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Tom John Manos

Litigation Attorney at Miami, FL

5.0   9 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
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  • Licensed for 24 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1999
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Tom

Learn Tom’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    Business and commercial litigation, entertainment law, defamation and invasion of privacy, real estate and construction litigation, contract preparation and negotiations

    40 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Entertainment
    contract negotiations and litigation for artists, producers, musicians, models, actors, writers, and all industry people; copyrights, trademarks; unauthorized use of image. etc.

    40 years, 100 cases

  3. Employment and labor
    Sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, discrimination, non-compete agreements, disclosure of trade secrets

    40 years, 100 cases

  4. Appeals
    appellate briefs and oral argument before all florida appellate courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; and the U.S. Supreme Court

    40 years, 100 cases

  5. Construction and development

    40 years, 100 cases

  6. Real estate
    Real estate litigation.

    40 years, 100 cases


At Manos Schenk, PL, our clients consider us friends and trusted advisors.  Our reputation for individualized service and relentless determination has resulted in strong and lasting relationships with our clients.  


Manos Schenk was founded on an unwavering dedication to excellence with four essential goals in mind: 


Superior Legal Representation - attorneys at Manos Schenk are known as straight shooters with sound arguments and advice, excellent academic credentials and an impressive track record.


Individualize Client Service - We handle each client as though they are the only client.  We treat each client as though they are family and our philosophy is that family comes first.


Effective and Efficient Legal Strategies - Our attorneys explore all creative solutions, whether the case is before a judge or jury, or the victory is in obtaining a favorable result through other creative means.


Successful Outcomes - We are fierce competitors who never lose sight of the goal line or the scoreboard. 


Our firm combines the best of both worlds -- we offer the skill and prestige of big law firm experience with the cost-effective and personalized services of a smaller law firm.  Our founding attorney, Tom Manos, honed his legal skills by over 32 years of experience handling cases a large national and international Florida-based firms and has represented clients ranging from large multi-national companies to emerging businesses.  Our law firm provides a broad spectrum of services, including commercial litigation, entertainment law, appeals, insurance disputes, cnstruction cases, Employment law (Employers), Real Estate, Immigration, and representation for serious personal injury cases.   We look forward to speaking with you about your case.  Please call for a free consultation:


Client's Choice 2012,2010
Client's Choice
2012 2010

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Manos Schenk, PL
Brickell Bay Tower
950 Brickell Bay Drive, Suite 2800
Miami, FL, 33131


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  9 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2012
Client's Choice
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Posted by Ed | June 17, 2010
Highly recommended!
I have worked with Mr. Manos on a couple of occasions in the last few years. He has always proven to be an extremely hardworking and trustworthy adviser. I feel absolutely comfortable recommending him to friends, family, or anybody that needs legal help. I have done so in the past, and will do so again.
Posted by Mary | June 16, 2010
Tom Manos, best Attorney
I have found Tom Manos to be extremely thorough in his analysis and a pleasure to work with. He combines his extensive knowledge and expertise with a unique sense of humor to communicate complex ideas and concepts in a manner that a lay person will understand. Mr. Manos is very conscientious about his work and about the satisfaction of his clients. I have recommended Mr. Manos on previous occasions, and I will continue to do so in the future. He is very eager and enthusiastic about his work. Therefore, his work product is timely and thorough. Mr. Manos' attitude is always positive, even during his deposition. Most importantly, Mr. Manos treats my case and I as if I am his only client. Based on the foregoing, I have no hesitation in recommending Mr. Manos to any potential client or association.
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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2015
A real super lawyer
I regularly work with Tom Manos and find him to be trustworthy, responsive, knowledgeable and working on the highest professional standards as a litigation and entertainment lawyer. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Margie W. | April 26, 2011
Better results than I expected
I hired Mr. Manos to assist me in a contract issue I had with a company. I had a lot at stake - stood in a really bad position. Mr. Manos always kept me focus and realistic. I put all of my trust in him. After many years of litigation, he obtained a very good judgment in my favor. I very much appreciate all of his hard work, dedication, and patience with my case. I am forever thankful!
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Posted by anonymous | January 28, 2011
A Man of Integrity
I highly recommend Tom to anyone who wants a lawyer. He is a great lawyer, and a man of integrity (and I can't say that about too many lawyers!). He's been in the business for years and is very knowledgeable, thorough and efficient. What I like the most about him is that he is old school, he puts the client first not his own pocketbook. He is definitely a rare jewel!!
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Posted by Jorge Ferragut | July 5, 2010
Tom Manos has recovered numerous payments on my behalf
Tom Manos has been my lawyer for several years now. In the last year alone, he has recovered three payments owed to me. In two of the situations, Tom recovered payments owed to me by production companies in the entertainment industry after I had filmed commercials for them. Tom was quickly able to convince them that it was in their best interests to pay me promptly, which they did. In the third instance, Tom resolved a property loss reimbursement with a management company due to negligence. In these three examples, Tom successfully was able to resolve the matters without going to court. I have recommended Tom before to friends, and I recommend him to you.
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Posted by Leon | June 18, 2010
Tom J Manos is amazing, efficient and know law!
Tom J. Manos, is one of the most trustworthing and caring lawyers (which normally doesn't go together) and person I have encountered. He knows Law and is both efficient and thorough in his practice. On the occassions where I had to use Tom's legal expertise, I was very pleased with the outcome. If you need Legal Assistance be it in the Entertainment Industry or Commercial, Tom J. Manos is the man!!!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2010
Professional, Exeperienced, Accessible Attorney
Tom Manos is one of the most dedicated and professional attorneys I have dealt with in South Florida. I plan on continuing our business relationship for a long long time.
Posted by Lila Nikole | June 16, 2010
Excellent legal council
I have and will definitely continue to refer him. Everyone I referred has also been exceptionally pleased. He is very knowlegable, prompt, believes in the law and will aggressively defend and assist his client.
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AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Manos, Alwine, P.L.
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Kluger, Peretz, Kaplan & Berlin, PL
  • 2006 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Burlington, Weil, Schwiep, Kaplan & Blonsky, P.A.
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Attorney
  • Kozyak Tropin & Throckmorton
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Attorney
  • Thornton Davis & Fein, P.A.
  • 1999 - 2002
  • Legal Intern
  • Hon. William Hoeveler of the Southern District of Florida
  • 1998 - 1999
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  • University of Miami School of Law
  • Juris Doctor - Magna Cum Laude
  • 1999
  • Barry University
  • Bachelor of Arts Summa Cum Laude
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • Vasquez-Estrella vs. Camperos Case No: 11-035080 Miami-Dade Circuit Court
  • Dismissal in favor of Defendant. Saved the client from $60 million claim.
  • Gibralter Bank, F.S.B. vs. Avior Technologies
  • Verdict for Plaintiff = $5,414,619.00
  • Zamora vs. Montealegre
  • Verdict for Plaintiff - $37.2 Million


  • Supreme Court Historical Society
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Dade County Bar Assn.
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Florida Bar Arts and Entertainment Section
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Business Law Section
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Order of the Coif
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Verdicts
  • Verdict Search
  • 2006
  • Order of the Coif
  • The Order of the Coif
  • 1999
  • Law Review
  • University of Miami School of Law
  • 1998
  • CALI - Legal Research and Writing Award II
  • Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 1997
  • CALI - Legal Research and Writing Award 1
  • Center for Computer Assisted Legal Instruction
  • 1996
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Interntational Legal Fraternity
  • 1996
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  • Florida Bar Journal
  • Florida's Nursing Home Reform and its Anticipated Effect on Litigation
  • 2001
  • TDF Publication
  • Requirement of "Unanimity" Among Defendants in Removing a Case to Federal Court, and Conflicts in the Interpreting Case Law
  • 2000
  • The Miami Herald
  • Open Letter to Cuban-Americans from an Anglo-American Born and Raised in South Florida (full page article thanking Cuban Americans for their contributions and enhancements to South Florida Culture)
  • 2000
  • University of Miami Law Review
  • Take Half an Aspirin and Call Your HMO in the Morning - Medical Malpractice in managed Care: Are HMO's Practicing Medicine Without a License?
  • 1998
  • TDF Publication
  • The Golden Years - Defending Nursing Homes From Abuse
  • 1998
  • University of Miami School of Law Seminar
  • That's Law-Biz!? - Abusive Practices by Some Entertainment Lawyers that have Resulted in Bad Reviews for the Whole Profession.
  • 1998
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Speaking Engagements

  • This Week in South Florida
  • The Elian Gonzalez incident
  • 2000
  • This Week in South Florida
  • The Cuban Embargo (debate between Tom J. Manos, Esq. and Miami Herald columnist Max Castro)
  • 2000
  • This Week in South Florida
  • Federal Funding for Faith-Based Initiatives (Debate between Tom Manos, Esq. and Max Castro Miami Herald columnist)
  • 2000
  • Television appearance on Channel 10 "The Putney Perspective"
  • The Nursing Home Crisis
  • 2000
  • Continuing Legal Education Seminar
  • Removal From Federal Court
  • 2000
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Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (4)
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Litigation Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Tom Manos on a couple of projects and have become a better lawyer and businessman for doing so. Tom has a great approach to legal problem solving, and genuinely cares about his clients' interests. What really sets Tom apart is his strategic planning. He recognizes and embraces the tactical side of practicing law, and devotes significant energy to making sure his plans and approaches are the ones best suited for obtaining positive outcomes for his clients. In sum, Tom Manos is a highly effective lawyer and I endorse him fully."
Litigation Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have seen first hand Tom's ability to handle all types of litigation matters and he is extremely aggressive, intelligent and creative. I absolutely endorse Tom and his legal abilities."
Real estate Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the pleasure of working with Tom on a matter that involved real estate, commercial litigation and forfeiture issues. I found Tom to be highly skilled and well versed in these areas. He was always well prepared, diligent and highly effective in his approach. I would highly recommend Tom to anyone considering hiring an attorney in one of these areas or to an attorney considering referring Tom a case in one of these areas."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Tom for a very long time. He is very creative and very assertive, always has been, and always will be."
Entertainment Attorney | May 10
Relationship: Other
"Tom Manos is an excellent lawyer who amazes me by how aggressive he is as a litigator and how personable he is as a legal mentor and friend. Tom has the business acumen, tenacity and a strong moral compass that make him a rare jewel to the legal profession."
Entertainment Attorney | Jan 26
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Tom Manos is one of the most professional attorneys I have ever worked for. He is kind, compassionate, trustworthy, and reliable; truly an attorney you can trust and depend on. He is highly ethical and competent. He gets results. If you are looking for an attorney to obtain justice for you, he is your guy."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 24
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Tom used to work in my law firm and I am familiar with his intelligence and effective work. Tom cares about his clients and does a very good job resolving matters effectively and efficiently."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 17
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Tom is a conscientious lawyer with strong litigation skills who fights hard and effectively for his clients."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Friend
"Tom Manos is a smart, dedicated lawyer with excellent academic credentials and a sharp writing style. He cares about his clients and is willing to go that extra step to try to get the best possible result. I endorse him wholeheartedly."
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Miami Litigation Lawyer Tom John Manos
Tom John Manos
Litigation Attorney
Miami, FL
Licensed for 24 years
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