In addition to being a mediator of family and civil disputes, F. Shields McManus is a trial lawyer with a boutique practice in the legal fields of family and civil litigation. He also can draw upon his wide experience to serve as your general counsel to advise you on your options. When you need a specialist, he can help you find the right one, and continue to advise you until completion of your legal matter.
When you are contemplating divorce, and are concerned about your financial future, or you have parenting or support issues with your child’s other parent, Shields is a person you can turn to with confidence. He not only has the legal knowledge and courtroom experience you need, but he understands that your needs are personal and emotional. He will give you personal attention and practical advice towards the goal of a positive result. He is results oriented rather than boilerplate driven. He will tailor his legal strategies to your unique situation.
Whether you are a consumer with a disagreement about a real estate transaction, or a business that has suffered damage because of wrongful actions of another, Shields probably has handled a similar issue before. He not only can represent you with knowledge of the law and the ability to take the case to court if necessary, but he also will communicate with you personally to keep an eye on the bottom line. He understands that an efficient, fair resolution of your legal problem is your goal.
Injury and Death claims
If you have become the victim of a life changing injury or your loved one’s life has tragically ended due to the negligence of another, Shields has the courtroom experience you can rely upon to get just compensation. As a trial lawyer, he successfully represented claimant’s in many jury trials, and he also routinely presided over jury trials as a judge. Most cases settle, but preparing a case from day one with the knowledge of how it will look at trial leads to better settlements. Since Shields is a solo practitioner, he partners with other experienced attorneys to manage case preparation.