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Brian J. Manikowski

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Brian J. Manikowski

Partner
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Biography

Brian J. Manikowski is a Partner in the Raleigh office of Hall Booth Smith from which he covers all Central and Eastern portions of North Carolina. His practice focuses on the defense of high-exposure transportation, construction defect, law enforcement liability, and premises liability matters.

Brian has significant experience in all stages of litigation and has defended cases in both state and federal courts. He is also well versed in the different avenues of alternative dispute resolution and will zealously advocate to achieve a favorable result for his clients.

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Prior to joining Hall Booth Smith, Brian practiced for five years in Boston, Massachusetts, where he successfully defended clients across all levels of state and federal courts.

Brian obtained his Juris Doctor from Boston College and earned a Bachelor of Arts, with distinction, in Public Policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During his undergraduate studies, he served as the President of Delta Sigma Phi Fraternity and was a member of the UNC Marching Band.

Brian resides in Wake Forest, North Carolina, with his wife Alison, his daughter Madison, and the family dog, Macaroni.

Credentials

Admitted

State Courts:

  • Georgia, 2020
  • Massachusetts, 2015
  • North Carolina, 2021

U.S. District Courts:

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, 2020
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts, 2019
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina , 2022
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina , 2022
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina , 2022

Education

  • J.D., Boston College
  • B.A., with honors, Public Policy, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Recognition

In the Press

Fifteen HBS Attorneys Appointed to Partner

HBS introduces fifteen attorneys as newly appointed partners in recognition of their exceptional client service and outstanding leadership
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34 Hall Booth Smith Lawyers Named to 2024 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America

Hall Booth Smith is pleased to announce that 34 lawyers have been included in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America. The award recognizes associates and other lawyers who are earlier in their careers for their outstanding professional excellence in private practice in the United States. “The unparalleled methodology of Best
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Hall Booth Smith Opens New Office in Raleigh, North Carolina

RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA – January 17, 2023 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. (HBS) is pleased to announce the opening of a new office in Raleigh as it continues to expand its footprint throughout North Carolina to better serve client needs. The HBS Raleigh office will be led by new Partner Maria P. Wood. Maria will
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HBS Welcomes Manikowski to its Atlanta Office

ATLANTA – September 28, 2020 – Hall Booth Smith, P.C. is happy to welcome Attorney Brian J. Manikowski to its Atlanta office as the firm expands its general liability practice to serve the needs of its clients. Prior to joining Hall Booth Smith, Brian worked at a regional insurance defense firm headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts,
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