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Graduated: University of Arizona College of Law (1993)

Admitted: Arizona Wisconsin District of Columbia U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces

Member: State Bar of Wisconsin, Wisconsin Association of Worker's Compensation Attorneys, Milwaukee Bar Association, State Bar of Arizona, St. Thomas More Lawyer's Society of Wisconsin, District of Columbia Bar Association, Milwaukee Insurance Adjusters Association

Stephen J. McManus

Steve is an experienced litigator and educator. He earned his BA in Education and Spanish with a minor in Political Science from the University of Arizona. After graduating from the University of Arizona College of Law, Steve joined the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s (JAG) Corps. After completing Officer Training School, he had assignments in New Mexico and England. He deployed during Operation Allied Force.

In 2000, Steve relocated to Wisconsin. He initially joined Halling & Cayo, S.C., where his litigation practice included military defense, worker’s compensation, insurance defense, and professional licensing. In 2002, Steve was a founding partner of Nowakowski & McManus, LLP. Then in 2015, Steve created McManus & Associates LLC to carry on his litigation practice. Steve has earned his AV rating and was name “Top Rated Lawyer in Litigation” from Martindale-Hubbell ®.

Steve continues to serve as a reservist in the JAG Corps. He is currently assigned to Headquarters Air Force and holds the rank of Colonel. Since 2007, he has been the Director of the TRIALS Team, where he trains young JAGs about litigation tactics. Steve is also a board member for the Wisconsin Coalition of Virtual Schools Families.

Steve is married to Moira (née Dempsey) of Wilmette, Illinois. They live in Elm Grove, WI, with their eight children.