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Attorneys

Chad M. Slack

Chad M. Slack

Chad M. Slack’s practice focuses on insurance litigation and civil trials emphasizing personal injury. He has experience with bad faith litigation, employment litigation, medical malpractice, construction disputes, appeals, and alternative dispute resolution. Prior to starting his own firm, Mr. Slack was a managing partner at Hager Dowling Lim & Slack, where he had been partner since 1999.

Mr. Slack majored in political science at the University of Montana, graduating cum laude in 1989. He received his juris doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1992, and also obtained his Certificate in Dispute Resolution. After law school, Mr. Slack served as a law clerk for Judge Bernard Kamins of the Los Angeles Superior Court.

Mr. Slack has been lead counsel on many appeals, including for the published decision, Allstate Insurance Co. v. Mercury Insurance Co. (2007) 154 Cal.App.4th 1253. He has also been lead counsel in jury and non-jury trials throughout Northern and Southern California. He was named the 2014 Trial Lawyer of the Year by the Ventura County Trial Lawyers Association.

Mr. Slack enjoys cross-country biking, hiking, and spending time with his wife, Carolyn, and their three children.

David W. Seal

David Seal graduated from California State University Long Beach with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics. In his last year of college, Mr. Seal interned with the United States Department of Justice on the staff of a Presidential appointee. Mr. Seal attended Western State University College of Law in Fullerton, where he received two American Jurisprudence Awards, and placed first in his school’s Honors Moot Court competition. Mr. Seal has been licensed to practice law since 1995.

Mr. Seal spent the first 10 years of his legal career working for prominent local law firms learning his craft. He then had a successful solo law practice, in which he handled primarily personal injury, real estate, and consumer litigation. During this time, he prevailed on a multi-week jury trial involving software copyright ownership interests. Additionally, he has received multiple favorable verdicts in other cases and prevailed on multiple appeals. He also handled a significant land use and pollution case in Silverado, California which settled for 7 figures, and became highly knowledgeable and proficient in litigating consumer disputes with mortgage lenders.

Mr. Seal is a highly regarded as a skilled and experienced litigator. His practice at Slack & Associates consists of insurance defense and personal injury cases involving premises liability and automobile collisions.

Mr. Seal enjoys hiking, mountain biking, and photography in his spare time.

Thomas C. Jedding

Thomas C. Jedding’s practice focuses on insurance litigation emphasizing personal injury. Mr. Jedding majored in political science at the University of Missouri, graduating in 2016. He received his juris doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law in 2019. During law school Mr. Jedding served as a judicial extern for Chief Judge Rodney Sippel of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri. He volunteered for Neighborhood Legal Services in the Health Consumer Center for a semester and also served as Moot Court Board Chair while in law school.

Mr. Jedding enjoys backpacking, surfing, and playing soccer in his spare time.

Janelle M. White

Janelle M. White

Janelle M. White’s practice focuses on law and motion and civil trials emphasizing personal injury. She has experience in insurance coverage and bad faith, employment litigation, personal injury, medical malpractice, appeals, and alternative dispute resolution.

Ms. White received her juris doctor, cum laude, from Pepperdine University School of Law and her Certificate in Alternative Dispute Resolution from the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution. During law school, Ms. White was Symposium Editor of the Pepperdine Law Review and Co-Chair of the Honor Board. She was also a member of the Moot Court team, for which she competed in numerous competitions and received both brief and finalist awards. She was selected as a member of the Order of the Barristers, and was a Dean’s Merit Scholar, Terry M. Giles Honors Scholar, Nootbaar Fellow, and Blackstone Legal Fellow. Ms. White received her Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, in history and political science from Vanguard University of Southern California.

Ms. White is active in various pro bono and community service projects, and regularly volunteers with Pepperdine’s Moot Court Program. Ms. White especially enjoys every moment she is able to spend with her husband, Aaron, and their children.

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