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Judson Paul (J. Paul) Manning

Judson Paul (J. Paul) Manning

Areas of Practice

J. Paul Manning has represented numerous individuals and entities in complex commercial litigation, inclusive of employment, construction and fiduciary litigation, as well as banking, personal injury and probate matters. J. Paul has tried in excess of 65 cases to judgment, the majority of which were tried to a jury. He has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in high stakes litigation and has litigated in State and Federal Courts in Nevada, New Mexico, Arkansas and Texas. His creative work and competitive spirit have led to many favorable judgments and/or dismissals. He has also framed, briefed and/or argued several successful appeals in Texas Appellate Courts.

He and has served as President, Vice President, and Secretary of the Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association, is a recipient of the 2003-2004 Lubbock County Outstanding Young Lawyer Award and the 2009 Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals 20 Under 40 Award.

J. Paul is currently the Secretary of the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas and is a Life Member in the Texas Bar Foundation. He faithfully attends First Baptist Church in Shallowater, Texas, and serves the South Plains Chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes as a director.

Professional History and Affiliations

  • Shareholder in the firm of Field, Manning, Stone, Hawthorne & Aycock, P.C.
  • Admitted to Practice:
  • State Bar of Texas (1997)
  • State Bar of New Mexico (2016)
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • Lubbock County Bar Association
  • Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association
    • President, 2003-2004
    • Vice President, 2002-2003
    • Secretary, 2001-2002
  • Lubbock County Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, 2003-2004
  • South Plains Trial Lawyers Association
    • Board Member (2016-2017)
    • President Elect (2018)
  • State Bar of Texas Litigation Council Member
    • Council Member (2011-2017)
    • Secretary (2018)

Professional History and Affiliations

  • United Way Cabinet Member, Legal Division Chair 2006
  • American Cancer Society, Cattle Baron Committee 05-06
  • Friends of Ronald McDonald House Charities, President 2009
  • The Covenant Foundation PICU, Committee Member
  • Lubbock, Inc., former President
  • Lubbock's Top Twenty Under Forty, Young Professionals of Greater Lubbock 2009
  • First Baptist Church Shallowater, Texas - Member
  • High School Sunday school Teacher (former)
  • Royal Ambassadors Leader (2012-2017)
  • South Plains Chapter of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (Director 2016-Present)
    • Tom Landry Captain Honoree (2017 & 2018)


  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas, J.D., 1997
  • Texas Tech University, B.B.A.- Finance, 1994