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Marshall Slayton

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Bankruptcy Attorney in Charlottesville, VA

Slayton Law, PLC
913 East Jefferson Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Phone: 434-979-7900
Fax: 434-293-5017
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022
Licensed in Virginia Since: 1994
Practice Areas: Bankruptcy: Consumer
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Attorney Profile

The managing attorney and owner of Slayton Law, PLC, Mr. Marshall Slayton serves clients in Charlottesville, Culpeper and Waynesboro, Virginia. Concentrating his practice exclusively on consumer bankruptcy, he fights for the rights and interests of those who are overburdened by their insurmountable debts and financial obligations.

Having handled hundreds of bankruptcy cases for clients in Central Virginia, Mr. Slayton has received myriad testimonials and referrals from his satisfied clients. He assists with cases involving Chapter 7 bankruptcy, Chapter 13 bankruptcy, job loss and wage garnishments, medical bills, credit card debt, creditor harassment, loan modification and mortgage forbearance.

An accomplished attorney with over 25 years of experience, Mr. Slayton has received many awards and honors. He has an AV Preeminent* peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell, the organization’s highest rating. He holds an Avvo client rating of 10.0 and won the Avvo Clients’ Choice Award in 2021.

After obtaining his Bachelor of Arts in political studies with a high distinction from The University of Virginia in 1988, Mr. Slayton received his Juris Doctor in 2001 from the University of Virginia School of Law. He served as the president of the University of Virginia Fencing Club.

A valuable and respected contributor to his legal community, Mr. Slayton is a member of the bankruptcy sections of the Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association and The Virginia Bar Association. He has published a number of articles and is the author of "Is Your Client Liable for Post-discharge Interest?" and “The Marital Adjustment in Chapters 13 and 7.”

Admitted to practice in Virginia since 1994, Mr. Slayton is also qualified to appear before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia, the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit.

When he is not running his firm, Mr. Slayton gives back to the local community through his volunteer work. He was a volunteer at People and Congregations Engaged in Ministry (PACEM) and a board member of Haitian Health Foundation. He also served as a board member of the Charlottesville Board of Zoning Appeals and commissioner of the Charlottesville Planning Commission.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Bankruptcy: Consumer
Focus Areas

Bankruptcy Law, Credit Repair


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2021 - 2022

About Marshall Slayton

First Admitted: 1994, Virginia

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Educational Background

  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1988

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Author, "Is Your Client Liable for Post-discharge Interest?", Virginia State Bar Bankruptcy Law News, Virginia State Bar, 2015
  • Author, “The Marital Adjustment in Chapters 13 and 7”, Virginia State Bar Bankruptcy Law News, Virginia State Bar, 2013
  • CLE Faculty, “Lien Stripping and Lien Cram Downs”, Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Associate Bankruptcy CLE, Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association, 2013

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member, Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association, 2020


  • Rated as a preeminent bankruptcy attorney by Martindale Hubbell/, Preeminent Rating, Martindale Hubbell, 2020
  • Super Lawyers, 2021
  • Clients' Choice Bankruptcy Attorney, Avvo, 2020
  • Super Lawyer, Avvo, 2020
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Office Location for Marshall Slayton

913 East Jefferson Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902

Phone: 434-979-7900

Fax: 434-293-5017

Last Updated: 8/17/2022

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