University of Michigan, B.A. Public Policy (New Media and Technology Policy)
Michigan State University College of Law, JD
Northern District of Illinois
Central District of Illinois
Southern District of Illinois
Illinois Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2016, 2017, 2018
Chicago Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Lawyers for the Creative Arts, Associate Board Member
Theatre-Hikes, Board of Directors
Brett Manchel is an associate attorney at Jayaram Law. He represents creatives, innovators, entrepreneurs, and artists in litigation and transactional matters pertaining to trademarks, copyrights, business formation and disputes, and licensing and publishing arrangements. Growing up playing the drums and DJing, he understands the creative process. Brett also helps clients with internet, cyber, and privacy legal matters. Brett knows the practice of law is customer service, and he strives to work aggressively and efficiently for clients.
Prior to joining Jayaram Law, Brett gained litigation experience, spending four years as a trial attorney representing individuals and families in state and federal courts.
A Michigan native, Brett earned his BA from the University of Michigan, and his JD, cum laude, from Michigan State University College of Law. In law school, Brett founded the Media, Entertainment, Technology & Arts Law Society, competed in a national copyright moot court competition, and wrote on many technology related legal issues. Throughout law school, Brett gained practical legal experience in a variety of settings: as an intern for a Federal judge, with the public defender in Ann Arbor, MI, and as a law clerk helping people in their property, estate planning, and business affairs. After graduation from law school, the tall buildings, music scene, and great restaurants lured him to Chicago.