Chief Operating Officer
Shelia serves as Chief Operating Officer for The Manely Firm, PC. She has partnered with Michael Manely, her husband, in leading the firm’s growth from two employees and one office to over 60 employees, six offices and recognition as one of Atlanta’s premier firms in the delivery of international and domestic family law.
Shelia earned her Juris Doctorate from Georgia State University in 2013. She earned her Masters in Public Administration in 1989 and her BA in Paralegal Studies in 1987 from Eastern Kentucky University in Richmond, Kentucky where she was born.
In addition to her duties as COO for The Manely Firm, P.C., she is active as a service leader in Marietta and Cobb County, Georgia, serving as Past Board Chair for The Center of Family Resources and an active member in Kiwanis Club of Marietta. Between 2013 and 2018, Shelia co-founded and directed The Manely Firm’s Justice Cafe which advanced access to justice by providing access to low bono legal services to over 4000 people in Cobb and surrounding counties.
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 is mom and step-mom to three sons, Billy, Ben and Matt and Oma to three grands Harper, Remy and Rosie.