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Leonidas Evangelos Plakas

Leonidas Evangelos Plakas

Practice areas:

Medical Malpractice, Oil & Gas, Business, Employment & Labor, Wrongful Death

About Me

Attorney Plakas has been named one of Ohio’s “Top 100” attorneys for the sixth consecutive year, as well as one of Ohio’s “Top 100” trial lawyers. Mr. Plakas has been certified as a Civil Trial Advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy annually since 1998 and has also been recognized by the American Board of Trial Advocates since 2003, based upon peer evaluation by judges and attorneys, for his skills and accomplishments in the art of trial advocacy. Among many awards, Attorney Plakas has also won the highest verdicts in Stark County’s legal history in business litigation, employment harassment and nursing home negligence. His record of trial successes is unique in the broad spectrum of case-types in which he has won million dollar verdicts. His successes include a $14 million result against a hospital system for corrupt activities. Attorney Plakas also represents businesses and corporations that operate on national and international levels.


 

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Languages Spoken: Greek

Practice Areas

Licensed since 1976

  1. Oil & Gas: 25%
  2. Medical Malpractice: 25%
    38 years
  3. Employment & Labor: 20%
    38 years
  4. Business: 20%
    38 years
  5. Wrongful Death: 10%
    38 years

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Tzangas, Plakas, Mannos & Raies, Ltd.

220 Market Avenue South
8th Floor
Canton, OH, 44702

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
OHActive197607/18/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 100 Ohio Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2015
Top Rated Lawyer in Labor & EmploymentAmerican Lawyer Media & Matrindale-Hubbell2015
Ohio Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2015
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2014
Top 100 Ohio Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2014
Top Rated Lawyer in Labor & EmploymentAmerican Lawyer Media & Martindale-Hubbell2014
Ohio Super LawyerSuper Lawyers2014
National Business Edition for Business LitigationSuper Lawyers2014
National Business Edition for Business LitigationSuper Lawyers2013
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2013
Top Rated Lawyer in Labor & EmploymentAmerican Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell2013
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in OhioOhio's Top 100 Trial Lawyers2013
Ohio Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2013
Top 100 Ohio Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2013
Top 50 Cleveland Area Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2013
Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers in America2013
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2012
Ohio Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2012
Top 100 Ohio Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2012
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in OhioOhio's Top 100 Trial Lawyers2012
National Business Edition for Business LitigationSuper Lawyers2012
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in OhioOhio's Top 100 Trial Lawyers2011
National Business Edition for Business LitigationSuper Lawyers2011
Ohio Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2011
Top 100 Ohio Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2011
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2011
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2010
Top 100 Trial Lawyers in OhioOhio's Top 100 Trial Lawyers2010
Ohio Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2010
Top 100 Ohio Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2010
Top 100 Ohio Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2009
Ohio Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2009
Top 50 Cleveland Area Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2009
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2008
Ohio Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2008
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2007
Ohio Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2007
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2006
Ohio Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2006
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2005
Ohio Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2005
Ohio Super LawyersSuper Lawyers2004
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2004
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2003
Outstanding Law Alumni of the YearAkron University School of Law2001
Civil Trial AdvocateN/AN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Managing PartnerTzangas, Plakas, Mannos, & Raies1996 - Present
PartnerTzangas, Plakas, Mannos, & Raies1981 - 1996
AssociateTzangas, Plakas, Mannos, & Raies1976 - 1981

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Ohio Academy of Trial LawyersState Representative at Large1991 - 1995
Stark County Academy of Trial LawyersBoard of Trustees1989 - 2007
Ohio Academy of Trial LawyersTrustee for 5th Appellate District1988 - 1991
Stark County Academy of Trial LawyersPresident1987 - 1989
Stark County Academy of Trial LawyersTreasurer1985 - 1987
Stark County Academy of Trial LawyersSecretary1983 - 1985

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Dieble v. Auto Owners Insurance Co.Verdict for Plaintiff $560,642

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Ohio Academy of Trial LawyersWinning Plastic Surgery Cases2002
Ohio Academy of Trial LawyersDefining the Tort of Wrongful discharge1995
Ohio Academy of Trial LawyersResponsibilities of Employers and Employees1993

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of AkronN/AN/A1976

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Annual State Trial Lawyers Seminar and ConventionJury Selection in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Nursing Home, Workplace Safety, Consumer and Business Trials2011
Annual State Medical Negligence SeminarWinning Plastic Surgery Cases2002
State SeminarBusiness Insurance Policies1996
Annual State Trial Lawyers SeminarDefining the Tort of Wrongful Discharge1995
Annual State Trial Lawyers SeminarResponsibilities of Employers and Employees1993
State SeminarsConstriction and Interpretation of Insurance Contracts1991
Annual State Trial Lawyers Convention and SeminarAssumption of Risk, Contributory Negligence, and Other Product Liability Defenses1989