I was born in Frankfurt, Germany on January 21, 1956. I attended the University of Akron and received my degree in Medical Technology in 1979. I went to law school at the University of Akron, School of Law and received my law degree with honors in 1993. I am licensed to practice law in all state courts in Ohio and am a member of the American Society of Clinical Pathologists and the College of American Pathologists.
I am focused on getting results for my clients while providing them with unparalleled service. I will respond to your questions promptly, provide you with complete explanations that are easy to understand and cover all options under the law. I will also thoroughly prepare and aggressively pursue your case to achieve the results you desire. By doing this, we will be able to effectively settle your case without the need for trial. In the event that a trial is necessary, I have extensive trial experience with a proven record of success.
I became a lawyer to utilize my 20 years of hospital experience as a Medical Technologist and Laboratory Director in a local hospital. Practicing law allows me to help people on a more personal / individual basis than I could in my previous career.
Although I have handled many large cases, involving serious injury and death, my more memorable cases are those where I was able to get a recovery for the client despite factual circumstances that would appear to prohibit financial recovery. Some of those cases involved:
A man launched from his neighbor's tree while he was using a chainsaw to remove the top of the tree,
A blind man who stepped into a hole dug by his dog while trying to get out of the way of another man backing a trailer into the blind man's driveway,
A professional entertainer who was injured when the trapeze from which she was hanging broke,
A man who was burned on the face and neck by chili that he had obtained from a vending machine,
A woman who was injured when the ceiling collapsed in the bathroom of her apartment, and
A large man who was injured when he fell through the decking on a public boat dock.
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|Partner||Slater & Zurz, LLP||1994 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Akron Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Ohio State Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|College of American Pathologists||N/A||N/A|
|American Society of Clinical Pathologists||N/A||N/A|
|Dog Bite Victim||The young girl and her family were awarded $250,000.|
|Medical Malpractice Victim||Our client received an award of $75,000.|
|Car Accident||Settled $312,500|
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|University of Akron School of Law||N/A||Law||1993|
|University of Akron||Medical Technology||N/A||1979|