Audrey Truong-La Manito

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Associate
Location:
Houston, Texas
Phone:
281-407-8271
800-509-2335 (Toll free)
Fax:
713-221-6806
Email:

Mrs. Manito represents both plaintiffs and defendants in multiple areas of state and federal law, on the trial and appellate levels.

Prior to being admitted to the Texas Bar, Mrs. Manito graduated magna cum laude from Houston Baptist University with double majors in Business and Journalism. After working for the New York Times Company as a journalist, Mrs. Manito earned her Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law in Houston, Texas. While at South Texas, Mrs. Manito wrote for the Corporate Counsel Review; studied International Human and Humanitarian Rights Law at the National University of Ireland in Galway, Ireland; and competed in numerous moot court competitions, winning best brief awards in each competition. She graduated from South Texas in 2011 and was admitted to the Texas Bar that same year and to the Southern District of Texas the following year.

Mrs. Manito is fluent in Vietnamese and is a regular guest on the Youth & Social Issues program on 900AM Houston Radio Saigon. She also serves as a board member for two nonprofit organizations: Voice to the Nations Foundation, a humanitarian organization with international outreach efforts, and Elijah Rising, a local organization fighting human and sex trafficking in Houston and abroad. She and her husband also serve as musicians, teachers and leaders at their local church.

Mrs. Manito is currently a member of the State Bar of Texas, Asian American Bar Association, and Texas Young Lawyers Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Deceptive Trade Practices
  • Unfair Competition
  • Employment Contracts -- Employer
  • Employment Discrimination -- Employer
  • Copyrights
  • Trade Secrets
  • Complex Litigation
  • Federal Trial Practice
  • Contracts
  • Uniform Commercial Code
  • Warranties
  • Wage & Hour Laws -- Employer
  • Art
  • Entertainment
  • State Appellate Practice
  • State Trial Practice
  • Defamation & Privacy -- Plaintiff
  • Bad Faith
  • Mortgages & Foreclosures

Litigation Percentage

  • 90% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Texas, 2011
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 2012

Education

  • South Texas College of Law, Houston, Texas
    • J.D. - 2011
    • Honors: Association Editor of Corporate Counsel Review
    • Honors: Dean's Honor List
    • Honors: Moot court participant, Awarded three Best Brief and One Best Oralist Award
  • Houston Baptist University, Houston, Texas
    • B.A.magna cum laude - 2007
    • Honors: Dean's Honor List
    • Honors: Editor in Chief of Student Newspaper
    • Major: Business & Mass Communications (Journalism)

Published Works

  • Shifting the Burden from the Innocent Party to the Spoliating Party, 28 Corp. Couns. Rev. 297, Issue 2, 2009
  • Two-fer: Find Primary Violator to Find Control Person Liability, 29 Corp. Couns. Rev. 158, Issue 2, 2010

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Elijah Rising, Board Member; VP & Secretary, 2012 - 2013
  • Voice to the Nations Foundation, Board Member, 2011 - 2013

Past Employment Positions

  • Manito Law Firm, PLLC, Owner/Partner, 2012 - 2013
  • The New York Times Company, Freelance Journalist, 2007 - 2008

Languages

  • Vietnamese