Sluder Law Firm About Us

Sluder Law Firm About Us

ELY W. SLUDER
Attorney


I received my law degree from the Arizona State University College of Law in 2003 (which, in 2006, changed its name to the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law). While attending there, I studied business/corporate law, internet law, real estate, and intellectual property. I completed the mediation clinic while in law school and have helped mediate many disputes during my career. Prior to attending law school, I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Human Communication, with an emphasis on logic, rhetoric, and conflict resolution, from Arizona State University in 2000. I am a veteran, having served as a Combat Medic in the US Army from 1992-1995--fortunately, I never saw combat. After receiving my law degree, I spent time as General Counsel for an internet company and, for a period of time before the real estate market meltdown, I was the co-owner of, and General Manager/General Counsel for, a licensed real estate brokerage firm in Arizona. While living in the Valley of the Sun was nice, 300 days of sunshine a year can get boring after 15 years, so in 2010 my family and I relocated to New Jersey. I did so not only to experience seasons again (something I missed after growing up in Northern California), but also so that my children can grow up near their cousins and other family members who live in New Jersey and Connecticut. I continue to practice law in both New Jersey and Arizona, focusing primarily on helping people achieve the peace of mind that comes from knowing that they have a comprehensive estate plan--Last Will & Testament (and maybe a Living Trust), Durable POA, and Combined Advanced Directives for Health Care (Health Care POA + Living Will).

LAUREN SWAL
Office Manager/Legal Assistant


Lauren is a real “hometown girl”, having been a part of the Allentown community since she was born. She really enjoys walking to work and having her office next door to where her mother used to run the local ice cream shoppe! In addition to keeping Sluder Law Firm running and being our main point of contact for clients, Lauren is also a small business owner who occasionally provides cosmetology services.