Practicing law since 1993, Howard Manis is the Managing Partner at The Cochran Firm Mid-South bringing with him over twenty five years of litigation experience in courtrooms throughout the south. Mr. Manis serves as a member of the Criminal Justice Act Panel in the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee for the past two decades. Howard Manis is licensed to practice law in Tennessee, Arkansas & Mississippi and has a significant federal court practice handling both civil and criminal matters.
During his over two decades of practice, Mr. Manis has handled his fair share of high profile matters. These matters include a high school student who was discriminated against due to his sexual orientation, a local cotton gin employee who faced racial discrimination, the family of a man gunned down by a business owner for shoplifting, hundreds of families in the Galilee Cemetery tragedy, children on the Chattanooga bus accident, numerous citizens and families whose civil rights were violated by police misconduct a hundreds of others in need of a dedicated justice fighter. Howard Manis does not back away from a fight and always puts his clients first.
Born and raised in Memphis, TN, Mr. Manis is a graduate of Germantown High School. After graduating from the University of Georgia in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Risk Management and Estate Planning, he went on to earn his Juris Doctor (J.D.) at the University of Memphis.