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An experienced trial attorney, Tania Manners has represented plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation for nearly two decades. She is passionate about helping her clients navigate through the legal process to obtain a favorable resolution of their matter. She has a reputation for conducting skillful depositions and negotiations and will aggressively seek pre-trial resolution when appropriate, while relishing opportunities to achieve victory for the client in the courtroom.

Education

  • Albany Law School, Union University, J.D. 2002, Associate Editor, Albany Law Journal of Science & Technology
  • Russell Sage College, Honors in Biology, 1998

Admitted

  • Oregon
  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Oregon
Tania Manners
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An experienced trial attorney, Tania Manners has represented plaintiffs and defendants in complex litigation for nearly two decades. She is passionate about helping her clients navigate through the legal process to obtain a favorable resolution of their matter. She has a reputation for conducting skillful depositions and negotiations and will aggressively seek pre-trial resolution when appropriate, while relishing opportunities to achieve victory for the client in the courtroom.

Representative Cases

Obtained a favorable verdict on behalf of defendant-driver in an admitted liability personal injury case involving a claim of brain injury, where plaintiff sought damages in excess of $7 million and the jury awarded under $15,000.

Successfully obtained pre-answer dismissal on behalf of landlord on a claim where plaintiff sought in excess of $500,000 in addition to punitive damages, arising out of a complex real estate dispute.

Won jury verdicts on behalf of defendant-drivers in disputed liability and damages personal injury matters.

Successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of a company which held that the employer was not vicariously liable for a claim against an employee in a personal injury action.

Successfully obtained several dismissals with non-payment on behalf of clients during discovery without the necessity of motion practice.

Experience

Tania has tried multiple cases to verdict in New York and Oregon courts. She started her legal career in 2004 as a prosecutor in the Sullivan County District Attorney’s Office in Monticello, New York. After practicing as a litigation associate at a healthcare law boutique and then international law firm, she went on to serve as Associate Counsel and Settlement Negotiator for the New York City Health & Hospitals Corporation, the largest municipal hospital and healthcare system in the country. While in this role she supervised outside defense counsel and successfully negotiated and settled numerous high-exposure cases.

Upon moving to Oregon in 2014, Tania worked in-house as a senior contract negotiator for a major insurance company. Tania re-entered private practice in 2016 as a senior associate at a long-established Portland law firm. There, she represented legal professionals and insureds in complex litigation. Prior to joining LVK in 2022 she was a partner at a boutique Portland litigation firm handling complex personal injury, casualty and property damage, toxic tort, coverage, and administrative law matters.

Memberships

Multnomah Bar Association

Oregon Women Lawyers

Oregon Minority Lawyers Association

Professional Activities

Publicity Chair, Multnomah Bar Association Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Committee