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Charles J Slack-Mendez Jr

Car accident Attorney at Tempe, AZ

5.0   22 reviews

also known as Carlos Méndez


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About Charles

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Mr. Slack-Méndez was born in Nogales, Arizona and is the founding member of Slack-Méndez Law Firm. Mr. Slack-Méndez is fluent in Spanish has been practicing in the areas of Personal Injury, Wrongful Death and Medical Malpractice since 1993. Mr. Slack-Méndez is a litigator and a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. This is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements. There are over 4000 members throughout the country. Fewer than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. Mr. Slack-Méndez has also been recognized as having won a jury verdict in an amount which placed within the Top-Ten jury verdicts in Arizona.

In his spare time, Mr. Slack-Méndez loves training dogs and playing his saxophone, which are his de- stressors.

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Licensed for 29 years
State AZ
Status Active
Acquired 1993
Updated 12/21/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Charles Slack-Mendez
2710 South Rural Road
Tempe, AZ, 85282

Reviews

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Posted by Ted | March 18, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I would like to begin with an infinite Thank You to Charles Slack Mendez for representing me so well in court and winning my case in a two day jury trial in the Superior Court of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, March 12 & 13 of 2019. I had 2 rear end truck accidents (got rear ended on my trucks) accidents 2017. The first accident was cordergly settled. The second accident of June 26, 2017 which occured on I-10 and Speedway, northbound on ramp was dragged for almost two years. It was eventually scheduled to go to trial. The court trial was Amazing. Some politics involved but overall the judge was great and impartial. The defendants' lawyers brought in an "Expert" with 30 years experience as a private investigator and was a retired 20 year Tucson policeman. Charles pinpointed that "Expert" never recovered the "Black Box" in the truck that rear ended me which was a 2009 F150 pickup rear ending my 1998 truck. It was totally awesome and fascinating to get great counsel from Mr. Slack-Mendez and a thrill to see how he strategically questioned the defendant and their counsel as well. Overall the high percentage of favor to us was a total blessing after all things considered and the the verdict was read 60%-40% in our favor. It is public record please research.
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Posted by Diane | January 9, 2020
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Great Representation!
I have used Mr. Slack-Mendez on several occasions. He is an excellent attorney who has given me the highest degree of representation. He’s always thorough in answering questions and has gotten me more in compensation than I would have thought!
Posted by Fran | January 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
I greatly recommend Charles Slack-Mendez. As an experienced attorney, very knowledgeable and honest caring professional. Taking care of a family case, obtaining great results. Always keeping us informed with detailed information. I'm so grateful we had Charles Slack-Mendez handle our case.
Posted by Alicia | January 4, 2020
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Excelente Abogado
Recomiendo ampliamente al Abogado Slack Mendez. Sus servicios nos ayudaron enormemente. Le agradecere la gran ayuda que nos brindo para solucionar nuestro caso. ES EL MEJOR !!
Posted by Raul | January 2, 2020
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Excellent Abogado
Hace tiempo que conozco a Carlos. Fue recomendado por varios amigos que recibieron excelente representacion. Asi mismo, al momento que me represento a mi, recibi un trato como ningun otro. Estuvo a mi disposicion a todas horas y me contesto todas mis preguntas con detalle. Al fin, recibi mucho mas de lo que hubiera esperado! Lo recomiendo con la Mejor confianza. Super excelente abogado!
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Posted by Mauro Moreno | December 31, 2019
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Great Injury Attorney
Mr. Slack-Mendez represented me in a complex personal injury case and he did not try to convince me to accept an offer he did not think was reasonable. He clearly was willing to invest his time on my case and fearlessly fought for me. He got me much more than what they wanted to pay. I’m sure the insurance companies know he is not a “pushover” type of attorney.
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Posted by Irma | December 31, 2019
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Best Attorney
I am so glad I retained Slack-Mendez Law Firm. The exceptional customer service and attention to my case was next to none. I was able to reach Attorney Slack-Mendez every time I called.
Posted by Dorita | December 28, 2019
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| Consulted Attorney
Wonderful Person and Attorney
Charles provided my family and I with legal guidance and advice during some difficult situations. Found him to be honest, trustworthy, professional and very knowledgeable. I would highly recommend Slack-Mendez Law Firm to anyone seeking legal representation.
Posted by LUIS | December 27, 2019
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RETIRED FIRE CHIEF/LICIENCED CONTRACTOR
I WAS INVOLVED IN A BITTER CONSTRUCTION DESPUTE WITH NO HELP IN SIGHT. I THOUGHT IT WAS THE END FOR ME . CHARLIE CAME TO MY RESCUE LIKE MY SAVIOR . CHARLIE IS VERY KNOWLEDGABLE IN CRIMINAL LAW,CONSTRUCTION LAWS AND SO MANY OTHER LAWS AND REGULATIONS. I HAVE BEEN VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDING HIM TO MANY PEOPLE FOR MANY PROBLEMS THEY MAY HAVE . I STILL COUNT ON HIM FOR ANY LEGAL PROBLEMS AND IF HE DOES NOT HAVE THE ANSWER , HE VERY CORDIALLY AND PROMPLY CALLS YOU BACK WITH THE RIGHT ANSWER.
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Posted by Humberto | December 27, 2019
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Friend
He guided me as what to do where to go and who to talk to on on a medical malpractice done to my mother in the hospital
Posted by Alfredo | December 27, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Charles represented my mother on a auto accident claim, he and his staff did a great job! They kept her updated on all her questions regarding the process and in the end she hit all she asked for and then some.
Posted by Luis | December 27, 2019
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Gamez Family
I have known Charles Slack Mendez back from are home town Nogales Arizona,He has always gave me and my family great legal advise and has help me in accident cases. Other then beening a awesome Attorney he is a family oriented individual, humble, respectful and always willing to help or others. He conocido a Charles Slack Méndez de su ciudad natal, Nogales, Arizona. Siempre me ha brindado a mí y a mi familia un excelente asesoramiento legal y me ha ayudado en casos de accidentes. Además de ser un abogado extraordinario, es un individuo orientado a la familia, humilde, respetuoso y siempre dispuesto a ayudar a los demás.
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Posted by Christopher | December 27, 2019
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Excellent Lawyer with diverse legal skills and experience
Mr. Slack-Mendez has provided me with solid legal advice and candid perspectives several times over the years. He speaks from the heart and the law. Charles has always looked for what is best for me. I think his interpersonal and legal skills are what bring me and other clients back.
Posted by Sammy | December 18, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Great DUI attorney
I've known Charles since 2009 when I first hired him to represent me on my first DUI charge. I find him to be a very skilled attorney with a lot of defense case experiences throughout the valley. My first DUI case lasted only two months due to a delay with the BAC blood test result. Realizing this delay and missing evidence was potentially violating a speedy trial, Charles ultimately made a decisive action and requested a motion to dismiss. The judge considered the delay and approved the motion to dismiss. My second DUI charge occurred in June of 2019 in Phoenix and without any hesitation, I quickly contacted his law firm for an appointment. I didn't want to waste any time shopping around for a DUI attorney when I already know he's dependable and charges a reasonable rate. He quickly called me Monday morning to hear my situation. We eventually met in person to discuss my incident in details and moved forward with my case. Once we received the discovery, he carefully analyzed it and looked into every possible option. He created a plan and made multiple requests for the prosecutors to drop the charge. However, due to the severity of my DUI case, which contained additional charges, he strategically negotiated with them to reduce the charges. The plea bargain was a super deal and I was very satisfied. Going through this was pretty tough, but Charles was always there for me whenever I had questions or concerns. He always responded quickly whenever I had a question. He felt like an older brother that truly cared about my situation. I don't expect to get any other DUI charges in the future, but if I need him to represent on anything else, I'll be sure to go to him again!
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Posted by Alexandra | September 9, 2019
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Highly Recommend
I cannot recommend Mr. Slack enough! He and his staff always promptly answered any questions that I had, kept me updated throughout the process, and were able to get me an excellent settlement.
Posted by Sophia | January 21, 2019
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Best lawyer I could have asked for!
I had gotten into a sticky situation that I felt I would never get out of and Carlos was there for me! He does the job right, efficiently, and you will see results. I wouldn’t have done it any other way. I look back and I am so grateful I was able to find a great lawyer who gets the job done. Thank you Carlos!!
Posted by Eleni | August 22, 2018
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Honest, Strategic, highly responsive
Charles is an absolute pleasure to work with! He listened, asked the right questions to understand our needs and was very prompt to act knowing the urgency of our case. I felt confident he had our best interest and understood the sensitively of the approach we needed. I would highly recommend Slack-Mendez Law Firm to anyone in need of a great Attorney!
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Posted by C.O. | August 22, 2018
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Highly recommend!
Highly recommend! Charles has helped not only myself but several members of our family in the 20 years that we have known him. Professional, down to earth, and very experienced.
Posted by Yvette | March 17, 2018
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Mrs.
It's never a good feeling to have to hire an attorney, while your child is attending college in another state. Mr. Slack-Mendez was very professional, competent and went above and beyond to help us. He is a great negotiator and provided us the best outcome our my child, which resulted in no jail time. His superior legal defense allowed our child a second chance and the ability to continue to pursue his dreams, after a lapse in judgement. Throughout this ordeal he kept us informed and shared all possible scenarios. His dedication and willingness to help his clients is just one of the many reasons why I would recommend him.
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Posted by Larry | March 17, 2018
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Highly recommended
Charles is an exceptional attorney very knowledgeable and he was always responsive. He explained everything thoroughly throughout the representation and there were no surprises.
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Lawyer
  • Slack-Mendez Law Firm
  • 1993 - Present
  • Intern
  • Law Office Of John Shaw
  • 1990 - 1992
  • Law Clerk
  • Santa Cruz County Attorney's Office
  • 1989 - 1990

Education

  • Arizona State University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Arizona State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science Justice Studies
  • 1988

Legal Cases

  • Injury: Severe injuries when struck by vehicle at crosswalk.
  • Six Figure Recovery for Client
  • Injury: Back seat teenage passenger ejected from vehicle resulting in her death.
  • Multi-Million Dollar Verdict

Associations

  • Lead Counsel Rated
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present
  • United States District Court for the District of Arizona
  • Member
  • 1993 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2019
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2018
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2017
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2016
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2014
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2013
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2012
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2011
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocate
  • Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2010
  • Top 10 Civil Jury Verdicts in Arizona
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • 2009
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • High School Students
  • How to become a lawyer
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

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Personal injury Attorney | Dec 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I've known Mr. Slack for several years. He is an intelligent, highly-accomplished attorney who works tirelessly for his clients. I have referred several potential clients to him because I have the utmost confidence in his work. I wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Slack."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Charles is a great lawyer. He is very passionate about the profession and he truly cares for his clients."
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