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Practice Areas


  1. Family: 80%
  2. Litigation: 20%

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Jami Sue Oliver

    Denise Houston is a spectacular lawyer and a true advocate in the courtroom. I have had the pleasure of knowing Denise for several years and am impressed with her commitment to her clients and her experience and passion in the courtroom. I would highly recommend Denise Houston.


    Jami Oliver Personal Injury Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Melissa Ann Graham-Hurd

    I endorse this lawyer. Denise is a hard working, smart lawyer.


    Melissa Graham-Hurd Family Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

Contact Info

Tzangas Plakas Mannos & Raies, Ltd.

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

Tzangas, Plakas, Mannos & Raies, Ltd.

2500 First National Tower
106 South Main Street
Akron, OH, 44308




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarOhio Super Lawyers2009
Rising StarN/A2007
Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerTzangas, Plakas, Mannos & Raies, Ltd.2007 - Present
AssociateTzangas, Plakas, Mannos & Raies, Ltd.1996 - 2006
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Stark County Bar Association, Disputed Fee CommitteeMember2013 - Present
Ohio Association for JusticePresident2011 - 2012
Ohio Association for JusticePresident-Elect2010 - 2011
Ohio Association for JusticeVice President2009 - 2010
Women's Initiative NetworkSpecial Events Chair2009 - 2010
Ohio Association for JusticeSecretary2008 - 2009
Women's Initiative NetworkVice President2008 - 2009
Women's Initiative NetworkPresident2007 - 2008
Ohio Association for JusticeFamily Law Section Chair2006 - 2008
Ohio Association for JusticeWomen's Caucus Chair2006 - 2008
Women's Initiative NetworkVice President2006 - 2007
Women's Initiative NetworkSecretary2005 - 2006
Ohio Association for JusticeExecutive Committee Member2004 - 2007
Women's Initiative NetworkMember2004 - Present
Akron Bar AssociationMember of Family Law Subcommittee2003 - Present
Ohio Association for JusticeTrustee2003 - 2006
Stark County Bar AssociationMember of the Family Law Subcommittee2000 - Present
American Trial Lawyers AssociationMember1996 - Present
Ohio Association for JusticeMember1996 - Present
Ohio State Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Akron Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Stark County Bar AssociationMember1996 - Present
Publication NameTitleDate
Ohio Trial (Ohio Association for Justice) Winter Convention materialsFacebook - A Divorce Attorney's Best Friend2012
Ohio Acadamy of Trial Lawyers Convention MaterialsHazing: A Rite of Passage or a Right to Kill?2007
Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers Family Law Seminar MaterialsCase Law and Legislative Update2007
Senate Bill 80 Seminar MaterialsPunative Damages Under Senate Bill 802006
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Akron School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1995
DePauw UniversityEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1991
Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Ohio Association for Justice Winter ConventionFacebook - A Divorce Attorney's Best Friend2012
Family Law Subcommittee LuncheonPractitioner's Point of View on using The OurFamilyWizzard Website2009
Annual Family Law SeminarShould I Stay or Should I Go Now: Litigating the Relocation Issue2008
2008 Annual ConventionShould I Stay or Should I Go Now: Litigating the Relocation Issue2008
WIN LuncheonChildren's Freedom of Medical Choice2007
2007 Annual ConventionHazing: A Rite of Passage or a Right to Kill?2007
WIN LuncheonRaising Your Children's Children: The New Retirement2006
Tort Reform SeminarPuntative Damages Under Senate Bill 802006