When you or your family have been impacted by a catastrophic injury or death, it’s overwhelming. And we know it’s hard to even think about trying to figure out what happened and sorting through your legal options when you are grieving or suffering a loss. That’s why we try to make the experience as easy as possible. With compassion, zeal, and a decades-long track record of success, we lift the burden off your shoulders.
We know there may be no amount of money great enough to compensate for what you’ve lost, but it’s our goal to come as close as we can and to answer your questions. More importantly, we will strive to make changes that will help prevent a similar occurrence from happening again.
The firm handles cases involving catastrophic personal injuries and deaths. Our work spans three decades of handling airplane and helicopter crashes, truck and car accidents, oilfield and construction accidents, and other devastating accidents. We try lawsuits throughout the country in both federal and state courts and have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients. To date, we have handled or tried cases in 47 states.
In the pursuit of justice for our clients, our lawyers have contributed to the evolution of case law by regularly making presentations at the top conferences and seminars for legal professionals, by serving as experts in testimony to policymakers, and by publishing reports and research. A sample of this work is available on our Publications page. The firm and our attorneys are routinely recognized for their excellence and have been bestowed a number of Awards and accolades by leading industry groups and publications.
Individualized and Skilled Attention
As your attorneys, we will assign a team to work with you and keep you informed of the progress of your case, beginning with an investigation and continuing through the conclusion of the claim. We have the financial and personnel resources to aggressively prepare and pursue your case as efficiently and quickly as possible while we work to obtain optimum compensation for you and your family.
The skilled litigators who work tirelessly on behalf of our clients include:
- Mike Slack, Managing Partner & Co-Founder
- Mike Davis, Partner & Co-Founder
- Ladd Sanger, Managing Partner of our Dallas office
- John R. Davis, Partner
- John Jose, Managing Partner of our Fort Worth office
- Watson Bowen, Associate
- Donna Bowen, Of Counsel
- Paula Sweeney, Of Counsel
Our legal team also includes a full-time nurse who helps unravel the medical and forensic aspects of every case. The full list of dedicated professionals that provides a solid foundation for our firm’s results includes:
- Melanie Hampton, Legal Nurse Consultant
- Lise Clancy, Paralegal
- Ashley Cole, Paralegal
- Beth Questad, Paralegal
- Laura Strickland, Paralegal
- Nikki Wood, Paralegal
- Seth Block, Legal Assistant
- Clare Chachere, Chief Operating Officer
- Stephanie Eitrheim, Receptionist
- Rosie Lachico, Executive Assistant
- Juli Lozano, Case Coordinator
- Christel Rice, Executive Assistant
- Bonnie Zook, Controller
Our History and Values
Michael L. Slack, Mike Davis, and the late Tom H. Davis founded Slack Davis in 1993 as they felt many clients were not getting the legal services they deserved from other law firms when catastrophic events were involved. As their practice rapidly expanded beyond aviation crashes to other areas, they realized that lawyers without the necessary scientific or technical backgrounds were at a significant disadvantage when handling complex cases. They developed a different model, utilizing their strong engineering, piloting and technical skills and their abilities to effectively communicate complex subjects to judges and juries. The firm expanded to Dallas in 2003 when Ladd Sanger joined the firm as managing partner. The Fort Worth office opened in 2011 with John Jose at the helm.
Our firm and our team believe strongly in giving back to the community. Our lawyers and staff serve on many community boards, volunteer, and make donations to nonprofit organizations through the firm’s Corporate Giving Program.
Our clients come to us from all walks of life, and include people harmed by negligence as well as families who’ve lost loved ones in a tragedy. Throughout the litigation process, our legal team treats all of our clients with professionalism, dignity and respect.
In personal injury cases, our goal is to pursue top-dollar compensation that will fulfill our clients’ immediate and future needs. Because we work on contingent-fee basis in plaintiffs’ personal injury claims, our advocacy is available to all. This gives ordinary citizens a voice against sometimes wealthy and powerful adversaries. Learn more about our Notable Cases in our Press Room.
Our attorneys and staff work out of three locations in Texas to serve clients:
I would like to commend Slack Davis Sanger for their willingness to contribute to the local educational community. In an era when state- and federally allocated funds are scarce, schools are forced to look to public–private partnerships to fund educational initiatives. The partners at Slack Davis Sanger were not only willing to listen to our proposal in a climate in which responses are few, they ultimately provided us with resources. We appreciate the educational opportunities, facilitated through partial funding of technological upgrades at our campus, that Slack Davis Sanger has provided.
James Bowie High School PTSA President
The principals at Slack Davis Sanger have been our partners for years on one of the most significant community programs we have here at KVUE. It’s our Five Who Care, Five Kids Who Care public service recognition project. Their commitment to the community is evident through their commitment to this project, as they work with us to recognize individuals who have chosen to make a positive difference in the lives of others here in Central Texas. Our partnership with Slack Davis Sanger is based on our mutual respect for each other, the respect we have for those who are honored, and further, based on our mutual desire to shine a light on the positive aspects of our community.
Patti C. Smith
President and General Manager, KVUE-TV and KVUE.com
I have worked with Slack Davis Sanger for over a decade, in both a business capacity and as our partner in the Five Who Care Community Service Awards. They are consummate professionals who also possess a unique commitment to the betterment of Central Texas through volunteerism and service.
President – Community Banking Group, Frost Bank