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Joseph A. Manno

Cleveland, OH | D 216.696.4465 | F 216.592.5009

Joe Manno is a member of Tucker Ellis’s national and local counsel teams that defend manufacturers, suppliers, and distributors in mass tort and product liability claims.

Joe represents individuals, small businesses, and Fortune 50 companies in state and federal Courts in Ohio, Pennsylvania, and throughout the country. He is experienced in all aspects of litigation, including drafting pleadings, conducting and defending expert and lay witness depositions, drafting dispositive and evidentiary motions, and negotiating favorable settlements. Recently, Joe served as the lead associate or second chair in two product liability trials taken to verdict and knows the importance of maintaining a winning trial strategy throughout the case.

While Joe focuses his practice on products liability and mass tort defense, he also has experience in maritime law. With offices on the Great Lakes, he has had the opportunity to represent vessel owners in Longshore and Jones Act claims.

When not traveling on client matters, Joe and his wife Natalie have their hands full with their two rambunctious toddlers Luca and Talia.

education & admissions


  • The University of Akron School of Law (J.D., summa cum laude, 2014); Akron Law Review, Articles Editor
  • The University of Akron (B.S., magna cum laude, 2011); University Honors Scholar

state admissions

  • Ohio, 2014
  • Pennsylvania, 2020

federal admissions

  • United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio
services & industries

service areas

industries represented

  • Apparel
  • Automobile
  • Construction
  • Consumer Products
  • Machinery Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing
  • Material Suppliers
publications & events

speaking engagements

  • “Ethical Emailing,” Tucker Ellis Ohio Professional Conduct Program, Cleveland, Ohio (December 2015)


  • Ohio Super Lawyers Rising Stars® (2020, 2021)
in the community
  • Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
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