Roger Manus brings over 30 years of experience successfully advocating for elders and persons with disabilities on a wide range of issues. A former managing attorney and senior staff attorney with a mental disability law reform project, he served as lead attorney in successful class action litigation, including the Thomas S. lawsuit.
His prior teaching experience includes stints at the Developmental Disabilities Training Institute, as an adjunct at the law school at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and as a presenter of numerous continuing legal education seminars for attorneys.
Manus has been honored as a Wingspread Fellow, a Root Tilden Public Interest Law Scholar and with Distinguished Service Awards from the Community Living Association and Mental Health Association of North Carolina.
He has served as past president and public policy co-chair of Friends of Residents in Long term Care, a statewide grassroots advocacy organization. Other affiliations include consultant to Arc/NC Lifeguardianship Supports and Services (present), consultant to the Governor’s Advocacy Council for Persons with Disabilities (past), and Director of the Domiciliary Home Advocacy Project (past).
Manus operated his own law firm for 11 years and numerous publications complement his litigation and legislative advocacy work.