Practice Areas

In addition to being a mediator of family and civil disputes, F. Shields McManus has wide experience in the legal fields of family and civil litigation. He can draw upon his 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.

Family problems

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.

Contract disputes

Whether you are an investor with a disagreement about a transaction, an heir seeking the benefits your loved one intended, or a business person who 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 guide you.  As a trial lawyer, he competently represented clients in many jury trials, and he also routinely presided over jury trials as a judge.  Most cases settle, but evaluating a case from day one with the insight 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 and trial. 

MEDIATION ROOMS AVAILABLE at
Law Office of F. Shields McManus
73 SW Flagler Avenue, 
Stuart, Florida 34994, 
and 
Cornerstone Counseling of Palm Beach
8895 N Military Trail, Suite 300-E
Palm Beach Gardens, Florida 33410

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