorage in 1981.

Mr. Manning is licensed to practice law in Alaska, and is admitted to practice before all Alaska courts and the U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. Supreme Court. He is a member of the Anchorage, Alaska, Federal and American Bar associations, as well as the Maritime Law Association of the United States. He has lectured in continuing legal education admiralty and maritime courses, has taught admiralty and maritime courses at the University of Alaska, and has been, and remains, happy to speak on admiralty and maritime issues upon request.

Reflecting more than 30 years of experience, Mr. Manning's office offers experienced and effective service in most types of admiralty and maritime law matters that arise in Alaska, concerning vessels or maritime businesses and trade. Since marine clients often require legal assistance in non-marine matters, the office also offers representation in general civil litigation and with non-marine commercial work. The office is especially well-suited to address matters involving a tangle of state law and admiralty and maritime law issues.

Experience has shown that the great majority of litigation and commercial matters are most effectively and economically handled by a single experienced lawyer, from start to finish. That approach avoids unnecessary client expense that tends to result when multiple lawyers have to learn a file. Opportunities are not lost because information is scattered among multiple lawyers' minds, because different lawyers have handled various aspects of a matter, because a matter has been passed around within a firm, or because a matter has served as a training exercise for an inexperienced lawyer. Accordingly, Mr. Manning is the only lawyer who works his cases, except in rare instances when a particular matter requires additional staffing. Any potential client who comes to the office with a matter that would not be best handled in this way, or who requires legal experience outside the scope of the office’s practice, is assisted in finding more suitable legal representation.

Practice areas

Transportation/Maritime, General Litigation, Business/Corporate

Focus areas

Admiralty & Maritime Law

  • 50% Transportation/Maritime
  • 30% General Litigation
  • 20% Business/Corporate

First Admitted: 1981

Professional Webpage:

Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Suit to clear vessel documents of invalid maritime lien claim.
Educational Background:
  • Haverford College, B.A., 1973
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Member, Federal Bar Association
  • Alaska Bar Association Fee Arbitration Committee
  • Alaska
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Maritime Law Association of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th U.S. Circuit
  • Member, Alaska Bar Association
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Alaska
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Alaska
  • Member, Anchorage Bar Association
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Lecturer, Admiralty, University of Alaska Continuing Legal Education
  • Lecturer, Maritime Courses, University of Alaska Continuing Legal Education
  • Lecturer, Maritime Personal Injury Law, Alaska Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, 2000
  • Lecturer, Admiralty and Bankruptcy, Alaska Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, 1995
  •  Lecturer, Gateway to Maritime Law, Alaska Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, 1994
  • Lecturer, The Law of Maritime Liens and Mortgages, Alaska Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, 1989
  • Lecturer, The Law of Maritime Personal Injury, Alaska Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, 1988
  • Lecturer, Admiralty Law in Alaska, Alaska Bar Association Continuing Legal Education, 1987
  • Member, University of Utah Law Review 1980 - 1981
Representative Clients:
  • Arrest of Freighter in Dutch Harbor To Foreclose Maritime Fuel Lien
  • Federal court suit to clear documented vessel title of invalid lien claim
  • Marine Insurance Broker Malpractice for Failing to Place Excess P & I Insurance
  • Subrogation Claim for Lost Cargo
  • Lighter Passenger's Claim for Hip Injury
  • Arrest of Trawler in Kodiak to Foreclose Maritime Repair Lien
  • Crewman's Fall Down Dock Ramp
  • Crewman's False Claim for Shoulder Injury
  • Claim for Defective Processed Fish under U.N. Convention on International Sale of Goods
  • Resolution of crew wage claims
  • Slip- And- Fall On Cruise Ship Deck
  • Representation of Responsible Party in Fuel Spill
  • Violation of "Safe Berth" Clause in Tanker Voyage Charter
  • Arrest of Tug in Southeast Alaska to Foreclose Necessaries Lien
  • Divorce Involving Alaskan Fishing Business
  • Formation of LLC's and corporations for liability protection and for commercial operations
  • Prince William Sound Purse Seiner Collision Lost Fishing Profits Claim
  • Arrest of Sister Fish Tenders in Egegik to Foreclose Preferred Ship Mortgages
  • Tug Owner's Grounding Claim against Geophysical Survey Firm
  • Claim for Salvage of Fishing Vessel
Industry Groups:
  • Admiralty & Maritime Law

Office location for Mark C. Manning

1000 O'Malley Rd
Suite 202
Anchorage, AK 99515

Phone: 907-278-9794


13 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2023

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