Rob Manly is a litigation attorney with an active trial practice handling a wide variety of disputes throughout North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. Rob's areas of concentration include personal injury claims, trust and estate litigation, contract disputes and agricultural-related litigation.

Rob has been with the law firm since 2001, and currently serves as the firm's President. He served as chair of the firm's recruiting committee from 2007 to 2015. He gained substantial trial experience as a criminal prosecutor prior to joining the firm. During his time with Vogel, Rob has handled numerous trials to successful conclusion, and more than a dozen appeals before the North Dakota Supreme Court and the Minnesota Court of Appeals.

A native of New Rockford, North Dakota, Rob resides in Fargo with his wife Julie and three children. He is a graduate of Dartmouth College and the University of North Dakota School of Law. Rob is active in his community, coaching and serving on a board promoting youth basketball in north Fargo, and has been on the Board of Directors for Legal Services of North Dakota (a non-profit entity providing legal services to the indigent) since 1999. 

Practice Areas

Personal Injury and Wrongful Death

Estate Planning and Probate Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Products Liability

Honors and Distinctions

Listed as a Leading North Dakota General Commercial Litigation attorney by Chambers USA (2017)

AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated from Martindale-Hubbell

Benchmark Litigation, Rising Star (2013-2015)

Great Plains Super Lawyers®, Thomson/Reuters (2016)

Admitted To Practice

North Dakota, 1997

Minnesota, 1998

U.S. District Court, District Court of North Dakota, 1998

U.S. District Court, District of Minnesota, 2005

Memberships

Cass County Bar Association

Clay County Bar Association

North Dakota State Bar Association

Minnesota State Bar Association

Representative Matters & Published Cases

Pegg v. Kohn, 861 N.W.2d 764 (N.D. 2015)

Oakland v. Bowman, 840 N.W.2d 88 (N.D.2013)

Hill v. Lindner, 769 N.W.2d 427 (N.D. 2009)

Schossow v. First Nat. Ins. Co. of America, 730 N.W.2d 556 (Minn.Ct.App.2007)

Publications

Criminal Procedure- Evidence:  Defining the Exclusionary Rule in the Information Age, 72 North Dakota Law Review, Vol. 1 (1996).