Emanuel L. McMiller



Emanuel (Manny) McMiller helps companies resolve and manage disputes in litigation, partnering with clients to achieve their goals and avoid disruption.

Commercial and Nonprofit Litigation

Manny represents a wide range of clients in breach of contract, product liability, tort and trade secrets, and statutory disputes. His substantial experience in depositions, witness interviews, factual and legal analysis, and motions practice has resulted in key wins and resolutions for clients.

UPMIFA / Institutional Funds

Manny advises nonprofit organizations on compliance with the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA) and, when necessary, guides clients through the process for modifying donor-restricted funds to more effectively achieve the intended charitable purposes.

Diversity & Inclusion and Firm Involvement

Manny is a member of the Faegre Drinker Black Associates Group steering committee, and he serves as the Indianapolis office’s co-lead for Faegre Drinker’s Diversity Collective. Manny is also heavily involved in the firm’s recruitment and pro bono efforts. Outside the firm, Manny is a scholarship committee member for the Emanuel McMiller Scholarship for Higher Education, a grant program dedicated in his name to strengthen the diversity pipeline to the legal profession and help unsupported or under-resourced students to be more competitive. He has also served as a mentor for LCLD’s 1L Mentoring Program.

Prior Experience

Manny spent two summers at the firm as a summer associate. During law school, Manny served as president of the Notre Dame Space Law Society, gaining insights into the various legal issues and concerns affecting the space and satellite industry.

Prior to law school, he served as a legal assistant with a personal injury firm in West Palm Beach, Florida.


Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Indiana
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida


Notre Dame Law School
J.D. (2019)

Williams College
B.A. in Political Science, Williams College Law Journal (senior editor) (2014)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives

Firm Blog Contributions

  • TCPA Blog — A resource providing breaking news and important insights about the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Indiana State Bar Association
  • Indianapolis Bar Association — Executive Committee for the Business Law Section, November 2021-present
  • Marion County Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar
  • Palm Beach County Bar Association
  • Notre Dame Lawyers Committee of Indianapolis

Civic Activities

  • Indianapolis Public Schools Foundation — Scholarship Selection Committee Member, March 2023-present
  • Marion County Election Board — Inspector Hotline Operator, June 2020-present
  • The Emanuel McMiller Scholarship for Higher Education — Scholarship Committee Member, March 2016-present

Firm Leadership

  • Faegre Drinker Diversity Collective — Indianapolis Office Co-lead, January 2021-present
  • Faegre Drinker Black Associates Group — Steering Committee, June 2021-present


  • Indiana Super Lawyers — Rising Stars, Business Litigation, 2023
  • The National Black Lawyers — Top 40 Under 40 (Indianapolis), 2022-23
  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020-22 
  • University of Notre Dame Law School The Victor Hedberg Presidential Law Fellowship, 2019
  • University of Notre Dame Law School The Jon E. Krupnick Award for Excellence in the Area of Trial Advocacy, 2019
  • University of Notre Dame Law School Moot Court Trial Team, 2017-19 
  • Faegre Baker Daniels Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2018
  • Faegre Baker Daniels Diversity & Inclusion Fellowship, 2018
  • Williams College The Cornelius Lansing Hays, Jr., Memorial Scholarship, 2014
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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