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James Manning (Shareholder)

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Jim chairs the firm's Real Estate and Title Services Practice where he concentrates much of his legal practice on representing buyers, sellers, builders and providing closing services on residential real estate transactions. 

He has practiced in all areas of civil litigation, including premises and auto liability, commercial litigation, workers' compensation, real estate litigation (including the defense of realtors in E&O claims), and construction litigation.

Jim frequently presents seminars on residential real estate contracts, title insurance and related matters to the Peoria County Bar Association and the Peoria Area Association of Realtors in connection with their continuing education programs as well as to Realtor® clients. Jim serves on the Peoria County Bar Association Real Estate Contracts Committee and is involved in the drafting and approval of real estate contracts used by the Peoria Area Association of Realtors. He was also recently selected to serve on the Attorneys' Title & Guaranty Fund Advisory Council.

In November of 2014, Jim was part of a panel presentation at the Annual Conference of the Illinois Association of School Boards where he spoke to school board members on how to effectively control workers' compensation and related employment costs. He has also published materials and spoke on behalf of Lorman Education Services addressing recent amendments to the Illinois Workers' Compensation Act and the impact of recent measures by the Illinois legislature to reform workers' compensation in Illinois. He also speaks at the firm's annual seminar to insurance industry on workers' compensation issues.

Public Speaking

  • “Student Accommodations - Concussion Safety Act”
    Heyl Royster Education Seminar 2016
  • “Residential Real Estate Contracts”
    Peoria County Bar Association 2015
  • “Controlling Labor and Workers’ Compensation Costs”
    Annual Conference of the Illinois Association of School Boards 2014
  • “Residential Real Estate Contracts”
    Peoria Area Association of Realtors 2014
  • “Wage Differential Reduction Strategies”
    Lorman Education Services 2013
  • “Workers Compensation – Recent Changes to the Statute, Recent Decisions and How They Might Be Different After the Statutory Changes”
    Lorman Education Services 2012
  • “Wage Differential Reduction Strategies”
    Heyl Royster Claims Handling Seminar 2011

Professional Recognition

  • Selected as a Leading Lawyer in Illinois for his work in residential real estate. Only five percent of lawyers in the state are named as Leading Lawyers.
  • Peoria Area Association of Realtors® 2011 Affiliate of the Year

Professional Associations

  • Peoria County Bar Association, Member and former Chair of the PCBA Real Property Committee
  • Attorneys' Title & Guaranty Fund Advisory Council
  • Illinois Real Estate Lawyers' Association
  • Illinois Land Title Association
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Peoria Area Association of Realtors®, Affiliate Member
  • Illinois and National Council of School Attorneys

Court Admissions

  • State Courts of Illinois
  • United States District Court, Central District of Illinois 

Community Involvement

  • Legal Counsel and Immediate Past President, Chairman of the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanity of the Greater Peoria Area, Inc., a nonprofit organization which works in partnership with the Peoria area community to build affordable housing for local families in need.
  • Heart of Illinois United Way, Campaign Coordinator and Pillars Society member.
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Peoria Affiliate Firm Campaign Coordinator and Volunteer
  • University of Notre Dame Alumni Club of Peoria, Board of Directors.
  • FC Peoria Soccer Club, Board of Directors and Volunteer.
  • Past Member of the Peoria Notre Dame High School Foundation Board