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Manuel Corrales

Manuel Corrales, Jr., is has been practicing law in California since 1985, specializing in employment litigation, civil trial litigation and appellate work. Soon after graduating from Brigham Young University Law School, Mr. Corrales clerked for the Hon. H. Vern Payne, Chief Justice of the New Mexico Supreme Court. Early in his career, Mr. Corrales worked for two well-established insurance defense law firms in San Diego County, and thereafter worked with a law firm specializing in representing plaintiffs in civil lawsuits. Over the years, Mr. Corrales has had over 75 jury and non-jury trials. He has successfully handled to conclusion complex cases involving catastrophic injuries, employment litigation, product defects, commercial business disputes, and wildfire litigation. He presently handles disputes involving Indian law and related litigation, and represents a federally-recognized Indian tribe in California as its sole attorney. He has also successfully obtained numerous reversals on appeal for his clients in connection with his appellate work. Mr. Corrales was honorably discharged from the U.S. Air Force, after serving four years active duty prior to college.

Mr. Corrales holds a 2nd Degree Black Belt in Tang Soo Do martial arts, and currently trains intensively in martial arts and kickboxing and is a 2nd Degree Black Belt Instructor.

My Practice areas of Expertise

  • Employment litigation
  • General civil trial litigation
  • Civil appellate work
  • Federal Indian law


  • State Bar of California (Admitted 1985)
  • State Bar of New Mexico (Admitted 1986)
  • State Bar of Utah (Admitted 1982)
  • Intertribal Court of Southern California
  • 9th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • U.S. Supreme Court (Admitted 1986)


  • J.D., Brigham Young University Law School, 1982
  • B.A., English, Brigham Young University, 1979

Contact Info:

Phone: 858-521-0634

Email: mannycorrales@yahoo.com

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