Armina A. Manning Associate

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Armina focuses her practice on active litigation in complex civil matters. She has both defense and plaintiff’s side experience representing a variety of commercial clients in matters including insurance recovery, product liability, contract claims, antitrust, religious discrimination, and more. Prior to joining McGuireWoods, Armina clerked for the Honorable Catherine C. Eagles, District Judge for the Middle District of North Carolina.

Armina received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Virginia School of Law, where she also served as a Notes Editor of the Virginia Journal of International Law and litigated regularly within the UVA Honor system. She has clerked for the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia as well as the U.S. Attorney’s office for the District of Columbia, Fraud and Public Corruption Section. Before law school Armina worked in the Department of Justice, Consumer Protection Branch, supporting civil and criminal litigation. She has background in government investigations, civil enforcement actions, criminal prosecutions, civil and criminal discovery, and trial work. She also served as Director of the International Student Office at an independent school in Virginia, giving her hands-on experience with international student visa regulations.

As a first generation college graduate and lawyer, Armina finds it essential to represent less advantaged individuals in her pro bono practice.  In partnership with the Driver’s License Restoration Clinic, she has successfully combated debt-based license revocation by helping pro bono clients seek relief from fines so that they may pursue license restoration.


  • Obtained dismissal in favor of healthcare system in federal lawsuit alleging religious discrimination.
  • Achieved favorable settlement for a financial institution resulting in client being paid by plaintiff who brought federal lawsuit alleging contract and tort claims.
  • Representation of an international trade logistics company in cross-border investigation.
  • Representation of an agricultural products company in multi-district competition litigation.
  • Representation of an educational institution in multi-million-dollar insurance recovery litigation.
  • Representation of a consumer goods distributor in collection of related product liability private actions.