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Michael D. Slater, Jr.

Associate
Practice

Mr. Slater’s practice focuses on complex litigation matters, including wrongful death, serious personal injury, auto/trucking accidents, job-site accidents, premises and product liability, as well as commercial and residential construction defect cases. He has represented companies involved in a wide range of industries including construction, manufacturing, shipping and transportation, hospitality, and real estate.

Mr. Slater has also worked extensively with contractors, developers, and municipalities, in all phases of commercial, residential, and public works construction projects. His experience includes pre-construction contract negotiation, structuring strategic financing arrangements, pre-construction insurance procurement (including OCIP), drafting subcontractor agreements, ensuring compliance with statutory construction guidelines, coordinating with architects, engineers, and other crafts, as well as post-construction litigation.

Mr. Slater truly enjoys learning the unique details and intricacies of each client’s business and working collaboratively to develop strategies that promote their individual interests. Mr. Slater believes that his natural sense of curiosity, combined with his attention to detail, allows him to better understand and meet his clients’ needs, while exceeding their expectations.

Education

Gonzaga University School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2014

University of Washington, B.A., Political Science, 2011

Background

After spending most of his life living in Perry and Savannah, Georgia, Mr. Slater moved to the Seattle area in 2005. Since that time, he has grown to love the Pacific Northwest and now considers it home.

During his free time, Mr. Slater enjoys going on adventures with his wife, newborn baby girl, and their two dogs. He also enjoys watching Mariners games, playing golf, enjoying the outdoors, and making as many weekend trips to Cle Elum as he can. As a season ticket holder since 2014, Mr. Slater is a die-hard Husky fan, which can cause some annual friction with his wife Paige during the Apple Cup, as she graduated from Washington State University.

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