Kerry Slade is a highly skilled commercial litigator who combines superior judgment and exceptional written and oral advocacy skills to assist her clients with a wide variety of civil matters before state and federal courts and arbitration tribunals. She has particular expertise in non-compete and employment matters, injunctive relief, and residential and commercial property disputes. In addition to her effectiveness in the courtroom and at the settlement table, Ms. Slade is well-regarded at the firm as a Continuing Legal Education presenter.
Ms. Slade serves as the firm's Adopt Coordinator for the St. John's Legal Clinic, run through the Homeless Advocacy Project of Philadelphia. In 2013, the Homeless Advocacy Project presented her with an award in recognition of her pro bono representation of homeless and disadvantaged Philadelphians in Social Security, food stamp, and other cases. In 2016, Ms. Slade received a Global MBA from Temple University, where she concentrated in Strategic Management, focusing on innovation and emerging markets.
Ms. Slade regularly assists clients with the following types of legal issues:
A Philadelphia-area native, Ms. Slade joined the firm after practicing law in Chicago at Hogan Lovells LLP (formerly Lovells LLP) and Freeborn & Peters LLP. Prior to attending law school at Northwestern University, Ms. Slade worked as a teacher and program director in Malawi, Central Africa, in a rural village with which she maintains a close connection. During law school, she worked at the Women's Law and Human Rights Institute of The Ark Foundation, Ghana, in West Africa. When not serving her clients, she enjoys reading, walking her dog, and hiking. Ms. Slade is on the Board of Directors of Access Matters and the Thomas & Woods Foundation. She also is a 2016 Political Partner with the Truman National Security Project and recently became an adjunct professor at Temple University.
Northwestern University School of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude (2008)
Temple University, Master of Business Administration, Strategic Management (2016)
Brown University, Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, with Honors (2004)
Eastern District of Pennsylvania
Southern District of New York
Northern District of Illinois
Awards and Honors
Homeless Advocacy Project Award (2013)
Continuing Legal Education Presentations
Trends in Medical Marijuana Legislation, 2015
Ethics in the Implied Attorney-Client Relationship, 2015
Having a Case Heard by the Supreme Court, 2014
Update on Voting Rights in Pennsylvania and the Nation, 2014
Trial Director for iPad, 2013
Ethics in Settlement Negotiations, 2012
Trial Director and Your Trial, 2012
Hearsay and Prior Statements, 2011
Complex Mediation, 2011
Publications and Articles
Advice From Your Secretary: What Your Legal Assistants Say About You, At Issue, Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 2012