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Kerry E. Slade

Associate | Litigation | Labor and Employment


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:

  • Complex commercial contract and business tort litigation;
  • Emergency lawsuits for preliminary injunctive relief in connection with commercial property;
  • Restrictive covenants;
  • Residential and commercial property disputes;
  • Food stamp (SNAP benefit) matters; and
  • Social Security Disability appeals (in conjunction with the Homeless Advocacy Project of Philadelphia).

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)

“Trends in Medical Marijuana Legislation,” accredited CLE seminar, 2015

“Ethics in the Implied Attorney-Client Relationship,” accredited CLE seminar, 2015

“Having a Case Heard by the Supreme Court,” accredited CLE seminar, 2014

“Update on Voting Rights in Pennsylvania and the Nation,” accredited CLE seminar, 2014

“Trial Director for iPad,” accredited CLE seminar, 2013

“Ethics in Settlement Negotiations,” accredited CLE seminar, 2012

“Trial Director and Your Trial,” accredited CLE seminar, 2012

“Hearsay and Prior Statements,” accredited CLE seminar, 2011

“Complex Mediation,” accredited CLE seminar, 2011

Publications and Articles

Advice From Your Secretary: What Your Legal Assistants Say About You,” At Issue: Pennsylvania Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 2012