Marietta M. Pavlidis

  • Areas of Practice

    • Litigation
    • Employment & Labor

I am a litigation attorney specializing in family law and workers’ compensation law. I represent executives, business owners, physicians, other licensed professionals and individuals and their spouses dealing with family law issues. I also provide legal counsel and representation to employers from a wide variety of industries in Ohio Workers’ Compensation matters.


Over the years, I have successfully handled complex high profile family law and workers’ compensation matters. I have settled and litigated financial issues in some of the largest divorce cases in Ohio and have served as past chair of the Family Law Section of the Akron Bar Association. I handle each case individually based on the specific issues of the case and my clients’ unique concerns.


Often times, my clients are facing one of the most difficult and challenging times of their lives. Because I understand my clients’ needs, I am here to guide them through sensitive and highly contentious situations both in and out of the courtroom. I receive many of my referrals from peers, past clients and business contacts familiar with my dedication, commitment and compassion to effectively handle, negotiate and litigate tough cases.



  • Experience
      • Chair of the firm’s Diversity Committee
      • Focuses practice on family law (divorce, dissolution, premarital agreements, legal separation, support and child custody matters)
      • Focuses practice on workers’ compensation (representation of employers in all aspects of workers’ compensation litigation both before the Industrial Commission of Ohio and Ohio courts)
      • Fluent in Greek
  • Education & Admissions
      • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, Cleveland, Ohio (J.D., 1997)
      • Kent State University, Kent, Ohio (B.A., cum laude, 1994)
    • Admissions
      • Ohio Bar
      • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
  • Awards & Honors
      • Listed in Best Lawyers in America® (2019-2020)
      • Selected for inclusion in Ohio’s Super Lawyers® (2013-2020), as voted by her peers
      • Recognized in Ohio Super Lawyers® Top 100 (2015, 2017)
      • Recognized in Ohio Super Lawyers® Top 50 Women (2014-2017)
      • Recognized in Ohio Super Lawyers® Top 25 Women (2019)
      • Recognized in Cleveland Super Lawyers® Top 50 (2014-2015, 2017, 2019)
      • Recognized in Cleveland Super Lawyers® Top 25 Women (2014-2017)
      • Selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers Business Edition® for Litigation: Family Law (2017)
  • Professional & Civic Involvement
      • Member: Leadership Akron, Class 29
      • Member: Torchbearers, Akron Class of 2011
      • Member: St. Haralambos Greek Orthodox Church
    • Associations
      • Fellow: Akron Bar Foundation
      • Member: Akron Bar Association
      • Trustee: Akron Bar Association
      • Past Chair, Vice Chair and Secretary/Treasurer: Family Law Section
      • Member: Ohio State Bar Association
      • Member: Ohio Women’s Bar Association
      • Member: Stark County Bar Association
  • Presentations & Publications
    • <strong>Presentations:</strong> <ul> <li>"What Would You Do?" Gearing Up for 2016: Buckingham's Annual Employment Update Seminar (2015)</li> <li>"Recent Developments that Impact the Management of Your Workforce in 2016," Gearing Up for 2016: Buckingham's Annual Employment Update Seminar (2015)</li> <li>"Best Practices in Depositions"</li> <li>"Direct and Cross-Examinations"</li> <li>"Family Issues in the Workplace: HR Dilemmas and Potential Pitfalls"</li> <li>"Managing Large Firm Practice," Akron Bar Association</li> </ul> Multiple other presentations for: <ul> <li>Akron Bar Association Family Law Section</li> <li>Bernard I. Rosen Domestic Relations Institute</li> <li>University of Akron School of Law</li> </ul> <strong>Publications:</strong> <ul> <li>"Should Your Wedding Planning To-Do List Include Retaining a Lawyer?" <em><a href=";utm_source=ccl-weekly&amp;utm_campaign=ccl-weekly-20151213" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Crain's Cleveland Business Blog</a></em> (2015)</li> <li>“Legal Spotlight: Marietta Pavlidis,” <em><a href="">Cleveland Business Connects</a></em> (2015)</li> </ul>