Senior Business Manager/Law Clerk
Shelia earned her Juris Doctorate from Georgia State University in 2013. In addition to her duties as Business Manager for The Manely Firm, P.C., she is active as a service leader in Marietta and Cobb County, Georgia, serving as a Board Member for The Center of Family Resources and Kiwanis Club of Marietta. Community recognition includes being named The Center for Family Resources 2017 Rookie Board Member of the Year and 2018 Chairman’s Award Winner and, one of LiveSafe’s 2019 Women of Achievement. Shelia earned a BA in Paralegal Studies and a MPA from Eastern Kentucky University, graduating with honors. Before joining Michael at the Manely Firm in 2003, Shelia served as the Assistant Director of National School Enhancement and Reform for Nova Southeastern University, Executive Director of the Georgia School Council Institute, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations at Kentucky Higher Education Student Loan Corporation, Assistant to the Regional Secretary for the U.S. Department of Education, a Presidential Management Intern (now Presidential Management Fellow’s Program) and Federal Grant Administrator at Eastern Kentucky University. Her duties have included conducting on-site federal compliance reviews at major universities including Georgia State University, University of Georgia, Auburn University, Vanderbilt University and University of Kentucky; serving as Liaison for Vice President Al Gore’s National Partnership for Reinventing Government; lobbying Kentucky’s Legislature and U.S. Congress for reforms in student lending; and, developing and delivering college classroom instruction designed to reduce attrition among first generation, low income college freshmen. Since joining The Manely Firm, P.C. in 2003, Shelia has partnered with Michael in leading the firm’s growth from two employees and one office to over 25 employees, four offices and recognition as one of Atlanta’s premier firms in the delivery of international and domestic family law. Shelia is also Michael Manely’s wife.