Imagine what it feels like to hold someone’s life in your hands. Or losing sleep over the conviction of a person you believe is innocent. Or having the pressure of seeking justice for a hurting family. This is the real life of a criminal law attorney. Peter Liss has advocated tirelessly for the accused for 35 years and Tom Manning has nearly seen it all in this 32 years as a prosecutor trying high-profile murders. I sat down to talk with these two veteran attorneys about the biggest trials and tribulations they have faced. Don’t miss this enlightening story in the latest issue of San Diego Lawyer magazine. The story starts on page 35.




Criminal defense attorney Peter Liss is always impassioned in his fervent representation of the accused.


    Prosecutor Tom Manning seeks justice for hurting families.