Frank-ManfrediAttorney Manfredi grew up in Connecticut and received his undergraduate degree from Fairfield University in 1973.  He graduated third in his class from Western New England College School of Law in 1976.  After spending several years on active duty in the United States Navy Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps, Attorney Manfredi settled in Norwich and has been in civil practice here since 1983.  Attorney Manfredi spent 20 more years in the Naval Reserve and retired as Captain in 2004.  He is knowledgeable and experienced in military and veteran’s affairs, including court-martials and administrative proceedings.

Attorney Manfredi’s civil practice has focused on personal injury and civil litigation of all sorts including wrongful death claims, commercial and real estate disputes.  He has handled hundreds of accident claims, including motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, as well as medical malpractice and product liability claims resulting in millions of dollars of recoveries over the years. Attorney Manfredi, also has an active criminal and real estate practice.

Besides his law practice, Attorney Manfredi serves as a Judge on the Mohegan Gaming Disputes Court and Mohegan Tribal Court.   He serves his community as a member of the Commission on the City Plan, and as a volunteer firefighter and emergency medical responder with the Yantic Fire Engine Company.

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Phone: 860-887-1695 (Extension 116)


State of Connecticut: Admitted:  October 5, 1976

United States District Court; District of Connecticut: Admitted:  December 6, 1976



Juris Doctor: 
Western New England School of Law, May 23, 1976; graduated cum laude; class rank 3 of 142; authored and edited case comments for publication in Western New England College School of Law, Case Commentary; Student Bar Association Representative.

Bachelor of Science:
Fairfield University, May, 1973; degree awarded in Business Administration; major: marketing.


1976 – 1977 Associate in General Practice

1978 – 1983 U.S. Navy – Active Duty Judge Advocate Generals Corps; served as primary legal adviser to Commanding Officer, Naval Air Station, Brunswick Maine; Chief Trial Counsel and Chief Defense Counsel, Naval Legal Service Office Detachment, Groton; Executive Officer, Naval Legal Service Office, Groton.

1983 – 1987 Associate in General Practice of Cotter & Greenfield, P.C.; personal injury and general litigation.

1987 – Present Partner in General Practice, Cotter, Greenfield, Manfredi Lenes, P.C.; personal injury and general and commercial litigation;
1985 – 2012 Town Attorney, Town of Preston; Represent Preston Housing Authority

1993 – Present Court Appointed Attorney Trial Referee, Fact- Finder and Arbitrator



  • Board Member of Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Southeastern Connecticut
  • Vice President of the Norwich-Quinebaug Cancer Society
  • Legal Counsel and Board of Directors of the Eastern Connecticut Chamber of Commerce
  • Board of Trustees, Eastern Connecticut Community Foundation
  • Alternate  member, Norwich Commission on the City Plan
  • Reader for CRIS Radio
  • Norwich Personnel and Pension Board
  • Vice Chairman, Norwich Democratic Town Committee
  • Secretary with the Yantic Volunteer Fire Engine Company


  • Yantic Volunteer Firefighter
  • Vice President, Norwich Italian Heritage Cultural Committee
  • Chairman, Norwich Democratic Town Committee
  • Regular member, Norwich Commission on the City Plan