Jason T. Manning

Partner & Chair, Litigation Practice Group  |  View Latest Posts



Contact/Location
Office: Arlington Heights
jmanning@hlerk.com
847-670-9000 (office)
847-670-7334‬ (fax)

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EDUCATION
Hamline University, B.A., Economics & Political Science, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1999

Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D., Highest Honors, 2006

  • Order of the Coif, 2006

  • Chicago-Kent Law Review, Executive Articles Editor

  • West Publishing Award, Highest G.P.A. in 1L Class

  • Extern, Honorable Amy J. St. Eve, U.S. District Court for the Northern District and U.S. Commodities Futures Trading Commission

Partner Jason Manning is a member of the firm’s Management Committee and Chair of the firm’s Litigation Practice Group. He concentrates his practice in the areas of board and corporate governance, internal and governmental investigations, and litigation at the trial, appellate, federal, state, and administrative levels. He guides school boards and municipalities in navigating often complex laws and regulations including Title IX, TIF, FOIA, and the Open Meetings Act. In addition, Jason has experience successfully litigating fast-paced TROs and injunctions in both state and federal court.

Whether for general counsel or litigation, clients turn to Jason for their most challenging legal issues. With experience representing Fortune 500 companies in a wide range of high-stakes legal matters, Jason brings a unique perspective and skillset to help his clients achieve their goals and obtain favorable results on a broad array of labor and employment, corporate, financial, and litigation matters.

Jason has obtained multiple victories for pro bono clients including overturning a death penalty sentence for a client in Mississippi, a favorable settlement for student victims of a hate crime at university, and political asylum for a student activist from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Prior to joining Hodges Loizzi, Jason spent over nine years handling complex litigation and government enforcement matters at a large law firm representing clients in a diverse range of industries including financial, publishing, and manufacturing.

In his spare time Jason enjoys running, golf, barbecuing, traveling, and spending time at the lake with his wife and three children.

Jason is admitted to:

  • Illinois Supreme Court

  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Trial Bar

  • U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois

  • U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

  • Pro Hac Vice admission for specific matters in New York, Massachusetts, and Mississippi, as well as federal courts in New York, California, Arizona, and Colorado.





  • Educational Assistance Ltd. (EALgreen), Director, 2015 – Present

    • Vice Chair, Board of Directors, 2020 – Present

    • Chair, Governance Committee, 2020 – Present



  • American Bar Association, Member, 2020 – Present

  • DuPage County Bar Association, Member, 2018 – Present

  • National Council of School Attorneys, Member, 2016 – Present

  • Illinois Council of School Attorneys, Member, 2016 – Present

  • Kane County Bar Association, Member, 2006 – Present



  • Glen Ellyn Park District, Volunteer Youth Baseball and Basketball Coach, 2017 – Present



  • Leading Lawyers Network, 2019 – Present

  • Leading Lawyers Network, Emerging Lawyers, 2016 – 2017

  • Illinois Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, 2013 – 2016

  • CALI Award, Trial Advocacy II, 2006

  • CALI Award, Complex Litigation, 2006

  • CALI Award, Consumer Health Law, 2006

  • CALI Award, Professional Responsibility, 2006



  • The Biden Administration: What’s Next for K-12 Schools, Webinar, 2020

  • Injunctions as a Tool During Labor Disputes, CCSD No. 15 v. ESPA, Presentation of Case Study, Illinois Council of School Attorneys, 2017