Client Testimonials


Client hit by a drunk driver

“On April 15th, I was struck head-on by a drunk driver at about 9:15 in the morning in Barberton, Ohio. I was transported to General Hospital in Akron.

When my husband contacted our insurance company, they assured him that he did not need to hire an attorney, which of course set off an alarm. He just randomly went to the yellow pages of the phone book and chose Slater & Zurz LLP…. and we are so thankful that he did!

With the help of the entire team of people at Slater & Zurz (especially James Slater and Rick Zurz), we were able to concentrate on my recovery while they did all the work necessary to handle our case and deal with our insurance company (since the driver of the other car did not have insurance).
They kept us informed of every step that they took, asked our advice and opinion and gave us excellent counsel on how to deal with the situation. They could not have been any more accommodating with visits to our home in the early stages, so that I wouldn’t have to travel any more than need be.

They provided words of encouragement during the entire process. They helped us get a settlement from our insurance company to take care of all the expenses we had which included medical bills, obtaining a new vehicle and pain and suffering.

The outcome of our legal matter exceeded our expectations. Although it took many months for a settlement, we believe it was fair and have the law office of Slater & Zurz LLP to thank for that. We would certainly use their services again and recommend them to others.”

Sandy B.

Auto Accident Victim

“I would highly recommend Slater & Zurz LLP. I was in an accident a while back and didn’t know what to do when the other insurance company began harassing me over the phone about my injuries. I didn’t trust them so I called Jim Slater at Slater & Zurz LLP and told him my situation.

He told me not to worry and that he would handle the situation. I never heard from the other insurance company again and the case was handled in a very timely matter. I am very pleased with the results and recommend him to my friends and family.

Jim Slater is the kind of lawyer that delivers more then he promises. I was involved in a bike accident and Jim Slater personally handled my case from start to finish. His firm required no money down for expenses or a retainer. The case started and ending according the to the time table the Jim laid out for me when we first met. I would highly recommend Jim and his firm for any and all legal issues. Yes we won and I got a few bucks.

Mr. James Slater has played a major role in my life for 20 plus years. He is not only a lawyer, but he is a friend. Even after your case is over he will still be there to advise you. My family, my wife and I love him very much for not only what he has done for us, but for who he is.”

Tommy and Nora Higgins

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

– Tommy & Nora Higgins


Satisfied Client:

“Mr. Zurz has been our family attorney for over 10 years and we could not possibly be more satisfied with he and his staff. They are extremely efficient and he is very cultured when it came to any legal questions or needs that have come up.

He made us very comfortable and treated us like old friends rather than just a number on his customer list. Not only have we referred him to all of our friends but we refer him to family and we feel this is the biggest compliment we can pay him.

Lastly, he guides us honestly and has always acted with the utmost integrity. Mr. Zurz and his staff have earned our wholehearted endorsement. We are happy to extend this reference or answer questions to anyone considering their law offices.”

Respectfully Submitted, Rick & Lisa Devenport Barberton, OH

Client received payment from a delinquent account.

Akron Ohio Law Firm Testimonials - Ben Dickey“Slater & Zurz LLP provides my northeast Ohio based company with very effective legal representation at critical times.

My company has been involved in two separate cases where we were trying to collect large sums of money that were due and payable. When these accounts became delinquent, I contacted Jim Slater to have him step in and represent my company. In both of these cases, Mr. Slater delivered outstanding results.

In the first case, he was able to collect the full amount owed plus prejudgment interest, post judgment interest and all attorneys fees.

In the other case, he was able to collect the entire $500,000 owed within 60 days.”

Ben Dickey
Patriot Water Treatment, LLC

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A Lifelong Client:

“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

“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


Child Dog Bite Victim

“Our youngest son was attacked by a neighbor’s dog when he was 5 years old. The neighbor’s insurance company wanted to give us a minute lump sum of money and call the case closed. We felt that our son deserved much more for what he had gone through and had to now deal with noticeable scarring on his head.

Long story short, we contacted Slater and Zurz LLP and they were absolutely wonderful. They were very friendly and seemed genuinely empathetic to our son’s situation. They were also able to more than double the amount that the insurance wanted to pay for our son’s pain and suffering. Thank you so much!”

Theresa Kelley

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Nursing Home Abuse Case

“I have to tell you this is a GREAT law firm. My mom used them when she felt my grandfather Pops died from negligence at a nursing home. Slater & Zurz LLP listened; kept mom informed, consoled and counseled her, aggressively won the case and gave her and our whole family closure.

Pops isn’t here and the only way to get an apology was for them to write the check and without the expertise of Slater & Zurz LLP we would never of had closure – I recommend them for anyone who needs a serious attorney and a GOOD attorney.

They left no questions unanswered and I thank them for helping my mom with this horrific incident!”


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One client, two success stories

“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.”

Karen McGregor

“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


Divorce Client

“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

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Business Client

“I have used Slater and Zurz for 25 years. In a long business career, I have had 3 instances of major business litigation. Two of the three cases were clearly won, the third was settled to my clear benefit.

Jim Slater has been an advisor, well beyond his role as an attorney, his wisdom has been apparent, and valuable. Rick Zurz is the litigator and he is the sharpest attorney in any room. He knows the case, including details, as well as I. They always take the high road, and this is apparent to judges and juries. I highly recommend Slater and Zurz.”

James Coffelt

Satisfied Client

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.”

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“I chose Slater and Zurz because of their ability to handle a wide array of cases.”

– Alan


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