Des Moines, August 17, 2023 — Lillis O’Malley Olson Manning Pose Templeman LLP attorney Daniel L. Manning, Sr. was recently recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2024 “Lawyer of the Year” for Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law and Litigation – Real Estate.
Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the “Lawyer of the Year,” making this a significant and coveted accolade. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments.
Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.
In addition to the “Lawyer of the Year” award, Daniel L. Manning, Sr. was also listed in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the following practice areas:
- Litigation – Land Use and Zoning
For more than four decades, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the lawyers best qualified to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Lawyers are not required nor allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, recognition by Best Lawyers is considered a singular distinction.
About Daniel L. Manning, Sr.
Daniel L. Manning, Sr. is the managing partner of the firm and has over thirty years of experience advocating for landowner rights throughout the State of Iowa. Dan provides a wealth of experience regarding complex litigation matters in both state and federal courts. He works with developers, businesses and property owners whose lands have been condemned by state agencies, cities, counties and private utilities.
Dan also works with clients at the municipal level to negotiate and finalize development agreements, apply for zoning, site plan approval, variances, conditional use permits and board of adjustment appeals.
He appears before the Property Assessment Appeals Board (PAAB) and in the Iowa District Court on behalf of commercial property owners to reduce their property tax assessments.
Prior to joining the firm, Dan served on active duty as an attorney in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General Corps. (1983-1987). Dan has spoken on the topic of eminent domain/condemnation at the annual meeting of the Iowa Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and at the annual meeting of the American Law Institute in Miami, Florida.
About Best Lawyers
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