J. William Manuel Installed as President of CABA

Press Release, Awards & Recognition

Bradley is pleased to announce that J. William Manuel, a partner in the firm’s Jackson office, has been installed as president of the Capital Area Bar Association (CABA), the largest, independent bar association in Mississippi. Mr. Manuel succeeds former CABA President Tiffany M. Graves, who serves as Bradley’s pro bono counsel.

“We congratulate Will on his outstanding service to the Capital Area Bar Association and we look forward to his leadership as the bar group’s new president over the coming year,” said Bradley Jackson Office Managing Partner Margaret Oertling Cupples.

A member of Bradley’s Litigation Practice Group, Mr. Manuel focuses his practice primarily on commercial and employment litigation. He has handled various disputes for large and small businesses in Mississippi and other jurisdictions. Mr. Manuel’s clients include numerous manufacturers and commercial interests as well as various insurance and financial services companies. He has worked to defend these clients in MDL litigation and individual actions brought in Mississippi. His experience also includes advising businesses on issues involving age discrimination, sexual harassment and wage/overtime disputes.

Mr. Manuel earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts (magna cum laude) from Mississippi State University.

Ms. Graves oversees the development and administration of Bradley’s pro bono programs. She joined the firm early this year after formerly serving as executive director of the Mississippi Access to Justice Commission.

The CABA serves the Jackson metropolitan area, including Hinds, Madison and Rankin counties.