Prior to joining the Law Offices of Brian D. Witzer, Michael Manapol practiced in the area of complex civil litigation, working on consumer class actions and intellectual property matters. He is a graduate of Southwestern Law School where he was the recipient of many prestigious, merit based scholarships. During his final semester of law school, Mr. Manapol served as a Judicial Extern to the Hon. Terry J. Hatter of the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
While in law school, Mr. Manapol served on the staff of the Southwestern Journal of International Law and was a member of the Southwestern Moot Court Honors Program. Mr. Manapol also has an entertainment law background, having worked for Mandate Pictures, Sony Pictures Television, and New Line Cinema prior to and during law school.
Mr. Manapol received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, graduating with a B.A. in English. He is admitted to the California Bar and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.