Attorneys of Federated Law Group
Bryan Manno, Esq.
Managing Partner Licensed in Florida
Our firm is headed by Supervising Attorney Bryan Manno. Mr. Manno built Federated Law Group on his foundation of debt defense, collection litigation and insurance subrogation. With over 16 years of experience Mr. Manno has represented some of the country’s largest financial institutions in matters involving complex litigation and asset recovery. Mr. Manno has also successfully represented numerous individuals in both the collection of outstanding debts and in the defense of alleged debts. Mr. Manno received his undergraduate degree in Finance from the Indiana University Kelly School of Business in 1997 and his Juris Doctor from St. Thomas Law School in 2000. Mr. Manno is licensed to practice law in Florida before both the state courts of Florida and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Mr. Manno is a member of the Florida Creditors Bar Association (FLCBA).
Richard Russell, Esq.
Managing Partner Licensed in Florida, Georgia, Nevada and Utah
Richard Russell is a graduate of Brigham Young University’s law school. In addition, Mr. Russell is licensed to practice law in Florida, Georgia, Nevada, and Utah. Nearly half of his 30 years as an attorney has been in collection litigation and business development, opening numerous branch offices for multi-state law firms. Mr. Russell previously worked on South Florida environmental issues emphasizing Sunshine Law, public records, and FOIA litigation, and served in Oman as an Air Force JAG during the Gulf War. Richard Russell’s area of concentration at Federated Law Group involves litigation throughout Georgia and Florida.
Tina Gayle, Esq.
Licensed in Florida
Tina Gayle received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Virginia Tech in 1997 and her Juris Doctor from the Appalachian School of Law in 2000. She is the litigation department manager at Federated Law Group, PLLC. Ms. Gayle has over 13 years of experience primarily in collections as well as debt defense. Ms. Gayle is admitted to practice law in the State of Florida.
Ashley Moore, Esq.
Licensed in Florida
Ashley Moore received her undergraduate degree in Psychology from Florida Atlantic University in 2011. She went on to earn her Juris Doctor from the Florida State University College of Law in 2015, where she was a member of the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society. During her law school career, Ms. Moore worked for the Florida Office of the Attorney General as a law clerk for the Complex Litigation and Eminent Domain units. She also served as a student attorney at the Public Interest Law Center’s Family Law Clinic, offering assistance to low income clients with family law issues.
Giancarlo Olano-Lavergne, Esq.
Licensed in Florida and Puerto Rico
Giancarlo Olano-Lavergne manages the Puerto Rico Litigation Department at Federated Law Group, PLLC. As former General Counsel and Compliance Officer for the Puerto Rico Housing Finance Authority, Mr. Olano-Lavergne has garnered extensive legal and executive experience in the housing finance industry, including loan origination and servicing, government compliance, loss mitigation and asset recovery. With over 7 years’ experience in the low income housing financing industry in PR, Mr. Olano-Lavergne also provides a unique insight to the Puerto Rican consumer, particularly those facing economic hardship given the island’s current unstable economic environment. Mr. Olano-Lavergne received his undergraduate degree in Criminal Justice and Juris Doctor from the Interamerican University of Puerto Rico in 2003 and 2006 respectively, and is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the State of Florida.
Jayme S. Sellards, Esq.
Licensed in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi
Mr. Sellards manages the subrogation department at Federated Law Group, PLLC. He began his career practicing commercial litigation at a multistate firm in Atlanta. Subsequently, he served as Associate Counsel for Whitney National Bank in New Orleans, Managing Editor of the Banking, Bankruptcy and Litigation departments of LRP Publications, and Managing Attorney of the Florida default department at RCO Legal, P.S. Prior to joining Federated Law Group, Mr. Sellards was an insurance subrogation attorney at Derrevere, Stevens, Black and Cozad. He has practiced law for over 18 years, concentrating in the areas of: anti-money laundering, banking, collections, commercial litigation, corporate law, creditor’s rights, insurance subrogation and real estate. Mr. Sellards is licensed to practice law in Florida, Georgia, Louisiana and Mississippi, and is a published author.
Fred G. Daniels, Esq.
Licensed in New Jersey and New York. Of Counsel
Fred G. Daniels was admitted to practice in New York in 1976. Mr. Daniels has a practice with an emphasis on commercial and real estate law. His practice involves plaintiff and defense litigation with respect to real estate developers, owners, operators, management companies and corporate clients on all issues arising out of rentals and leasing, as well as cooperatives and condominiums. The matters involve all types of eviction proceedings, ADA discrimination, warranty of habitability claims, fraud, tortious interference with contract, assault, wrongful termination and errors and omissions claims as well as environmental issues involving lead paint pollution and/or building violations.
Blake Oakes, Esq.
Licensed in Louisiana. Of Counsel
Blake Oakes serves as Louisiana counsel for Federated Law Group, PLLC. He specializes in collection law and creditor’s rights, but also has extensive experience in the areas of bankruptcy and commercial litigation. He has handled civil litigation for clients on a variety of matters with a particular expertise in recoveries on defaulted obligations, including notes, credit cards, open accounts and other consumer and commercial instruments. Mr. Oakes earned a B.A. in History from Louisiana State University and his J.D. from Southern University Law Center. His practice includes the entire state of Louisiana as he is admitted to practice before all Louisiana Courts, state and federal. He has presented at numerous seminars on various collection law topics, including: Pre-Judgment Activities, Investigating and Commencing an Action, Obtaining a Judgment, Ethical Issues and Defending Against FDCPA Claims. He is a member of the National Creditors Bar Association (NARCA) and the American Bar Association.