Christopher L. Slaughter
(304) 526-8140
Office: Huntington
J.D. University of Kentucky
B.A. Marshall University
Licensure: KY | OH | WV
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Chris Slaughter represents employers in labor and employment law matters. His practice is evenly divided between counseling and litigation. Mr. Slaughter has tried cases before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, and he regularly litigates arbitration matters. His clients include companies in the construction, energy, health care, hospitality, and manufacturing industries.

Work Experience

2000 Labor Counsel, Law Department, Columbia Gas Transmission Corp. (Temporary Assignment)
1999 Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
1995-1999 Smith, Heenan & Althen

Speaking Engagements

June 2018: “Supreme Court Decision Hands Defeat to Public Sector Unions”

May 2018: “Update on Labor Law Under the Trump Administration,” West Virginia Health Care Association Annual Meeting, Charleston, West Virginia

March 2018: “NLRB Vacates Hy-Brand Decision”

Key Experience

Successfully prosecuted civil fraud action against former corporate officer, obtaining a judgment and an award of attorneys’ fees and costs on behalf of a corporate client
Negotiated labor agreements with a number of different unions
Helped employers control strike-related mass picketing, violence, and property damage through agency and court litigation

Memberships & Awards

Fellow, West Virginia Bar Foundation, 2019
Chambers USA America's Leading Lawyers for Business
Best Lawyers® 2019 Charleston, WV, Employment Law – Management, Lawyer of the Year
The Best Lawyers in America®
Recognized in Law & Politics Magazine's Virginia/West Virginia Super Lawyers®
Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia Bar Associations
Past President, Tri-State Society for Human Resource Management