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Michael Eric Manely

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Languages spoken: German, English

Practice areas


  1. International Law: 30%
    16 years, 100 cases
  2. Child Custody: 20%
    27 years, 1 thousand cases
  3. Divorce: 20%
    27 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Family: 20%
    27 years, 2 thousand cases
  5. Child Support: 10%
    27 years, 1 thousand cases



Hourly ($175-375/hour), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Jennifer Thuytien McCall

    I endorse this lawyer. I work for Mr. Manely. He is a wonderful mentor and an incredible lawyer. It is quite amazing to see him in court. He is very passionate about family law and there is no one who knows more about family law than he does. Who else has won unanimously before the United Supreme Court on a family law matter? I've worked closely with him on cases. He is very caring and very strategic.


    Jennifer McCall Family Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

  • Wayne Darrin Keaton

    I endorse this lawyer. I have known Michael for many years as a friend and colleague. After 15 years in private practice, I now have the pleasure of working for the Manely Firm, Michael has a keen sense of what matters and what does not matter in Family Law. He has successfully built a practice with five locations throughout Atlanta and Savannah by tirelessly working to achieve results that work for families not to score points as an attorney. He thinks outside the box and takes seriously his role as an attorney seeking justice for families. I highly recommend Michael.


    Wayne Keaton Family Attorney
    Relationship: Friend

Contact info

Manely Firm the PC

211 Roswell Street
Marietta, GA, 30060

36 West Broughton Street,
Suite 300
Savannah, GA, 31401

The Manely Firm, PC Marietta

211 Roswell Street
Marietta, GA, 30060

The Manely Firm, PC

36 W Broughton Street
Savannah, GA, 31401



GAActive Member in Good Standing 198908/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
SOAR Award for Leadership in Public Interest LawGeorgia State University College of Law Student Public Interest Law Association2014
Law Day Keynote SpeakerGeorgia State College of Law2013
Mary Beth TinkerAmerican University2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
CEOThe Manely Firm, P.C.1989 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
International Society of Family LawMember2009 - Present
Cobb County Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
State Bar of GeorgiaMember1989 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Chafin v Chafin, 133 S.Ct.1017 - 2013Won 9 - 0
McDermott v. McDermott,011CV199099)Won Unanimously
Camacho v. CamachoWon Custody in Cobb Superior Court; Won at trial level in Costa Rica; Won on Appeal to Costa Rica Supreme Court; Lost at Costa Rican Human Rights Court; Pending Appeal at the Human Rights Court of The Americas
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgia State University College of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Georgia State UniversityPhilosophyBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
51st Annual Conference of the Association of Family and Conciliation CourtsIncreasing Access to Justice: The Manely Firm, P.C.s Justice Cafe2014
State Bar of Georgia Tropical SeminarInternational Child Custody Cases Under the Hague Treaty on Child Abduction2013
Law Week 2013From Humble Beginnings: The Legal Profession, GSU College of Law and Michael Manely2013
Cobb County Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionWinning at The Supreme Court of the United States2013
State Bar of Georgia, Family Law SectionInternational Family law2011