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Florham Park, NJ (April 27, 2023)Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C. congratulates firm managing principal Diana Manning on receiving the 2023 Corporate Leader Award from the Arthritis Foundation of New Jersey. Manning was honored at the Foundation’s 2023 Evening of Honors at The Palace at Somerset Park on April 26. Bressler is proud to have been a Diamond sponsor of the event.

The Evening of Honors is an annual event hosted by the Arthritis Foundation, which recognizes distinguished leaders in the community and those helping to champion the needs of people with arthritis. Proceeds from the event support vital research, life-changing treatments, information, and programs for families and children struggling with the pain of arthritis.

"Being selected for the Corporate Leader Award was truly unexpected and the recognition that comes with this honor is humbling," said Manning. "The Foundation does amazing work for families in New Jersey living with arthritis and related diseases, and I am proud to be recognized by such a worthwhile organization."

Manning is Bressler’s first female firm managing principal. She leads the firm’s Appellate and Business and Commercial Litigation practice groups and is certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Civil Trial Attorney. Manning’s civic involvement has included serving on the board of trustees for CASA of Morris and Sussex Counties, Inc., the Morris County Bar Foundation, secretary/board of trustees for Literacy Volunteers of America-Bergen County, and as counsel to Ken J. Carlson Jr. Memorial Foundation. She is also a fellow of the American Bar Foundation. 

Earlier this year, Manning was recognized in the ROI-NJ Influencers in Law Power List. In 2022, Manning was honored by the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey with the Trial Bar Award and received the NJBIZ Power 50 in Law recognition for the second consecutive year. She received the Essex County Bar Association 2022 Civil Practice Achievement Award. In 2021, Manning received the Professional Lawyer of the Year Award presented by the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law. She is included among the Best Lawyers in America®, Super Lawyers® Top 100, and Top 50 Lawyers in New Jersey. 

Admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York, Manning received her J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law and her B.A. from Rutgers College.  

The Arthritis Foundation’s mission is boldly pursuing a cure for America’s #1 cause of disability while championing the fight to conquer arthritis with life-changing science, resources, advocacy, and community connections.


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