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Mr. Manos has spent the majority of his career in litigation and trial practice in state and federal courts nationwide.  The cases have involved consumer products; industrial, construction, shipboard and other heavy equipment: medical devices; and household appliances, tools and machinery.


He has also handled a variety of matters relating to corporations, contracts,  commercial law, and suits to enforce mechanic's liens, in addition to teaching Paralegal courses at Robert Morrris College in Illinois.  He is a certified Arbitrator (Chair Qualified) in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois.


Prior to obtaining his law degree, he worked for 15 years as a Mechanical Engineer within the maritime, railroad and defense industries.  He holds a US Coast Guard license as a Merchant Marine engineer, and an Honorable Discharge as a Lieutenant (j.g.) in the US Naval Reserve.


Practice areas


  1. Defective and Dangerous Products: 30%
  2. Wrongful Termination: 20%
  3. Employee Benefits: 20%
  4. Admiralty & Maritime: 20%
  5. Arbitration: 10%



Hourly ($250/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check

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  • Lynn Pierce Whitlock

    I had the pleasure of working with Bruce Manos on a challenging product liabilty case. He exhibited excellent analytical, research, and litigation skills, such that we were able to reach an excellent result for our respective clients. He was thorough, well-prepared, professional, and well-spoken, which earned him the respect of all the attorneys working on the case. I would highly recommend Mr. Manos.


    Lynn Whitlock Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Law Offices of Bruce J. Manos

811 Ontario Street
Racine, WI, 53402


ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198811/12/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
"Furthered 40"Lawline.com2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Bruce J. Manos2005 - Present
AttorneyMorris and Stella1989 - 2012
Association namePosition nameDuration
Phi Delta Phi legal fraternityMember1989 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hayes v. West Shore MarineFavorable verdict at trial.
Samm v. FiniSettlement following mediation.
Dreyer v. Exel IndustriesSuccessful result on appeal following favorable ruling on summary judgment motion.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Lawline.comCLE on Successful Defense of the Product Liability Case2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
John Marshall Law School, ChicagoLawJD - Juris Doctor1988
United States Merchant Marine AcademyMechanical EngineeringBS - Bachelor of Science1974