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Portrait of James G. Mannos

Attorney and Partner

James G. Mannos

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorces
  • Child Custody
  • Probate Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Real Estate Law
  • Commercial Real Property

Attorney Bio

James G. Mannos is a Partner at Plakas Mannos and has been practicing law since 1977.  He is admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, and all Ohio Courts.   

Attorney Mannos’s practice focuses on family law, real estate transactions, estate and probate matters, and Claimant-side workers’ compensation matters. Additionally, attorney Mannos, with the invaluable assistance of Paralegal and Title Agent Carla Johnson, runs our law firm’s Title Company, Central States Land Title Agency, Inc. In his years of practice, Attorney Mannos has represented thousands of individuals, families, and businesses in their quests for justice. He has engaged in arguments and advocacy at every level of the Ohio Court System, including arguing before the Ohio Supreme Court. 

Attorney Mannos has truly practiced law at every level; he has handled high seven-figure death claims, complicated estates and trusts, and high-stakes, high-asset divorces, but he is also the first person many people in our community call when they have any legal issue and, while their issue may seem minor to another lawyer, Attorney Mannos always does his best to answer, to listen, and to help. Mr. Mannos obtained his Title Insurance License from the Ohio Department of Insurance in 1981 and has 41+ years of experience in assisting individuals in various areas of real estate law.  

He is a member of the American Bar Association, American Land Title Association, American Trial Lawyers Association, Ohio Land Title Association, Ohio State Bar Association, Stark County Bar Association, and the Stark County Association for Justice. 

Additionally, Attorney Mannos is a veteran, having been drafted during the Vietnam War era, and serving two years in the Army as a Military Policeman. Moreover, Attorney Mannos has been active in the Stark County community for his entire career, including service to Saint Haralambos Greek Church where he was named Man of the Year, numerous baseball and softball leagues that he continues to play in to this day, and numerous other legal and philanthropic organizations.

Professional Certifications

  • Listed in Best Lawyers 2020
  • Listed in Best Lawyers - Lawyers of the Year 2020

Recognition & Awards

  • Super Lawyers Listing 
    • 2010 – 2024 – Ohio Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers Listing 
    • 2006 – 2024 
      • Family Law 
      • Trust and Estates 
      • Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants 
  • Best Lawyers – Lawyer of the Year Award 
    • 2020 – Workers’ Compensation Law – Claimants 
    • 2022 – Family Law

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Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • American Land Title Association
  • American Association for Justice
  • Ohio Association for Justice
  • Ohio Land Title Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association
  • Stark County Association for Justice
  • Stark County Bar Association
    • Family Law Committee
    • Probate Law Committee
    • Real Estate Law Committee
    • Workers’ Compensation Committee

Community & Civic Associations

  • Stark County Amateur Hall of Fame
    • Former Trustee
    • Enshrined in Baseball Hall of Fame
    • Enshrined in Fumbleball Hall of Fame
  • St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church
    • Former Parish Council Member for 22 years
    • Former Parish Council President
    • Man of the Year
    • Legal Advisor

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