Francis "Buzz" Slavin practices primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, real estate purchase contracts, loan foreclosures and loan workouts, condemnation/eminent domain, design and construction defect litigation and real estate development. He holds both an undergraduate and J.D. degree from the University of Cincinnati. He is an AV Rated lawyer for over 31 years. Mr. Slavin moved to Arizona from Ohio in 1971 to become vice-president and general counsel of a multi-discipline homebuilding, land development and residential lending company. He joined the Fennemore Craig law firm in 1973 and became a shareholder and director. In 1983 he formed the predecessor to his current firm, and then founded Francis J. Slavin Law Firm in 1990. Mr. Slavin is a member of the Order of the Coif and Phi Delta Phi. He is the author of Construction Law and Mechanics' Liens in Arizona, published annually by Professional Educational Systems, Inc. (1980-2006). He served as Judge Pro Tempore, Superior Court of Arizona in the County of Maricopa from 1980-1990. From 1981-1989 he was a member of the City of Phoenix Zoning Ordinance Revision Committee. He was admitted to the Bar in Ohio in 1968 and in Arizona in 1973 and is currently a member of both State Bar Associations. He achieved the highest rating for legal ability in Martindale Hubbell for over 25 years. He is also a member of the Maricopa County and American Bar Association. Active in the national and Arizona legal community, he serves on committees for the American Bar Association including the Forum Committee on the Construction Industry; Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Section, State and Local Government Law. For the State Bar of Arizona, Mr. Slavin served on the Judicial Evaluation Committee (1974 to 1990), chairing that committee from 1976 to 1980, and the Disciplinary Commission (1976 to 1983). He was chair of that Commission from 1981 to 1983. In addition, he has been a member of the Real Estate and Construction Law Sections.