Mr. Manausa is a lifelong Florida resident who specializes in complex commercial litigation and business law. Chad obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Florida and is an avid fan of the Gators. He earned his J.D. from Stetson University College of Law, where he graduated Cum Laude. While at Stetson, Chad was a Senior Stetson Ambassador and participated on the Executive Boards for the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society, the Insurance Law Association, the American Bar Association – Law Student Division, and was a 3L representative to the Stetson Student Bar Association. In his time at Stetson Law, Chad earned the Highest-Grade Designation (Book Award) in Technology in Practice, and now employs those skills as a member of the Florida Bar Media & Communications Law Committee. Prior to joining the team at Grimes Galvano, Chad litigated on behalf of insured individuals and companies throughout the State of Florida. Currently, Chad represents local and national businesses throughout all stages of litigation, including trial. He also complements his commercial litigation practice by acting in a general counsel capacity to both local and national organizations.
Chad is an active member of the local community and is always looking for ways to give back. In his free time, Chad enjoys golfing, fishing, and Brazilian jiu jitsu. He is also a passionate sports fan and enjoys spending Saturdays watching Gator football with friends and family.
- University of Florida, B.A. (2018)
- Stetson University College of Law, J.D. (Cum Laude, 2022)
Bar & Other Professional Affiliations
- Florida Bar Association
- Manatee County Bar Association
- Sarasota County Bar Association
- United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
- United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
- United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida