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Manoo Mofidi


St. Louis
314 552 6421 direct

Manoo practices in the firm's product liability area.

He clerked for the U.S. Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service, during his second summer of law school. While in law school he also published two articles and won two legal writing competitions. Before joining Thompson Coburn LLP, Manoo clerked for the Honorable Robert J. Kapelke at the Colorado Court of Appeals. Manoo is fluent in Farsi and proficient in French.

Thompson Coburn Publications

Nevada case a reminder to foreign entities: Protect your due process rights when served

Preemption prevails in watercraft case under Federal Boat Safety Act


"Preemption prevails in watercraft case under Federal Boat Safety Act";
Thompson Coburn publication, March 2016

A Primer on Waste;
Journal of the Missouri Bar, November-December 2007

Illinois Non-Pattern Jury Instructions;
3d ed., 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 Supplement.

Doctrine or Doctrinaire: The First Strike Doctrine and Preemptive Self-Defense under International Law;
Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law, Vol. 12, No. 1, Spring 2004

’Unlawful Combatants’ or ‘Prisoners of War’: The Law and Politics of Labels;
Cornell International Law Journal, Vol. 36, No. 1, Spring 2003

“May Punitive Damages Obtained in the Underlying Action (But Subsequently Lost on Appeal) Be Recovered as Compensatory Damages in a Legal Malpractice Case Predicated on Negligence? A Hypothetical”;
Journal of the Missouri Bar, Summer 2003

“The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act and the ‘Commercial Activity’ Exception: The Gulf Between Theory and Practice”;
Journal of International Legal Studies, Vol. 5, No. 1, Winter 1999

“Prudential Timorousness in the Case Concerning East Timor (Portugal v. Australia)”;
Journal of International Law and Practice, Vol. 7, No. 1, Spring 1998