We Handle All Types of Family Law, Divorce and Dissolution Cases

“The Experience I had with my Attorney Jeff Hawkins was outstanding and very professional. He helped me through not only my divorce but also my custody battle for my daughter. He always managed to keep me calm and give me the proper direction when needed. I would recommend Slater & Zurz to anyone and I actually already have.”

Heath Lange

“I was looking for a Law Firm that would represent me in my case and after a few weeks of calling firms, Attorney Hawkins’ timely response and urgency to assist me made the situation easier to bare. My case was based on a child support and alimony matter that was more than my income. Mr. Hawkins was quick and professional in handling my case. In addition, he answered all emails and phone calls quickly and provided a detailed response to any question I had.

I was treated very professional and the firm never passed any judgment on me based on the situation of my case. I would recommend Slater & Zurz to anyone. I am also going to keep them in my email and in my telephone contacts so if I am ever in need of a Lawyer again I am contacting Attorney Hawkins. Thank you Slater and Zurz!” 

J. Broadus


“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


“I needed a Lawyer and all I could think about was Walter Matthau playing Whiplash Willy in the movie Fortune Cookie. I was served divorce papers and needed an Attorney to represent me in the proceedings. I interviewed three well respected Law Firms in Summit County. I went with Slater and Zurz because, they were the only firm to listen to my case and create a plan of how to handle my case immediately. Rick Zurz and his competent team have a no nonsense approach and I found that refreshing and that created immediate trust for me with the Law Firm Slater and Zurz. Rick Zurz executed exactly what he proposed to me from our first meeting. He and his team know and understand the law and are prepared and are excellent working with the court system.

The Slater and Zurz team kept me informed of my case and I found them to be well respected by their peers. There are no winners in a Divorce but Slater and Zurz protected my children and my interests. They are the best kept secret in Ohio as a Top Notch Law Firm.”

Bill Miller


“I have had the pleasure of using Rick Zurz of Slater of Zurz in my recent past. Going through a divorce or legal matter is never an easy thing; however, they made the transition very easy for me. Rick Zurz and his team are not only highly knowledgeable; the support they provide goes beyond measure. I would most definitely return to them should the need arise and would also suggest them to anyone who asks.”

Stephanie Daves


I was highly satisfied with my past legal representation by Mr. Richard Zurz and the law firm Slater & Zurz. He came to me highly recommended many years ago in the beginning phase of establishing my business. When it came to needing legal representation for a personal matter, I had no doubt he would be able to handle my case, and maintained his professional demeanor at all times during my legal course. I was also satisfied with the attorney fees.

My case was lengthy and involved keeping my child support payments within reason. We were successful in obtaining that goal. Your firm always treated me courteously, and kept me well advised of changes to my case and my representation.

The outcome was kept in an honest manner and charged appropriately. I never felt like I was being treated unfairly by your group and would willingly use them if ever needed again.”

Paul Lucas


“Over the past 6 years, I have had the pleasure of working with your firm in several different legal matters. I was first introduced to the firm through a former client of yours. The outcome of my divorce was better than I would had hoped for. Mr. Zurz represented me in a professional way that will assure this firm in repeat business for myself and all persons I know seeking legal assistance. I was always treated with compassion to my problems not just another number. I was so impressed with my outcome that I have sent several friends to seek help from your firm. At this time I wish to thank Richard Zurz for making an unpleasant divorce more bearable.”

Robert E. Schleper Sr.

Please note, case results depend on a variety of factors which are unique to each case. Therefore, past case results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future cases undertaken by our law firm.