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Mark B. McManus Sr.

Family Attorney at Brunswick, GA

3.9   7 reviews

also known as Mark Mcmanus, Mark B. McManus

  • Licensed for 38 years
    State GA
    Acquired 1985
    Active Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Mark

Learn Mark’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family

    33 years, 900 cases

  2. Divorce and separation

    33 years, 600 cases

  3. Personal injury

    33 years, 200 cases

  4. Child custody

    33 years, 300 cases

  5. Business

    33 years, 150 cases

Experienced, and professional.  Trial experience including domestic and family law, personal injury, real estate, and business law.  I have tried cases in over 50 counties in Georgia.

Raised in the metro Atlanta area. Graduated Lakeside High School. Involved in YoungLIfe, and Wrestling (State runner-up). Attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and was a member of the wrestling team and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Graduated form the University of Georgia with a B.B.A. in Accounting (Deans List). Graduated from Woodrow Wilson College of Law with a Juris Doctorate (American Jurisprudence Award for Academic Excellence). Lived in Roswell GA for 24 years, and was very active in civic, political, professional, and sports organizations. Dynamic and energetic lawyer with an extensive business background. 

I believe in Proverbs 27:17 "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another."


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McManus S.E. GA Law
501 Gloucester Street
Suite 118
Brunswick, GA, 31520


3.9 / 5.0
  7 customer reviews
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Posted by Neah | April 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Awesome custody attorney
Mr. Mcmanus was awesome through the whole process from restraining order to custody of my daughter and the denial of legitimation and the appeal which was also denied. He was always on top of his game and for this I will always be truly grateful.
Posted by Jeff | July 26, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
I have been using Mark for 18 years!
Mark has given me excellent advice and counsel over the last 18 years for business as well as personal. He's the best divorce attorney around. He was instrumental in my custody "battle" and made sure that I was given custody, which was the right thing to do! Mark will never fill your head with dreams that won't come true but will tell you realistically what your potential outcome should be. He will leave no stone unturned and will fight on your behalf! he is honest and very dependable. I wouldn't recommend anyone else!
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Posted by Carolyn | July 22, 2016
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Best Lawyer in Town
Mark did an excellent job representing my son's custody case. Although we are waiting on the judges final decision we could not have asked for better representation! I would recommend him to friends, family and anyone who needs a great lawyer!
Posted by Jim | February 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer!!!
Mark and Brooke were complete professionals and did an amazing job on my divorce. I would highly recommend Mr. McManus to anyone! Thank you again Mark and Brooke!!!
Posted by anonymous | August 9, 2015
Best in town!!!
Mark McManus got me the settlement I deserved in my divorce case. He kept the entire process professional, but wasn't afraid to put up a fight for what was right!! Thank you Mark for everything!!!
Posted by Mikale | April 27, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Just retire if you’re not for helping anymore
I'm fairly easy going and just want things done, and I even let some things go that I didnt like b/c ultimately, everything isnt worth fighting. However, the moment I asked for clarification to something I misunderstood he acted very unprofessional and dropped my case b/c I corrected him on how I will not be disrespected. He also implied that I can’t afford to ask questions b/c it’ll cost me. I'm sure he will think otherwise, but Im confident in my review and welcome anything that proves otherwise.
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Response from Mark McManus May 2, 2023
In 35 years I have handled 1,000's of cases and clients. It is inevitable that you cannot please everyone and will get a few unhappy clients. Those are the one's that always will post a bad review to get back at you. It's a reflection more on them than me. I believe the Constitution gives us certain rights. But I do not believe in the "entitlement" mentality. You pay a lawyer for their knowledge, experience and advice. It does not make sense to argue with them about the law.
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Posted by Melissa | March 15, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. McManus was hired to work my divorce case on January 02, 2018 by January 12, 2018, just 10 days later I realize he was not a good fit for me. During our third phone conversation Mr. Mcmanus criticized and questioned my son's school and asked me "are you even educated?". Be mindful of professionalism and character before hiring!
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Response from Mark McManus June 13, 2018
It is true that I was not a "good fit" for Ms. Griffin. She was adamant about keeping her children in a private school in another County 45 minutes away. I mentioned better public schools closer to her home for enrollment after the divorce. The school she was offended about is ranked #94 out of 116 private K-12 schools in GA (lowest 8%). Sometimes the realities of divorce and life thereafter, and an outsiders view of a child’s school, simply do not match the person’s own ideas or perceptions. When you hire a lawyer, listen to their advice, formed by years of experience and education.
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Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Lawyer
  • McManus SE GA Law
  • 2016 - Present
  • Lawyer
  • Weiss-Friedman McManus Law, LLC
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Lawyer
  • Rainwater & Gibbs, LLP
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Lawyer
  • Barnes & Nesmith, LLP
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Lawyer
  • Mark McManus & Associates
  • 1994 - 2008
  • Lawyer
  • Deming, Parker, Hoffman, Campbell & Daly
  • 1990 - 1994
  • Systems Designer/Staff Manager
  • BellSouth Corp.
  • 1978 - 1990
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  • Woodrow Wilson College of Law
  • Juris Doctor
  • 1985
  • University of Georgia
  • BBA - Bachelor of Business Administration
  • 1977

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Filson v. Filson
  • Supreme Court ruled in our favor
  • Filson v. Filson
  • Supreme Court ruled in our favor


  • Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Georgia Family Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Georgia Bar Assocaition
  • Member
  • 1985 - Present
  • Lawyers Club of Atlanta
  • Member
  • 2002 - 2008
  • North Fulton Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1986 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • BV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Award for Academic Excellence
  • American Jurisprudence
  • 2005
  • Dean's List
  • University of Georgia
  • 1976
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Speaking Engagements

  • Ga Cheerleading Coaches Assoc Spring Conf
  • Sports Liability
  • 2013
  • Ga Assoc of Athletic Coaches
  • Sports Liability
  • 2013

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