Only a single lawyer in each practice area and designated metropolitan area is honored as the "Lawyer of the Year," making this a significant and coveted accolade. These lawyers are selected based on particularly impressive voting averages received during the peer review assessments.
Receiving this designation reflects the high level of respect a lawyer has earned among other leading lawyers in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism, and their integrity.
In addition to the "Lawyer of the Year" award, Peter T. Cahoon was also listed in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America® in the following practice areas:
- Administrative / Regulatory Law
- Criminal Defense: White-Collar
About Pete Cahoon
Peter T. Cahoon received his law degree from the University of Akron School of Law in 1977. For more than 45 years, he has practiced family law and helped families though divorce, dissolutions, child custody, child support, and other complex family matters.
“We become counselors of law as well as attorneys of law. We must listen to our clients, understand where they are coming from, and help them make their best decisions,” explains Attorney Cahoon.
Mr. Cahoon has tried numerous jury and bench trials and other contested hearings throughout northeast Ohio and is a past President (2004–2005) of the Akron Bar Association. He has chaired the Certified Grievance and Criminal Law Committees and the Family Law Section of the Akron Bar Association. He is a Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers and an adjunct professor at the University of Akron School of Law teaching White Collar Crime and Trial Advocacy courses.
About Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected lawyer ranking service in the world. For 40 years, Best Lawyers has assisted those in need of legal services to identify the lawyers best qualiﬁed to represent them in distant jurisdictions or unfamiliar specialties. Best Lawyers awards are published in leading local, regional, and national publications across the globe.
Lawyers are not required nor allowed to pay a fee to be listed; therefore, recognition by Best Lawyers is considered a singular distinction.
Lawyers who are nominated for consideration are voted on by currently recognized Best Lawyers working in the same practice area and located in the same geographic region. The awards and recognitions are based purely on feedback received from these top lawyers.
Those who receive high peer reviews undergo a thorough verification process to make sure they are currently still in private practice. Only then can these top lawyers be recognized by Best Lawyers.
Your Family Law Team
The family law practice of Plakas Mannos offers a team approach in navigating through domestic relations matters with insight from each of our attorneys: Peter Cahoon, Jim Mannos, Marietta Pavlidis, and Brooke Meneses.
Our team has more than 100 combined years in the practice area of family law. Including their service as chairs of the Family Law Section of the Akron Bar Association, Cahoon and Pavlidis have practiced together for approximately 25 years representing individuals in divorces, dissolutions, prenuptial agreements, custody cases, support cases, civil protection orders, break-ups between unmarried couples, interstate domestic relations litigation, and more.
When you need legal assistance, you want lawyers with the wisdom to understand the opponent, the courage to forge into battle, and the endurance to win the war. You want lawyers like Peter Cahoon and the team at Plakas Mannos.
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