Richard L. Manilla joined Friday & Cox in 2018 and concentrates his practice in the
areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, and workers’ compensation.
As a native of Western Pennsylvania, Rick grew up in Hermitage, Pennsylvania. He
graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 2011, with degrees in political science
and history. He then attended Ohio Northern University – Pettit College of Law and
graduated in 2014. Rick was an associate member and competitor of the Ohio
Northern’s Moot Court team. In his third year, he served as an associate justice who
coached the school’s team that competed in the Philip C. Jessup International Law
Moot Court Competition. He received a CALI Award of Excellence in Complex Litigation
and, upon graduating, earned a Pettit College of Law Civil Litigation Certificate.
While in law school, Rick interned as a judicial clerk for the Honorable Gregory L. Frost
of the Southern District Court of Ohio, US District Court in Columbus, Ohio. He was
granted a temporary license to practice law by the Ohio Supreme Court and
represented indigent clients in domestic relation matters at the Ohio Northern University
Legal Clinic and also represented the Hardin County Department of Job and Family
services by interning at the Hardin County Prosecutor’s Office in Kenton, Ohio.
Once he obtained his license to practice law, Rick focused on representing injured
plaintiffs within the Pittsburgh Area in cases involving defective products, construction
site accidents, electrical wire injuries, and motor vehicle accidents.
Rick resides in the Bloomfield neighborhood of Pittsburgh with his wife, Hannah, and
their English bulldog, Vitola. He is a member of the Allegheny County Bar Association.
Areas of Practice:
U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania, 2014
Ohio Northern University – Pettit College of Law, 2014
University of Pittsburgh, 2011
Degrees: B.A. – Political Science and B.A. – History
Professional Associations and Memberships:
Pennsylvania Bar Association, Member
Allegheny Bar Association, Member