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Maria C. Klutinoty Edwards is an associate attorney with Tzangas Plakas Mannos Ltd. Her practice includes litigation on behalf of commercial clients and individuals in matters ranging from complex business litigation to personal injury.


Maria has been recognized as an Ohio "Rising Star" for 2012 and 2013 by Super Lawyers® Rating Service. Rising Stars are Ohio's best attorneys who are 40 or under or who have been practicing for 10 years or less.


Maria is from Butler, Pennsylvania, and graduated magna cum laude from Grove City College, where she majored in political science. Maria graduated first in her class, summa cum laude, from the University of Akron School of Law, where she received the 2010 Jenkins Award for highest scholastic achievement. While in law school, she was recognized for her appellate oral advocacy skills as a member of the University's moot court National Championship team.


Maria was admitted to the Ohio Bar and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio in 2010.  She was admitted to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio in 2010, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit in 2013.


She is a member of the American, Ohio, Akron, and Stark County Bar Associations, as well as the Ohio and Stark County Associations for Justice. Maria is also a member of the Stark County Bar Association Grievance Committee, the Law, Love & Chocolate Fundraising Committee, and has volunteered her services through the Wills for Heroes Foundation.


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Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 50%
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    5 years
  3. Employment: 15%
    5 years
  4. Contracts: 10%
    5 years


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

3 total 

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  • Timothy James Moore

    Maria may be the most conscientious lawyer that I have ever met and is an excellent advocate.


    Timothy Moore Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • William Anthony Vasiliou II

    Attorney Edwards is a phenomenal lawyer. She is highly intelligent, dedicated, and hard working. I highly recommend her as a person and as an attorney.


    William Vasiliou Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Tzangas Plakas Mannos, Ltd.

220 Market Ave S
Canton, OH, 44702-2180


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2016
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Jenkins AwardUniversity of Akron School of Law2010
2010 National ChampionNational Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare and Adoption Law2010
Best Oralist Award (placed)National Moot Court Competition in Child Welfare & Adoption Law2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateTzangas Plakas Mannos Ltd2010 - Present
Law ClerkTzangas Plakas Mannos Ltd2009 - 2010
Law ClerkConlon Tarker P.C.2006 - 2009
Association namePosition nameDuration
Stark County Association for JusticeBoard of Trustees2015 - Present
Stark County Bar Association, Technology CommitteeMember2014 - Present
Friends of Stark ParksBoard of Trustees2014 - Present
YWCA of Canton, OhioBoard of Trustees2014 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember2013 - Present
Stark County Bar Association, Grievance CommitteeGrievance Committee Member2012 - Present
Stark County Association for JusticeMember2010 - Present
Stark County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Ohio Association for JusticeMember2010 - Present
Ohio Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Akron Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Canton Palace TheatreBoard Member2014 - 2016
Leadership Stark County Signature ProgramGraduate of 28th Class2014 - 2015
Leadership Stark County - Spotlight ProgramGraduate2013 - 2013
Jackson High School Mock Trial TeamAssistant Coach2013 - 2013
Stark County Bar Association Community Involvement CommitteeMember2013 - 2013
Law Love & Chocolate Fundraising CommitteeCommittee Member2011 - 2013
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Hog Heaven of New Philadelphia, Inc. v. M and M West High Avenue, LLC, 5th Dist. No. 2014 AP 02 0006, 2014 WL 6467382Summary Judgment in favor of client Affirmed
Heineken U.S.A., Inc. v. Esber Beverage Co., 5th Dist. No. 2013 CA 00158, 2014-Ohio-946Motion for Reconsideration granted
Bourlas Constr., Inc. v. Paxos, 5th Dist. No. 2013CA00076, 2014-Ohio-289Judgment entry staying case in favor of arbitration affirmed in favor of client.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Akron Law ReviewExxon Shipping Co. v. Baker: Why the Supreme Court Missed the Boat on Punitive Damages2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Akron School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2010
Grove City CollegePolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2007
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
University of Akron School of LawHow to Distinguish Yourself as a Law Student in Today's Legal Market2013
Stark County Bar Association, Law Day CommitteeTechnology and the Law: Tips and Traps2013
2012 Law Day "Law and Today's Technology" SeminariPads and Facebook and Background Checks, Oh My!2012