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James Slater

One Cascade Plaza Suite 2210
Akron OH 44308

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Slater & Zurz, LLP

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The law firm of Slater & Zurz, LLP is a team of seasoned legal professionals who consistently produce results in a wide variety of legal areas including: injuries, accidents, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse and product liability. If you are looking for answers, resolutions or restitution to your legal problems, we are the law firm for you.

We have an extensive history of serving personal injury victims. In fact, we have successfully handled over 15,000 personal injury cases.

We are well equipped to handle the most complex matters while providing you with personalized service. Our law firm's accident analysts are ready to begin an immediate investigation of your case. We also work with Board Certified Physician Advisors and a network of other evidentiary experts, including an industrial hygienist, who provide guidance on medical issues and the technical aspects of your case.

At Slater & Zurz, LLP, we handle personal injury cases on a contingency basis. This means we advance the cost of your legal action. If we win in court or receive a settlement, our fee will be a percentage of that amount. If the outcome is not favorable, we receive no fees.

Many people are afraid to contact an attorney. They are intimidated by the complicated legal terms used in court and they worry about the expense of legal action. At Slater & Zurz LLP, you will immediately feel welcome. Our lawyers genuinely care for our clients and are approachable. We believe that there is no such thing as a meaningless question and we take the time to provide answers in everyday English.

We offer FREE initial consultations, which means that there is no cost to speak with a lawyer and no obligation to retain our services. We are even available for Saturday and evening appointments. Let us take the time to lend a sympathetic ear to the legal matters that affect you.

James W. "Jim" Slater

Who I am:

I was born in Waterbury, Connecticut on October 5, 1943. I attended college at the University of Connecticut, graduating with honors in 1966. From there, I decided to enroll in the Georgetown University Law Center and received my law degree in 1969. I have been practicing law for a very long time (nearly 40 years) and have handled thousands of cases involving the following:  

             Personal Injury                 Wrongful Death

               Nursing Home Abuse         Product Liability

              Legal Malpractice              Medical Malpractice   

              Corporate Law                  Toxic / Black Mold                

              Business Related Problems & Commercial Litigation               

How I Will Serve You:

Like all the attorneys at Slater & Zurz, LLP, I am focused on getting results for all my clients as quickly as possible. That means meticulously preparing your case and aggressively pursuing it. In most circumstances, I can get your case successfully resolved at mediation and avoid a lengthy trial. If your case does need to go to trial, I have a long and established track record of success.

Why I Practice Law:

It's simple.... I like to help people in all types of cases, big or small. I want you to call me so we can discuss your case. It will be my pleasure to speak with you and provide you with immediate feedback on how we can solve your legal issue.

My Most Memorable Cases:

There have been quite a few over the years. Here are just a few:

A college student was involved in a car accident and received injuries that hospitalized him. While in the hospital, his feeding tube was improperly inserted and he suffered additional injuries that placed him into a coma. Fortunately, he was able to recover from the coma.We were able to obtain a very substantial monetary settlement for him from the hospital.

A man was involved in a truck accident and developed RSD (Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy), an extremely painful disorder of the arms and hands. The man hired an attorney and was advised to settle for an amount that was grossly inadequate. He terminated his relationship with that attorney and hired me. We were then able to successfully reach a settlement that was three times the amount initially offered.

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Products Liability
  • Corporate Law
  • Business Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice

Bar Admissions

  • Ohio, 1970
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Ohio, 1970


  • Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1969
  • University of Connecticut
    • A.B. - 1966
    • Honors: With Honors

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Akron Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • Ohio Academy of Trial Lawyers, Member
  • American Association for Justice, Member

Please Call: 1-800-297-9191

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