David Slavens

David Slavens

David Slavens is a retired police chief from Sunrise Beach who also served 26 years with the Lake Area Crime Prevention Association as its Director.

He was born August 13th 1836 in Putnam County Indiana of Scotch-Irish descent and attended Asbury University (now DePauw University).

Early Life and Education

Slavens was born and raised in Dakota City, Nebraska. After attending South Sioux City High School he attended Morningside College in Sioux City Iowa for one semester before moving on to Denton Texas where he received both a BM in Music Theory as well as an MA degree from NTSU (UNT).

Slavens started his music career while living in Dallas/Fort Worth and formed a band which filled large venues with its performances. However, audience numbers began to dwindle after some band members left. Undeterred, Slavens continued his hard work by selling out more shows and recording more records before landing an appearance on KERA public radio station for which he eventually produced weekly shows.

Professional Career

David Slatters is an accomplished litigation attorney. He has represented clients in high-stakes matters such as class actions and commercial and securities arbitration proceedings.

He has successfully represented clients in cases involving multimillion-dollar fraud and negligence claims, and handled various business and contract law disputes.

As a youngster in Berwick, Ohio, Slaven dreamt of becoming a jockey. To fulfil this ambition he spent his free time visiting Beulah Park in Grove City and Darby Dan Farm near Columbus to imagine himself behind the saddle.

Achievement and Honors

David has earned numerous accolades during his distinguished legal career. As part of our Commercial Litigation Group, he has successfully represented clients against multimillion-dollar claims against them.

He holds the distinction of being among the law firm’s most recent class of associate attorneys. Furthermore, his work for clients earned several accolades such as being selected as a finalist for ABA Commercial Litigation Group Young Lawyer of the Year Award 2014.

David volunteers as a Junior Achievement presenter to educate students about its products and services. He finds this rewarding as it allows him to share his business expertise while seeing how students benefit from its programs, while meeting new people and building lasting friendships along the way.

Personal Life

David Slattery was a deeply-dedicated family man, showing great love to both his wife and children. A proud grandfather and great-grandfather, he also enjoyed cooking and music.

His passion for both family and community were clear in everything that he did; serving as both city commissioner and attorney in Pleasant Ridge, MI where he resided was just one example of this love.

He and his wife Virginia Mae Correll raised three children there: David, Janet and Sandra. Additionally, he served on the University of Michigan Board of Trustees.

I believe this photograph may depict Jefferson and Barzilla Slaven, sons of Absalom and Betty Woods Slaven from western Indiana along the Wabash River banks.

Net Worth

David Slavens is an accomplished attorney specializing in litigation and arbitration, who has successfully represented investors, businesses, ratepayers and rate increase petitioners in litigation matters ranging from individual actions to class actions.

He has extensive experience handling arbitrations and participating in the recovery of millions of dollars for his clients, as well as handling trials in state and federal courts.

He was born in Sullivan, Indiana and became part of Terre Haute community during his lifetime. He leaves behind his wife Michelle Slavens; son Tyler Dean Slavens; daughter Hannah Rose (Slavens) Skidmore who recently wed Kaleb; brother David (Kathy) Slavens as well as many cousins and friends to remember him fondly. Additionally he proudly served his nation in military as an American Legion and VFW member.

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