Jacob A. Manning


Jacob advises board of education clients on a variety of matters related to education law. He drafts and reviews contracts, drafts policies, and handles a variety of special education issues and due process matters. Jacob is versed in Title IX and has conducted investigations and assisted both Title IX coordinators and decision-makers with their roles. He frequently answers questions on a variety of education topics and presents on topics including the Open Governmental Proceedings Act, FERPA, Title IX, special education, and student discipline among other matters.

Outside of his education law practice, Jacob drafts and reviews contracts for domestic and cross-border clients. As a representative to the UN Commission on International Trade Law he has negotiated cross-border transactions and litigated a variety of disputes.


  • George Mason University School of Law  (J.D., 2004)
    • National Moot Court Competition, Region IV, First Place Team, Best Oral Advocate and Best Brief (2003)
    • National Moot Court Competition, octofinalist, final rounds (2004)
  • University of Notre Dame  (B.A., 2001)

Bar Admissions

  • West Virginia
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio


  • Documentary Credit World, scam survey editor
  • West Virginia University School of Law, Appellate Advocacy, adjunct lecturer
  • United Nations Commission on International Trade Law, group of experts meetings on commercial fraud
  • Greater Wheeling Coalition for the Homeless, president, Board of Directors
  • West Virginia District Export Council
  • Task Force on Model ISP98 Governmentally Mandated Standbys, co-chair
  • HOH Share, Inc., Board of Directors
  • Catholic Charities Neighborhood Center Advisory Council
  • Leadership West Virginia, Class of 2016


  • Generation Next 40 Under 40 by The State Journal (2011)
  • West Virginia Rising Stars® 
  • Export Compliance Professional - EAR (ECoP®)