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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.

John Nestler

Mr. Nestler received his undergraduate degree from Illinois State University. He received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Laverne, San Fernando Valley College of Law. While in law school, Mr. Nestler was awarded American Jurisprudence Awards for Constitutional law and Professional Responsibility.

Mr. Nestler’s background is in Civil litigation, Specializing in Defense. This includes Insurance defense in General Liability including automobile and uninsured motorist matters as well as Premises Liability. He also has a background in Public Entity defense. Mr. Nestler has appeared and argued cases before the California Court of Appeals second district. He is also licensed to practice in State and Federal Courts.

In Mr. Nestler’s free time, he and his wife enjoy and care for their little rescue dogs. The Nestlers also enjoy classic movies.

Keila Kistler

Keila Kistler

Incoming Associate

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