Beth A. Slagle is a 24-year attorney at the law firm of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP and maintains an active practice focused principally on business disputes, insurance coverage and employment law. She also represents a number of “serial entrepreneurs” and actively assists with business and operational issues. Ms. Slagle is the Chair of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Group and Chair of the Diversity Committee.
Ms. Slagle’s insurance practice includes representing entities and individuals in a variety of insurance coverage claims related to comprehensive general liability, directors and officers, errors and omissions, primary, excess and umbrella insurance, business, homeowners, life and health, disability, and employers practices liability insurance. Her involvement in these cases has translated directly into the recovery of millions of dollars for many companies, including more than $100,000,000 for a single corporate client. For her work in the insurance coverage arena, she has been named to Best Lawyers in America 2010-2014 (Insurance Coverage); 2013-2014 (Commercial Litigation). Her commercial and contract practice involves counseling and trial experience in business related disputes, including claims for breach of contract, fraud, negligence, post-employment restraints, covenants not to compete, and the UCC.
In addition to her insurance and business litigation practice, Ms. Slagle has significant experience in employment law matters, including conducting internal investigations for employers, counseling, drafting and litigation in matters involving employment agreements, restrictive covenants, separation agreements, workplace violence, discrimination, and hiring and firing decisions.
She has been selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell. In 2009, the Women & Girls Foundation honored Ms. Slagle at the Art of Justice: Women Shaping the Law event, and in 2008, she was selected as a YWCA Greater Pittsburgh “A Tribute to Women” awardee. In 2005 Ms. Slagle founded, BizChicks, a non-profit focused on providing education, guidance and resources to professional women in a number of different areas, including business planning, coaching, health & wellness. Programs featured by BizChicks are Chicks & Chat events (networking events) and BizChicks LunchMixes (power hour lunches). 2011 brought the newest expansion to BizChicks with BizChicks Online, an online magazine for business women, written by women and for women. Ms. Slagle was also chosen in 2005 as a finalist for the ATHENA Award, and in 2004, Ms. Slagle was recognized as a "Fast Tracker" by the Pittsburgh Business Times. In addition to numerous other non-profit and board commitments, she was the Founding Chair of the Board of Directors for Dress for Success Pittsburgh and serves on the Advisory Council of Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship.
Ms. Slagle, a North Hills resident, graduated in 1987 from Youngstown State University where she majored in finance and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. In 1990, she received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.