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The law firm of Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C. announced today that Diana C. Manning and Michael T. Hensley have been named as co-chairs of the firm’s Business and Commercial Litigation Practice.

They will lead a national practice which has more than 40 attorneys and paralegals in the firm’s six offices.

Ms. Manning, based in the New Jersey office, became a principal at the firm in 2005. She is Certified by the Supreme Court as a Civil Trial Attorney, and has over 25 years of experience in complex civil litigation and appellate advocacy, including argument before the New Jersey Supreme Court. 

Ms. Manning is active in the legal community. She is the Chair of the District XA Ethics Committee, a member of the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey State Bar Association, a director of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association, and a past president of Trial Attorneys of New Jersey, the Morris County Bar Association, and the Morris County Bar Foundation. In 2016 she was named to the New Jersey Law Journal's "Top Women in Law." 

Mr. Hensley, based in the firm’s New York and New Jersey offices, is a trial attorney with a diverse practice that spans complex commercial, labor and employment, professional malpractice and environmental litigation.

He is routinely retained by some of the largest companies in the world for their high- stakes litigation, and handles some of the most complicated cases in venues across the country. He has successfully argued before multiple state Appellate Divisions and U.S. Courts of Appeal.

Mr. Hensley is an active member of the New York State Bar Association’s Commercial and Federal Litigation Section and sits on the Committee on the Commercial Division, and is also a member of the Association of the Federal Bar of New Jersey. 

Ms. Manning and Mr. Hensley said they are honored to be named to co-chair the practice group. “We know each other well and we look forward to managing the practice as well as helping clients face the challenges that often arise in litigation and at the appellate level,” they said.

“We are excited about this practice group and its new growth potential with Diana and Mike at the helm,” said Frank Cuccio, Managing Principal of the firm.

Ms. Manning received a J.D. in 1993 from Rutgers University School of Law – Newark and a B.A. in 1990 from Rutgers College, Rutgers University.

Mr. Hensley received a J.D. in 2001 from Seton Hall University School of Law and a B.A. in 1998 from the University of Delaware.

About Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C.
Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C. is a leading full-service law firm that represents Fortune 500 corporations, midsize and small privately held companies, investment advisors, brokerage firms, banks, franchises, insurers and non-profits. The firm also represents emerging companies and high-net-worth individuals and families. The firm's main practices include securities, insurance, employment, and business litigation, including dispute resolution and tax. A NLJ350 firm and NJLJ Top 20 firm, Bressler has more than 180 attorneys in Florham Park, New Jersey, New York, New York, Birmingham, Alabama, Fort Lauderdale and Miami, Florida, and Washington, DC. For more information, visit


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