Kathleen A. Manning
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  • Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center (J.D., 1977)
    • Order of the Coif
    • Law Review
  • Louisiana State University (B.S., 1974)
    • Phi Kappa Phi


Bar Admissions
  • Louisiana 1977
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana 1980
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Louisiana 1986
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit 1981
  • U.S. Tax Court


  • Martindale-Hubbell™ AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated Lawyer
  • The Best Lawyers in America® (Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, Product Liability Litigation - Defendants), 2005–present
  • Louisiana Super Lawyers (Personal Injury - Products: Defense; Government Contracts), 2012–2024
  • "Top Lawyer: Product Liability Litigation," New Orleans Magazine, 2016



  • Federal Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Louisiana Association of Defense Counsel, Trial Academy/Boot Camp, Faculty, 2007 to date

Outside the Office

When Kathleen’s not helping clients, she enjoys attending theater performances. She also has season tickets to the New Orleans Opera and the city’s two pro sports teams – the NFL Saints and the NBA Pelicans.