Daniel A. Manna

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in Milwaukee, WI

Gass Weber Mullins LLC
 | 241 N. Broadway, Suite 300
Milwaukee, WI 53202
Phone: 414-488-6129
Fax: 414-224-6116
Selected To Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2008
Education: Columbia Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (50%),
  • Construction Litigation: Business (10%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Defense (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Appellate (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Daniel A. Manna is the Managing Member of Gass Weber Mullins LLC, a Milwaukee-based litigation boutique that has been named Wisconsin’s best litigation firm three 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
    • 10%Construction Litigation: Business
    • 10%Class Action/Mass Torts: Defense
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Defense
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 10%Appellate
    Focus Areas

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

    Selections

    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

    Rising Stars: 2018 - 2020

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    About Daniel Manna

    Admitted: 2008, Wisconsin

    Professional Webpage: https://www.gwmlaw.com/lawyers/

    Honors/Awards:

    • 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

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • 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

    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

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • 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

    Representative Clients:

    • 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

    Educational Background:

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

    Industry Groups

    • Banking
    • Construction
    • Health Care
    • Insurance
    • Manufacturing
    • Real Estate
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    Website - www.gwmlaw.com
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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

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    Last Updated: 8/25/2020

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