William R. Slicer
William R. Slicer, an experienced trial lawyer, has been defending national and local companies since 1989. His litigation experience has included the defense of catastrophic accident cases, product liability cases, employment discrimination and harassment cases, and exposure cases involving dust, asbestos, silica, and chemicals.
Mr. Slicer has also been defending the coal mining industry since 1990. His work for this industry has involved matters pertaining to contracts, leases, mine health and safety issues, citations, workers' compensation and unemployment claims, accidents, dust, noise, blasting, coal haulage, flooding, deliberate intent, business interference, property disputes, harassment and non-compete agreements. His successful defense of companies in the mining industry follows in the footsteps of his late grandfather, Robert G. Kelly, a nationally-recognized mining industry lawyer and founder of Jackson, Kelly, Holt & O'Farrell, where Mr. Slicer previously worked.
In addition to mining industry clients, Mr. Slicer has successfully defended commercial construction companies, engineering firms, manufacturers, national retailers, satellite television companies, oil and gas companies, and insurance companies.
As a managing member and co-founder of Shuman, McCuskey & Slicer, PLLC, he strives to continue offering superior representation to the firm's clients, through keen analysis, effective strategy, organization, proper training of assistants, and use of the latest technology.
Mr. Slicer and his wife, Virginia, have two children. He is active in his community where he has served on various boards and is a member of Charleston Rotary. Outside work, he plays ice hockey and coaches a youth ice hockey team which in 2012 finished 29-1 and champions of the Midwest Youth Hockey League.
- West Virginia, 1989
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, 1989
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of West Virginia, 2001
- J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law
- B.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
- Davidson College