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Courtney J. Johnson

Courtney J. Johnson, Attorney at Law

Courtney Johnson Attorney at Law

Courtney Joy Johnson was born and raised in Canal Fulton, Ohio. A graduate of Northwest High School, she first attended The Ohio State University as a student of the Fisher College of Business. Ms. Johnson then became a proud Belle at Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana where she graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor’s degree in business administration and finance.

Following graduation from Saint Mary’s College, Ms. Johnson moved to Chicago, Illinois, where she earned her Juris Doctor degree from DePaul University College of Law in May of 2010. During her studies she was a Family Law Fellow with the Schiller DuCanto & Fleck Family Law Center. Ms. Johnson also worked as a Law Clerk at the Walgreens corporate headquarters in Deerfield, Illinois, with a primary focus on corporate regulatory compliance.

Upon graduation from law school, Ms. Johnson served as an Assistant Public Defender with the Law Office of the Public Defender in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. As a Public Defender, Ms. Johnson first had the privilege of representing children accused of serious misdemeanor and felony offenses, and also acted as attorney of record for children involved in the dependency system. Later, Ms. Johnson joined the Felony Trial Unit at the Public Defender’s Office and represented adults accused of a wide array of serious felony offenses including Grand Theft, Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Aggravated Battery, Burglary, Fleeing and Eluding a Police Officer, Possession of Narcotics, Tampering with Evidence, and Unemployment Compensation Fraud.

Ms. Johnson then forayed into private civil practice as a co-managing litigation attorney with the Florida P.I.P. Law Firm in Boca Raton, Florida. At Florida P.I.P., Ms. Johnson was able to assist doctors and other medical providers in pursuing litigation against various health and auto insurance companies.

Ms. Johnson joined Perantinides & Nolan Co., L.P.A. in March of 2014.  She focuses her practice on claims of personal injury, medical malpractice, wrongful death, and nursing home negligence.  Ms. Johnson has a special and personal interest in advocating for families whose children have suffered fetal injury and demise due to medical errors.

Ms. Johnson currently resides in Jackson Township, Ohio and is licensed to practice law in both Florida (Bar No. 86000) and Ohio (Bar No. 91764).


  • Florida Bar Association
  • Ohio Bar Association
  • Akron Bar Association
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Ohio Association for Justice (OAJ)
  • Charles F. Scanlon American Inn of Court
  • Chair of the Akron Bar Association’s Health Law Committee
  • 2016-2018 Super Lawyers Rising Star The selection process for the Rising Stars list is the same as the Super Lawyers selection process, with one exception: to be eligible for inclusion in Rising Stars, a candidate must be either 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less. All attorneys first go through the Super Lawyers selection process. Those who are not selected to the Super Lawyers list, but who meet either one of the Rising Stars eligibility requirements, go through the Rising Stars selection process. While up to five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.
  • NAOPIA Nationally Ranked Top 10 Under 40 – Personal Injury



  • Dean’s Scholarship
  • Law Merit Scholarship
  • Treasurer to the Decalogue Society
  • Member of Phi Alpha Delta, Joseph Story Chapter
  • National Finance Honor Society

Matthew A. Mooney

Matthew A. Mooney, Attorney at Law

Attorney Matt Mooney

Matthew A. Mooney was raised in Medina, Ohio and graduated with Honors from Medina High School in 2006. Matt then attended the University of Akron, receiving a Bachelors Degree in History and a Minor in Spanish. Matt worked as a Nurse Aide at Akron General Medical Center in the Progressive, Medical, and Surgical Intensive Care Units through most of his Undergraduate studies. He was accepted into the University of Akron School of Law in 2011, while continuing to work as a Nurse Aide. Matt received his Juris Doctor from the School of Law in 2015 with Certificates in Litigation and Health Law.

Growing up in a household of healthcare workers, and with experience providing patient care, Matt has a rare perspective and sensitivity to the experiences of patients and their family. Matt performed a Legal Externship with the in-house counsel of a major area health system, and also worked as a Research Assistant in the University of Akron School of Law Public Health Law and Science Center. Matt then served as a Law Clerk in a Plaintiff’s Litigation practice in Medina, and finally as a Legal Intern with Perantinides & Nolan, Co. L.P.A. for the final year of his legal studies. This unique background has fueled Matt’s commitment to service of those who have been injured in the healthcare setting, and equipped him with the training and experience to serve as an effective and diligent advocate.

Matt also maintains an avid interest in the representation of Whistleblowers and Relators in Qui Tam actions, which seek to recover money fraudulently billed to government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. Matt intends to offer his training, experience, and diligence to help Whistleblowers who seek to hold organizations accountable under the Federal False Claims Act.


  • Akron Bar Association
  • Ohio State Bar Association


  • Board of Trustees Scholarship
  • Dean’s List, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015
  • Vice Justice, Phi Alpha Delta, Grant Chapter 2012-2013
  • Justice, Phi Alpha Delta, Grant Chapter 2013-2014

Antonios P. Tsarouhas :: Akron, Canton, Cleveland Attorneys Perantinides & Nolan

Antonios P. Tsarouhas, Attorney at Law

Attorney Tony Tsourouhas

Antonios P. Tsarouhas was born in Altoona, Pennsylvania in 1967 and is now married to Linda L. Tsarouhas.  They have two children, Panagiotis and Katerina. Mr. Tsarouhas is fluent in Greek.

Mr. Tsarouhas attended Penn State University (1985-1987) and University of Pittsburgh (1988-1989), graduating with a B.A. in Economics and Finance.  He then attended Ohio Northern University College of Law (1991-1994) J.D.

Mr. Tsarouhas is licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio (1994) Registration No. 0064110.  He began practicing in 1994 with the law firm of Perantinides & Nolan. He is currently engaged in professional medical negligence, products liability, premises liability, vehicular liability, and wrongful death cases in both the trial and appellate level in State and Federal Courts for plaintiffs.  

Tony Antonios P. Tsarouhas americas best lawyers in akron canton ohioCERTIFICATIONS

  • National Board of Trial Advocacy-Board Certified Trial Advocate (2004)
  • National Board of Trial Advocacy- Board Certified Civil Pretrial Practice Advocate (2012).


  • Board Member, Akron Law Public Health Law & Science Center, Steering Committee, 2014-2015
  • University of Akron Law, Health Law Adjunct Faculty, 2015


AV Preeminent Rating

  • Martindale-Hubbell® Client Champion Platinum Rating
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating - A prestigious honor achieved by only approximately 10% of attorneys.


    • 1992-1994 Staff Editor, Law Review ONU Claude Petite College of Law
    • 1993 First Place & Best Brief Awards, 15th National Administrative Law Moot Court Competition, Dayton, Ohio
    • 1992 Book Award, Civil Procedure
    • 1993 Book Award, Business Associations
    • 1994 Excellence In Legal Journalism Award


    • President of the Summit County Association for Justice
    • Akron Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • American Association for Justice
    • Co-chair of the Laparoscopic Litigation Group (American Trial Lawyers Association)
    • Million Dollar Forum
    • National Board of Trial Advocacy
    • Ohio Association for Justice
    • Ohio State Bar Association


    • 1994 Ohio State Supreme Court 
    • 1994 U. S. District Court, Ohio
    • 1994 U. S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
    • 1997 U. S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
    • 1997 U. S. Federal Court of Claims
    • 2004 U. S. Supreme Court


    • Miller v. Ruhlin Construction, Inc., 95 Ohio St.3d 532, 769 N.E.2d 853 (Ohio 2002)
    • Griffiths v. Doctors Hospital, 150 Ohio App.3d 234, 780 N.E.2d 603 (Ohio App. 2002)
    • Johnson v. Randall Smith, Inc., 196 Ohio App. 3d 722, 2011-Ohio-6000 (Ohio App. 2011)
    • Johnson v. Randall Smith, Inc.,135 Ohio St.3d 250, 2013-Ohio-1507


    • 1993 By Antonios P. Tsarouhas. “The Derivative and Independent Approach to Spousal Consortium.” Ohio Northern University Law Review. Volume XIX, Number 4 (cited in Hardy v. St. Clair, 739 A.2d 368, 1999 ME 142, (ME, 1999))
    • 1994 By Paul G. Perantinides & Antonios P. Tsarouhas. “Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy: What is the Standard of Care?” Medical malpractice verdicts, settlements & experts, Volume 10:1, January, 1994
    • 1994 By Antonios P. Tsarouhas “The Case Against Legal Assisted Suicide.”  Ohio Northern University Law Review. Volume XX, Number 3 (cited in, People v. Kevorkian, 447 Mich. 436, 527 N.W.2d 714 (Mich. 1999))
    • 1998 By Paul G. Perantinides & Antonios P. Tsarouhas. “The Medical-Legal Risk of Thermal Injury During Laparoscopic Monopolar Electrosurgery.” The Journal of Healthcare and Risk Management
      Winter, 1998 Ed.


    • 2003 Ohio State Bar Association Tort Reform Issues (Akron)
    • 2004 Seminar conducted by ECRI “Bariatric and Other Surgeries on the Obese Patient: Managing Technology Challenges and Risks” (Akron)
    • 2004 Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers-Columbus “Countering Defenses in Medical Negligence Cases” (Akron)
    • 2005 “Advanced Expert Witness Deposition Tactics in Ohio” Sponsored by the NBI (Akron)
    • 2006 “Evidence in Trial Practice” Sponsored by the NBI (Akron)
    • 2006 “Civil Trial from Start to Finish” Sponsored by the NBI (Akron)
    • 2007 “Winning your First Civil Trial” Sponsored by the NBI (Akron)
    • 2007 “Trial techniques for Effective Litigation” Sponsored by the NBI
    • 2007 “Building Your Civil Trial Skills” Sponsored by the NBI (Akron)
    • 2007 “How to Successfully Resolve Automobile Accident Cases” Sponsored by NBI (Akron)
    • 2007 “Winning Strategies for Jury Selection” Sponsored by the NBI (Akron)
    • 2008 “Advanced Expert Witness Deposition” Sponsored by the NBI (Akron)
    • 2008 “Building Your Civil Trial Skills” Sponsored by the NBI (Akron)
    • 2008 “Handing the Auto Injury Claim” Sponsored by the NBI (Akron)
    • 2009 “Handing the Auto Injury Claim” Sponsored by the NBI (Akron)
    • 2010 “Evidence and Expert Testimony Best Practices: Supporting Your Case” Sponsored by the NBI (Akron)
    • 2011 “Practical Discovery from A-Z” Sponsored by the NBI (Akron)
    • 2012 “Personal Injury: Settlement, Trial and Medicare Set-Asides” Sponsored by the NBI (Cleveland)
    • 2012 “Damages in Personal Injury” Sponsored by the NBI (Cleveland)
    • 2013 “Building your Civil Trial Skills” Sponsored by the NBI (Akron)
    • 2013 “Advanced Issues in Personal Injury Litigation” Sponsored by the NBI (Cleveland)
    • 2013 “Peremptory Challenges” Sponsored by Summit County Association for Justice
    • 2014 “Advanced Practice in Nursing” Sponsored by Akron General Medical Center - Ohio Nurses Association
    • 2014 “May It Please the Court” Sponsored by the NBI
    • 2014 “Damages in Personal Injury” Sponsored by the NBI (Toledo)


    • 2012 The American Trial Lawyer Association Top 100 Lawyers
    • Super Lawyer 2008-2018 (Only 5% of attorneys are selected as Super Lawyers)
    • 2005-2007 Ohio’s Superlawyer Rising Star


    • 2004 – 2006 Board Member of Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Akron, Parish Council
    • 2002 – Present Greek School Teacher, Intermediate Level Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Akron
    • 1999 – 2002 AHEPA Chairman Grand Ball Committee
    • 1997 – 2000 AHEPA, Chapter 63, Secretary
    • 1996 – 1997 Greek Men’s Club Organization, President
    • 1995 – 2000 Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church of Akron, Parish Council



  • Chris T. Nolan, Attorney at Law

    Chris T. Nolan, Attorney at Law

    Attorney Chris Nolan

    Chris Nolan was born in Skopia, Greece in 1947 and raised in the Akron, Ohio area. He graduated from Ohio State University in 1970 with a B.A. in History.  Mr. Nolan is a 1973 graduate from the University of Akron School of Law and was licensed to practice law in the State of Ohio in 1973.

    Mr. Nolan began practicing law in 1973 with the law firm of Schwab, Sager, Grosenbaugh, Rothal, Fort, Skidmore & Nukes.  Currently a partner in the law firm of Perantinides & Nolan which practices in the following areas: medical negligence, wrongful death, products liability, civil rights litigation, vehicular liability cases, business litigation, employment discrimination and personal injuries at trial and appellate levels in both state and federal courts.  Mr. Nolan also serves as a private Mediator. 

    Mr. Nolan is a frequent lecturer at local and statewide seminars lecturing on subjects including insurance law; trial practice and litigation techniques and has authored numerous course materials and chapters in publications in conjunction with the lectures. He has been a frequent lecturer and contributor to a number of articles regarding trial practice and personal injury litigation in Ohio for the Legal Center Institute, American Arbitration Association, and Akron Bar Association

    Mr. Nolan has also been chosen as a Mentor for the Ohio Supreme Courtchris nolan akron canton ohio attorney

    • AV Preeminent from Martindale-Hubbell® which is the highest possible rating for Ethical Standards and Legal Ability for over 25 years.
    • Best Lawyers in America
    • Super Lawyers from 2009-2018 (Only 5% of attorneys are selected as Super Lawyers)




    Paul G. Perantinides, Attorney at Law

    Paul G. Perantinides, Attorney at Law

    Attorney Paul Perantinides

    Paul Perantinides was born in Youngstown, Ohio, in 1944. He is a Campbell Memorial High School Alumni. In 1966, Mr. Perantinides graduated from Youngstown State University with a B.A. in Social Studies. He went on to study at the University of Akron School of Law, graduating in 1969. He is currently licensed to practice law in the states of Ohio and Pennsylvania.

    In 1966, Mr. Perantinides was commissioned in the United States Army and was honorably discharged as captain in 1971. At this point, he began practicing law with the firm of Schwab, Sager, Grosenbaugh, Rothal, Fort, Skidmore, & Nukes Co., L.P.A., becoming a partner in the firm in 1974. He is currently a partner in the firm of Perantinides & Nolan Co., L.P.A. Mr. Perantinides brings a level of passion to the practice of law that reflects his personal belief in our country’s justice system.  He is a trial lawyer dedicated to representing the rights of injured individuals and their families who have been harmed by medical malpractice, wrongful death, and personal injuries and defective products at both the trial and appellate levels of the state and federal courts.

    "Paul Perantinides – One of the Most Experienced and Recognized Personal Injury Attorneys in Ohio."Paul Perantinides has been chosen by his peers to be included in The Best Lawyers in America, the preeminent referral guide to the legal profession.

    paul perantinides americas best lawyers in akron ohio

    Over the years, he has handled hundreds of cases and has earned a reputation among doctors and hospital administrators as a tough litigator.  He carefully prepares each case, and professionals across Ohio and Pennsylvania look to him for his studied, practical approach to every aspect of a case.

    He treats his clients with respect and sensitivity, realizing that they are experiencing one of the most tragic times of their lives.

    Paul is proud to be an attorney committed to preserving the rights of others, advocating for causes and principles, pursuing the truth and promoting justice.





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