M. BRYAN SLAUGHTER concentrates his practice on complex personal injury cases. His practice areas include products liability, cases involving traumatic brain injury, serious automobile and truck accidents, premises liability and medical malpractice. Bryan is a member of the Virginia and West Virginia state bars. He practices throughout Virginia, and has also tried cases in North Carolina, New York, and West Virginia. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1991, and the Washington and Lee University School of Law in 1997. He has served on the Board of Governors for the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association since 2001, and has chaired numerous VTLA committees as well as its products liability section. He is a member of the Boyd-Graves conference, a faculty member at the National Trial Advocacy College, and has lectured and written on various topics involving products liability and personal injury law. Bryan is particularly interested in promoting child safety awareness.
In July 2004, Bryan obtained the largest verdict in history for any person injured in a ski-related accident. A jury awarded $8.3 million to his client, a 17-year-old girl who suffered serious brain and other injuries due to the negligence of a ski resort. (Grigg v. Wintergreen Resort, et al.)*
Bryan lives in Charlottesville with his wife Jennifer, and their four children, Jane, Libby, Michael and Cate. When he’s not working or spending time with his family, Bryan enjoys cooking and playing ice hockey. He also serves on the Board of Directors of the Charlottesville Ronald McDonald House, for which he was president for three years, and serves as general counsel and board member for the Second Street Gallery in Charlottesville.