John Manly

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Irvine, CA

Manly, Stewart & Finaldi
 | 19100 Von Karman Ave, Suite 800
Irvine, CA 92612
Phone: 949-252-9990
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2018
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (60%),
  • Real Estate (40%)
Attorney Profile

John C. Manly is a senior attorney at Manly & Stewart, a Southern California-based law firm that has become a national leader in pursuing justice on behalf of victims of child sexual abuse. Under Manly’s direction, the law firm has guided more than 500 cases involving child sexual abuse, with his clients participating in landmark results, including numerous eight- and nine-figure settlements. In addition to his work for victims of child sex abuse, John has acquired a national reputation for successfully addressing the legal and operational challenges confronted by owners, managers and operators of multifamily and commercial properties, including indoor air pollution, construction litigation, insurance bad faith, and building envelope deficiencies.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (60%)

Real Estate (40%)


Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2018

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About John Manly

Admitted: 1990, California

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Honors and Awards:

  • 2010 Guardian of Childhood Award Winner, The Innocence Mission
  • Orange County's Most "Buzzworthy" Attorney, Orange Coast Magazine
  • Named One of California's "Top 100 Attorneys" Los Angeles Daily Journal

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • United States Federal District Court, Eastern, Northern, Central and Southern
  • Pro hac vice Counsel in Nevada, Texas, Florida, Georgia, Virginia, Delaware and Pennsylvania
  • Alaska Bar Association
  • New York Bar Association
  • Arizona Bar Association
  • California Bar Association

Verdicts and Settlements:

  • Major participant in $150 million settlement against the Diocese of San Diego
  • Major participant in $660 million settlement against the Archdiocese of Los Angeles
  • Major participant in $100 million settlement against the Diocese of Orange
  • Represented more than 75 victims of child sexual abuse in Delaware, which has led to the exposure of numerous clerics and employees who, despite credible allegations and/or confessions, were allowed to continue working with children
  • Represented approximately 300 Alaska Native victims in a $50 million settlement against the Jesuit Order as well as victims in the Diocese of Fairbanks and in new cases against the Jesuits

Educational Background:

  • University of Southern California, Bachelor's Degree in International Relations
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Office Location for John Manly

19100 Von Karman Ave
Suite 800
Irvine, CA 92612

Phone: 949-252-9990


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Last Updated: 2/22/2017

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