Attorneys » Steven L. Manchel, Shareholder

Steven L. ManchelMr. Manchel possesses the highest possible attorney rating and has extensive national experience in recruiting matters, broker-dealer litigation, securities litigation, and complex civil litigation.

In the employee departure arena, Steven has handled and continues to handle matters ranging from single employee transitions to the types of retention and attraction issues arising from mergers and acquisitions involving Fortune 500 Corporations. Steven also has a long history of representing broker-dealers, insurance companies and financial advisors and agents in customer complaint cases.

Steven is a member of the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and also received an AV Peer Review Rating by Martindale Hubbell. An AV Peer Review Rating reflects the fact that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity. For every year since 2005, Steven has been named a Massachusetts Super Lawyer by Boston Magazine and Law & Politics.

Before forming Manchel & Brennan, P.C., Steven was a partner in the Litigation Department of Choate, Hall & Stewart. After graduating from law school, he clerked at the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.


J.D. Washington University School of Law, Order of Barristers, Phi Beta Kappa, 1986
B.A., University of Vermont, 1983, with honors

Bar Admissions


Court Admissions

U.S. District Court, District Court of Massachusetts; U. S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit

Honors & Distinctions

2005-present, selected for inclusion in Massachusetts Super Lawyers by Boston Magazine and New England Super Lawyers Magazine