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Joseph M. Slater

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Melville, NY

Slater Slater Schulman LLP
445 Broad Hollow Road, Suite 419
Melville, NY 11747
Phone: 631-420-9300
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Licensed in New York Since: 1977
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas: Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff, Business Litigation
Attorney Profile

Attorney Joseph M. Slater is a founding partner with Slater Slater Schulman, LLP, and he works primarily out of the firm's law office in Melville, New York. A nationally ranked trial lawyer with more than 45 years of legal experience, Mr. Slater provides exceptional counsel and support to clients across his region and throughout the country who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Catastrophic injury

·       Commercial litigation

·       Construction site injuries

·       Drug litigation

·       Environmental law and toxic torts

·       Medical malpractice

·       Product liability

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Slater has recovered tens of millions of dollars in total compensation for his plaintiff clients, earning him membership in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. At all turns, he delivers the highly personalized counsel his clients need to make the best-informed decisions, and he has gained a reputation for his compassion and integrity when dealing with his clients as well as his unwavering commitment to helping them obtain the maximum amount of compensation they deserve.

In honor of his impeccable professionalism and outstanding legal abilities, Mr. Slater has earned a ranking on The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, and he has received many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers. He has also received the 10 Best in Client Satisfaction Award from the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys along with numerous testimonials and referrals from those he has served.

A graduate of the State University of New York at Binghamton, Mr. Slater attended Brooklyn Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor degree in 1976. He holds his license to practice in New York and in various jurisdictions across the country, and he is an active member of the American Bar Association, the New York State Bar Association and the New York State Trial Lawyers Association, among other professional affiliations.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
  • 40%Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff
  • 10%Business Litigation


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022

About Joseph M. Slater

First Admitted: 1977, New York

Professional Webpage:

Bar/Professional Activity

  • American Bar Association
  • New York
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • National Association of American Trial Lawyers


  • Top 25  Power lawyer – Long Island Business News, 2021
  • Multi-million Dollar Advocate Forum, Present
  • Million Dollar Advocate Forum, Present

Educational Background

  • Bachelor of Arts in Political Science- SUNY at Binghamton.
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Office Location for Joseph M. Slater

445 Broad Hollow Road
Suite 419
Melville, NY 11747

Phone: 631-420-9300

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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