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Rex Slate, Of Counsel

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Legal Assistant : Tressy Wilson
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Rex Slate graduated from the University of Alabama School of Law in 1996. While in school, Mr. Slate was elected a Student Bar Association Senator, was selected for the law school’s national trial advocacy competition team, received the George “Peach” Taylor award in trial advocacy, received the Stancil R. Starnes scholarship for trial advocacy, and served as Dean Charles Gamble’s research assistant and project manager.

Prior to attending law school, Mr. Slate graduated from the University of Alabama in 1982 with a B.F.A. in Theatre. He then studied acting at the University of California, Irvine, receiving his M.F.A. in Drama in 1986. He then moved to New York City to pursue an acting career for the next four years before homesickness set in and he moved back to Alabama to pursue a career in law – the family business. For more than fourteen years, Mr. Slate has represented plaintiffs in a wide variety of cases, including products liability, crashworthiness, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, Dram Shop litigation, commercial motor vehicle accidents, and class actions.

Practice Areas:
Product Liability
Nursing Home Abuse
Vehicle Crashworthiness
Dram Shop Litigation
Commercial Motor Vehicle Accidents
Trucking Accidents
Construction Site Injuries
Business Litigation
Consumer Class Actions

Educational Background:
B.F.A., Theatre, University of Alabama, 1982
M.F.A., Drama, University of California, Irvine, 1986
J.D., University of Alabama School of Law, 1996

Admitted to Practice:
Alabama
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Alabama
U.S. District Court, Middle District of Alabama
U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit

Law School Honors:
Senator, Student Bar Association
Research Assistant, Dean Charles Gamble
George “Peach” Taylor Award in trial advocacy
Stancil R. Starnes scholarship for trial advocacy
National trial advocacy competition team

Bar Associations:
Alabama Association for Justice
Alabama Bar Association
Birmingham Bar Association

Selected Published Decisions:

Federal District Court

Condit v. RailAmerica, Inc., 2012 WL 426736 (S.D. Ala. 2012), recommendation adopted 2012 WL 426294 (Feb. 10, 2012)

Alabama Supreme Court

Ex parte Yancey, 8 So.3d 299 (Ala. 2008)
Ex parte Progress Rail Services Corp., 869 So.2d 459 (Ala. 2003)
Gold Kist, Inc. v. Hood, 773 So.2d 1031 (Ala. Civ. App. 1999)

Alabama Court of Civil Appeals

Ex parte Miller v. Clecker, 2010 WL 2342398 (Ala. Civ. App. 6/11/2010)