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Practice Areas


  1. Estate Planning: 20%
  2. Probate: 20%
  3. Legal Malpractice: 20%
  4. Business: 20%
  5. Insurance: 20%


Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

  • Randall Matthew Traub

    I endorse this lawyer. Dave is a gentleman, extremely intellegent and is an excellent advocate for his clients.


    Randall Traub Litigation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • James Francis Contini II

    David and I have worked on various probate and litigation matters together. He has always been an excellent advocate for his clients and an extremely knowledgeable and professional practitioner.


    James Contini Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Tzangas Plakas Mannos Ltd.

220 Market Avenue South Floor 8
Canton, OH, 44702-2185



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Lawyer of the Year - Employment Law - IndividualsBest Lawyers in America2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Top 100 LawyersOhio Super Lawyers2011
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2011
Superlawyer Top 100Ohio Super Lawyers2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2010
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2009
SuperlawyerCincinnati Magazine2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2008
Rising StarN/A2007
Rising StarN/A2007
Best Lawyers in AmericaN/A2007
Rising StarN/A2006
Rising StarN/A2006
Rising StarN/A2005
Rising StarN/A2005
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerTzangas Plakas Mannos Ltd.2003 - Present
AssociateTzangas Plakas Mannos Ltd.1992 - 2002
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Board of Commissioners on Grievances & DisciplineMember Commissioner2012 - Present
Stark County Bar AssociationPresident2012 - Present
Stark County Bar AssociationVice President2010 - 2012
Stark County Bar AssociationSecretary2009 - 2010
Stark County Bar Association Grievance Comm.Chairman2006 - 2008
Habitat for Humanity of Tuscarawas ValleyPresident2005 - 2006
Association of Professional Responsibility LawyersMember2005 - Present
Friends of the Homeless of Tuscarawas CountyTreasurer2004 - 2008
Dover First Moravian ChurchTrustee2002 - 2005
Stark County Academy of Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Ohio Academy of Trial LawyersMemberN/A
Stark County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Ohio State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Dieble v. Auto Owners Insurance Co.Verdict for Plaintiff $560,642
Estate of Justin Barnard v. Diane Dinkelmann, et al.Judgement for Plaintiff: $25,000,000.00
LA Copier Company v. Copier SolutionsVerdict for Defendant
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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Akron School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1992
University of KansasN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1989
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Stark County Assdociation of JusticeLitigation Professionalism and the Grievance Process2010
Family Law Committee LuncheonEthics, Family Law, and the Grievance Process2010
SCBA Family Law SeminarProfessionalism & the Grievance Process2009
Uninsured / Underinsured Motorists ClaimsAvoiding Ethical Potholes in UM/UIM Cases2008
Elder Law & Estate PlanningEthical Dilemmas in Elder Law & Estate Planning2008
2007 Trial Practice SeminarProfessionalism and the Grievance Process2007
2004 Trial Practice SeminarFederal Court Primer for State Court Litigators2004
2001 Trial Practice SeminarScott-Pontzer / Linko UM/UIM cases2001
Product Liability SeminarLitigating Industrial Injury Claims1999
Peoples Law SchoolProbate & Estate Planning Issues1998
1998 Trial Practice SeminarSenate Bill 20 and UM/UIM cases1998
1996 Trial Practice SeminarMedicare Subrogation1996
1996 Labor and Employment SeminarWrongful Discharge and Public Policy1996
1996 Insurance Law SeminarBusiness Policies: Do Employees have UM coverage1996