Honorable Judge F. Shields McManus
- St. John Vianney College Seminary, Miami, A.A. Liberal Arts
- Florida State University, B.A. Government/Sociology
- Florida State University College of Law, J.D. with honors
- Appointed by Gov. Charlie Crist in 2007, elected in 2010.
- Okeechobee County: Civil Actions, Domestic Relations, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Delinquency and Dependency, Probate and Guardianship, Mental Health.
- St. Lucie County: Foreclosures, Domestic Relations, Domestic Violence, Civil Actions, Probate and Guardianship, Mental Health, Juvenile Delinquency and Dependency.
- Martin County: Family Cases, Domestic Violence and Repeat Violence Cases, DOR Cases, and Civil Cases.
- Fourth District Court of Appeals and Fifth District Court of Appeals temporary assignment.
- Private practice of law including personal injury, business litigation, family, probate, and criminal law.
- Member of following Stuart law firms:
- Beasley and Geiger 1972
- Beasley & McManus 1973 – 1974
- McManus & Kennedy 1975 – 1977
- McManus, Stewart & Ferraro 1977 – 1989
- Kohl, Bobko, Mackey, McManus, Higgins 1990 – 1993
- Gary, Williams, Parenti, Finney, Lewis, McManus, Watson & Sperando 1993 - 2007.
- The Florida Bar (Committees included: Rules of Civil Procedure, Code of Evidence, Judicial Nominating Procedures (Chair), Judicial Independence)
- The State Bar of Georgia
- Trial Bar, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
- The Martin County Bar Association (Past President)
- St. Lucie County Bar Association
- Florida Justice Association/Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
- Florida Bar Foundation (Former Director)
- Florida Rural Legal Services (Former Director)
- Stuart/Martin County County Chamber of Commerce (Past Chairman)
- Martin County Local Planning Agency (Past Chairman)
- Stuart Main Street Association (Former Director)
- Civitan Club of Stuart
- St. Joseph School PTA and School Board of Advisors
- Martin County High School Band Boosters
- St. Joseph Catholic Church Choir and Cantor
- Martin County Seminole Boosters
- Catholic Lawyers Guild of Treasure Coast
- Artillery officer, U.S. Army Reserve, 1971-1981.