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Beth C. Manes

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Schools & Education Attorney in Westfield, NJ

Manes & Weinberg
802 South Avenue West
Westfield, NJ 07090
Phone: 973-376-7733
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022
Licensed in New Jersey Since: 1995
Practice Areas: Schools & Education (70%), Estate Planning & Probate (20%), Estate & Trust Litigation (10%)

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Attorney Profile

Beth C. Manes is a strong and passionate advocate for families with special needs. A partner at Manes & Weinberg in Springfield, New Jersey, she provides representation to clients throughout the state in matters involving special education as well as, estate planning and guardianships.

Ms. Manes pursued her undergraduate studies at Brandeis University, from where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in political science in 1992 and received the David Alexander ‘79 Memorial Award for Social Consciousness and Activism and the Richard Kaufman '58 Memorial Prize for Leadership and Academic Excellence. She then went on to attend the University of Michigan Law School, where she was an editor of the Michigan Journal of Gender and Law before being awarded her Juris Doctor in 1994. She is admitted to practice before all New Jersey state courts.

Ms. Manes is frequently asked to deliver presentations on topics related to her various practice areas, including how special needs children can affect both estate planning and the divorce process. Ms. Manes is the former Chair of the Solo and Small-Firm Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association. She is the Past President of Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of New Jersey, Inc., an organization that provides lifetime advocacy for people with special needs. Ms. Manes also serves on the Board of Directors of Don’t Hide It, Flaunt It!, an organization that works to advance acceptance, understanding, tolerance and mutual respect for a person's blatant or invisible difference. She is also active in her community, raising puppies for the Seeing Eye of Morristown, having served on the Columbia High School Fencing Parents’ Association Board, and on the Jewish Federation of Metrowest Women’s Philanthropy Board.

Practice Areas
  • 70%Schools & Education
  • 20%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 10%Estate & Trust Litigation
Focus Areas

Education, Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Trusts, Wills, Will Contests

Selections

6 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2022

About Beth C. Manes

First Admitted: 1995, New Jersey

Professional Webpage: http://manesweinberg.com/about/

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Board of Directors, Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of New Jersey, January 2008 – Present
  • Board of Directors of Don’t Hide It, Flaunt It!, an organization that works to advance acceptance, understanding, tolerance and mutual respect for a person's blatant or invisible difference.
  • Academy of Special Needs Planners
  • Springfield Public Library Board of Trustees, January 2010 – 2012
  • Women’s Political Caucus, 2006 – 2009
  • Volunteer Lawyers for Justice, 2015-Present, 2015
  • Puppy-raiser for The Seeing Eye ®, 2012 – Present
  • Temple Sha’arey Shalom Board of Trustees, June 1999 – June 2006 and June 2012 – 2014
  • Springfield Recreation Cheerleading Coach, September 2007 – 2013
  • Columbia High School Fencing Parents Association, 2015-Present, 2015
  • Columbia High School Fencing Parents Association Board, 2016 – Present
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest New Jersey, Women’s Philanthropy Board, June 2014 – 2018
  • President, Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of New Jersey, 2012-2014
  • Deputy Mayor, Springfield Township Committee, January 2007 – December 2009
  • Women Advocating Good Government, 2005 – 2009 

Bar/Professional Activity

  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Education Law Committee
  • Chair, New Jersey State Bar Association, Solo-Small Firm Section, 2018-2019, 2018
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Elder & Disability Law Section
  • Board of Directors - Don't Hide It Flaunt It! DHIFI, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that works to advance understanding, tolerance and mutual respect for people's differences., 2016
  • Secretary, New Jersey State Bar Association, Solo – Small Firm Section, 2016 – 2017, 2016
  • Vice Chair, New Jersey State Bar Association, Solo-Small Firm Section, 2017-2018, 2017

Honors/Awards

  • David Alexander ‘79 Memorial Award for Social Consciousness and Activism
  • Best Lawyers for Families - Education, New Jersey Family Magazine, 2017
  • Richard Kaufman ’58 Memorial Prize for Leadership and Academic Excellence
  • Best Oralist, 1993 
  • Pi Sigma Alpha, Political Science National Honor Society

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Coordinating Editor of Production of the Michigan Journal of Gender and Law

Educational Background

  • University of Michigan Law School, 1994
  • Brandeis University, B.A., Major: Politics, Minor: Spanish, 1992

Industry Groups

  • NJ Special Education Practitioners
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Office Location for Beth C. Manes

802 South Avenue West
Westfield, NJ 07090

Phone: 973-376-7733

Last Updated: 11/23/2021

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