(916) 443-2051

Rated by Super Lawyers

Practice Areas:
Eminent Domain
Inverse Condemnation
Real Property
Civil Trial


Member Of:
Sacramento County Bar Association
State Bar of California

August 10, 1978, Redding, CA

J.D. (2005)
McGeorge School of Law
University of the Pacific
B.S. (2002)
Georgetown College

Other Accomplishments:
Northern California Super Lawyers, Rising Stars  2013-2017

Brian Manning

Brian Manning is a partner practicing in eminent domain, inverse condemnation, real estate, and civil trial and litigation. His primary concentration is in eminent domain/inverse condemnation and real estate. Mr. Manning’s law firm is one of U.S. News & World Reports 2011-2017 Best Law Firms in eminent domain. He has been named a Rising Star in Eminent Domain by Super Lawyers (2013-2017) and included in Who’s Who In America 2012-2017 (a national publication established in 1899). He is a member of the Condemnation Attorney’s Group. He has a client review rating of “preeminent” on Martindale Hubbell.

He primarily represents property and business owners in eminent domain cases. Mr. Manning has represented clients in direct condemnation cases requiring total and partial takes in public projects involving gas pipelines, flood control; water conveyance; transportation; sewer projects; energy transmission; and other public works projects. He has successfully represented clients in fighting the government’s right to take the property, and works on a daily basis to ensure DNLC’s clients achieve their Constitutional right to just compensation. Mr. Manning has handled numerous Court of Appeal cases involving condemnation.

Mr. Manning has worked with Gary Livaich since joining DNLC. Mr. Livaich is an AV rated lawyer by Martindale Hubbell; a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates; a “Super Lawyer” in eminent domain from 2008-2017; and named a Best Lawyer – Eminent Domain by Sacramento Magazine.

In addition to condemnation, Mr. Manning represents individuals and businesses in general real estate matters, including land use and development, easements, purchase and sale agreements, leases, and environmental issues.

He has successfully represented and tried matters on behalf of property and business owners. Mr. Manning has tried matters in the areas of eminent domain, business valuation, real property, contract disputes, and partnership dissolutions.

His focus is to ensure that the client’s concerns and goals are satisfied in the most economical way. To view some of Mr. Manning’s results, click here.

I consider trial by jury as the only anchor ever yet imagined by man, by which a government can be held to the principles of its constitution.” Thomas Jefferson (1789).

Professional and Community Associations
  • California State Bar
  • Member of the Real Property Section of California State Bar
  • Christian Brother Alumni Board of Directors- Past President