TPM Attorneys Named 2017 Ohio Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Six attorneys from Tzangas Plakas Mannos Ltd. have been selected to the 2017 Ohio Super Lawyers list, which recognizes the leading attorneys in the state. In addition, four attorneys from the firm earned the distinction of the 2017 Ohio Rising Stars list, which recognizes Ohio’s top up-and-coming attorneys.

Jury Verdict Over $2.4 Million Against Assembler of Motorcycle

TPM obtained a verdict in excess of $2.4 million on behalf of its client and against Custom Assembly, Inc. for failing to use torque wrenches when assembling motorcycles. As a result of failing to use torque wrenches during assembly, the new motorcycle's handlebars became loose mid-ride and caused TPM's client to lose control of and crash the motorcycle. The client suffered severe injuries and work limitations including a fractured knee and ankle and permanent nerve pain.

Oil & Gas Lease / Drilling Issues

Eastern Ohio has experienced a surge in interest in natural gas, oil, and energy exploration. Marcellus and Utica shale deposits have led to an enormous land rush by energy companies seeking to exploit those underground resources. Landowners find themselves faced with making crucial decisions about whether to sell or lease the rights to oil and gas deposits, and how best to protect their land from environmental damage.  Now more than ever, land owners need to carefully consider all of the issues related to selling or leasing their oil, gas, and mineral rights.

Our attorneys have represented landowners and business throughout Eastern Ohio with regard to their oil, gas, and mineral rights, contract disputes, and environmental damage claims. Bringing extensive courtroom and real estate transaction experience to benefit the client, our attorneys are prepared to guide landowners through the complexities they face when presented with extensive oil and gas lease documents.

TPM Successfully Defends Patients' Right to Know

TPM successfully argued to the Supreme Court of Ohio that a patient unequivocally has a right to their own medical records. In a 5-2 decision, the Court held that a medical provider is required to provide a patient their medical records regardless of where such records are stored. The Court further held that the patient is not required to state a reason to obtain their medical records.