“Mr. Slater sent me a packet in the mail after he obtained my info from the health dept. following a recent dog attack I was wounded in. I learned more information from his , packet and just speaking to gim. He took more action in 2 hrs than ant previous attorney. I would recommend James. Thank you.”
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“My wife Pam and I have only know Jim Slater for a short time. But Jim had told my wife that if anyone in the church I Pastor ever needed him, not to hesitate in calling him. Well not long after, our son needed Jim’s help and he Jumped in with both feet. He introduced us to his associate, Jeff Hawkins, and they both have done an excellent job getting our son and us through a difficult time. It’s good to see that there are still people with a heart of compassion where their word is still their bond! I could not give a higher recommendation for Slater & Zurz. They are indeed Excellent!”

J. Rick Noel

“I have never had to deal with anything like this before, However the attorneys always kept me posted on my sons case, were always there to answer any questions I had regarding my sons case. I would highly recommend them to anyone in need of a Great Attorney!”

Crystal Glenn

“We have know James Slater for more than 35 years. He has been our personal and professional attorney all these years. His counsel has always been forthright, honest and he truly cares about our family and has taken a personal interest in our success and available whenever the need arises.”

Nadine George

“When I found myself in some serious trouble, I turned to the folks at Slater & Zurz. The team of attorneys at Slater & Zurz circled the wagons in my defense and I was amazed by their professionalism and presence in Akron, Ohio. Their access to the courts made my entire experience remarkable and literally turned my life around. To James Slater, Rick Zurz, Andrew Pullekins and Sean Buchanan – thank you gentlemen.”

James Luna

“I met Mr. Richard Zurz in 1985. He was personally introduced to me by a friend who knew him from his work at Dan Street Detention Home. Richard then helped me establish paternity for my twin sons, and we have been friends ever since.

Richard Zurz has continued to help me, family members, co-workers, friends and business clients. Anytime someone asks for my opinion about a lawyer, I always refer them to Richard. If for some reason, Richard cannot help you, he will find you someone that can.

Richard has personally helped me with my corporate business law, workers comp claims, divorce, lawsuits, car accidents, equipment failure, power of attorney, wills, real estate questions and much more. Richard has always been available to answer my calls or calls you back within a timely manner. He is very knowledgeable of every question I have had for him in the past twenty-six years. Anytime I feel like I need an attorney, I call Richard first for his point of view before making any decisions.

Richard’s name supersedes him in all walks of life. I have recently been taking care of my elderly aunt, and Richard helped me with the power of attorney. During a recent visit with her financial advisor, he noticed that Richard had prepared the power of attorney. He had wonderful things to say about Richard, and said that I was in good hands.

My future and my family’s will be handled by Richard Zurz. I have enjoyed working with Richard Zurz as well as other attorneys of Slater & Zurz.”

Carla J. Herbert

“Working with Slater & Zurz has been a good experience. They are fair, direct and service oriented with a focus on the client.”

John Regas

“The attorneys at Slater and Zurz are focused on results. They are direct, open and honest with their clients. I highly recommend them.”

Andy Haag


“For almost 2 decades I have sought the counsel of Rick Zurz. In addition, over that period of time I have referred him to friends and associates for various reasons. His thorough understanding of the law and down to earth approach on many topics make it easy to say he’s more than very qualified in providing good counsel. I will continue to recommend him to friends and associates and continue to hope I don’t need his services. But if I do, I know I’m in capable hands.”

Fred Schwendler


“I met James Slater about 35 years ago through the Rotary. At that time I noticed the willingness of Mr. Slater to help out with various Rotary projects and to help other Rotarians when he could. Mr. Slater and I became friends and through the years, I have depended on his law firm, Slater & Zurz for various legal advice and counsel. Mr. Slater represented me in a rental property matter and, as a result of his counsel, saved me a great deal of money. On another occasion, Mr. Slater handled a job termination case for me, and I received funds that the company, out of state, owed me commissions and bonuses. I have recommended Mr. Slater to various family members over the years. His law firm represented my uncle who received a large settlement against the city of Akron. I will continue to depend on Mr. Slater for future counsel if a matter comes up.”

Fred Beaver


“I was referred to Attorney Andrew Pullekins by another attorney. I was being sued and Attorney Pullekins did the research that enabled us to win our case. I was treated courteously and with respect. He always kept me updated and informed on what was going on in my case. Attorney Andrew Pullekins won the the case for me.

I was impressed with Attorney Pullekins’ professionalism, attention to detail, and thoroughness of his research. I went back to Attorney Pullekins for another legal matter and he was kind enough to refer me to another attorney in a field with the expertise I needed, and that attorney won that case for me also. I will always return to Attorney Andrew Pullekins for any legal advice I may need in the future.”

E. White


“Rick Zurz has helped me in several legal matters over the past 10 years. I have to say, it is actually a pleasure working with him. He is an experienced attorney who is very professional, courteous and caring. He is prompt at returning phone calls and seems to be there whenever I need him. I have referred several people to him and they have all been very pleased. I would not recommend any other law firm.”

Cindy K.


“Rick Zurz took my case when no other attorney would in the Akron-Cleveland area. He believed in me ,fought for me and won! I will continue to use his law firm as well as continue to refer others. Thanks Rick!”

Steve W.


“I would like to commend the intelligence, professionalism and courtesy I received at Slater & Zurz Attorneys. I met Mr. Jeff Hawkins at a restaurant I was working at. I had Mr. Hawkins handle an auto accident, a divorce follow up and a personal matter. I was very satisfied with the way matters were handled. Mr. Hawkins and Mel were constantly in contact to follow up and inform me of my case. I would highly recommend Slater & Zurz for any legal case. I have them handling an estate case for my mother right now. I feel very confident they will handle at my case with my best interest with professionalism and knowledge I have been given the in past. Thank you Jeff Hawkins, Mel Hunter & Slater & Zurz.”

Mrs. Vicki Rarrick


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, Canton, OH


“Attorney Rick Zurz has represented me since 1984. In every instance his knowledge of the law, professional approach and no-nonsense negotiating skills has consistently produced positive results for me. I have, and will continue, to recommend him.”

Bill Koke, Owner, Cambridge Jewelers


“I met Jeff Hawkins in 2006 and even though he was unable to represent me in another state he found a very good law firm to represent me. I was impressed with that because Jeff was not being paid to do that, he was just providing a service for a client. Since that time I have had the need for legal representation several more times and I always come back to Jeff because he is a true professional and provides the best representation and satisfactory results. Jeff is representing me right now and as long as I’m in this area he will be my legal counsel and if I have business in another state I will ask Jeff to find me a law firm to work with.”

Marcus E. Logan

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.