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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, commercial litigation, workers' compensation, real estate litigation (including the defense of realtors in E&O claims and Ethics hearings), 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.

Public Speaking

  • “Residential Real Estate Contracts”
    Peoria Area Association of Realtors 2014-2019
  • “Student Accommodations - Concussion Safety Act”
    Heyl Royster School Law 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

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

Court Admissions

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

Community Involvement

  • Peoria County Board of Election Commissioners.
  • Medina Township Plan Commission.
  • Legal Counsel and Past President, 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.
  • University of Notre Dame Alumni Club of Peoria, Board of Directors.