Alexander H. Slaughter

Retired Partner

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  • University of Virginia School of Law, LLB, Order of the Coif, Member and Articles Editor, Virginia Law Review, 1963
  • Yale University, BA, 1960
  • Virginia

Member, Virginia Bar Association

Member, Richmond Bar Association

Member, Board of Directors, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Central Virginia Chapter

Member, Board of Directors, Daily Planet, Inc.

Member, Board of Directors, Anna Julia Cooper Episcopal School

Member, Board of Directors, St. James’s Children’s Center

Member, Chair’s Council, Berkeley Seminary (Yale Divinity School)

Alex previously served for ten years on the firm's Executive Committee. He was also chairman of the products liability and litigation management practice groups and the firm’s general counsel.

Alex primarily works on insurance matters, especially those involving directors and officers liability coverage. He has had experience in insurance, products liability litigation and risk management, and has lectured on these subjects throughout the United States and Europe. He contributed to, and with Donald E. Vinson, edited Products Liability: Pharmaceutical Drug Cases, published by Shepard's McGraw-Hill (1988).

After earning his law degree from the University of Virginia School of Law, Alex was a law clerk for the Honorable Warren L. Jones of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Alex’s community work has involved homeless services as well as educational opportunities and after school care for financially disadvantaged children.

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Alexander H Slaughter
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Argued appeal in Fourth Circuit in Volkswagen of America v. Dreisonstok (1974) which defined manufacturers’ liability in crashworthiness cases.

Lead counsel for the principal defendant in Dalkon Shield litigation (1975-1985).

Counsel in U.S. District Court for prisoners in Cagle v. Hutto (1979-81) resulting in the reforming and reorganizing of a maximum security prison in Virginia.

Counsel for so-called basic materials manufacturer in breast implant litigation (1990s).

Named "Lawyer of the Year," Richmond Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions - Defendants, Best Lawyers in America, Woodward/White, Inc., 2014

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Insurance Law, 2007-2013; Mass Tort Litigation, 2007-2010; Mass Tort Litigation/Class Actions-Defendants, 2011-2013, Woodward/White, Inc.

Named "Insurance Lawyer of the Year," Richmond, Virginia, Best Lawyers, Woodward/White, Inc., 2011

Named to "Virginia Super Lawyers," Insurance Coverage, Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2009-2012

Fellow, American Bar Foundation

Fellow, Virginia Law Foundation

Recipient, Bank of America, Local Heroes: Neighborhood Builders Award, 2007

Recipient, United Way’s Results Matter Award, 2007

Recipient, Volunteer of the Year Award, Association of Fundraising Professionals, 2006

Recipient, Hill-Tucker Public Service Award, Richmond Bar Association, 1996