Daniel W. Manning

Daniel W. Manning

Senior Counsel

Construction Attorney Daniel Manning

Daniel Manning is a detail-oriented litigator with a practice focusing on commercial, construction, and labor and employment litigation. He advocates for owners, general contractors, subcontractors, and suppliers in a variety of construction related matters including construction defects, delay and acceleration claims, contract negotiation and drafting, termination, mechanic’s liens, performance and payment bonds, breach of contract claims and payment disputes.

Formerly in-house counsel for an international equipment supplier and trench shoring company, his unique experience as general counsel and executive team member has given him a client-oriented legal style geared toward implementing creative theories, ideas, and solutions yielding efficient and successful results in a variety of high stakes and sophisticated matters.

Prior to joining Andrews Myers, Daniel was a partner with an Austin based firm that focused on construction litigation, labor and employment matters, and railroad defense.

Areas of Practice

  • Construction
  • Litigation

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Northern, Southern, Eastern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

Representative Experience

  • Ongoing representation of owners, general contractors, and subcontractors in complex construction disputes involving multiple stakeholders and claims in a variety of arbitration, state, and federal court proceedings
  • Acting general counsel for several Texas based mid-level contractors with multimillion-dollar revenues
  • Successfully drafted and argued dispositive motions in state and federal court
  • Successfully defended an out-of-state general contractor in a lawsuit brought by an owner for defective/deficient work related to the construction of a hotel resort
  • Defended a Texas based general contractor regarding the construction of a pool in the Texas Multi-District Litigation Panel which was settled favorably after a multi-party mediation
  • Successfully defended a subcontractor in a 20MM+ construction defect and delay claim involving a high-rise construction project
  • Represented a subcontractor in a payment and material escalation dispute with the general contractor


  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
    • J.D.  – 2011
  • Sam Houston State University, Huntsville, Texas
    • B.S. – 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas, Construction Law Section
  • Austin Bar Association, Construction Law Section
  • Construction Law Foundation of Texas
  • National Association of Railroad Trial Counsel