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Brian McManus, Jr. is a partner at Brian J. McManus & Associates, Ltd. and has been with the firm since 1995. Mr. McManus, Jr. is a plaintiff’s lawyer who specializes in personal injury, medical malpractice, and workers’ compensation law. He has developed a long-standing relationship with United Airlines flight attendants who have sustained work-related injuries. He has successfully tried and settled hundreds of cases filed before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission.
In addition, Mr. McManus, Jr., settled a wrongful death claim in McHenry County, Illinois for over $1.2 million, an impressive settlement in that jurisdiction. Mr. McManus, Jr.’s career highlights also include the case of Jerry Grant v. Clennon Electric and Anchor Electric, which he tried before the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Commission and obtained one of the largest arbitration awards in the State of Illinois. Mr. McManus, Jr. is best known for his skill in client contact and advanced trial strategy.
Year of Birth: 1970
Law School: John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1995
Undergraduate School: Villanova University, B.A., history, 1992
Bar/Professional Association Involvement:
American Bar Association
Illinois State Bar Association
Chicago Bar Association
Awards; Honors; Distinctions:
- Leading Lawyers, recognized in personal injury law and workers' compensation law, 2012-present
- Leading Lawyers Advisory Board
- Top Attorneys of North America 2017 Edition, The Who's Who Directories
Brian J. McManus & Associates, Ltd. was incorporated on May 2, 1985, and has been engaged in the practice of law representing people seriously injured in all forms of accidents. The firm has always confined its practice to representation of plaintiffs, injured persons, and has never represented insurance companies, employers or other defendants. The bulk of the firm’s practice takes place in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois. On occasion the firm takes on other cases outside the state of Illinois on a selected basis.
The cases primarily handled include but are not limited to automobile accidents, construction accidents, elevator accidents, railroad accidents and premises liability claims. The firm also handles cases involving victims of medical malpractice as well as persons who are seriously injured as a result of dangerous and poorly designed products.
Finally, the firm’s concentration also includes the representation of seriously injured workers at the Industrial Commission in all forms of work-related accidents.
Brian is a lifelong Chicagoan and die-hard fan of the Chicago Cubs. He lives in the Chicago area with his wife Dena and their four lovely children.