Meet Attorney McManus
I’m a trial lawyer. I specialize mainly in two fields of law, tort law and family law. Tort law is an umbrella that encompasses medical malpractice, wrongful death cases, and personal injury. Those are the three main things that I handle. Personal injury, I have a subspecialty where I do a lot of motorcycle cases. The firm I worked for when I started practicing law did a lot of motorcycle cases. I’m a motorcyclist myself, so I’ve got a special interest in that. On the other side of the ledger, I handle divorce and family law cases, so it’s not just divorce. It’s other custody cases, modifications, contempts, that sort of thing.
I started practicing law in 2004 after I graduated from law school. I did my undergrad at the University of Vermont, graduated in 2001. I went to Western New England College School of Law in Springfield, Massachusetts for my law school degree. I went there on a full academic scholarship. I started practicing at the law firm of Trantolo & Trantolo, which is a good sized personal injury law firm out in Hartford, Connecticut, right after law school. I worked there for about seven years. I started out as an associate handling personal injury cases and assisting on bigger cases, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases. Eventually, during my tenure there, I rode the ranks up to the head of their trial department, and I was handling myself the big medical malpractice cases and the wrongful death cases and supervising the other trial attorneys there.
My wife and I both grew up in Central Massachusetts. We’re both native Shrewsbury residents. We were out in Connecticut for about seven years. That’s where I was practicing in Hartford while she did her higher education. She’s an orthodontist, so she went to four years of dental school, three years of an orthodontic residency. We decided to move back here to Central Massachusetts in 2011 to start our family, and so she could start practicing. All our family is from the area, and we have a lot of ties to Central Massachusetts. At the time, I partnered up with my father, Mike McManus, who’s been doing family law matters, working in the Worcester Probate Court for close to 35 years now. Since that time, in addition to doing the tort stuff, I’ve been doing all the family law stuff, and my practice is now about split 50-50 between those two areas of law, tort on the one hand and family law on the other hand.