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Stephen Manning


Stephen Manning ( is a partner at Immigrant Law Group PC and a 2015 Super Lawyer.  He is a member of the Amicus Committee for the American Immigration Lawyers Association on which he coordinates nationwide litigation strategies to advance the rights of immigrants and asylees. He has received many national and local awards for his work on behalf of immigrants and refugees including  the Jack Wasserman award for Excellence in Immigration Litigation, the Edith Lowenstein award for Excellence in Advancing the Practice of Immigration Law and the 2015 AILA Michael Maggio Pro Bono Award. As a member of the legal team at ILG, he received the Gerald R Robinson Award for Excellence in Litigation. He is the past Chair of the Oregon Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.  He is a consulting attorney for the Consulate of Mexico in Portland, Oregon.

He graduated cum laude with a law degree from Northwestern School of Law at Lewis and Clark College. He is an adjunct professor of immigration law at the law school.  He is an elected member of the Board of Governors for the American Immigration Lawyers Association, a recognized Super-Lawyer in immigration, and a member of the Board of Directors for Health Bridges International, a non-profit organization building medical infrastructure in developing countries. He is the founder of the Innovation Law Lab, a non-profit organization that builds capacity for immigration solo and small law firms. He served as an appointed commissioner for the Human Rights Commission for the City of Portland and as a member of the standing Community-Police Relations Committee of the Human Rights Commission.

Stephen represents immigrants and their families in all immigration matters. He has been tireless in his federal litigation efforts before the district courts and appeals courts. He also volunteers extensively in the community and enjoys tackling difficult cases. He has lectured widely on immigration issues and has been a frequent speaker on immigration and immigrant-related topics. Stephen believes in being direct and approachable. He encourages his clients to take a meaningful role in the preparation of their case – often thereby reducing costs. He believes that his well informed clients, acting with him as a partner in their own cases, should always make the final decisions in these most important matters.