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Karen R. McManaway

Family Attorney at Greenville, SC

4.1   9 reviews
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  • Licensed for 17 years
    State SC
    Acquired 2007
    Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Karen

Learn Karen’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Divorces, marital agreements, child visitation, child custody, child support, alimony and child support modifications, name change, order of protection, certified family court mediator, prenuptials, grandparents rights, contempt issues

    17 years

  2. Elder law
    Power of attorney, Last Will and Testament, Living Wills, Heath care power of attorney, Last Will and Testament contest, Financial exploitation of vulnerable adults

    17 years

  3. Personal injury
    Car accidents, Truck accidents, Moped accidents, Motorcycle accidents, Slip and fall, Nursing home abuse, and medical malpractice

    14 years

  4. Adoption
    Step-parent and grandparent adoptions

    17 years

  5. Guardianship
    Guardianship and conservators for protected persons

    17 years


I am dedicated to helping South Carolinians retain their rights, reputation, freedom and dignity in these legal matters and others, providing firm but empathetic counsel and vigorous representation that respects your opinions and circumstances. - See more at: #


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McManaway Law, LLC
819 E North St
Greenville, SC, 29601-3101


4.1 / 5.0
  9 customer reviews
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Posted by Kathryn | August 30, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Lawyer
She was my divorce lawyer and I had no issues with her service. She is reasonably priced and keeps you informed with what is going on with your case. She did a fantastic job at getting me what I wanted. She is witty, well dressed and organized in the courtroom. I would hire her again.
Posted by Clarence | July 19, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Custody Modification
I interviewed several attorneys about filing for a modification of visitation and I ended up choosing to go with Karen which was a very good choice. I was extremely nervous about the whole thing. Not only did she calm my anxiety but most importantly she helped me get everything I was asking for. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Samantha Prince | January 24, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Custody Case!
I had talked with other lawyers in the area about my child custody case and they didn't really want to take. So I meant with Mrs. Mcmanaway and right from the start I knew I wanted to hire her as my attorney. She was a blessing all the way through . Because of her I was able to gain fully custody of my Daughter and win my case. If you are looking for a good ATTORNEY HIRE MRS. MCMANAWAY!!!
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Posted by Mike | December 30, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
A Great Attorney
Karen was helpful in making sure that my divorce went smoothly. She was very direct and honest in answering my questions and made sure that I was not taken advantage of. Karen is very knowledgeable about how the system works and will make sure that the outcome of the situation is fair. Hiring Karen was by far the best decision that I made for an attorney.
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Posted by Dennis | December 30, 2015
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Divorce and Child custody case
Karen McManaway assisted me in getting my divorce, and joint custody of my child. Before hiring Karen, I had alot of anxiety, and mixed emotions regarding the process. She was very comforting, and straightforward on things we could accomplish. She was right on with her analysis of my situation. As a result, it provided needed confidence to me in getting to the end. I thank Karen for her genuine concern about reuniting my son and myself together, and giving me a fresh start in life. I have nothing but praise and admiration for Karen.
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Posted by Sandra | August 17, 2015
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The Best of The Best
Let me say first of all Karen is all about helping her client's. She gives all she has. She is professional and very knowledgable. She has a passion for making things right. She worked on our case for 4 long years. This was a probate case that is rarely if ever won. WE WON. There were 4 other attorneys that told us that it was not worth the fight and that overturning a will is 99.9% impossible. Karen took the odds and made it happen. You can ask any attorney in the area, "What are the chances of overturning a will by undue influence"? Karen's passion and love for Justice and people and the desire to help others is what makes her an excellent attorney. She is the best of the BEST! Thanks again Karen for what you did for our family.
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Posted by Nathan and Shelby Johnson | August 10, 2015
Karen is an awsome Attorney
We went threw 2 attorneys before finding Karen. She grabbed the case by the horns and never let go. Karen stood up for our rights, and stood up against the corrupt system. In very short summary Karen was like an attorney angel sent down to give us our lives back. If your looking for an aggressive, honest Attorney, then Karen Mcmanaway is that and a whole lot more!!
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Posted by Ashley G. | May 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She showed up to my divorce hearing wearing a skin tight dress that just passed her hips a item someone would wear to the club and trashy stiletto hills. She showed up unprepared and when the judge asked her questions she kept looking at me for answers. I would have been better off representing myself. Her mind was on her son going to jail. She admitted that to me after the hearing, and instead of apologizing for making us loose the hearing ( I supplied her with PLENTY of evidence weeks prior to the court date) her response was "you married him".
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Posted by Lindsay | February 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Integrity / ethical practices questionable
McManaway was hired for a child custody relocation case (2015). She was successful in winning the second temporary hearing granting the move. (Kudos) However, the pleadings stated child support was requested. The Judge granting the relocation forgot to address child support. Upon continuous follow-up with McManaway she emailed stating it would've been deemed "exparte communication to address child support after the order" (that however is false). She had an obligation as counsel to file a temporary motion for "relief" to assist with this. She did not uphold her end of the contract. However, she did cash a check early for payment. She acknowledged doing so via email. After she accepted responsibility (via email in black and white) she sent the check to the Solicitor's office. The Solicitor's office was extremely nice and also saw fault on McManaway's behalf. I will not recommend her practice as I challenge her integrity and ethics. I have all the documentation supporting this
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AVVO RATING 7.7 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • McManaway Law, LLC
  • 2007 - Present


  • University of South Carolina
  • Conferring Masters
  • 2016
  • Florida Coastal School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2006
  • University of Southern Indiana
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2000


  • Greenville County Board of Appeals
  • Board of Directors
  • 2015 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Greenville County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • South Carolina Woman Lawyers Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2008 - 2012
  • Hollywild
  • Board of Directors
  • 2007 - 2013
  • Greater Greer Rotary Club
  • Board Member/Member/Past President
  • 2006 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (2)
Endorse Karen
Family Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Karen is a conscientious, experienced, and dedicated attorney. I'm happy to recommend her."
Family Attorney | Jan 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Karen is a knowledgeable family court lawyer that represents her clients well."

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Greenville Family Lawyer Karen R. McManaway
Karen R. McManaway
Family Attorney
Greenville, SC
Licensed for 17 years
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