Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Orlando, FL
Alessandra Manes is an attorney with a passion for family law. Alessandra has been involved in the drafting of multiple settlement agreements, including marital settlement agreements and parenting plans negotiated through the mediation and collaborative processes, as well as pre- and post-nuptial agreements.
Alessandra's responsibilities focus on more than just divorce cases. She is involved in a variety of domestic violence cases, which often are pending simultaneously with divorces and paternity cases. "I think what separates us from other firms is that we do not view all divorce cases, paternity cases or domestic violence cases as the same," says Alessandra. "We cater our strategy and method for resolution in accordance with the specific facts and details of each case. We are comfortable handling matters in all the different forms from high-conflict complex litigation to collaborative and amicable resolutions."
Alessandra is an active member of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar Association and serves on the Children's Issues, Equitable Distribution, and Domestic Violence committees.
Alessandra was admitted to the Florida Bar in 2015 and the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida in 2016. She is a member of the Florida Bar Association, Orange County Bar Association (OCBA) and OCBA Young Lawyers Section. In 2017, Alessandra completed the Collaborative Law training program at the Barry University School of Law.
Alessandra received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Central Florida and later earned her Juris Doctorate from the Barry University School of Law. While attending law school, Alessandra served as Justice of the professional law fraternity, Phi Alpha Delta, was a Governor of the Young Lawyers Division, Law Student Division, and President of Intramural Sports Club. In her final year of law school, Alessandra was recognized by the Women Lawyers Association as a female leader on campus for her compelling leadership and outstanding balance of serving justice in the community while maintaining involvement.
In 2021, she was recognized as Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch, as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, and in 2020 was named one of Orlando's Personalities of the Year by Orlando Style Magazine.
Alessandra is an active member of the Central Florida Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce. "My parents run a Brazilian newspaper, and I stay heavily connected with the Brazilian community of Central Florida," says Alessandra. As a native of Brazil, she is fluent in Portuguese.
When Alessandra is not vigorously advocating for her clients, she is spending most of her time with her four-legged furry child, Rogue, a red nose pit bull. "I'm also a die-hard Denver Broncos fan and can be spotted at any Florida team's stadium when they are up against my Broncos." But above all else, Alessandra's most valued role in life is that of "Tia Lelê" to her niece, Gabi, and nephew, Leo. She hopes to be someone they can always look up to and forever count on.
- 100%Family Law
Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights
- Rising Stars: 2021 - 2022
About Alessandra Manes
First Admitted: 2015, Florida
- Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of Central Florida, 2008
- Florida Bar Admission, 2015
- Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch, Best Lawyers®, 2021
- Orlando's Personalities of the Year, Orlando Style Magazine, 2020
- Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2021
Pro bono/Community Service
- Central Florida Brazilian American Chamber of Commerce, 2021
Last Updated: 5/12/2022