Member Profile: Paula K. Manis

Paula K. Manis
Loomis Ewert Parsley Davis & Gotting, PC
2400 Lake Lansing Road
Suite E
Lansing, MI 48912
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Tel: 517 485 0400
Fax: (517) 485-5878

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Early Neutral Evaluation; Med-Arb; Fact Finding; ADR Training/CME


Calendar Last Updated: 19 Oct 16

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Paula K. Manis has substantive case experience in the following areas...

Banking & Finance
Business Dissolution
Civil Rights
Community Associations
Contract Disputes
Debt Collections
Elder Abuse
Energy Sector (Oil, Gas)
Family Businesses
Legal Malpractice
Local Govt./Municipalities
Medical Devices
Medical Malpractice
Mortgage Foreclosure
Non-profit Organizations
Nursing Homes
Personal Injury
Premises Liability
Professional Fees
Professional Liability
Professional Malpractice
Professional Negligence
Property Damage
Public Policy
Real Estate
Sexual Harassment
Shareholder Disputes
Title Disputes
Trusts / Estates
Unfair Competition
Wrongful Death



For over 30 years, Paula K. Manis, has successfully and continuously maintained a diverse oil and gas practice. Starting out as a field landman for Amoco in Michigan, Ms. Manis has worked within and on the side of the oil and gas industry her entire legal career.

Paula has conducted over 1,000 mediations and facilitations, including public policy facilitations, since 2002. She has conducted mediations in Michigan and New York, involving all types of civil matters including, but not limited to, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, no-fault, probate matters, discrimination, Federal crop insurance and has served on arbitration panels in Michigan and New York. She has participated in hundreds of hours of advanced mediation training, including 40 hours of training at the Strauss Institute at Pepperdine Law School. She has given several presentations on mediation matters. She is a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Section and a former member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Council (former chair of the Government Task Force). Ms. Manis is a volunteer mediator for the Dispute Resolution Center of Central Michigan (former board member and president), and is an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. She was formerly a part of a mediation training team at Cooley Law School and MSU College of Law.

She was awarded with Lansing Lawyer of the Year for 2016 for Arbitration; Lansing Lawyer of the Year for 2014 for Mediation; and was selected as one of the Best Lawyers of America for Alternative Dispute Resolution in 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013; and was selected as one of the Best Lawyers of American for Mediation and Arbitration in 2014, 2015 and 2016. Ms. Manis was also awarded with the ‘Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers of 2013′ by LexisNexis and Martindale Hubbell. This award is exclusive to women lawyers who have achieved the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards.


  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, Juris Doctorate, 1979
  • Michigan State University, Post-Graduate Studies, 1975
  • Michigan State University, B.A. Social Science Multi-Discipline Program, 1973      

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Hearing Panelist for the State of Michigan Attorney Discipline Board
  • Member, State Bar of Michigan
    - Former Chair of Oil, Gas & Natural Resources Committe of the Real Property Section
    - Member of the Environmental Law Section
    - Member of the Alternate Dispute Resolution Section
    - Former Member of the Alternate Dispute Resolution Council
    - Former Chair of the ADR Council Government Task Force subcommittee
  • Member, State Bar of Ohio
  • Member, State Bar of Illinois
  • Member, Ingham County Bar Association
  • Member, Michigan Oil & Gas Association (1981 – Present)
  • Member, Ohio Oil and Gas Association
  • Board Member, Dispute Resolution Center of Central Michigan, (2001 – 2010)
  • Co-President, Dispute Resolution Center of Central Michigan (2005 – 2006)
  • Neutral on the roster of the American Arbitration Association (2006 – Present)
  • Member of the Ingham County Circuit Court ADR Oversight Committee (2003 – Present)


$295.00 an hour for mediation $350.00 an hour for med-arb $400.00 an hour for arbitration Only 1 hour total travel time will be charged to locations within 90 miles.
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