Manuel A. Cornell

Manuel A. Cornell

Des Moines P +1 (515) 699-3292 F +1 (515) 864-0233


Manuel works hard and smart to help clients resolve complicated legal issues.

Manuel returns to Dorsey as a trial associate in the Des Moines office focusing on complex commercial litigation.

During law school, Manuel served as a judicial intern for the Chief Judge for the United States District Court for the Southern District of Iowa, John A. Jarvey. He was also active in the Drake Entrepreneurial Legal Clinic, Drake A.A.J. Mock Trial Team, Drake Arbitration Team (winning 2nd place in the nation), and Drake Law Review (Projects Editor). In addition, he worked as a Summer Associate for Dorsey, Des Moines during the summers of 2016 and 2017.

Education & Admissions

Drake University Law School (J.D., 2018), With Honors

Simpson College (B.A., Marketing / International Management, 2011), cum laude


  • Iowa
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Iowa
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Iowa


  • Spanish

Industries & Practices

  • Appellate
  • Class Action Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Electronic Discovery
  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare Litigation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Products Liability
  • Public-Private Partnerships

Professional & Civic

Community Involvement

  • Member of the Board of Directors for Orchard Place in Des Moines, Iowa
  • PILA (Association of Iowa Latinx Professionals) - Board of Advisors Member
Manuel A. Cornell