William R. Slicer, an experienced AV rated trial lawyer, has been defending national and local companies since 1989. He has defended cases involving catastrophic accidents, injuries, discrimination, harassment, business interruption, product defects, property damage, excessive force, municipal liability, construction disputes, and exposure to asbestos, silica, radon, and chemicals.Mr. Slicer has also successfully defended commercial construction companies, trucking 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.
Before the decline of the Appalachian coal industry, Mr. Slicer spent years defending the industry which enabled the growth of our great nation. His work for the coal industry honed his legal skills in matters involving contracts, leases, mine health and safety issues, citations, workers’ compensation and unemployment claims, accidents, dust, noise, blasting, haulage, flooding, deliberate intent, business interference, property disputes, harassment, and non-compete agreements. His successful defense of companies follows in the footsteps of his late grandfather, Robert G. Kelly, a nationally-recognized industry lawyer and founder of Jackson, Kelly, Holt & O’Farrell, where Mr. Slicer previously worked.
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 skis, mountain bikes, and plays ice hockey.