Best Law Firms Rankings Badge

Fagan McManus, P.C.

United States 2024


Content is provided by the firm.

Warriors of Justice.

Accomplished Employment Law Attorneys Serving Greater Detroit

The Lawyers of Fagan McManus, P.C., Are Tough, Experienced and Skilled

Fagan McManus, P.C., has built a reputation for excellence and a record of success over 25 years serving Detroit area workers who have employment disputes. We take every measure under the law to help our clients achieve success in their claims.

Known Throughout Michigan and Beyond for Our Efforts

Our lawyers have earned a reputation across Michigan as leaders in our chosen legal practice areas. Attorney Barry Fagan is the founding member of the firm. He represents workers in disputes with employers, including claims of discrimination and retaliation, whistleblower claims, and violation of the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Mr. Fagan also represents workers in negotiations regarding severance pay and benefits. He has earned a number of significant jury verdicts and seven-figure settlements on behalf of his clients. He has been selected for inclusion in"Michigan Super Lawyers" list each year since 2007. He has also been selected for inclusion by his peers in "The Best Lawyers in America" in the field of Labor and Employment Law, and as one of the "Top Lawyers in Metro Detroit" by dbusiness in 2015. He is the current Justice PAC Chair for the Michigan Association for Justice and also is a member of its Executive Board and Executive Committee. He regularly lectures at seminars through the Michigan Association for Justice and The Institute of Continuing Legal Education. Mr. Fagan has earned the Preeminent AV* peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

Employment law attorney Jennifer Lossia McManus regularly represents her clients in wage and hour litigation, including failure to pay overtime wages, improper wage deductions and improper exemption status classifications. She has successfully pursued both individual and class-wide wage and hour claims to ensure that her clients are compensated for their employers' failure to follow the law. Ms. McManus also represents employees throughout their employment experience in harassment, discrimination, Family and Medical Leave Act, and whistleblower and Equal Pay Act claims. In addition, she represents her clients in the negotiation of severance agreements.

Ms. McManus has been selected for inclusion by her peers in "The Best Lawyers in America" in the field of Labor and Employment Law. She also has valuable experience serving as a law clerk for Federal District Court Judge Bernard A. Friedman and working for a large Detroit area defense firm, where she obtained a firsthand ability to understand employers' legal strategies in defending against the claims that she brings on behalf of her clients.


Fagan McManus, P.C. is metro ranked in 2 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

Read how Best Law Firms ranks firms

Metro Rankings

Tier 1 for Employment Law - Individuals
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment


Regional Rankings

Tier 1 for Employment Law - Individuals
Tier 1 for Litigation - Labor and Employment

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Employment Law - Individuals

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Fagan McManus, P.C. has 2 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Fagan McManus, P.C. eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
Spinning circle
{{ practiceAreaName }}
{{ lawyer.FirstName[0] }}{{ lawyer.LastName[0] }} {{ lawyer.FirstName[0] }}{{ lawyer.LastName[0] }} {{ lawyer.Locations[0].City }}{{lawyer.Locations[0].StateCode ? ', ' + lawyer.Locations[0].StateCode : '' }}

Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.
Spinning circle
{{ comment.ClientFullName + (comment.ClientTitle ? ", " : "") }} {{ comment.ClientTitle }} – {{ comment.ClientCompanyName }}

Main Location


Barry Fagan
Find the Best Law Firms
Search for a Law Firm
Search our directory of over 16,000 firms across the U.S.
Is Your Law Firm Ranked?
Enhance your firm's reputation and visibility with our marketing opportunities.
Marketing Opportunities
Ranked Practice Areas
See the practice areas included in our Best Law Firms research.
Practice Areas