Personal Injury | Nursing Home Abuse Lawyers
Charleston, WV and Columbus, OH


What clients say about Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC

Testimonial for Charleston Personal Injury LawyerOur personal injury attorneys were all born and raised in West Virginia. It's where we chose to raise our families, put down roots, and establish our law practice. This area is our home. When someone in West Virginia or Central Ohio is injured because of the negligence of another, we take that personally. And we want to help.

We know how an injury can affect you and your family. And we are focused on recovering fair compensation for your accident. We help you navigate the legal process every step of the way with honesty and compassion. You'll work directly face-to-face with one of our attorneys from day one, and encourage you to call us anytime if you have questions.

Our firm has obtained many favorable outcomes through negotiated settlements and court verdicts. Read what other clients have to say about their experience with us. Then contact Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC for a free consultation with one of our lawyers. We'll go over your options and answer any questions you have.

Comments from our clients

"Words can’t express how vital and kind your help was a few months ago in some of the hardest few weeks of my life. Your tremendous help truly made the difference. Your kindness and care truly made all the difference. You were my guardian angel. You are one of those golden gems of a person who keeps my faith in humanity alive. I’ll always be so grateful.”

-Kristen P.   5 Star Review graphic

"Excellent communication and service they went above and beyond staying on top of my case informing me of all changes. If I ever need their services again I will definitely return."

-Tinika G.   5 Star Review graphic

"Could not have asked for better representation! Bernard Layne III is an amazing lawyer. He has a true passion for his job. Highly recommend him and his staff. Kim... A special thank you for all your help over the years. I feel you went above and beyond and I just want to express my appreciation."

-Michelle B.   5 Star Review graphic

"I could not be more grateful for the advocacy, care and consideration I experienced when working with Attorney Jon Mani and Paralegal Karla Hermansdorfer after my car accident."

-Susan S.   5 Star Review graphic

"Mani Ellis & Layne is the best! I had Mani for my lawyer in a few cases he did an amazing job. He was always available to speak with me at any time. I highly recommend him. or anyone in the firm. If you need a great friendly lawyer then Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC is the way to go."

-Laura R.   5 Star Review graphic

"I am grateful to be working with patient and dedicated professionals during a difficult time. So far, I recommend them."

-Jen K.   5 Star Review graphic

"Very good law firm, they can help in any accidents case you may have, I will highly recommend them."

-Rhoda T.   5 Star Review graphic

“BRAVO to the team at Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC! While your legal expertise and high level of professionalism are obviously impressive, it is the sincere care and concern for your clients well being, well beyond any case, that I most admire, appreciate and respect. You are valued partners and Columbus is excited to welcome you as our community advocates!”

-Stephanie G.   5 Star Review graphic

“This law firm is honest, knowledgeable and prompt in helping me with several legal problems and issues I have had over the years. I highly recommend this firm.”

-Patty P.   5 Star Review graphic

“They helped me after my car got totaled and got me more money back than I expected. They were very helpful and I would definitely choose them again.”

-Brian H.   5 Star Review graphic

“My experience with Mani, Ellis and Layne has been extremely positive. This group is extremely professional yet they demonstrated deep, personal concern for my needs. Bernie Layne in particular is a high character, very intelligent attorney that knows how to problem solve and get the job done. Great group.”

-Justin K.   5 Star Review graphic

“Mani Ellis & Layne, if you haven't hired this law firm yet, you're doing it wrong. After my auto accident I had broken bones torn ligaments and other injuries. I had to manage doctor's appointments, physical therapy and surgical consult visits constantly. The one thing I didn't have to worry about was my legal case. Mani Ellis & Layne took care of all of it and kept me up to date constantly. I never felt at any time that their top priority was anything other than what was best for me and my family. Kim is who we worked with the majority of the time and I cannot find enough kind words to say about her. She is truly a fantastic person! Mani Ellis & Layne has not only earned a lifetime client, they have earned my trust.”

-Lee A.   5 Star Review graphic

"I have used Mani Ellis & Layne several times for various needs and have never been disappointed. They take their slogan “it’s not just business. It’s personal” to the next level and actually take time to get to know you and your needs/case. They show compassion and you truly do not feel like “just another client.” Through the years, my client/attorney relationship has turned into a great friendship with Jon, and I will continue to use their firm as needed. I would not hesitate to recommend him, his fellow partners, or his staff to anyone. They are all exemplary humans who go above and beyond, always exceeding your expectations. The world could use more people like them."

-Monica T.   5 Star Review graphic

"My experience with Jon Mani of Mani Ellis and Layne, PPLC was one of excellence. Mr Mani was very professional! He was friendly, kind and easy to communicate with. His consideration for my being comfortable and relaxed was indeed a great help. His office kept me well informed on the progress being made with my lawsuit at the closing of my case. I felt like I not only had an excellent lawyer, but also had made a good friend."

-Judith J.   5 Star Review graphic

“Everyone at Mani Ellis & Layne provided excellent service. Through this whole difficult process, they have been caring, professional and helpful. Could not have had a better experience under these unfortunate circumstances.”

-Jeffrey H.   5 Star Review graphic

“Bernie Layne and Kim Good are excellent to work with. They always answer our phone calls and come to meet with us; always customer friendly. They are more like family to us than legal representative. We recommend them highly. We will always do any legal matters with them.”  

-Bobby and Janet H.   5 Star Review graphic

“As a previous client, my experience with Jonathan R. Mani (Mani Ellis & Layne) was pleasant, and everyone in the office was very courteous and pleasant. I will use their services again if need and will recommend others. I thank Jonathan R. Mani and Kimberly Good for the great service they provided me.” 

-Edward R.   5 Star Review graphic

“My experience was an exceptional one. Even when things seemed to move slow at times, you kept me well informed and explained things out to me so that I could understand. You not only represented my family on a professional level, but also treated us like family.” 

-J.R. and Melissa C.   5 Star Review graphic  

“I cannot say enough good things about this firm. I was made to feel comfortable from the first visit. They kept in touch with me and updated me during this process. I would highly recommend this firm. I felt that they cared about me.” 

-Nancy P.   5 Star Review graphic 

“I have used Mr. Layne for the past 15 years as my attorney for different cases. I have always been treated with the utmost respect. He and his staff give 100 percent when taking a case. Thank you very much for your service.” 

-Tina S.   5 Star Review graphic 

"Several years ago my daughter Cheyenne Hise was killed. She was 12 years old. I was devastated and completely lost. I made one phone call that was answered in about 5 minutes. I had a personal meeting in public because I was fearful they wouldn't be the people to help me. Today every single one of them could come to my house for supper or holidays. An excellent, intelligent, motivated staff. I cannot express how gently they dealt with a mother who has just lost her child, while being fierce and determined to get some kind of justice. They are honest and have integrity. I always knew what was going on because I was allowed to be part of the team. If you are going to fight for something what could be better than a winning team? This law firm is the best, you will not find anyone who will work as hard, sacrifice as much and get the results you need. #1."

-Sandi Bostic Leuellen   5 Star Review graphic

"Great attorneys and great people! They really care about their clients and what they do!"

-Justin Lee   5 Star Review graphic

"Damon Ellis is a really good attorney who really does take his work personal. My family and I were really pleased with his hard work and dedication."

-Shayne Woodall   5 Star Review graphic

"John Mani has been a Godsend along with Ryan. I don't know what I would've done without them. They really fight for their clients rights!"

-Jamie Clay   5 Star Review graphic

"Best attorneys there are... they care about people and dedicated to doing their best."

-Jennifer Elizabeth Pringle   5 Star Review graphic

"Thank you so much for your help, Jon... you're awesome."

-Elleen Perry   5 Star Review graphic

"They were very attentive to my needs and schedule, and took care of getting any and all information that I could not acquire in a timely manner."

-Henrietta Maynard   5 Star Review graphic

"It became a trusting relationship, I think from the very beginning. I would highly recommend them."

-Kim McClung   5 Star Review graphic

"I chose Mani Ellis & Layne because they are honest. I couldn't have done it by myself. They helped me out a whole lot."

-Dewitt Hale   5 Star Review graphic

"Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC was invaluable in helping me through a difficult time. After my husband passed in an accident, I didn't know which end was up. I had briefly consulted with an attorney that happened to be an ole friend of my family. I had a lot of questions and couldn't seem to get any answers. I turned to Damon Ellis, with all my overwhelming emotions and questions. On top of all of that, we were crunched for time with the insurance company filings, etc. Damon 'held my hand' and walked me through the steps we needed to take and made sure "our" journey was as easy as possible on me and my kids. He and the others answered my questions, no matter how trivial (even on the weekends!), and took time out of their day to speak with me anytime I needed. The office treated me like family, they knew me by first name and I never felt like 'just a client.' Not only would I recommend Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC to others I think of them as part of my family. They made sure I was able to care for my kids financially, and helped me stay sane throughout the entire process. It's coming up on three years since my case was resolved, and I still get birthday cards, and 'thinking about you' emails. I pray I never need them again, God forbid, but if I do I know where to turn."

-Turonia Shultz   5 Star Review graphic

"I would tell everyone, if you're looking for a firm, call Mani Ellis & Layne."

-Kathleen Sullivan   5 Star Review graphic

"I first used Mani Ellis & Layne approximately 3 years ago. I had the pleasure of working with Jon Mani and was impressed with his knowledge in regards to my case. He has since continued to provide services for not only me but also my wife. We are beyond pleased with everything he has represented us in and will continue to use him for all of our legal needs. I simply cannot say enough positive things about Jon or the staff of Mani Ellis & Layne. What started as a cold call seeking counsel has turned into a valued and respected friend. I recommend you call them first, they will exceed your expectations."

-Becky Tompa   5 Star Review graphic

"The definition for satisfied is to go beyond a person's expectations enough to make somebody feel reassured. And that is how Damon has left me feeling in regards to my Dads auto accident. I was referred to this firm by a friend who was involved in an auto accident. As soon as you call you get personal attention, answers to your questions and incredible customer service. Damon goes into details in a way you can understand. You are not pushed into making any decisions. Damon went above and beyond to help us. I would definitely recommend that if you are looking for legal services to carefully consider choosing Damon with Mani Ellis & Layne."

-Shannon Shaffer   5 Star Review graphic

"I have used Mani Ellis & Layne for a few of my legal needs and am beyond pleased with this firm, but more specifically, Jon Mani. His knowledge and confidence is reassuring and the rapport I've been able to develop with him adds a personal touch. I will use Jon for any/all of my legal needs and simply cannot verbalize enough how pleased I am in every aspect of the services he's rendered. I highly recommend you consult with him before contacting another law firm. You won't be disappointed!"

-Monica Tompa   5 Star Review graphic

"The gentlemen at this firm are amazing! I have had the pleasure of working with all three of them. They made the experiences stress and worry free. They are the best of the best in what they do. They make you feel like family and truly care about you and your case."

-Nichole Boggs   5 Star Review graphic

"They represented me when I had my accident and did a great job. They fought hard to get me what I deserved, and also they communicated to me everything that was going on with my case. Great group of attorneys. Did I mention, they are all diehard WVU MOUNTAINEERS!!"

-Dewayne Craft   5 Star Review graphic

"John Mani was our lawyer and him and his staff were very helpful and made us feel like we were a part of their family, we won our adoption case and with his help my wife and I finally have a happy little family. They are great people and if I ever need a lawyer again I will hire them."

-Matt Atkins   5 Star Review graphic

"I have worked with Jon Mani on numerous occasions and find him to be an excellent lawyer. Jon truly cares about his clients and works tirelessly to achieve the best outcome possible for them."

-Matthew Criswell   5 Star Review graphic

"I live in OH and had an accident in WV so I needed to find an attorney to handle my case. From the first phone call I knew Damon was the right choice. He was very caring and was willing to do what he needed to do to make this trying time for me as easy as possible. No matter what the issue was that I was having, Damon and Cherry always made themselves available. I can't be more pleased with how I was treated and I totally felt like I was part of their family. Such a wonderful firm and great people. Definitely would recommend them to anyone needing an attorney."

-Lisa Decker   5 Star Review graphic

"Mani, Ellis, & Layne helped me make sure my medical bills were payed after I was hit by a car. They operate with the utmost professionalism and they genuinely cared about my well-being, both physical and financial. They were transparent with me throughout the whole process, and I never felt like I was being left 'in the dark' about what was going on. I appreciated their support."

-Katherine Crain   5 Star Review graphic

"I got Mani Ellis and Layne for a car wreck I was in and Kelly and Jon were awesome. They were on top of things and go the job done. They were always so pleasant and understanding. They made me and my family feel like we were part of their family. I have used them for other things after my wreck and they were still great. Would recommend them for anyone needing a law firm."

-Crystal Ashworth   5 Star Review graphic

"Mani Ellis & Layne, 'Mani' and Kelly helped me through the process of getting my disability, after all the doctors' appointments and tests I went through, filling out all the paperwork was the last thing on my mind. Mani made me feel like a person not a cripple and Kelly answered all the questions I needed answered. They are the best and I would recommend their firm to any and everyone I know."

-Lisa Bailey   5 Star Review graphic

"These guys were pros all the way though my car accident case. Honest and never gave me unreasonable expectations about my case, they were thoughtful and explained everything in detail."

-T Paranzino   5 Star Review graphic

"Damon Ellis took care of me every step of the way. He made sure I knew my rights as a victim. He took care of all the insurance inquiries, not just the auto insurance, but for all my medical care bills. I could call him or his staff anytime as well as he called me on a regular basis to check the status of my care and recovery and keep me informed about my case. He made sure I was compensated and fought for me! I had peace of mind knowing he was taking care of the legal issues so I could concentrate on getting better and getting on with my life."

-Dianna   5 Star Review graphic

Charleston, WV

Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC
10 Hale St Suite 501
Charleston, WV 25301
Phone: (304) 720-1000

Columbus, OH

Mani Ellis & Layne, PLLC
20 E Broad St Suite 1000
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: (614) 587-8423