Jennifer Lossia McManus

Jennifer Lossia McManus

Royal Oak, Michigan
800-219-1570 (Toll free)
Jennifer Lossia McManus exclusively represents plaintiffs in employment related disputes. She works with her clients as they negotiate employment agreements and severance packages and represents them as they navigate their way through claims of discrimination, unlawful termination or illegal wage and hour practices. Her clients include employees from all fields, including whistleblowers, executives, managers, fast-food workers, clerical staff and medical assistants, and her areas of representation range from medical leave, sexual harassment and all forms of discrimination including gender, race, age and disability to wage theft, overtime and collective action cases.Some of Jennifer's more recent cases include representation of a woman terminated from her employment while undergoing treatment for breast cancer, representation of a class of fast food workers that are illegally denied overtime wages, representation of a medical office worker that was sexually harassed and representation of a mortgage broker that was terminated after blowing the whistle on illegal lending practices.

Jennifer works closely with the legal community, with both the plaintiff and defense bar. She serves as a co-chair for the Federal Bar Association's Legal Ethics Committee, which she participated in developing. She is also a member of the Labor & Employment Law Advisory Board for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education, a member of the Michigan Association for Justice's Executive Board and a member of the Federal Bar Association's Executive Board.

Jennifer previously worked as a career law clerk for Judge Bernard A. Friedman in the Eastern District of Michigan, an assistant prosecuting attorney in Wayne County and an attorney at a large Detroit law firm. Her practice today is devoted to advocating for individuals who experience illegal workplace conduct including retaliation/whistleblower, wage theft or civil rights violations.

Areas of Practice

  • 100% Employment

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Michigan, 2001
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Michigan, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 6th Circuit, 2013


  • Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts
    • J.D. magna cum laude - 2001
    • Law Review: Boston University Law Review, Editor, 1999 - 2001
  • Western Michigan University, Kalamazoo, Michigan
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1998
    • Major: English Literature and International Comparative Politics

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Eastern District of Michigan Federal Bar Association’s Executive Board, Member
  • Eastern District of Michigan Federal Bar Association’s Legal Ethics Committee, Co-chair
  • Institute of Continuing Legal Education’s Labor & Employment Law Advisory Board, Member
  • Michigan Association for Justice’s Executive Board, Member
  • Chaldean American Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • United States District Court, Judge Friedman, Law Clerk, 2006 - 2012
  • Miller Canfield, PLC, Associate, 2003 - 2006
  • United States District Court, Judge Friedman, Law Clerk, 2001 - 2003