CANTON OHIO: Tzangas Plakas Mannos Ltd. is augmenting its growing domestic relations practice with the addition of two accomplished local attorneys — Peter T. Cahoon and Marietta M. Pavlidis.

Both lawyers bring decades of experience in high-asset, complex family law cases to the Canton- and Akron-based firm, along with a proven track record of delivering impressive results on behalf of their clients.

“At Tzangas Plakas Mannos, we’re committed to only attracting the best and brightest attorneys in their respective fields,” said Lee Plakas, managing partner. “The addition of Peter and Marietta to our already successful domestic relations practice further strengthens our existing formidable domestic relations team.”

The attorneys, who both joined Tzangas Plakas Mannos after serving in various leadership positions at Buckingham, Doolittle & Burroughs, will work alongside the firm’s existing experienced and highly regarded team of domestic relation attorneys — including partners Jim Mannos and Denise Houston.

“I’ve known Lee Plakas since law school and have watched the firm grow over the years with great interest,” said Cahoon. “I appreciate how the firm’s attorneys respect the law, care for their clients and work as a strong, unified team. These are the people I want to finish my career with.”

Cahoon is a litigation attorney with vast expertise in domestic relations and family law. He is listed in Best Lawyers in America® in the fields of Family Law, White Collar Criminal Defense, and Administrative and Regulatory Practice.  He is a graduate of New York University and The University of Akron School of Law, where he currently serves as an adjunct professor in Trial Advocacy.  He is a past chair of the Family Law Section and a past president of the Akron Bar Association, and has earned awards and honors over his 42-year career, including the Akron Bar Association’s Professionalism Award.

Pavlidis is a litigation attorney with 22 years of experience practicing family law, workers’ compensation and civil litigation. She is listed among The Best Lawyers in America© in the field of Family Law. A graduate of Kent State University and Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, she has served as past chair of the Family Law Section and as a Trustee of the Akron Bar Association. She is a graduate of Leadership Akron, Class 29.  Pavlidis has also been heavily involved in diversity events and initiatives over the past years. Through her expertise handling complex, high-profile domestic relations matters, she has settled and litigated financial issues in some of the largest divorce cases in Ohio.

“I’m excited to further build what is already a dynamic domestic relations practice with the team at Tzangas Plakas Mannos,” said Pavlidis. “The firm’s reputation is remarkable, and our commitment to negotiate and litigate high-stakes cases will serve clients across the region facing some of the most difficult and challenging times of their lives.”

About Tzangas Plakas Mannos Ltd.

Since our founding in 1957, Tzangas Plakas Mannos Ltd. has provided the highest level of expert counsel and aggressive representation to those we serve. With offices in Canton and Akron, Ohio, we have built a law firm that addresses the needs of clients effectively by professionals who combine unparalleled courtroom experience with real-world common sense. Our uncommon representation yields extraordinary results, including numerous record-setting, multimillion-dollar verdicts. When major disputes arise, regardless of whether our client is an individual, a family-owned business or a multinational corporation, our firm devotes its unmatched experience and aggressively represents those that we serve. For more information, visit

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