K. Thomas Slack

Partner
Phoenix, Arizona
Phone: 602-650-2466
Fax: 602-285-1516
Email: tslack@bmsslaw.com

Thom Slack is a partner with the Phoenix firm of Beale, Micheaels, Slack & Shughart where he represents plaintiffs in catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases with an emphasis on railroad grade crossing collision, trucking and construction accidents.  He has tried numerous catastrophic injury and wrongful death cases, including automobile, motorcycle and trucking accidents, railroad grade crossing collisions, and construction and premises liability injuries.  Mr. Slack has obtained significant seven and eight figure jury verdicts and settlements for his clients.  He also serves as a mediator and arbitrator in personal injury and wrongful death cases.

Mr. Slack earned his B.A. degree, with highest honors, from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and his J. D. degree, cum laude, from University of California Hastings College of Law.  Mr. Slack is a State Bar of Arizona certified specialist in injury and wrongful death litigation; a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, and is listed in Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers.  He is the past president of the Phoenix chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates and a judge pro tem for the Maricopa County Superior Court.  Mr. Slack is an adjunct professor at the Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and the Phoenix School of Law, is a member of the State Bar of Arizona’s Fee Arbitration Committee, the Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Advisory Committee and a former member of the Jury Instruction Committee.

Areas of Practice

  • Torts
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Wrongful Death Litigation
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Railroad Litigation

Certified Legal Specialties

  • Personal Injury and Wrongful Death, State Bar of Arizona

Bar Admissions

  • Arizona, 1990
  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona, 1990

Education

  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, California
    • J.D. cum laude – 1990
    • Honors: Moot Court Board
  • University of California, Santa Barbara, California
    • B.A. summa cum laude – 1987
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Honors: Psi Chi (National Psychology Honors Society)
    • Provost’s Honors Council
    • Major: Law & Society and Psychology

Classes/Seminars

  • Adjunct Professor, ASU, Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law, 2012 – Present
  • Adjunct Professor, Phoenix School of Law, 2007 – 2012

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Super Lawyers of the Southwest
  • Best Lawyers in Arizona
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Phoenix Chapter, Board of Directors, President, 2012-2014
  • American Association for Justice
  • Maricopa County Superior Court, Judge Pro Tem
  • State Bar of Arizona
  • State Bar of Arizona, Fee Arbitration Committee, 1998 – Present
  • State Bar of Arizona, Jury Instruction Committee
  • State Bar of Arizona, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Advisory Committee

  • Maricopa County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Membership Services Committee Continuing Education Committee, 1996 – 1997
  • Maricopa County Bar Association, High School Teaching Program, 1991 – 1993

Pro Bono Activities

  • Secretary, Phoenix City Club, 1993 – 1994
  • Board Member, Stardust Non-Profit Building Supplies, 2003 – 2012
  • Board Member, One Step Beyond, Inc, 2015 – Present