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Judson Paul (J. Paul) Manning (806) 796-4056 ext. 107

Judson Paul (J. Paul) Manning

Areas of Practice

J. Paul Manning is a seventh generation Texan with deep roots all over Texas.  Over the past 25 years, J. Paul Manning has represented numerous individuals and entities in complex commercial and probate litigation, inclusive of employment, real estate, construction, banking, and fiduciary litigation, as well as personal injury matters.  J. Paul has tried in excess of 65 cases to judgment, the majority of which were tried to a jury.  He has litigated in State and Federal Courts in Nevada, New Mexico, Arkansas and Texas and his creative work has led to many favorable judgments and/or dismissals.  He has also framed, briefed and/or argued several successful appeals in Texas Appellate Courts.

He is the current Chair for the Litigation Section of the State Bar of Texas and is the Immediate Past President of South Plains Trial Lawyers Association. 

He has served in all executive offices of the State Bar of Texas Litigation Council as well as President (2004) of the Lubbock County Young Lawyers Association.  He was named Lubbock County Outstanding Young Lawyer and the Lubbock Chamber of Commerce Young Professionals 20 Under 40 Award. 

J. Paul is a Life Member in the Texas Bar Foundation, led the Royal Ambassadors Youth Program for several years at his church and serves the South Plains Area 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)
    • President (2019 -2021)
  • State Bar of Texas Litigation Council Member
    • Council Member (2011-2017)
    • Secretary (2018)
    • Treasure (2019)
    • Vice Chair (2020)
    • Chair Elect(2021)
    • Chair (present)

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
  • Lubbocks 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