CANTON, OHIO: Tzangas Plakas Mannos Ltd. has elected Maria C. Klutinoty Edwards as its newest partner.

Maria C. Klutinoty Edwards

“Our firm’s hallmarks are excellence, persistence and caring,” said Lee E. Plakas, managing partner of Tzangas Plakas Mannos Ltd. “Maria has proven her commitment to obtaining results for our clients in even the most difficult cases. As our firm continues to grow, we are proud to have Maria as a partner.”

A graduate of Grove City College and The University of Akron School of Law, where she finished first in her class, Maria’s legal practice includes personal injury and wrongful death, business litigation, probate litigation and other complex cases.

“I am thrilled to be a partner at this firm,” said Maria. “Because of the work we do – and the clients we have the privilege of representing – I have known since law school that I wanted to spend my career at TPM. I could not be prouder to join the group of partners we have at the firm, and become an official leader on our team.”

Maria has represented individuals and businesses in a wide range of disputes and has litigated matters involving industrial injuries, close corporations, trade secrets, fiduciary duties, trust disputes, medical malpractice and construction disputes. In this past year alone, Maria has:

  • Represented families in the University Hospital lost-embryos cases;
  • Served as a leader on the litigation teams that secured a high-seven-figure payment for a local company in an unfair competition/breach-of-contract case; and
  • Led litigation efforts in high-damage commercial, construction and industrial injury cases.

Tzangas Plakas Mannos Ltd. has represented businesses and individuals for more than 60 years. Headquartered in Downtown Canton and with offices in Downtown Akron, the firm specializes in civil litigation. Its attorneys focus in all areas of the law, including corporate disputes, family matters, personal injuries, medical malpractice, and real estate transactions.

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