John B. Manning is a Partner with MG+M in the firm’s Boston, MA office. He chairs the firm’s Complex Litigation Practice Group, which maintains an active national presence through MG+M’s offices in Boston, MA, Los Angeles, CA, New Orleans, LA, San Francisco, CA, Wilmington, DE, Hattiesburg, MS, Lake Charles, LA, Providence, RI, Walnut Creek, CA, Miami, FL, Madison County/St. Louis, Chicago, IL, and New York, NY. John represents dozens of corporations in litigation throughout the country and serves on several clients’ National Trial Teams. As National Coordinating Counsel for multiple products manufacturers, he directs the defense of more than 200,000 asbestos lawsuits pending in all 50 states.
John concentrates his practice on representing corporate clients in tort defense, products liability, mass torts, class actions, toxic torts, asbestos, litigation management, food liability, professional liability, pharmaceutical and medical device litigation, environmental litigation, intellectual property litigation, construction defect litigation, general liability, premises liability, and business and insurance disputes. He has tried dozens of cases and has extensive experience in appellate practice, alternative dispute resolution, expert witness development, and national litigation management. John has served as an expert witness regarding issues in asbestos litigation; he is a frequent speaker and commentator on products liability litigation; and he has coordinated clients’ lobbying efforts in the U.S. House and Senate to create national asbestos legislation. He is licensed to practice in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.