Vicki J. Maniatis


Vicki J. Maniatis is a Partner at Milberg, performing all levels of bellwether trial case-specific work-up while serving as one of the firm’s Dangerous Drugs & Devices Practice Leaders. Ms. Maniatis works on behalf of numerous municipal clients nationwide and has served as a practice leader in the firm’s Environmental and Toxic Torts department. She also works on behalf of the firm’s municipal clients in a variety of matters.

Ms. Maniatis graduated with a B.A. from the Pennsylvania State University in 1990 and a J.D. from Hofstra University School of Law in 1993. After several years of practicing as a defense lawyer, she switched to the plaintiffs’ side of mass tort cases, focusing on cases involving pharmaceuticals and medical devices for over twenty years. She has been appointed by State and Federal Judges to serve as lead counsel and on numerous Plaintiffs’ steering committees, including fee committees.

Ms. Maniatis is an international invited lecturer and moderator on a wide variety of pharmaceutical and mass tort cases including Opioids, Trans Vaginal Mesh, Fosamax, Ortho Evra, Risperdal, Propecia, Avandia, Onglyza, as well as several medical devices. She has also published several articles on topics covering pharmaceuticals and vaccines.

Over her successful career, Ms. Maniatis has been recognized as a Top Attorney of the NY Metro Area and Top Woman Attorney in the NY Metro Area (2013 to date). She serves as a founding member of Mass Tort Med School, an annual medical seminar for Plaintiffs’ attorneys that offers numerous physician speakers and cutting-edge medical issues. She previously served as a committee co-chair for the Women En Mass group.

Ms. Maniatis is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania.

Outside the office, Ms. Maniatis is an active runner and triathlete having completed marathons, half and full Ironman races, culminating with completing the Ironman Mont-Tremblant 140.6. She serves as an Advisory Council Member to the Academy for Biotechnology of the Morris County Vocational School District & Mountain Lakes HS, in Mountain Lakes, NJ where she spends her free time cheering on her son’s baseball team.


  • J.D., Hofstra University School, 1993
  • B.A., Pennsylvania State University, 1990

Bar Admissions

  • State of New York, 1994
  • State of New Jersey, 1994
  • State of Pennsylvania, 2021


  • NY Metro Area, Top Attorney & Top Woman Attorney

Professional Activities

  • American Association for Justice (AAJ)
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association (NYSTLA)
  • Mass Tort Med School, Founding Member
  • Academy for Biotechnology of the Morris County Vocational School District & Mountain Lakes HS, Advisory Council Member