John W. Foster and Alessandra Manes
Passionate is one of the best words to describe attorneys John Foster and Alessandra Manes with Family Complex Litigation and Collaborative Group (FCLC Group). They have a passion for helping each client, and it shows in the level of care and dedication they pour into each case. “We believe that each of our clients plays an active role in the process, and together we work as a team,” says John, president, FCLC Group. “We are your lawyers from start to finish.”
John was born and raised in the Orlando area and has deep roots in his community. With more than 40 years of complex litigation experience, he is positioned to handle divorce and family law cases in the Orlando area and beyond. His practice now focuses exclusively on the resolution of complex divorce and family law cases, whether resolved through settlement, the litigation process, trial, mediation, the collaborative process, or the appellate process. In addition, John works with matters involving alimony, child support, custody, divorce, paternity, property division, domestic violence, and other marital and family-related issues.
John’s accomplishments have earned him recognition and honors on many occasions. He has achieved the highest AV rating by Martindale Hubbell, and he is ranked by Chambers USA. John has been named one of America’s Best Lawyers, Florida Legal Elite for Marital and Family Law by Florida Trend, and has been named a Super Lawyer for ten consecutive years. By invitation, John is a member of the National Advocates “Top 100.”
John is actively involved in the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar Association. He currently serves on the Family Law Section’s Executive Council and Legislation Committee, chairs the Parentage Committee, is a member of the Children’s Issues Committee and the Domestic Violence Committee, and serves as Chair of the Health & Wellness Committee of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar Association. He also is a founding member and serves on the advisory board of the American Academy for Certified Financial Litigators.
Alessandra is involved in drafting multiple settlement agreements, including marital settlement agreements and parenting plans negotiated through the mediation and collaborative processes and pre- and post-nuptial agreements.
Alessandra’s responsibilities focus on more than just divorce cases. She is involved in various domestic violence cases, often pending simultaneously with divorces and paternity cases. “I think what separates us from other firms is that we do not view all divorce cases, paternity cases, or domestic violence cases as the same,” says Alessandra. “We cater our strategy and method for resolution in accordance with the specific facts and details of each case.”
Alessandra is an active member of the Family Law Section of the Florida Bar Association and serves on the Children’s Issues, Equitable Distribution, and Domestic Violence committees. In 2021, she was recognized as Best Lawyers®: Ones to Watch, as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers, and in 2020 was named one of Orlando’s Personalities of the Year by Orlando Style Magazine.
In 2021, FCLC Group was named a Metropolitan Tier 2 firm in Orlando for Family Law by U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.”