Catherine M. Manofsky

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Catherine M. Manofsky is Of Counsel at Smithey Law Group, LLC and focuses exclusively on employment and labor law issues.  Ms. Manofsky is an experienced litigator who has represented a variety of clients, including individuals, employers, and public and private entities.  She has a broad litigation background in employment litigation, complex civil and business litigation, and appellate advocacy.

Practice Areas, Bar Admissions, and Education

Practice Areas

  • Employment Law

Bar Admissions

  • Maryland (2003)
  • Washington, D.C. (2004)
  • S. District Court for the District of Maryland (2004)
  • S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (2006)

Bar Associations

  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • D.C. Bar
  • American Bar Association

Education and Background

A Maryland native, Ms. Manofsky completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she was a member of the University Honors Program and Phi Beta Kappa.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree, magna cum laude, with a double major in Psychology and Criminology & Criminal Justice.  Ms. Manofsky received her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, from Wake Forest University School of Law, where she served as Executive Editor of the Law Review and a Moot Court Board Member.  She received the honors of the Order of the Coif and the Order of the Barristers.  Ms. Manofsky previously served as judicial law clerk to the Honorable Peter B. Krauser of the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland.  Prior to joining Smithey Law Group LLC in 2018, Ms. Manofsky was a principal at a prominent litigation firm in Baltimore.

Recognition | Awards and Publications


Daily Record Leading Women Award
Ms. Manofsky was named by the Daily Record as one of the 2017 Leading Women honorees.  Leading Women honorees are selected based on their professional experience, community involvement, and a commitment to inspiring change.


  • Co-author, “Drafting and Issuing Discovery Subpoenas: Maryland,” Thomson Reuters Practical Law, Jan. 2018.
  • Co-author, “By the Numbers: The Accountant-Client Privilege,” DRI: The Whisper, Vol. 10 Issue 6, July 2014.


Ms. Manofsky is a leader of two Girl Scout Troops for the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland.  She is also a member of the Executive Board of the Davidsonville Elementary Parent Teacher Organization.  She has previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of Anne Arundel County CASA, Inc. and Chrysalis House, Inc. and as a member of the MSBA Ethics Committee.