Manuella Tshala’s values of client-focused compassion, empathy and justice guide her approach to practicing law. Manuella was born in the Democratic Republic of the Congo where from a young age, she witnessed the inequality and injustices inflicted on many. Her family of five immigrated to the United States, eventually settling their home in Beaverton, Oregon. Manuella’s life experience drives her passion for challenging and reconstructing the systems of power in order to protect the most vulnerable in society. She is humbled to now have the privilege of being an attorney, which allows her to use her education and skills to advocate for and empower individuals.
Manuella began her journey with us after her first year in law school as a Multnomah Bar Association Fellow law clerk. The next summer after her second year of law school, Manuella served as a certified law clerk for the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office in the Misdemeanor Unit where she prosecuted arraignments, plea deals, and misdemeanor hearings. During her last year of law school, Manuella resumed her clerkship at Richardson Wang LLP, finishing out her final year with a federal judicial externship to the Honorable John V. Acosta for the United States District Court, District of Oregon.
ADMITTED TO PRACTICE
J.D., University of Oregon School of Law
Executive Editor of the Oregon Review of International Law (ORIL)
Multnomah Bar Association Fellow
B.A., University of Oregon