Thomas P. Slater

Thomas P. Slater

Thomas P. Slater

Phone: 888-529-0143
Fax: 515-226-1270
E-mail: [email protected]


Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa
J.D. – 1979
Central College, Pella, Iowa
B.A. – 1976
Major: Philosophy/Psychology

Bar Admissions
Iowa, 1979U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 1979U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1980
Representative Cases

42-year-old client admitted to hospital for apparent acute alcohol withdrawal symptoms, who otherwise displayed symptoms of bleeding in the brain. The bleed was not timely diagnosed and the gentleman suffered brain injury resulting in severe long term memory loss and aphasia. Settlement of case enabled client to live comfortably for rest of life.

21-year-old client traveling at high rate of speed on motorcycle collides with car pulling from driveway. Client suffers permanent loss of function to hand and facial cuts and scarring. Jury returns verdict in excess of $100,000.

53-year-old client falls from tree stand while hunting deer in southern Iowa and suffers concussion. Client taken to emergency department that fails to diagnose traumatic lesion to the brain. Later client suffers stroke, and is permanently disabled as a result. Case settled for over 3 million dollars.


Guest Lecturer, Medical Care Law, Des Moines University, June, 2003
Guest Lecturer-Informed Consent, Midwest University, December, 2003
Guest Lecturer-Informed Consent, Des Moines University, February, 2004
Guest Lecturer, Medical Ethics, Des Moines University, March, 2004
Guest Lecturer, Landmark Legal Cases, Des Moines University, June, 2004

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Trial Lawyers Association
Iowa Trial Lawyers Association, Sustaining Member
Iowa State Bar Association, Litigation and Worker’s Compensation Section, Member

Past Employment Positions

Meyer and Slater Law Firm, 1981 – 2001
City of Des Moines, Iowa, 1979 – 1981

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