Michael E. Manely

Michael E. Manely

All family law. All around Georgia. All around the world. sm
  • Divorce, Family Law, Appeals & Appellate...
  • Georgia
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Summary

Michael is the only all family law attorney to win unanimous decisions before both The Supreme Court of Georgia and The Supreme Court of Georgia. In addition, Michael has won before The Supreme Court of Costa Rica. He is admitted to practice in all Georgia courts and federal courts in the Northern and Middle District of Georgia, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals and the United States Supreme Court. With over 25 years of experience, he has successfully represented thousands of family members in state, federal and international family law cases including divorce, custody, parental kidnapping, paternity, legitimation, grandparent rights, family adoption, child support cases and appeals. Michael has handled matters to successful resolution with parties on all continents of the world, with the exception of Antarctica. Michael coordinates with the State Department and Foreign Consulates and has identified exceptional cooperating counsel in jurisdictions throughout the world. In addition, Michael has been active at home to insure increased access to justice through the founding of The Manely Firm, PC's Justice Cafe. The Justice Cafe is a low-cost legal services center that trains and supports new lawyers in the provision of unbundled, limited scope legal services to otherwise unrepresented litigants.

Education
Georgia State University College of Law
J.D.
Georgia State University College of Law
B.A.
Professional Experience
Founding Attorney
The Manely Firm, PC
- Current
Founded The Manely Firm, PC in 2003, focusing on the practice of all family law.
Senior Attorney
Michael E. Manely, Attorney at Law
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General Practice of Law including Family Law, Business Law, Public Interest Law, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death.
Associate Atttorney
McKenzie and Mcphail
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Practiced Insurance Defense.
Awards
SOAR
Georgia State University College of Law Student Public Interest Law Association
My name is Cara Batenhorst and I am the president of the GSU College of Law's Public Interest Law Association (PILA). Each year we award one distinguished alum with the SOAR award. The SOAR award recognizes alums that are doing extraordinary work in the public interest. This year, the PILA board selected you out of a number of candidates as the recipient of the 2013 SOAR Award. Congratulations!
Law Week Key Note Address
Georgia State College of Law
Attorney Michael Manely (J.D. '89) kicks off the 2013 Law Week at Georgia State University College of Law on Monday, April 1. Manely will discuss his experiences arguing before the U.S. Supreme Court in Chafin v. Chafin. The Court ruled unanimously in his client's favor.
Mary Beth Tinker Award
Marshall-Brennan Constitutional Literacy Project, American University Washington College of Law
Citing the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and the concept of separation of church and state, you fought successfully in federal court to have Cobb County, Georgia school officials remove from all biology textbooks stickers that described evolution as "a theory, not a fact" that "should be approached with an open mind."
Professional Associations
International Society of Family Law
Member
Current
Georgia State University College of Law Alumni Association
Organizer
Current
Activities: Cobb County Branch
Marietta Business Association
Member
Current
Cobb County Bar Association
Member
Current
State of Georgia Bar Association
Member
Current
Activities: Family Law Section and Environmental Law Section
American Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Family Law and International Law Sections
Cobb County Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Family Law Section Member. Presentation on Federal Family Law Appeals, International Family Law and US Supreme Court Unanimous Victory in Chafin v. Chafin to the Young Lawyers Division,
State Bar of Georgia
Member
- Current
Activities: Section Membership in Family Law and Environmental Law. Presented at Statewide Family Law Institute on International Family Law, Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction and The US International Child Abduction Remedies Act in 2011.
International Society of Family Law
Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Georgia
11th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    We accept all major credit cards.
Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Domestic Violence
  • International Law
Languages
  • German: Spoken
Websites & Blogs
Website
The Manely Firm, P.C.
Blog
Family Law Blog
Contact & Map
Savannah, Georgia Office
36 W. Broughton Street
Suite 300
Savannah, GA 31401
USA
Toll-Free: (866) 687-8561
Telephone: (912) 232-6300
Fax: (912) 232-6338
Lawrenceville, Georgia Office
413 Constitution Boulevard
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
USA
Toll-Free: (866) 687-8561
Telephone: (678) 269-6541
Fax: (770) 421-0288
Canton, Georgia Office
250 East Main Street
Suite 102S
Canton, GA 30114
USA
Toll-Free: (866) 687-8561
Telephone: (678) 269-6541
Fax: (770) 421-0288
Atlanta Office
121 MLK, Jr. Boulevard
Atlanta, GA 30303
USA
Toll-Free: (866) 687-8561
Telephone: (678) 269-6541
Fax: (770) 421-0288
Marietta, Georgia Office
211 Roswell Street
Marietta, GA 30060
USA
Toll-Free: (866) 687-8561
Telephone: (770) 421-0808
Fax: (770) 421-0288