“Attorney Jim Slater of Slater & Zurz has been our family attorney for 40+ years. Our family life has included marriage, working and raising five children. While life presents many opportunities, some of them are not always good.

When those times arose and we needed legal advice and/or representation, Attorney Jim Slater listened with compassion and provided qualified, professional and confidential legal services. Our association with the Slater & Zurz organization began in 1977.

When another firm negotiated a domestic relations settlement that was not equitable, Mr. Slater accompanied us to court, gaining paternal custody and additional visitation at a time when was certainly not the norm.

Over the years, Mr. Slater has provided legal counsel and representation when members of our family were injured in several car accidents by insured and uninsured motorists alike.

An Illegal stop by a individual masquerading as a police officer brought us to Jim’s office again, this time seeking advice on this disturbing sequence of events. Attorneys from the firm represented us in this court case which sought damages for illegal detainment.

Attorneys from the firm represented us in court as we sought a restraining order against an individual stalking and harassing our special needs daughter. Regardless of the situation, it is comforting to know that the attorneys of Slater & Zurz are there to look out for our best interests.

Slater & Zurz have improved the quality of our lives, protecting us from situations that could have caused additional emotional and/or financial hardship which ultimately resulted in our peace of mind.”

Cathy Giebel

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

I chose Slater and Zurz because of their ability to handle a wide array of cases. My legal concern was addressed in a timely manner. Furthermore, the total hours for which I was billed compared quite favorably with a benchmark from another firm.

I have also found that Slater and Zurz attorneys and staff return phone calls in a reasonable amount of time. Overall, I have been quite satisfied with how they have represented my interests.”

Alan W.

4.9 out of 5 stars (4.9 / 5)

“The attorneys at Slater and Zurz get RESULTS!! They are courteous and professional. I will always go back to Slater and Zurz for any legal issues I might have.”

– Karen McGregor

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

“Jim Slater is the kind of lawyer that delivers more than he promises.”

– Tommy & Nora Higgins

4.8 out of 5 stars (4.8 / 5)

“Where do I begin. I was going through one of the toughest issues I had ever experienced in my life….DIVORCE! When I was served with the divorce papers it was as though someone had just punched me so hard that I was in between the realm of being conscious and knocked out. I was numb to everything. I could not think straight. I couldn’t function. I was out of the house and I did not have a place to stay. How I got there I, still to this day, do not understand but if it wasn’t for the personal and professional care I received from the law office of Slater & Zurz, I truly do not believe that I would be the same person I am today.

I entered the law firm desperately confused, depressed and afraid of the unknown that was in my immediate future. I didn’t know what to do or where to begin but Rick (Zurz) and his staff guided me through it.

During our first meeting at his office, Rick assured me that, although this was my first time going through this, he and his staff had been through these legal proceedings thousands of times. I also remember that Rick told me to try and relax and let him do the worrying from now on. He told me what to expect through the process and how the process was going to unfold. It was so calming to know that I was not going through it alone and that I had a professional on my side to guide me. That alone meant more to me than anyone will ever know. If I had any questions or concerns, Rick was always there with either a new direction of thought, calming advice and at times, a joke to raise my spirits when I really needed it.

I don’t remember the exact phone conversation or which meeting it was but I do remember that I began to realize that I was going to be OK. The world as I knew it was changing but I was going to be changing with it. Today, I have a new relationship with a wonderful woman (as Rick told me I would find), my kids still love me very much (as Rick told me they would) and I am looking forward to a different but wonderful life. Rick, thanks is not enough….you truly saved my life! You are a true friend.”

Joe Belloni

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

“I would like to put in my two cents about my experience with Slater and Zurz LLP Law Firm in Akron. I have had two different attorneys represent me in different matters all of which have been successfully resolved. Attorney James Slater handled my auto accident injury claim. He was professional and no nonsense. There were times when I did not think I had any rights but he convinced me otherwise and a fair settlement was reached.

Attorney Jeff Hawkins was the attorney that James Slater referred me to about my divorce. Also, because of my marital issues I was unable to access my retirement income for over seven months. I was about to lose my home, my car and was unable to pay other bills until Attorney Jeff Hawkins took over my case. In a matter or what seemed like a couple of weeks, Mr. Hawkins had my divorce handled and all my retroactive back retirement pay was in the mail! He was a life saver as far as I’m concerned.

I had previously dealt with attorneys from other law firms one of which charged a tidy sum of money yet treated me like I was a nobody.

The attorneys at Slater and Zurz get RESULTS!! They are courteous and professional. I will always go back to Slater and Zurz for any legal issues I might have.”

Amy O’Neal

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

“Very pleased with the knowledge and promptness I received from Jeffrey. He kept the communication open and was quick to respond. The girls in the office are Awesome!! Very Friendly!!”

Denise Benson

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

“Very knowledgeable group. Would recommend to anyone needing a lawyer. The staff is great to deal with. Just a little pushy on payment, but seem to be good people and willing to help.”

James Allmon

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

“Slater and Zurz are my go to Law Firm. Knowledge, Integrity and Execution are synonymous when working with a client at Slater and Zurz.
They have been my go to Law Firm for over ten years. They produce successful results for me and they will for you.”

William Miller

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

“Used this company for custody of my son. I cant say enough about this company and my attoney silas. They worked hard and never gave up.they always answered when I had questions or needed advice and in the end they won me custody which is very hard to do for a Male. Again thank you for all your hard work I will recommend you guys anytime I hear of anyone needing an attoney.”

Sean Greig

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

“Jim Slater has been our attorney for nigh on 40 years. I remember how he fussed with my husband at first but we learned to trust him and we were all great, great friends. My husband died and I had several things come up and I went back to him. Same Jim after 40 years thoughtful, considerate, confident and friendly”

Betty Petty

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

“Silas Pisani did an excellent job assisting with my case. He always answered any question I had within a 24 hour period. He met me where it was convenient for me and even on a Saturday. He kept me informed and on schedule with the necessary proceedings.”

Angie South

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

“Emotions are high when facing divorce. It is important to have a lawyer who can not only produce positive results in your case, but who can support you, by constantly providing accurate information to settle your mind. Jeffrey Hawkins is an outstanding lawyer who helped me every step of my divorce. His assistant, Margie Thompson, will be there for you too; she provides everything you need quickly and precisely, and always with a smile. There are no winners in divorce, but I feel Attorney Hawkins fought, and won for me, more than my fair share. I highly recommend Jeffrey Hawkins.”

Sue Walker

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

“Silas Pasani helped with me a residential custody case for my child. He was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about the situation and made himself available for any questions I had throughout the process. Both parties involved were very satisfied and I would go to him again with any legal domestic consultations I might have in the future. I highly recommend Silas to anyone. Also, everyone else I encountered in this law firm was also very friendly and helpful.”


5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

“Going through a divorce after 22 years of marriage is not a pleasant experience. I was referred to Rick Zurz by another lawyer in Akron and he was fantastic. Rick is straightforward and easy to work with. I felt like he personally cared about my outcome and helped me work through some very challenging aspects of my case. He gave me excellent counsel and was always patient. The other thing about Rick is that his communications are amazing. He was there for me whether it was email, phone call or text. He was always on time for our meetings and appearances and clearly knows his way around the county legal system, opposing lawyers and judges. In the end I found his fees to be more than fair and reasonable. I’m glad this is over and that Slater and Zurz represented me. My thanks to both Rick and his assistant Liz. You guys were the best!”

Doug Swan

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)

“I had a domestic case pertaining to child visitation. Slater & Zurz was cooperative in helping me get the proper forms to help me through my struggle to see my children for visitation. They were very expedient in their efforts and I was charged a very minimal fee! I was very pleased with their services. I would recommend their expertise and have used their services when needed.”

Jeffrey Edwards

5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)