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Manotti L. Jenkins

Founder/Principal Attorney

Manotti is the Founder and Principal Attorney of the Law Offices of Manotti L. Jenkins, LTD., which is based in Chicago and has additional offices in Washington, DC and Upper Marlboro, MD. Manotti received his B.A. degree from Howard University and his J.D. from Indiana University-Bloomington, both of which he attended after growing up on Johns Island, S.C. and receiving his primary schooling in Charleston, S.C.

We founded our Firm to aid clients with intellectual property claims, commercial and civil litigation, commercial transactions, and  entertainment law. Our Firm fights tirelessly for our clients, ensuring that a strategic approach is presented to protect the rights of those we represent. Our 28+ years of experience give us insight into the best way to prepare and negotiate agreements, and we can often use this to our clients' advantage as we skillfully and proactively avoid disputes and time in court.

 Manotti L. Jenkins has been recognized by both his peers and a blue ribbon panel as an Illinois Super Lawyer for consecutive years. He has also been consecutively voted to Chambers USA as one of America's Best Lawyers for Business.

About the Firm

The Law Offices of Manotti L. Jenkins, LTD. was founded to aid clients in primarily commercial and civil disputes and transactions. The Firm focuses in the areas of: 

  1. Complex Commercial and Civil Litigation

  2. Intellectual Property and Entertainment

  3. Non-Profit, Small and Start-Up Businesses 

  4. General Counseling

  5. Severance Negotiations


As the head of the Firm, Manotti, who is a former partner in major U.S. corporate law firms, where he was a first-chair litigator and trial attorney, is a highly skilled and experienced trial lawyer. He has tried and prevailed in many cases before juries and judges.

The Firm operates through a network of senior lawyers nationally. The Firm’s lawyers have extensive courtroom, negotiating and settlement experience, as well as transactional expertise that can only come with many years of practice.

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