Thomas A. McManus



Catholic University of America
Columbus School of Law
Washington, D.C., 1979

Tufts University
Medford, MA, 1976
B.A., English

Bar Admissions

Maryland Bar, 1980

U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 1984

U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1980

Honors & Awards

LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Rated Logo

Sasscer, Clagett & Bucher Super Lawyers logo

Memberships & Associations

Prince George’s County Bar Association, Chair, Tort and Law Committee, 1993 – 1999

Prince George’s County Bar Association

American Bar Association

American Bar Foundation Member

Maryland State Bar Foundation Member

Attorney Grievance Commission

Representative Clients

Allstate Insurance logo

Chigago Title Insurance Company logo

J.B. Hunt logo

About Thomas A. McManus

Thomas A. McManus has been practicing law for more than thirty-six years, and for the past twenty-six years he has been a partner at the firm. He began his career as a law clerk for the Hon. Joseph Mattingly in St. Mary’s County Maryland and then worked as a prosecutor in both St. Mary’s and Prince George’s County. He continues to utilize his broad experience in litigating both civil and criminal matters, including a wide range of business disputes, in courts throughout the state. He believes that hard work and preparation are the keys to obtaining successful results for his clients. He has been designated as a Super Lawyer for the sixth consecutive year and for more than twenty years has enjoyed an AV rating – the highest rating for legal ability and ethics.

Tom McManus has a wide-ranging practice representing both plaintiffs and defendants in civil cases, as well as those accused of breaking the law in criminal matters.  He appears in Court in Prince George’s County, Anne Arundel County, Howard County, and Southern Maryland.

He recently obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of a brain injured client in the Circuit Court for Prince George’s County, and successfully represented a criminal defendant in a high-profile case in St. Mary’s County. He represents clients in land use disputes in both Calvert and St. Mary’s County.  His specialty in truck accident cases takes him to courthouses throughout the State.  In August of 2013, he won a verdict in favor of a prominent national truck company in Bel Air, Maryland.  Later that year, he also successfully defended a truck accident claim in Washington County.  He is actively involved in estate litigation in both Montgomery and Prince George’s County and has a number of pending business dispute cases, primarily in Calvert and St. Mary’s County.

In July of 2013, the Maryland Court of Appeals honored Mr. McManus by appointing him to the Attorney Grievance Commission, where he was one of nine lawyers and three laypersons who oversee the attorney discipline process in Maryland.

Tom McManus is a Maryland Bar Fellow and a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.  He remains active in the Prince George’s County Bar Association.  In the past several years he has been asked to testify before the House Judiciary Committee about the effects of proposed legislation extending liability to the manufacturers of the lead-based pigment. He has frequently lectured the Prince George’s County State’s Attorney’s office in trial techniques.

Born on August 17, 1954 in Kingston, New York. Married, three children.

Practice Areas

Insurance Defense

Criminal Defense

Premise Liability

Trucking Accidents

Title Disputes

Estate Litigation

Serious Personal Injury

Business Litigation