Almost before the furniture was arranged in their new office Jonathan, (the Slater of Slater & Smith) called wanting to know how he and his family could get involved in the ODA’s Trick or Treat event. And they were out there in costumes greeting the kids and having a good time. New to town but jumping right in with their sincere hospitality.
The new law firm is located on Main Street right next door to Finders Keepers. Way back when the space was the ABC store and then converted into a law office currently retaining that persona in full under its new tenants.
“It’s a great location,” said Jonathan, “there’s a wonderful view of the old courthouse, easy access to street parking and we have a large inviting space with plenty of room to grow.”
“We focus our practice on personal injury, representing individuals who have been injured in car accidents, truck accidents, or any other type of incident that results in injury due to someone else’s negligence. This is a marketing driven area of practice. In addition to referrals, we rely heavily on advertising, publicity and exposure.”
Which is why Slater is eagerly anticipating the launch of their new website. “Word of mouth, community exposure, web presence, and social media: Being out there and visible is how folks find us, and this is why our new website will be so important. We anticipate that the website will launch in February, and will highlight our focus on personal injury law for the Piedmont region.”
The other half of the partnership is attorney Kevin Smith. Smith brings years of experience as a successful litigator and trial attorney.
With Slater & Smith we now have a personal injury law firm serving the Piedmont region to include the counties of Orange, Culpeper, Madison, Greene, Louisa, Rappahannock, and Fauquier.
Most of their current clientele are coming from areas north of Charlottesville to south of Northern Virginia. “Both of us have worked in the area for some time, especially Kevin. We have very good relationships with the local attorneys and legal communities”
I asked Jonathan what I thought was a rather delicate question, that of fees. “Personal Injury cases are done on a contingency basis. That means that if we do not recover for our client, we do not receive a fee for our services.”
“What we both want everybody to know is that we are here, part of Orange and members of the community doing everything we can to contribute and assist. We are thrilled to be here.”
It is an honor to welcome these two gentlemen to downtown Orange and our community.