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Attorney — Lawyer Putting A Stamp On A Document in Redding, CA
Bio of Kirk M Manuel - Graduated University of California at Davis with honors in 1981 and received his Juris Doctorate from Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco in 1984. Mr. Manuel was admitted to the State Bar of California that year and is entitled to practice before all state trial, appellate, and supreme courts of California as well as the federal courts in the Northern District of California. Mr. Manuel began his practice of law in Redding, California, in 1985, initially joining the firm of prominent local attorney Lee Lopez. In 1991, Mr. Manuel established his own practice with an emphasis in all aspects of family law. Mr. Manuel is committed to the principle that well-advised clients are in the best position to craft a resolution of their disputes which best serves their needs. He is dedicated to promoting a process which will achieve a fair negotiated settlement.

That being said, having practiced in this area of the law for years, Mr. Manuel is also a realist who understands that not every issue of every case will be resolved through settlement.

Your advocate needs to be possessed of effective litigation skills to provide the highest quality of service for your matter. Mr. Manuel has zealously advocated for his clients in literally hundreds of family law trials over every conceivable issue, from custody to restraining orders to property division to support.

When you need an effective advocate for all aspects of your family law matter, the Law Offices of Kirk M Manuel and Katherine M. Conard Manuel should be your first call.

Katherine M. Conard Manuel grew up in New Jersey, not far from Philadelphia. After having her first child, she made the decision to go back to school to earn a degree in order to provide a good life for her family. Ms. Conard Manuel attended the University of Montana, in Missoula, Montana and received her Bachelor's degree in Communications Studies. She went on to get her Juris Doctorate at Gonzaga University School of Law in Spokane, Washington, in 2000.

Although she had never been to California, she thought it would be a good place to raise a family so she decided to take the California Bar Exam. Passing the exam, she randomly answered a few ads for employment and ended up in Redding, California, working at Berg & Associates, Inc. from 2001 through the end of 2010. There, she practiced both criminal defense and family law. For years she handled all family law and CPS cases in that firm, as well as preparing complex criminal cases for trial.

Upon opening her own practice in November 2010, she continued to handle CPS, family law, and criminal matters. She had a temporary public defender conflict contract from April 2011 through April 2012 wherein she represented criminal defendants charged with various felonies in cases where the public defender's office had a conflict with representation.

In August, 2011, Ms. Conard Manuel and her husband decided to become law partners, so she joined with Kirk Manuel, who had an already established successful law practice since 1991.

When not practicing law, Ms. Conard Manuel can be found riding her motorcycle, playing indoor soccer, gardening, or spending time with her family, including her many dogs.