Manu is a graduate of Walsh Jesuit High School in Akron, Ohio, The Ohio State University, and the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He is admitted to practice law in the state of Ohio and the United States District Court, Northern District of Ohio.
Formerly with Dworken & Bernstein in Cleveland and Painesville, and the Law Offices of Joyce E. Barrett in Cleveland, Manu has practiced in Northeast Ohio courts for 10 years exclusively focused in the areas of domestic relations, and family and juvenile law. He is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association, Cuyahoga County Bar Association (Family Law Committee), Lake County Bar Association (Family Law Committee, Bar Admission Committee, and Grievance Committee).
In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Raj is a family law mediator and is trained in both collaborative practice and principled negotiation methods of alternate dispute resolution. Mr. Raj is a founding member and past President (2004) of The Center for Principled Family Advocacy, a Life Member of the Who’s Who of Distinguished Lawyers of America, and in 2005, 2006 and 2009 was selected by his peers as a Super Lawyer of Ohio, Rising Star. In 2010, Manu became one of the original members of the Cleveland Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
Mr. Raj has been an active presenter at seminars on all topics related to domestic relations and juvenile law in Ohio, as well as being a national speaker and trainer in collaborative law. From 2006-2008, Mr. Raj served on the Board of Directors of the Cleveland Public Theatre.