Manning, Diana C.

  Florham Park, New Jersey, USA
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J.D., Rutgers University School of Law - Newark, 1993
B.A. Rutgers College, Rutgers University, 1990

Bar Admissions

New Jersey
New York

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second and Third Circuits

Practice Description

Ms. Manning's practice focuses on litigation and appellate advocacy.  She has extensive experience handling complex claims, including defending professionals in claims of professional negligence.  As part of her practice, she appears in both state and federal courts and argues regularly in the Appellate Division of the Superior Court of New Jersey.

Ms. Manning provides Expert Commentary for Lexis Nexis on civil procedure and insurance issues.  She has also authored chapters for Lexis Nexis Practice Guides on Commercial and Personal Injury Litigation.

Ms. Manning was selected as one of New Jersey Law Journal's 2007 "40 Under 40."  She has been a featured speaker at seminars presented by New Jersey's Institute of Continuing Legal Education and the New Jersey State Bar Association.

She is a Trustee of both Trial Attorneys of New Jersey and the Morris County Bar Association, and appointed to the editorial board of the American Bar Association's Professional Liability Litigation Committe newsletter.


American Bar Association, 50 State Survey of Legal Malpractice Law:  New Jersey Section.  (Available to ABA members for review at

LEXISNEXIS Practice Guide, New Jersey Commercial Litigation, 2009 Edition, Author – Chapter 1 (Corporate Governance; Liability of Directors And Officers); Co-author – Chapter 3 (Restrictive Covenants), and Chapter 4 (Intentional Interference with Contractual Relations or Prospective Economic Advantage)

Hot Tips for Hot Litigators at the 2008 New Jersey State Bar Association Convention, Atlantic City, New Jersey - May 21, 2008

2008 ICLE Legal Malpractice Update: Trial Demonstration for a Legal Malpractice Claim (New Jersey Law Center, New Brunswick, NJ - March 15, 2008)

LEXISNEXIS Expert Commentaries: Proposed Arbitration Fairness Act of 2007 (Available for review at

LEXISNEXIS Practice Guide, New Jersey Personal Injury Litigation, 2007
Edition, Author – Chapter 4 (Professional Liability); Co-author – Chapter 3 (Product Liability)

Mandatory Skills and Methods Course for All First Year Lawyers, Spring 2008: Ethics and Professional Responsibility (Passaic County Police Academy, NJ - May 12-13, 2008)

"The Expansion of Recoverable Damages in Legal Malpractice Actions Impacts Us All," New Jersey Lawyer Magazine, December 2003

Published Decisions

Kranz v. Tiger, 390 N.J. Super. 135 (App. Div.), certif. den., 192 N.J. 294 (2007)

Stoeckel v. Twp. of Knowlton, 387 N.J. Super. 1 (App. Div. 2006)

Jerista v. Murray, 185 N.J. 175 (2005), rev'd, 367 N.J. Super. 292 (App. Div. 2004)

Grzanka v. Pfeifer, 301 N.J. Super. 563 (App. Div. 1997), certif. den., 154 NJ 607 (1998)

Practice Area
Commercial Litigation; Professional Liability; Construction Law