About John Manly
John Manly - Professional Summary:
John Manly holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations and a Certificate in Defense and Strategic Studies from the University of Southern California. John Manly earned his Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law. Shortly after attaining his degree, John Manly accepted a position as a Law Clerk for the General Counsel of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission in Washington, D.C.
Throughout his career, John Manly has established himself as a respected legal professional. The Los Angeles Daily Journal named John Manly one of California’s “Top 100 Attorneys” and Orange Coast magazine honored him as “one of Orange County’s most buzzworthy attorneys.” John Manly holds memberships with the Alaska Bar Association, the State Bar of Arizona, the State Bar of California, and the New York State Bar Association. He practices law in multiple district courts.
Over the last 15 years, John Manly has devoted himself to the representation of countless victims of childhood sexual abuse in civil cases within the United States and abroad. Focusing on clergy abuse, John Manly initiated his campaign against the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange, winning a record settlement. John Manly has assembled a team of consultants and experts dedicated to exposing child predators and seeking justice.
John Manly possesses a thorough understanding of the institutions that have historically protected abusers. With expertise in abuse conspiracies, John Manly regularly wins multi-million dollar settlements for his adult clients. Recently, John Manly represented many of the clients in the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles and the Roman Catholic Diocese of San Diego cases, winning global settlements ranging from $150 million to $660 million.
A renowned litigator, John Manly regularly receives national media coverage. In 2005, Amy Berg featured John Manly in her Academy Award-nominated documentary, Deliver Us from Evil, which highlighted Mr. Manly’s involvement in the trials of Oliver O’Grady, a Roman Catholic priest.
John Manly - Professional Experience:
01/05/2001 - Present
Manly & Stewart
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Manly & Stewart is a full-service law firm that maintains client service as a fundamental value. Our hand-selected staff of accomplished leaders, each possessing specialized skills and experience that combined span a diverse range of legal areas, is dedicated to providing personal, efficient and innovative legal counsel to each of our clients.
John Manly - Education:
Pepperdine University Law School
Malibu, CA 90263
Pepperdine University School of Law awards the Juris Doctor (JD) degree after the successful completion of 88 units of courses over three years and the completion of the Professional Development Program, among other requirements.
John Manly - Interests:
Justice, Case Law, Family, Friends