Manning is recognized for her work as a member of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association
Florham Park, NJ (November 2021) – Diana C. Manning, Firm Managing Principal of Bressler, Amery & Ross, P.C., has been named as one of the recipients of the 2021 Professional Lawyer of the Year Awards presented by the New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law. Manning receives the Award as a representative of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association (NJWLA).
The 2021 Professional Lawyer of the Year Awards are presented in cooperation with the New Jersey State Bar Association and county and affinity bar associations. The Awards recognize members of the legal community who have demonstrated the highest standards of professionalism in practice through their respective bar organizations and are presented to lawyers whose colleagues respect their character, competence, and exemplary professional behavior.
This is Manning's third time receiving a New Jersey Commission on Professionalism in the Law Professionalism Award. In 2017, Manning received two Awards when the Commission recognized her as a Professional Lawyer of the Year through her work with both the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey and the Morris Country Bar Association.
The first female managing principal of Bressler, Amery & Ross and a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, Manning is President-elect of the NJWLA. She was selected to the NJBIZ 2021 Best Fifty Women in Business, recently was selected to the NJBIZ 2021 Law Power 50 and named an honoree for the NJBIZ 2021 Leaders in Law.
“I am honored to be recognized with such an esteemed group of attorneys,” said Manning. “I am grateful to NJWLA for this distinction, and proud to be a member of this outstanding community of more than 1,000 local women lawyers who strive to elevate the leadership status of women in the legal profession.”
Manning is a fellow of the American Bar Foundation and a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Board of Trustees. She is a past President of the Trial Attorneys of New Jersey, Morris County Bar Association and the Morris County Bar Foundation. She served on the District XA Ethics Committee for 10 years, including as Chair from 2017 to 2019. She has a bachelor’s degree from Rutgers University and a J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law.
The Award will be presented at a luncheon in the spring of 2022.