Anna Manasco concentrates her practice on trial strategy and appeals in complex, multi-jurisdictional, and high-stakes litigation. She has represented clients in the Alabama Supreme Court, the United States Supreme Court, various federal courts of appeal across the country, and arbitration. Anna leverages her appellate experience to identify key legal issues and develop litigation strategies specifically tailored to each client’s needs at all phases of a dispute. She frequently serves her clients in both the trial and appellate phases of litigation. In the trial phase of litigation, Anna handles dispositive motions, motions in limine, discovery disputes, privilege issues and evidentiary issues. She handles all aspects of the appeal phase, including opening and reply briefs, amicus briefs, mandamus petitions and appellate motions.
Anna has handled a diverse range of matters, including cases in the areas of commercial litigation, regulatory litigation, contract disputes, construction, environmental litigation, toxic tort litigation, securities law, products liability, professional liability, and class actions.
Anna has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by Mid-South Super Lawyers since 2014. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the American Bar Association's Council of Appellate Lawyers. As an associate, she argued in the Alabama Supreme Court at its October 2012 public session at Cumberland School of Law in Birmingham. Before joining Bradley, Anna clerked for Judge William H. Pryor Jr. on the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.
Anna graduated from Yale Law School, where she was an Executive Editor of the Yale Law & Policy Review and won two prizes in the Morris Tyler Moot Court Finals. Justice Samuel A. Alito, Jr., Judge Rosemary Barkett, and Judge Rosemary Pooler awarded Anna and her co-counsel the Potter Stewart Prize for the best overall argument and the Thurman Arnold Prize for best oral argument. While at Yale, she authored a student note in the Yale Law & Policy Review and an article in the Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance. Before law school, Anna earned a Ph.D. in Politics from the University of Oxford, where she studied women’s representation and parliamentary politics. Manchester University Press published her thesis as a book titled “Women, Men and the Representation of Women in the British Parliaments: Magic Numbers?”
Anna graduated summa cum laude from Emory University in 2002, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Economics and served as president of the Student Government Association. Upon graduating from Emory, Anna was elected to the Emory College Hall of Fame and awarded the Lucius L. McMullen Award, which is given annually to one senior with “extraordinary promise for future leadership and service to the community, nation and world.”
Anna is a native Alabamian, having grown up in Montgomery. She graduated summa cum laude from Saint James School and was elected Alabama Girls State Governor and Girls Nation President.