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F. Shields McManus

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F. Shields McManus
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Current Court Information:
Florida Nineteenth Circuit Court
Title:   Judge
Appointed by:   Charlie Crist
Active:   8/29/2007 - 1/2/2017
Past post:   Attorney, Gary, Williams, Parenti, Finney, Lewis, McManus, Watson & Sperando
Past term:   1993 - 2007
Personal History
Undergraduate:   Florida State University
Law School:   Florida State University School of Law
Military service:   Army Reserve, 1971-1981
F. Shields McManus is a judge of the 19th Judicial Circuit Court in Florida. He was appointed by former Governor Charlie Crist on July 16, 2007, effective Aug. 29. He ran unopposed and was elected in 2010 to a full term that ends on January 2, 2017.[1][2][3][4][5]


McManus received his B.A. (in Government/Sociology) and J.D. degrees from Florida State University.[1]


McManus began his career in 1972 with the law firm of Beasley and Geiger. The following year, he became a partner of Beasley & McManus. He then practiced with: McManus & Kennedy (1975-77); McManus, Stewart & Ferraro (1977-89); Kohl, Bobko, Mackey, McManus, Higgins (1990-93); and Gary, Williams, Parenti, Finney, Lewis, McManus, Watson & Sperando (1993-2007). In 2007, he was appointed to the circuit court.[1]

2010 election

McManus ran unopposed and was automatically retained to a new term.[4]

Main article: Florida judicial elections, 2010

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