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Samuel Manella

Academic Degrees

BS, Finance, Driehaus College of Business, 1981
JD, College of Law at DePaul University, 19​85


Samuel Manella is a clinical professor who teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in business law, ethics, management and leadership. In 2005, Manella earned the Daniel Seiden Outstanding Adjunct Teaching Faculty of the Year Award. He has also taught graduate courses in the Czech Republic and Bahrain.

In addition to teaching, Manella manages his own private law practice Samuel J. Manella, P.C., focusing primarily on professional responsibility and attorney disciplinary law and procedures. He also delivers legal research and letters of opinion on ethical issues as well as expert testimony in attorney ethics matters. Prior to this role, Manella provided senior counsel on the Illinois Attorney Registration and Disciplinary Commission for the Supreme Court of Illinois. His responsibilities included staff supervision, training and development, and investigation and prosecution of professional misconduct before various boards.

A Double Demon, Manella graduated with honors from the Driehaus College of Business with a bachelors’ degree in finance and a Juris Doctor degree from the DePaul University College of Law.