Law Offices of Don McManus, P.L.

Don McManus is a former business owner and employment attorney in Orlando. The Law Offices of Don McManus opened in 2011 and strives to provide exceptional client service. Don works with businesses throughout Florida on a variety of employment issues, while remaining dedicated to enforcing employees’ rights.

Don McManus was born in Kodiak, Alaska. As the son of a Captain in the United States Coast Guard, Don lived in a number of different places before making Central Florida his home. While living in upstate New York, Don was the President and CEO of a successful telecommunications business. He began working for the company in 1987 when there were less than ten employees. In 2000, the company was recognized as a Small Business Administration as a “Small Business of the Year” for job creation in an economically depressed area. By 2001 the company had grown to over 350 employees and was acquired by a Fortune 100 company.  It was then that Don and his wife decided to move with their two children to Orlando. Shortly thereafter, Don earned his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Central Florida and his Juris Doctor from the Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law at Barry University.

Given Don’s background in business, labor and employment law was a natural fit. He opened up the Law Offices of Don McManus in southwest Orange County in 2011 and rapidly built an impressive client base. 

As both a former employer and an employee, Don understands the day-to-day issues that arise within businesses. This understanding, as well as a dedication to building relationships with clients, allows Don to work with both employers and employees in a variety of legal manners. Don works closely with management to provide preventative counseling, as well as advising executives and human resource departments on company policies. While counseling executives and business owners on relevant federal, state and local employment laws, and takes pride in his ability to give useful, practical advice.

Don also strives to enforce employees’ rights and handles a variety of employment matters including wage and hour disputes, overtime pay, age discrimination, gender discrimination, hostile work environments, sexual harassments, wrongful termination and unemployment appeals. Don is admitted to practice in all Florida state courts and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

In 2012, and again in 2013, Don was honored as the Orange County Pro Bono Advocate of the Year by Community Legal Services of Mid-Florida for his dedication to providing legal advice to those who could not otherwise afford legal services.

When Don is not in the office, he can be found on the golf course or spending time with his wife of 28 years, Karen, and their two adult children, Michael, who is also an attorney, and Katherine, who is a microbiology researcher and graduate student at the University of Miami.

Don would encourage business owners in Florida to store the firm’s number in their phones, 407-505-5888.  Please keep in mind that expensive and time consuming legal fees can often be avoided by getting sound legal advice before employment decisions are made.


Florida Bar

Orange County Bar Association

Labor and Employment Law Section of the Florida Bar

American Bar Association

National Employment Lawyer Association

Admitted to practice:

All Florida state courts

United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida


Bachelors of Science in Finance, University of Central Florida

Juris Doctor, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law at Barry University


Law Offices of Don McManus, P.L.

7651-A Ashley Park Court, Suite 403. Orlando, FL 32835  |  407-505-5888  |  |