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Leonidas Evangelos Plakas

Wrongful death Attorney at Canton, OH

5.0   1 review

also known as Lee Plakas

  • Licensed for 47 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1976
    Status
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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.

 

Location

Tzangas, Plakas, Mannos & Raies, Ltd.
220 Market Avenue South
8th Floor
Canton, OH, 44702

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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2014
Very professional, helpful and knows his cases
I wouldn't go with anyone else. He is hands down the most knowledgeable, trust worthy, sought after lawyer in the field. Our consult was great. He made us feel at ease with all of his insight into the cases.

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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • Tzangas, Plakas, Mannos, & Raies
  • 1996 - Present
  • Partner
  • Tzangas, Plakas, Mannos, & Raies
  • 1981 - 1996
  • Associate
  • Tzangas, Plakas, Mannos, & Raies
  • 1976 - 1981

Education

  • University of Akron
  • 1976

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Dieble v. Auto Owners Insurance Co.
  • Verdict for Plaintiff $560,642

Associations

  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • State Representative at Large
  • 1991 - 1995
  • Stark County Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Board of Trustees
  • 1989 - 2007
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Trustee for 5th Appellate District
  • 1988 - 1991
  • Stark County Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • President
  • 1987 - 1989
  • Stark County Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Treasurer
  • 1985 - 1987
  • Stark County Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Secretary
  • 1983 - 1985
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Languages Spoken

  • Greek

Honors and Awards

  • Top Rated Lawyer in Labor & Employment
  • American Lawyer Media & Matrindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Ohio Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Ohio Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2014
  • Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • National Business Edition for Business Litigation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Labor & Employment
  • American Lawyer Media & Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • National Business Edition for Business Litigation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 50 Cleveland Area Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Lawyer of the Year
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Top Rated Lawyer in Labor & Employment
  • American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Ohio
  • Ohio's Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Ohio
  • Ohio's Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2012
  • National Business Edition for Business Litigation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Ohio
  • Ohio's Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • 2011
  • National Business Edition for Business Litigation
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2010
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Ohio
  • Ohio's Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Top 50 Cleveland Area Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Top 100 Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2009
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2008
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2007
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2006
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2006
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2005
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2005
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2004
  • Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2004
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2003
  • Outstanding Law Alumni of the Year
  • Akron University School of Law
  • 2001
  • Civil Trial Advocate
  • N/A
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Publications

  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Winning Plastic Surgery Cases
  • 2002
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Defining the Tort of Wrongful discharge
  • 1995
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers
  • Responsibilities of Employers and Employees
  • 1993

Speaking Engagements

  • Annual State Trial Lawyers Seminar and Convention
  • Jury Selection in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury, Nursing Home, Workplace Safety, Consumer and Business Trials
  • 2011
  • Annual State Medical Negligence Seminar
  • Winning Plastic Surgery Cases
  • 2002
  • State Seminar
  • Business Insurance Policies
  • 1996
  • Annual State Trial Lawyers Seminar
  • Defining the Tort of Wrongful Discharge
  • 1995
  • Annual State Trial Lawyers Seminar
  • Responsibilities of Employers and Employees
  • 1993
  • State Seminars
  • Constriction and Interpretation of Insurance Contracts
  • 1991
  • Annual State Trial Lawyers Convention and Seminar
  • Assumption of Risk, Contributory Negligence, and Other Product Liability Defenses
  • 1989
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Canton Wrongful death Lawyer Leonidas Evangelos Plakas
Leonidas Evangelos Plakas
Wrongful death Attorney
Canton, OH
Licensed for 47 years