Attorney Frederick R. Mann Jr.
Frederick R. Mann Jr. has been a lawyer admitted to practice in Georgia for over 40 years (admitted to State Bar of Georgia in January, 1978). Mr, Mann is also a member of the The Florida Bar, having been admitted in May 1979 in that state.
Mr. Mann is a third generation Floridian, born in Coral Gables, Florida. He attended LaSalle High School in Miami, graduating in 1970. He was ranked number 3 in his class upon graduation and designated class Salutatorian.
After high school Mr. Mann attended Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. While at Dartmouth Mr. Mann declared Spanish as his major and studied abroad in Mexico and Spain 3 of his 12 academic quarters in Dartmouth Foreign Study Programs, in Salamanca while in Spain, and in Mexico City while in Mexico ; he also studied German for 1 quarter at the Goethe Institute in Brannenburg, Bavaria, West Germany in the Spring of 1973.
Mr. Mann graduated from Dartmouth College cum laude with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Spanish in 1974. Mr. Mann then entered the University of Florida Fredric Levin College of Law in Gainesville, Florida in the fall of 1974.
While in law school Mr. Mann was invited on to the University of Florida’s Law Review, and his Case Comment on prescription drug advertising bans was awarded the George Milam Award as the Best Case Comment for the quarter when it was published in 1977. Before graduating from law school Mr. Mann was permitted to take the Georgia Bar Exam as an 8th quarter law student, and passed the exam on his first sitting in 1977. After law school Mr. Mann was admitted to the Georgia Bar and worked for the Atlanta firm of Fisher and Phillips in 1978. Mr. Mann then studied for the Florida Bar and he and his wife returned to Florida upon his wife’s graduation from Mercer’s Pharmacy School in 1979, and his passing of the Florida Bar exam on the first sitting the same year (1979)
Beginning in July, 1979 Mr. Mann served as an Assistant State Attorney under Janet Reno in Miami-Dade County. Mr. Mann worked for the Miami-Dade State Attorney from 1979 through October 1982. While a State prosecutor Mr. Mann tried numerous serious criminal law jury trials including:
- Armed robbery
- Sexual assault
- Shootings, and
- Homicides (including at least one double first degree murder case)
Mr. Mann was selected by Ms. Reno to serve as one of two Assistant State Attorneys to serve on a Joint State-Federal Homicide Task Force in 1982, where the defendants were either undocumented entrants or Cubans who had entered the US during the Mariel boatlift after spending time in Cuban prisons
Mr. Mann became a federal prosecutor in October 1982 under the Honorable Stanley Marcus in Miami. Mr. Mann then served with distinction prosecuting many high profile cases from 1982 until 1988. Among the cases handled successfully by Mr. Mann were the bombing prosecutions of the “Omega 7”, the interstate kidnapping of the wife of the former Ambassador to the US from El Salvador, and the Southeast Connectors case, a defense contract fraud case where the head of a Miami electrical connector concern that sold connectors to the Department of Defense had been selling reworked and reconditioned scrap as new and surplus merchandise for millions of dollars for years.
Mr. Mann left the federal government after June 1988 to run for Circuit Court Judge in a County wide race in Miami between 3 candidates. He won the primary but lost the runoff by less than 10% of 330,000 votes cast in November, 1988. Mr. Mann then entered private practice in December 1988, and worked as a private attorney from December 1988 until December 2004 (16 years). During that time Mr. Mann became Florida Bar Board Certified as a Criminal Trial Attorney in 1994, and again in 1999, and 2004. He was also rated as AV (highest rating) by the Martindale-Hubbell Directory in 1994, a rating which he has held since then continuously. During this period Mr. Mann handled state and federal cases in Tampa, Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Key West, Orlando, Tallahassee, Gainesville, and St. Augustine. He also handled federal cases across the US, in St. Louis, Missouri; Greeneville, Tennessee; Indianapolis, Indiana; Dubuque, Iowa, and assisted Canadian counsel in an extradtion proceeding against a client in Montreal, Canada.
In 2004 Mr. Mann served as an Adjunct Professor at Barry University School of Law in Orlando, Florida teaching Conflict of Laws while maintaining his own practice in Orlando.
In January 2005 Mr. Mann accepted a position as an Assistant Public Defender in Northwest Florida in Panama City under the Honorable Herman Laramore. He served with distinction in that role for 152 months, resolving upwards of 7000 cases. In one week Mr. Mann won three full jury trials involving the same client. Mr. Mann was recertified as a Criminal Trial Attorney by The Florida Bar in 2009 and again in 2014 (which runs through 2019).
Mr. Mann returned to Georgia to practice in the Atlanta area in February 2018, where he currently works as a Senior Associate for the Law Offices of Mathew C. Hines, LLC in Cobb County.
Mr Mann has been married 40 years to his wife Alicia, and his 3 adult daughters are graduates of the Savannah College of Art and Design, the Florida State University, and St. Francis College in New York. Mr. Mann lives in Chamblee, Georgia.”