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David Slaby is an experienced trial attorney, having previously practiced law in southwest Missouri. In over 17 years of practice, he has handled cases in many areas, including general civil litigation, family, juvenile, and criminal law, representing victims of personal injury and negligence, probate matters, guardianships of children and adults, worker’s compensation, and appellate work. He is licensed to practice in Missouri and Kansas and has represented clients in both state and federal court.
Mr. Slaby received his law degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 1998. He was a member of the national trial team and served as articles editor for the Urban Lawyer Law Journal.
He was a partner at McCaffree, Landoll & Slaby in Nevada, Missouri until moving to St. Louis in 2008. He now practices with the Firm’s litigation group and, in addition, handles personal injury cases for victims and their families as well as family law matters.
In addition to trying many cases to judges involving general litigation Mr. Slaby has obtained successful jury verdicts in civil, criminal, and probate cases and has tried many cases to judges involving general litigation matters, divorce, child custody, and support modifications, paternity cases, contested adoptions, contested guardianships, termination of parental rights, child abuse and neglect cases, and adult and child order of protection cases,. He has also served as guardian ad litem in many contested family law and probate cases.
This diverse experience has given Mr. Slaby the ability to assess all issues in the most complex cases. He is intuitive regarding what evidence to present to the court and how to present it and is a persuasive advocate for his clients. He also has the talent of being able to negotiate and settle the most complex cases with even the most difficult adverse parties.
Mr. Slaby is a member of the Missouri Bar, Kansas Bar, and the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys. He was one of only 11 lawyers selected across the state as a member of the 2006-2007 Missouri Bar Leadership Academy.
Mr. Slaby is a past president of the Vernon County United Way and the Vernon County Library Board. He served as a board member on the Vernon County Literacy Council and Community Outreach. David served two years as the legal mentor for the YMCA Youth in Government Program.
David is married and lives in Eureka, Jefferson County, Missouri. He has two young boys who occupy his remaining free time.
Areas of Practice
- Missouri, 1998
- Kansas, 1999
- U.S. District Court Eastern District of Missouri, 2009
- University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, Kansas City, Missouri
- J.D. – 1998
- Honors: Dean’s List 1996-1998
- Law Journal: Urban Lawyer Law Journal, Staff and Articles Editor, 1996 – 1998
- Baker University, Baldwin City, Kansas
- B.A. – 1995
- Honors: Dean’s List 1991-1995
- Honors: Blue Key National Honor Society
- Major: English
Honors and Awards
- Missouri Bar Leadership Academy, 2006 – 2007
Professional Associations and Memberships
- Vernon County Bar Association, Treasurer, 2006 – 2008
- Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Member, 2008 – 2009
Pro Bono Activities
- Mentor – Teens Speak Out – Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, 2008 – 2009
- Delta Tau Delta
- Phi Delta Phi