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About me

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 (over 40 years) and have handled thousands of cases. 

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.

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.


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Practice areas


  1. Car Accident: 25%
    46 years
  2. Personal Injury: 25%
    46 years
  3. Wrongful Death: 20%
    46 years
  4. Motorcycle Accident: 20%
    46 years
  5. Nursing Home Abuse: 10%
    46 years



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Attorney endorsements

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  • William Lee Geary

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Slater and his firm provide excellent representation. Attorney Slater, and the attorneys in his firm are knowledgeable and responsive. I have found that they care about their clients and give excellent advice based upon their deep knowledge and experience which comes from years of practice. I refer cases to attorney Slater with confidence that the case will be handled with the utmost care, concern and effort for the client.


    William Geary Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Dean David Paolucci

    I've known Jim Slater for several years, great lawyer, very personable with clients, and he WINS. Does not get much better than Jim Slater.


    Dean Paolucci Chapter 7 bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Slater & Zurz LLP

One Cascade Plaza
Suite 2210
Akron, OH, 44308



We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
Ohio State Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Akron Bar AssociationN/AN/A
American Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Ohio Academy of Trial LawyersN/AN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Victim of Car Accident and Hospital NegligenceClient was awarded a substantial monetary settlement
Trucking Accident VictimClient was awarded a confidential settlement amount
Auto Accident VictimClient was awarded a settlement just under $750,000
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1969
University of ConnecticutN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1966