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Catherine McManusClub Retention Chair (U.S.)
Catherine McManus is an Assistant General Counsel with twelve years’ experience in the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court of Florida. She is assigned to the Appellate Division, and previously worked in the Complex Business Litigation Division. Catherine was honored to receive the G.E.M. (Going the Extra Mile) in 2018, and has earned recognition for her volunteer work on the Circuit’s law library fundraisers. She is currently a board member of the Miami-Dade Bar Association. Catherine is active on the Miami-Dade Bar’s Appellate Courts Committee, and serves as a Board member of the Florida Trial Court Staff Attorney Association, representing both the Eleventh Judicial Circuit Court and the Third District Court of Appeal.
Catherine graduated from William Mitchell College of Law, and was part of the school’s Moot Court team. She earned her undergraduate degree from Florida International University on a full tennis scholarship. She recently completed her LLM in taxation (online) at Boston University.
Catherine has been active in the Miami Dade Toastmasters since 2017. She held the positions of Treasurer, Acting Vice-President of Membership, Vice-President of Education, and President. From 2021-2022, she was the Area 53 Director. In her club, she served as a mentor to new Toastmasters, and is currently a mentor. At the 2021-2022 Hall of Fame Celebration, she received the tremendous honor of being selected as the Division E Most Outstanding Area Director; District 47 Distinguished Area 53 Director; and the overall Area Director of the Year for District 47.
Founder of Florida International University’s Debate Team and Captain of the Women’s Division I Tennis team, she still has a wicked backhand.