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 journey led him to Fortif in 2023, following years of practice with a distinguished international law firm.

Renowned for his efficiency, meticulous attention to detail, and innovative approaches, Manning is dedicated to providing his clients with tailored strategies to propel, achieve, and streamline their objectives. Manning’s legal practice regularly involves providing advice regarding regulatory, transactional, and grant compliance issues, with a specialized emphasis on nonprofits and healthcare entities.

“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

  • Redeemer Community Church, Member


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


  • Alabama

Lawyers on a mission.