John A. McManus
John’s experience overseeing claims on the corporate side, has given him a multi-faceted view of every case. As a former insurance company executive, he is well aware of the need to provide quality legal service for his clients in a cost effective manner. In fact, in his prior career, John was instrumental in developing one of the insurance industry’s first litigation management and budget programs. As a practicing attorney, John has masterminded defenses of high-profile cases involving attorney, accountant, and real estate broker liability, employment discrimination, medical malpractice, general liability, motor vehicle and Labor Law actions. John is regarded as a tough, hands-on litigator. He has tried well over one hundred cases and when a settlement could not be reached, he has always been prepared to take a case to trial.
John is a member of the New York State Bar Association, Committee on Insurance, the Defense Association of New York, the American Bar Association, the Richmond County Bar Association, and the Professional Underwriters Society. He has lectured on legal malpractice prevention in programs sponsored by the New York State Bar Association and the Nassau Academy of Law. He is also a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians.
John has recently retired from the active practice of law, but continues to advise and mentor MAAA’s attorneys.
Niagara University, B.A. History, 1972
Creighton University - School of Law, J.D., 1975
New York, 1976
United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1979
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1979
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1999
United States Supreme Court, 1999