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  • PRACTICE FOCUS
  • INDUSTRIES+
  • EDUCATION+
    • University of Alabama School of Law
      J.D., 2015
    • University of Alabama
      B.A., 2011
  • ADMISSIONS+
    • Louisiana
    • Alabama
  • CLERKSHIP+
    • Hon. Robert G. James, U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
    • Hon. Karen L. Hayes, U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana

Matthew Slaughter focuses his practice on litigation with an emphasis on construction and commercial litigation. He previously served as a law clerk for the Hon. Robert G. James and Hon. Karen L. Hayes, both of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana. Matthew also served as a judicial extern for the Hon. Karen W. Roby of the Eastern District of Louisiana, the Hon. William E. Cassady of the Southern District of Alabama, and the Hon. L. Scott Coogler of the Northern District of Alabama.

Insights

Publications
  • "Using Electronic Contracts and Signatures While Social Distancing," American Bar Association Section of Litigation Pre-Trial Practice & Discovery Committee, Practice Points (September 2020) Author
  • Louisiana Takes First Steps Toward Tort Reform (July, 2020)
  • Why Businesses Should Embrace Electronic Contracts and Signatures During Social Distancing (April, 2020)
  • Author, “Erratic Approaches to Substantive Changes on Errata Sheets,” Birmingham Bar Bulletin (Spring 2018)
  • Author, “Supreme Court’s Treatment of Drug Detection Dogs Doesn’t Pass the Sniff Test,” New Criminal Law Review (Spring 2016)
  • Author, “First Amendment Right to Record Police: When Clearly Established is Not Clear Enough,” The John Marshall Law Review (2016)
  • Author, “The Barriers of Facebook’s Terms of Service Agreement: Hardships Placed on Fiduciaries Access to Digital Assets,” Information and Communications Technology Law (2015)
News

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Federal Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association

Recognition

  • Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Construction, The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (2021)

Industries

Education

  • University of Alabama School of Law
    J.D., 2015
  • University of Alabama
    B.A., 2011

Admissions

  • Louisiana
  • Alabama

Clerkships

  • Hon. Robert G. James, U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
  • Hon. Karen L. Hayes, U.S. District Court, Western District of Louisiana
Publications
  • "Using Electronic Contracts and Signatures While Social Distancing," American Bar Association Section of Litigation Pre-Trial Practice & Discovery Committee, Practice Points (September 2020) Author
  • Louisiana Takes First Steps Toward Tort Reform (July, 2020)
  • Why Businesses Should Embrace Electronic Contracts and Signatures During Social Distancing (April, 2020)
  • Author, “Erratic Approaches to Substantive Changes on Errata Sheets,” Birmingham Bar Bulletin (Spring 2018)
  • Author, “Supreme Court’s Treatment of Drug Detection Dogs Doesn’t Pass the Sniff Test,” New Criminal Law Review (Spring 2016)
  • Author, “First Amendment Right to Record Police: When Clearly Established is Not Clear Enough,” The John Marshall Law Review (2016)
  • Author, “The Barriers of Facebook’s Terms of Service Agreement: Hardships Placed on Fiduciaries Access to Digital Assets,” Information and Communications Technology Law (2015)
News
  • Federal Bar Association
  • New Orleans Bar Association
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Commercial Litigation, Litigation - Construction, The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (2021)