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 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1995
Practice Areas:
  • Schools & Education (70%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (20%),
  • Elder Law (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. The secretary of the Solo and Small-Firm Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, she is also active in her community. A member of the Women’s Philanthropy Board of the Jewish Federation of Greater MetroWest New Jersey, she also trains puppies for The Seeing Eye, and she is a former member of the board of trustees of the Springfield Free Public Library.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Schools & Education (70%): Education

Estate Planning & Probate (20%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Trusts, Wills

Elder Law (10%)

Focus Areas

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

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2020

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About Beth Manes

Admitted: 1995, New Jersey

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

Honors/Awards:

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

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chair, New Jersey State Bar Association, Solo-Small Firm Section, 2018-2019, 2018
  • Vice Chair, New Jersey State Bar Association, Solo-Small Firm Section, 2017-2018, 2017
  • 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
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Education Law Committee
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Elder & Disability Law Section

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Columbia High School Fencing Parents Association, 2015-Present, 2015
  • Volunteer Lawyers for Justice, 2015-Present, 2015
  • Jewish Federation of Greater Metrowest New Jersey, Women’s Philanthropy Board, June 2014 – 2018
  • Women Advocating Good Government, 2005 – 2009 
  • Women’s Political Caucus, 2006 – 2009
  • Springfield Recreation Cheerleading Coach, September 2007 – 2013
  • Deputy Mayor, Springfield Township Committee, January 2007 – December 2009
  • Springfield Public Library Board of Trustees, January 2010 – 2012
  • Temple Sha’arey Shalom Board of Trustees, June 1999 – June 2006 and June 2012 – 2014
  • Puppy-raiser for The Seeing Eye ®, 2012 – Present
  • President, Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of New Jersey, 2012-2014
  • Board of Directors, Planned Lifetime Assistance Network of New Jersey, January 2008 – Present
  • Columbia High School Fencing Parents Association Board, 2016 – Present
  • Academy of Special Needs Planners

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

  • Academy For Special Needs Planners
  • 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

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Last Updated: 10/10/2019

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