Family Law Attorney Jeff Hawkins

Hello, I’m Jeff Hawkins, one of the attorneys at Slater & Zurz, LLP. I have lived in Ohio for most of my life and graduated from Ohio Northern School of Law in 1987 after completing my undergraduate degree at Youngstown State University in 1983. I practiced law in Findlay, Ohio, for 18 years before joining Slater & Zurz, LLP in 2006.

Currently, a significant portion of my legal practice is dedicated to domestic relations law, which encompasses a wide range of issues, including divorces, dissolutions, legal separations, annulments, child support, spousal support, child custody, child visitation, grandparent rights, and various other family matters.

With 30 years of experience as an attorney, I have had the privilege of assisting numerous individuals in navigating the complexities of domestic relations law. This extensive experience holds great importance in family law for several reasons, the foremost being the significant advantage it provides to my clients. It equips them with a realistic outlook for the outcomes of their cases and ensures they receive the seasoned guidance necessary to address their legal matters effectively.


Jeff’s Credentials

Admitted to Ohio State Bar, 1987
Admitted to U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1996
Youngstown State University, 1983
Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law 1987

Associations & Memberships

Member, Ohio State Bar Association
Member, Akron Bar Association
Member, Findlay / Hancock County Bar Association


More About Jeff

I’m originally from Birmingham, Michigan just outside of Detroit. I attended the Ohio State University for two years and graduated from Youngstown State University with degrees in Economics and Political Science. I received my law degree from Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law.

My father’s dream was to become an attorney and that’s what really sparked my interest. He had attended Harvard Law School but answered the call of World War II and joined the U.S. Army. He was never able to finish his legal education. While a part of me wanted to fulfill my father’s dreams, my legal practice is so much more than that. It’s about helping my clients make their lives better using my legal skills and experience.

Contact Information
Telephone: (330)762-0700
Fax: (330) 762-3923

What I Can Do For You

After 30 years of experience, I can provide you with the critical information you will need and set realistic expectations of what your outcome will be based on the law and my knowledge of the Court systems throughout Northeast Ohio.

If you hire me as your attorney to represent you in a domestic relations matter, I will use my three decades of legal experience to deliver you an outcome that serves your best interests.

If you are being treated unfairly in the eyes of the law, I’ll put a stop to it and make sure you are treated properly. I will also do everything I can to make sure your future best interests are served and protected.

Domestic relations matters can be extremely overwhelming if you are not familiar with the laws and procedures that apply to your case. In addition, you must have a complete understanding of the nuances and requirements associated with each County’s Domestic Relations Court system. I know the laws, I know the rules and I know how to handle domestic relations cases in all of the County Domestic Relations Court systems throughout Northeast Ohio.

I welcome you to contact me anytime to discuss your case. I can be reached by calling my office telephone number 330.760.0700.

All conversations you have with me or anyone on my staff are kept strictly private and confidential regardless of whether you are a client of mine or not. I fully understand how sensitive domestic relations matters are and we will always be committed to respecting your privacy.

Northeast Ohio Court Systems is Where I Practice

Counties I Practice in Are:

  • Ashland County
  • Belmont County
  • Carroll County
  • Columbiana County
  • Coshocton County
  • Geauga County
  • Guernsey County
  • Harrison County
  • Knox County
  • Lake County
  • Mahoning County
  • Medina County
  • Muskingum County
  • Noble County
  • Portage County
  • Richland County
  • Stark County
  • Summit County
  • Trumbull County
  • Tuscarawas County
  • Wayne County