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Don McManus

Employment and labor Attorney at Orlando, FL

4.7   15 reviews

Licensed for 11 years

About Don

Learn Don’s areas of practice.

I am a former business owner and executive who uses my legal knowledge and business experience to help employees resolve, and employers avoid, legal issues.

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Licensed for 11 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2011
Updated 11/23/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Law Offices of Don McManus, P.L.
7651-A Ashley Park Court
Suite 403
Orlando, FL, 32835

Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2015
There when I needed him!
I found myself in a bind with a previous employer and after a review of some lawyers I selected Don. I called Don, he answered, and we met that same day. Don made me feel confident and safe about the possible outcomes of my situation. I wasn't able to keep my job (as advised by Don previously), but was able to depart with a excellent severance package that made my transition back in to the job hunt more doable. He kept me updated throughout the process and I was very happy to have him as my advocate.
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Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2014
So glad I hired Don!
Don was such an excellent lawyer. He was well informed on all the questions I had, and was amazingly responsive to all of my phone calls and emails! He was very diligent in helping me resolve my case, and I can't thank him enough!
Posted by Mark | September 11, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Exceptional Employment Lawyer
I've worked with Don on a number of matters. His ability to analyze the issue(s) and develop sound and measured solutions is superb. He's efficient with his time but abundant with his counsel. Highly recommend Don.
Posted by Chris | April 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best possible outcome
Don set an appointment for me quickly, which was good since everything was happening so fast at work. I came prepared to our meeting with all my evidence and paperwork. We discussed and strategized the case for a little over an hour and came up with a plan. This helped me prepare for my final meeting with my employer, and ensured the best possible outcome. I can’t be too specific, but it was better than I imagined. I attribute that to Don’s guidance and assistance with my preparation.
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Posted by anonymous | April 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Couldn’t have made a better choice!
When my previous employer terminated my employment for an unlawful reason, I was dreading having to contact a lawyer and the additional stress of dealing with a legal case. Thankfully my search found Don. He truly was an answer to prayer. I emailed him to see if I even had a case and he replied right away. Anytime I needed anything or had a question he was right there. His calm demeanor and knowledge of the law made me feel very confident in not only my representation, but in the outcome of my case. Hopefully I am never in the position of needing his services again, but if I do, I wouldn’t go with anyone else. I definitely encourage anyone who needs an employment attorney to go with Don.
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Posted by anonymous | November 12, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and Thorough
Don McManus is an outstanding attorney. He was able to successfully counsel me through some standard employment documents, but made sure that I was appropriately protecting my longer-term career goals and interests. He was incredibly responsive and made sure that our engagement met my specific needs. I strongly recommend him to any person who needs guidance with matters of employment. I will certainly be using Mr. McManus again in the future if the need arises.
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Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I have been a client for the past year and Don represented me in a very tiring lawsuit. He was successfully able to secure the end resolution I was looking for. He always maintained professionalism and remained in constant contact with me throughout this process. I hope that I never need an employment lawyer again. However, if I do, I know who I will be retaining again! Highly recommend.
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Posted by Doreen | August 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Absolutely great service!
I needed assistance with a personal matter and contacted Don. He listened and was professional, courteous, knowledgeable, and efficient. Within 2 hours, he had sent out the necessary paperwork. I cannot say enough great things about him. I would definitely hire him again in a second and would highly recommend him to anyone in the Orlando area who needs a great attorney.
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Posted by Christina | March 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney!
I consulted Don McManus after my employer failed to reimburse me for travel and expenses for a conference in December, as well as mileage since October. After hiring this attorney, I was reimbursed two days later! I should have hired him sooner! He was very professional and polite. If I ever have another problem, I will be speaking with Mr. McManus again.
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Posted by Asha Jiawan | February 10, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Sand Lake Cancer Center has hired Don McManus for our practice's legal needs. Don is very professional, personable, and easy to get a hold of. He speaks to you not as a client but as a person with a sense of pride to genuinely help you. He never rushes, he listens, before asking questions to get a good understanding on the situation before any legal advice is given. Don has handled our all cases with rapid turnaround time and always ending in favor of the practice.
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Posted by Kim | September 13, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
unempoloyment hearing
I would like to comment on how helpful and attentive this attorney is , and very professional . and I thank him for his help with my issue.
Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2014
Excellent Attorney for Employment and Labor Law
Mr. McManus is an excellent attorney . When I first met him I was distraught, very upset and afraid of taking the appropriate steps in order to protect myself with an unusual employment situation. He put me at ease as he was very supportive, trustworthy and always available during the legal process. We actually won the case and he helped me maintain my position of employment. I would recommend his expert advise and experience to council clients with a difficult employment situation. I thank him from the bottom of my heart for helping me at a time when I had no hope.
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Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2014
Excellent Lawyer >>>>Don McManus
A+ LAWYER Could not be more pleased with the way Don McManus handled my issue. I was really impressed at how well he understood my situation and seemed to have genuine concern. Don McManus is Smart, Personable, Friendly, and Obviously knows the Law. This lawyer negotiated on my behalf and saw to my interest first. He/ I came out as winners. I am thankful to have had him on my side and would recommend Don McManus in the highest regard. Thank You!
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Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2014
Review of Services obtained from Don McManus
Don McManus provided us with a very personalized style of service that definitely set him apart from other counsel we have utilized in the past. He was very focused and detail oriented in the small details of our case that we would have overlooked that were the difference in Mr. McManus building a stronger case in our favor. We were never rushed and he always explained all of our legal options in a language that we could understand. We will continue to use Don should we encounter another legal matter requiring his expertise
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Do not waste your time and money!
I was experiencing sexual harassment and retaliation at work. Came in for a consultation with this attorney. He did not provide any helpful advice to me, discouraged me from going on with my case. While other attorneys advised me that I had a strong case and gladly helped me pursue it. Mr. McManus did not explain all my options to me, never returned any of my calls and never followed up on his promises. I believe he is not there to advocate for his clients and allows his personal views to interfere with his law practice.
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Response from Don McManus April 9, 2018
This review was not submitted by a client. It was posted a couple days after I discredited a witness at a hearing. (Coincidence? I think not). My understanding is that, unfortunately, it is impossible to have reviews removed unless the reviewer consents to the removal. So, even though I asked AVVO to ask for some type of proof that this person was actually a client, like a copy of the consultation agreement, or a receipt number, or anything.... the review remains. Thanks for understanding, Don.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Don McManus, P.L.
  • 2012 - Present
  • Sr. Vice President
  • Alcoa Inc. & Alcoa-Fujikura Ltd.
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • IVCI Inc.
  • 2000 - 2002

Education

  • Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011

Legal Cases

  • Morine v. Lucid Star Heathcare
  • Full Payment + Damages + Fees & Costs
  • Fenstermaker v. Lehmann Manufacturing
  • Settlement

Associations

  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Men Who Make a Difference
  • Orlando Style Magazine
  • 2017
  • Orlando's #1 Legal Elite
  • Orlando Style Magazine
  • 2016
  • Guardian of Justice
  • Community Legal Services
  • 2015
  • Advocate of the Year - Orange County
  • Community Legal Service of Mid-Florida
  • 2013
  • Advocate of the Year - Orange County
  • Community Legal Service of Mid-Florida
  • 2012
  • Book Award - Wills & Trusts
  • Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (7)
Endorse Don
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Don McManus is a fantastic attorney whose client-focused approach ensures excellent outcomes in his cases."
Employment and labor Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Don McManus knows the law extremely well and cares about making sure people understand their rights and obligations. Anyone needing assistance with a emplyment and labor law legal matter would be well served to contact him."
Employment and labor Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Don McManus is both professional and compassionate. I highly reccomend contacting Don for any of your employment law needs."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Don McManus is an excellent attorney and will provide first-rate legal representation for anyone that retains his services."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"You won't meet a more approachable and sincere individual, let alone attorney. Don's experience in the business world has given him a real world perspective in his analysis and application of the law. I would feel confident engaging Don's legal services and would gladly recommend him to others."
Employment and labor Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Don and I have worked together over the years. He has always demonstrated the utmost professionalism and courtesy. He is an extremely knowledgeable attorney that goes above and beyond for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Don. We started and finished law school together. He was a great student, and a hard worker with real life experience. He continues to be a hard worker, pursuing his passion to help people in his community."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Employment and labor Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Don is a thorough and professional attorney whom I trust to refer my clients who need help with unpaid wage claims and other employment issues. Don is a hands-on and gets to know his clients. I would recommend Don without question."
Employment and labor Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have referred clients to Don and I highly recommend him. He is extremely knowledgeable in employment law and works hard to achieve good results for his clients. He is also very responsive and professional."
Employment and labor Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Don McManus is well known throughout the area for his knowledge in the area of employment law. His no nonsense approach toward the practice makes him the ideal candidate for any prospective client in need of legal representation. Mr. McManus’s dedication to his clients in unparalleled and that concern is manifested in the results he produces on their behalf."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Don is a superb attorney practicing in the areas of Employment Law and Wills, Trusts and Estates. He is smart and highly ethical. Don's real-world business experience offers his clients practical, outcome-oriented solutions. Don gets results."
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