Michael Manapol is a trial attorney with over a decade of experience handling catastrophic injury cases on behalf of plaintiffs in the areas of products liability, defective drugs and medical devices, medical malpractice, premises liability, elder abuse, and wrongful death. Before joining The Javid Trial Firm, Mr. Manapol was the managing attorney of a boutique trial firm in Los Angeles for over twelve years, where he litigated high-exposure cases. Mr. Manapol has obtained numerous eight and seven figure verdicts and settlements on behalf of plaintiffs in wrongful death and catastrophic injury cases involving defective drugs and medical devices, medical malpractice arising out of the failure to diagnose and treat fatal drug reactions and the negligent prescription of dangerous drugs, and the creation of dangerous conditions on construction sites that injured pedestrians and workers.
In addition to his experience litigating catastrophic injury and wrongful death claims, Mr. Manapol also has litigated novel issues in the areas of insurance, bankruptcy, and copyright law. Mr. Manapol has substantial experience handling cases in multi-district litigation and coordinated proceedings in federal and state courts. He has briefed and argued several motions in the trial and appellate courts, including successfully opposing motions for summary judgment in both state and federal court. Mr. Manapol has specialized experience in the selection and preparation of expert witnesses who testify on behalf of his clients at deposition and trial in complex cases involving defective pharmaceuticals, medical malpractice, and products liability.
Mr. Manapol earned his undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina and his law degree at Southwestern Law School in Los Angeles, California. During law school, he served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Terrence Hatter of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Mr. Manapol is licensed to practice in California, the U.S. District Courts for the Central and Eastern Districts of California and the Northern District of Texas, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.