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

Commercial Litigation

Manny represents a wide range of commercial clients in breach of contract, tort and trade secrets disputes. He also defends product manufacturers in asbestos and related personal injury cases.

UPMIFA/Institutional Funds

Manny represents clients in actions involving trusts, estates and institutional funds. He also advises nonprofit organizations on compliance with the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (UPMIFA).

COVID-19 Pandemic Response

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Manny was a significant contributor to the Faegre Drinker Coronavirus Resource Center, coordinating a team of over 30 professionals tracking state and local government actions across the country.

Past Experience

Manny spent two summers at the firm as a summer associate. During law school, Manny also gained insight into the processes, decisions and legal issues that drive local government while serving as a legal extern with the City of South Bend Legal Department. Additionally, he served as President of the Notre Dame Space Law Society.

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

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

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

Civic Activities

  • Reach for Youth Teen Court — Volunteer Judge, October 2020 - 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


  • The National Black Lawyers – Top 40 Under 40 (Indiana), 2022 
  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2020-21 
  • 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
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