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Daniel A. Manna

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Milwaukee, WI

Gass Turek LLC
241 N. Broadway, Suite 300
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-488-6129
Fax: 414-224-6116
Selected to Rising Stars: 2018 - 2021
Licensed in Wisconsin Since: 2008
Education: Columbia Law School
Practice Areas: Business Litigation, Appellate, Civil Litigation: Defense, Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense, Construction Litigation: Business, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
Attorney Profile

Daniel A. Manna is a Partner at Gass Turek LLC, a Milwaukee-based litigation boutique that has been named Wisconsin’s best litigation firm five years running. The focus of Mr. Manna’s practice is complex commercial litigation, which has included the defense of several class actions in Wisconsin state and federal courts during the past few years. Mr. Manna’s practice also includes appellate work and other types of civil litigation, such as construction, insurance defense, and the occasional plaintiff’s case.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Business Litigation
  • 20%Appellate
  • 10%Civil Litigation: Defense
  • 10%Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense
  • 10%Construction Litigation: Business
  • 0%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Appeals, Class Actions, Construction Defects

Selections

4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2018 - 2021

About Daniel A. Manna

First Admitted: 2008, Wisconsin

Professional Webpage: https://www.gassturek.com/our-lawyers/daniel-manna/

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Authored and edited the Wisconsin chapter of Wolters Kluwer's Tort Law Desk Reference: A Fifty State Compendium, for the past half-decade., Co-Author, Tort Law Desk Reference - Wisconsin Chapter, Wolters Kluwer
  • Author of Wisconsin chapter of forthcoming DRI Class Action Compendium., Author, DRI Class Action Compendium - Wisconsin Chapter, 2019

Educational Background

  • University of Wisconsin - Madison Bachelor of Business Administration, 2005

Honors/Awards

  • , Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2021
  • Local Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation, 2021
  • , Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2020
  • Local Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation, 2020
  • Named Super Lawyers Rising Star as Wisconsin litigation counsel in 2019, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2019
  • Named Benchmark Litigation Local Litigation Star in 2019, Local Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation, 2019
  • Named Super Lawyers Rising Star as Wisconsin litigation counsel in 2018, Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Named Benchmark Litigation Local Litigation Star in 2018. Firm named Wisconsin Firm of the Year 2018 and 2019, Local Litigation Star, Benchmark Litigation, 2018

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Elected to Junior Achievement of Wisconsin Board of Directors., 2022
  • For the second year in a row, mentored the winning contestant in Junior Achievement of Wisconsin Young Entrepreneur Live! competition (similar to Shark Tank). Contestant won $10,000 scholarship to school of his choice., 2022
  • Joined Junior Achievement of Wisconsin as community volunteer., 2020

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Accepted invitation to become a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary society of lawyers who have been selected for their outstanding achievement and professional distinction. Fellowship is reserved for just 1% of attorneys in a given jurisdiction., 2022
  • Admitted to practice in United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit., 2022
  • Successfully managed transition from Gass Weber Mullins LLC to Gass Turek LLC and became first Managing Partner of Gass Turek LLC., 2021
  • Elected Managing Member of Gass Weber Mullins LLC, 2020
  • Co-Chair of Civil Litigation Section of Milwaukee Bar Association, 2020
  • President of Wisconsin Chapter of International Network of Boutique and Independent Law Firms, 2020
  • Invited to join Milwaukee Chapter of Serjeants' Inn, an exclusive group of approximately 50 Wisconsin judges and attorneys., 2019
  • United States District Courts for the Western Districts of Wisconsin
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin, 2008
  • Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee Bar Association, 2008
  • American Bar Association, 2008
  • Eastern District of Wisconsin Bar Association, 2008
  • State Bar of Wisconsin, 2008

Representative Clients

  • Jackson Manufactory HongKong Ltd., 2022
  • Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), 2021
  • Ridge & Crest Company, 2020
  • Costco Wholesale, 2020
  • Container Life Cycle Management, LLC, 2019
  • United Fire Group, 2019
  • BrandSafway, 2019
  • Pacific Consolidated Industries, LLC, 2018
  • Michels Corporation, 2018
  • CIOX Health, LLC, 2018

Verdicts/Settlements

  • Won reversal from Wisconsin Court of Appeals of circuit court decision to impose perpetually rising daily sanction on client, saving client over $1,000,000., 2022
  • Successfully petitioned Wisconsin Supreme Court to hear client's appeal. Only about 7% of petitions to the Wisconsin Supreme Court are granted., 2021
  • Won appeal in Wisconsin Court of Appeals affirming summary judgment in favor of client in catastrophic equipment failure litigation., 2020
  • Won summary judgment for Costco Wholesale Corporation in action by petroleum marketer claiming that Costco's gasoline pricing violates the Wisconsin Unfair Sales Act. Also won award of attorney's fees to be paid to Costco by the plaintiff. , 2020
  • Won summary judgment in defense of quarter-million dollar products liability case involving catastrophic damage to two expensive farm implements. Convinced a Wisconsin circuit court judge to dismiss the case as a sanction for noncompliance with court orders, something the judge had only done once previously in his 23-year tenure on the bench. (The case was Rural Mutual Insurance Company v. Kuhn North America, Inc., Green Co. No. 18-CV-38.), 2019
  • As the plaintiff's counsel in federal breach of contract and declaratory judgment suit, forced settlement for full amount of client's damages plus full amount of client's attorney fees and costs in both the federal action in Wisconsin and a separate federal suit in Kentucky, 2019
  • Won total defense verdict on behalf of dental insurer after trial in small claims court on dental malpractice claim, 2018

Industry Groups

  • Banking
  • Construction
  • Health Care
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing
  • Real Estate
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Office Location for Daniel A. Manna

241 N. Broadway
Suite 300
Milwaukee, WI 53202

Phone: 414-488-6129

Fax: 414-224-6116

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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