Manning Russell

Born in Jackson, Mississippi, Manning was raised in Montgomery, Alabama. After graduating from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 2020, Manning moved to Birmingham and is grateful to call the city home. 
Manning’s legal practice routinely involves providing guidance on regulatory law and transactions, with an emphasis on nonprofit and healthcare matters. Manning joined Fortif in 2023 after practicing for several years with an international law firm that has a significant presence in the Southeast. He strives to help further Fortif’s mission of making Alabama a better place to live and work by providing his clients with efficient, detail-oriented, and creative ways in which to further advance, accomplish, and facilitate their goals.

“I strive to help my clients navigate through complex regulatory challenges, to empower them to achieve their goals, and to improve the world around them.”


  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., summa cum laude, 2020
  • Troy University, B.A. in History, 2017

Community Involvement

  • Member of Redeemer Community Church


  • Senior Articles Editor, Washington and Lee Law Review
  • Order of the Coif


  • Alabama

Lawyers on a mission.