Kyle G. Manikas began his legal career practicing litigation in New York, New York and Washington, D.C. defending individuals and large corporations during the corporate scandals that began surfacing in 2001. The large, international firm that Mr. Manikas was with was retained as lead counsel for Enron, Global Crossing, WorldCom, and other corporations after those companies found themselves at the center of allegations of fraud, corruption, and unethical behavior. Mr. Manikas also defended major international and national corporations involved in personal injury litigation.
After representing some of the largest companies in the United States and their executives in high profile matters, Mr. Manikas accepted a position as a prosecutor in Northern Virginia. As a prosecutor in one of the largest and busiest jurisdiction in Virginia and Metropolitan Washington, D.C. , Mr. Manikas handled over 900 felony cases ranging from white collar offenses, involving embezzlement and other forms of fraud and theft, to the most serious of crimes, including murder, aggravated malicious wounding, bank robbery, and drug distribution. Mr. Manikas also handled thousands of DWI, reckless driving, and other motor vehicle offenses.
Mr. Manikas subsequently re-entered private practice and founded Manikas Law LLC. Utilizing the wealth of knowledge and experience obtained as a prosecutor, and the legal crisis management skills Mr. Manikas developed defending large corporations in criminal and personal injury matters, Mr. Manikas represents clients with the judgment and steady hand required in criminal and civil litigation. Over the course of his career, Mr. Manikas has had the opportunity to litigate hundreds of trials.
Mr. Manikas also served as legal counsel to the Fairfax County Police Association and the approximately 1400 active and retired police officers that are members of that organization. Mr. Manikas responded to numerous use of force incidents to provide legal counsel to involved officers and advised the board of directors on various legal matters.
Mr. Manikas has repeatedly been named to SuperLawyers, has a perfect 10.0 “Superb” rating with AVVO, and is Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell, the oldest and most respected rating system for lawyers. Martindale-Hubbell ratings are anonymous and are completed by judges and other lawyers in an attorney’s geographic area that Martindale-Hubbell secretly selects. Mr. Manikas received a perfect 5.0 out of 5.0 rating from the judges that rated him. Martindale-Hubbell states that its AV® Peer Review Rating “shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence . . . and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity.” Kyle has also received awards from Virginia’s Top Rated Lawyers and America's Most Honored Professionals Top 1%.