Bradley is pleased to announce that J. William Manuel, a partner in the firm’s Jackson office, has received the 2019 Law-Related Public Education Award from the Mississippi (MS) Bar Foundation.
Mr. Manuel was recognized for his involvement of almost 25 years with the Mississippi High School Mock Trial competition. The Law-Related Public Education Award is presented annually to a lawyer who has displayed excellence in enhancing the public’s understanding of the law and the legal system.
Mr. Manuel was honored April 11 at the MS Bar Foundation Annual Meeting & Fellows Induction Ceremony in Jackson, at which Bradley Jackson Office Managing Partner Margaret Oertling Cupples was elected as a trustee for the MS Bar Foundation.
“We congratulate Will on his much-deserved recognition from the Mississippi Bar Foundation for his efforts to serve the community by enhancing the public’s understanding of law,” Ms. Cupples said.
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. His clients include numerous manufacturers and commercial interests as well as various insurance and financial services companies. Mr. Manuel also has experience in advising businesses on issues involving age discrimination, sexual harassment, and wage/overtime disputes.
Mr. Manuel recently began serving as vice president of the Mississippi Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. In addition, he is president of the Capital Area Bar Association and a member of the Mississippi Board of Bar Admissions. He also is a former board member for the Mississippi Bar Young Lawyers Division and a former president of Jackson Young Lawyers.
The Mississippi Bar Foundation was organized in 1963 to improve the administration of justice. It presently administers the Interest On Lawyers Trust Accounts Program, which has awarded over $14 million to public interest, law-related programs.