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Manuel A. Segarra III

Family Attorney at Coral Gables, FL

3.3   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About Manuel

Learn Manuel’s areas of practice.

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Practice area
  1. Family
    100%
    Dissolution of Marriage, Paternity, Child Support, Enforcement and Modification of Divorce Decrees, Relocation with Minor Children, Pre-Nuptial Agreements, Family Law Appeals Domestic Violence Injunction, Assisted Reproduction Law

Attorney Manuel A. Segarra, III (Known by friends and colleagues as “Manny”) was born and raised on the north side of Chicago, Illinois. Manny attended Loyola University Chicago, where he graduated in 1997 with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Minor in Spanish Literature. Manny went on to study at the University of Illinois College of Law obtaining his Juris Doctor in the year 2000.

 

Later that year, Manny was recruited by the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, moved to Miami, was admitted to the Florida Bar and became a Prosecutor. He worked for over eight (8) years at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office. Manny focused his career there primarily on the prosecution of Domestic Violence cases and advocating on behalf of abuse victims. In 2004, he was promoted to the Chief of Litigation in the Domestic Crimes Unit. Then in 2006, he was elevated to Chief of the Domestic Crimes Unit in the County Court Division. Here, he directly supervised over thirty (30) prosecutors and twenty (20) support staff. During his decorated tenure at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, he prosecuted cases which included homicide, attempted homicide, manslaughter, capital sexual battery, kidnapping, arson, stalking and child abuse. Manny has tried over thirty (30) jury trials and over fifty (50) bench trials / probation violation hearings during his career at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office.

 

In 2008, Manny created the law firm Segarra & Associates, P.A. with the hope of bringing his accomplished advocacy skills, extensive legal knowledge and veteran litigation acumen to the practice of Matrimonial and Family Law. He has been successfully representing family law clients of diverse socio-economic backgrounds bringing the compassion and understanding of a victim advocate along with the experience and tenaciousness of a former prosecutor. He has an established reputation for professionalism with the family law bench and his colleagues alike.  He treats all of his clients with the dignity and respect they merit and deserve. Manny has represented clients in various Florida jurisdictions as well as successfully appearing  in front of the Third District Court of Appeals on multiple occasions. Manny is also a Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Law Mediator whereby he helps to direct the mediation process in a neutral manner in order to encourage and facilitate the resolution of the issues in contested cases.

 

Location

Segarra & Associates, P.A.
2655 S. Lejeune Road
Penthouse 2 C
Coral Gables, FL, 33134

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Reviews

3.3 / 5.0
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Posted by Marie | July 31, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best person to have on your side
Manny was the best for my case. He and his staff were always there for me to answer my questions and were always on top of my case. My mediation turned out great because we were so much more prepared than my Husband's attorney. I can't thank Manny enough!
Posted by anonymous | May 28, 2015
Manny is GREAT
Manny is a great lawyer and he understands his clients. Hes been doing a great job with my case. He is very professional and caring. He always responds. His assistant is great and very helpful as well. They make a great team. Im glad I chose Manny as my lawyer, I would choose him again if I need to.
Posted by Spencer | July 9, 2014
Trustworthy and Professional- Excellent Lawyer for Divorce and Family Law Issues
I recently referred a client from Spain to Mr. Segarra for a post divorce modification and enforcement case. Speaking with the client on SKYPE Mr. Segarra was able to assist her with her case without her having to even come to Miami. I was very impressed with his team and their immediate and competent response. I recommend Mr. Segarra for any kind of family law dispute in Florida. He speaks Spanish fluently and is an excellent lawyer.
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Posted by Alexander | May 9, 2014
Great help with my family law issue
I was very pleased with Manny's candid advice to help me with my client's family law situation. Unlike many lawyers, Manny is down-to-earth with reasonable rates.
Posted by David Hetzog | February 27, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The worse attorney ever
Ignore call and email. Caused me damages of more than $300,000 Delays our case with no reason.. Doesn't that pick up the phone and emails!
Posted by Juan | June 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
AVOID!!
He is a Terrible divorce lawyer,I wouldn't recommend him to anyone.He doesn't return your phone calls or emails. My particular case was suppose to end when we went to mediation. I eventually found out he did not do what he claimed and now wont reply to any of my request. Yes, his cost is less expensive than others but in no way worth it!
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Posted by Manny. | October 23, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce case
Mr. Segarra prolonged the duration of my case. Two unwarranted mediations because both sides were worlds apart in their requirements, and no agreement was ever in sight. After 11 months of an ongoing divorce case Mr Segarra managed to accomplish nothing, and the amount. The amount paid so far is ludicrous. On top of it Mr Segarra just filed a lien against my personal assets for an unpaid balance for which I was not given a chance to pay for.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-425 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Segarra & Associates, P.A.
  • 2008 - Present
  • Prosecutor in the Domestic Crimes Unit
  • Miami Dade County State Attorney's Office
  • 2000 - 2008

Education

  • University of Illinois College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Loyola University Chicago
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts; BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Bacchus-Mohammed v. Mohammed
  • Client received temporary alimony, the marital residence, child support, majority timesharing and child support. Client also received a permanend injunction for protection against domestic violence.

Associations

  • Attorney Breakfast Club
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • League of Prosecutors
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Five (5) Year Certificate of Dedicated Service
  • Miami Dade State Attorney's OFfice
  • 2005

Speaking Engagements

  • Chapter Meeting
  • When Marriages and Business Meet
  • 2017
  • 10 Minute Presentation
  • 2014 Family Law Case Updates
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (9)
Endorse Manuel
Family Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Manny for several years now. First, as a prosecutor for the State Attorney, then when he went into private practice, as a divorce lawyer. Manny is extremely knowledgeable in his field. I know that when I send a client to him, Manny will handle their case with great care and diligence."
Family Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I referred a long-time client with an adoption matter to Mr. Segarra. His office was attentive and thorough throughout the process. Thank you for taking care of my clients so well."
Family Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Manny for years and do not hesitate referring my clients with family law matters to him."
Family Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer for matrimonial and family law matters. He has been focusing in this area for a long time and has excellent bedside manners. Manny's handled cases including Premarital agreements, Divorce, Paternity and Child Support. I would recommend him to anyone who has family law needs!!"
Family Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer.His background as a domestic violence prosecutor makes him a great fit for cases involving those issues."
Family Attorney | Mar 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am thrilled to recommend Manny. His ability to handle the most difficult family law matters is exemplary. Manny is also a highly active member of the community donating many hours a month to the community's homeless population."
Family Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Manny is an skilled and trustworthy attorney who zealously advocates on behalf of his clients. He is trustworthy and professional. I would not hesitate to refer someone to him."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Segarra is one the of the best divorce attorneys in Miami. I highly recommend Mr. Segarra."
Family Attorney | Nov 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Manny is a great family lawyer. If I ever need to send a client for a family consult, child custody or a contested divorce, Manny is the only person I would consider."
Family Attorney | Nov 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked on 2 high conflict cases with this attorney. He is an excellent attorney who represents his clients diligently, is ethical and is an absolute pleasure to work with on a case. I would high endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred him a number of cases ranging from a simplified dissolution of marriage to a complex international custody dispute. I trust and like Manny a lot and highly recommend him. We are both members of the Attorney Breakfast Club in Miami. So I have had the opportunity to see Manny and his team interact with other lawyers too. The evaluation is anonymous would suggest you contact him for any referrals for Florida family law issues."
Family Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"You have to meet Manny one time to really appreciate him. He immediately makes you feel comfortable and at ease. When sending my family law clients to him, I can do so with confidence that they will be treated with respect and with great legal skill. His approach is to handle each family case with an eye towards being cost effective and to always look out for the best interest of not only the client, but, children, if any. If you want a caring expert in family law, look no further than Manny Segarra, whom I readily endorse."
Family Attorney | Sep 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Manny is your "go to" attorney for family law matters. Divorces, custody disputes, pre-marital agreements, he does it all. His experience with the State Attorney's office gives him a unique, in depth perspective of the emotional intricacies involved in marital disputes, which he handles with compassion and poise."
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Coral Gables Family Lawyer Manuel A. Segarra III
Manuel A. Segarra III
Family Attorney
Coral Gables, FL
Licensed for 23 years