George McManus received his Bachelor of Science in Political Science from Illinois State University and his Juris Doctorate from University of Arkansas School of Law. He is licensed to practice law in Arkansas and is a member of the Arkansas Trial Lawyers Association and the Arkansas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. He has been practicing law since 1998. George enjoys the opportunity to get to know his clients and being afforded the opportunity to help them through some of life’s tough times. He is very passionate about representing their interests and is personally invested in every case. George remains an advocate for every client in every situation, whether it is the difficult times or the happy times, such as adoptions or selling a home. George is the past President of the Springdale Kiwanis Club, member of St. Raphael Catholic Church, active with Springdale Youth Baseball, and enjoys golfing, and spending time with his family.
Peter is a third-year law student at the University of Arkansas and expects to graduate in May 2018. Peter’s law school experiences have focused on criminal law, with externships at a local prosecutor’s office, public defender’s office, and a judge. A life-long Arkansan and Hog Fan, he was born in Little Rock and graduated from Southside High School in Fort Smith in 2001. Peter then enlisted in the United States Marine Corps, and received an honorable discharge in 2005. Through the GI Bill and a generous scholarship from the Pat Tillman Foundation, Peter earned a Bachelor of Science in Education from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville in 2010. Peter and his wife, Mary Susan, have been blessed with one son so far. He enjoys reading non-fiction, cooking, and spending time outdoors.
Jennifer Caldera is a 2015 graduate of Har-Ber High School and is a life-long resident of Springdale. She has extensive customer service experience and is committed to her community. Outside of work, Jennifer enjoys helping other women feel beautiful through her work as a make-up artist and hopes to become a beautician. Jennifer loves spending time with her husband and her daughter. She also enjoys a challenge and finding quotes that inspire her. “Fall seven times, get up eight.”
Melissa McManus graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English Technical Writing.
In 1998 she graduated from the University of Arkansas School of Law and obtained her Juris Doctor.
After 17 years of legal experience Melissa still has a strong desire to help her clients when they are faced with difficult situations. She began her legal career opening the firm, Conner & McManus, Attorneys at Law in Fayetteville, with a colleague. In 2000, Melissa along with her husband, George McManus, moved their office to Springdale and opened McManus Law Firm where they have remained. Her main areas of practice are domestic relations (divorce, custody, child support, and paternity), adoptions, bankruptcy, and estate planning. She is admitted to practice in the federal court in the Western District of Arkansas and she is certified as an ad litem in circuit court.
Melissa and George have two daughters who are their first priority. Melissa is a member and past president of the Springdale Kiwanis Club, she is a member of St. Raphael Catholic Church and she actively volunteers at her children’s schools.
Monse Morales is a 2008 graduate of Rogers High School and is a long time resident of Rogers, Arkansas. She quickly developed skills in writing and speaking both English and Spanish and has become a proficient bilingual interpreter.
She is the mother of three beautiful boys that tend to keep her very busy. Aside from the time she is with her boys the remainder of her free time is spent with her extended family.
In 2011, Monse joined the McManus Law Firm and easily became a part of our “family”. Initially she took the position of receptionist and interpreter and flourished showing her ability to learn and a strong work ethic. She was soon promoted to Bankruptcy Assistant while still continuing with a role as an interpreter. Monse enjoys assisting our bankruptcy clients in their time of financial crisis.