A personal injury lawyer in Louisville on your side
Attorney Mat A. Slechter has earned a reputation throughout Kentucky for being a compassionate, dedicated Louisville lawyer who fights for the rights of hard-working people. A Louisville native, attorney Slechter handles a wide variety of cases, including auto accidents, tractor-trailer accidents, medical malpractice, premises liability, nursing home malpractice and wrongful death cases.
Attorney Slechter obtained his B.A. in Economics and Management in 1989 from Centre College, where he was a Dean’s List scholar and member of the varsity basketball team, the Phi Delta Theta fraternity and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He earned his J.D. in 1992 from the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law where he was a Dean’s List scholar, a semi-finalist in the Pirtle-Washer Moot Court Competition and a member of the Moot Court Board and the Journal of Law and Education. He also worked full-time as a clerk for the Office of the United States Attorney, Western District of Kentucky.
Mr. Slechter is a member of the Kentucky Bar Association, the Louisville Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Justice Association, and the Kentucky Justice Association. He is a member of the Board of Governors of the Kentucky Justice Association and a regular contributor to that organization’s publication, The Advocate. He is licensed to practice law in Kentucky and Tennessee, the federal courts of the Eastern and Western Districts of Kentucky and the Eastern District of Michigan. He is a former member of the Board of Governors of the Kentucky Bar Association/Young Lawyer’s Section and served as a delegate to the American Bar Association’s national Young Lawyers’ Association convention in San Antonio, Texas.
Respectful, committed, attentive, honest attorney who believes in justice
The Kentucky Trial Court Review regularly recognizes attorney Slechter as one of Kentucky’s Most Prolific Trial Lawyers. Such recognition stems from Mr. Slechter’s willingness to do whatever it takes to get a client the compensation he or she rightfully deserves, including going to trial if necessary.
Mr. Slechter has also successfully represented numerous clients in Kentucky appellate courts. Representative cases include Higdon v. Buisson Investment Corp., 2013-CA-001908-MR (Ky.App. 2016) (reversing a trial court’s grant of summary judgment on the basis of an “open and obvious” hazard in a premises liability case) and Laughlin v. Lamkin, 979 S.W.2d 121 (Ky.App. 1998) (establishing that expert testimony couched in terms of a reasonable degree of medical probability is necessary to sustain an affirmative seat belt defense).
Mr. Slechter has lectured to professional groups on the subjects of nursing home neglect and abuse, trial practice, legal writing and workers compensation. Mr. Slechter also serves as Legal Counsel and Chairman of the Board of Directors for Springdale Community Church in Louisville. He has twice served his church as Chairman of the Pastor Search Team. He is married and has three children. He enjoys hunting, fishing, coaching youth sports, reading and spending time with his family.
Personal injury cases can be extremely complicated. Knowing what to do can be confusing. Don’t give up hope. Seek justice. Contact attorney Mat Slechter today and discover what an experienced, knowledgeable Louisville personal injury attorney can do for you. To reach us by phone, please call (502) 384-7400 or toll-free at (855) 598-7425.
The Slechter Law Firm – fighting for justice, one client at a time.