Ms. Maness graduated from Central Michigan University in 2004 with a B.S. in Economics, and worked as a Certified Pharmacy Technician while obtaining her undergraduate degree. Ms. Maness earned her J.D. at Pepperdine University School of Law, graduating summa cum laude in 2007. While at Pepperdine, Ms. Maness served as a Note and Comment Editor for the Pepperdine Law Review and as a research assistant for Dean Ken Starr. Following graduation, Ms. Maness clerked for the Honorable Steven M. Colloton, Judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.
Ms. Maness was named a “Texas Rising Star” in both 2014 and 2015.