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Thomas P. Slater - West Des Moines, IA

5070 Grand Ridge Dr West Des Moines, IA 50265

Updated: 02/28/2022

West Des Moines Personal Injury Lawyer


A lifelong Des Moines area resident, Tom graduated from North High School in 1972, Central College in Pella, Iowa in 1976 and Drake University Law School in 1979. Upon graduation from law school Tom became an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Des Moines until he started his private practice in the Des Moines area in 1981. In 2004, Tom, along with Mike Norris, formed the West Des Moines law firm of Slater Law, LLC...

About Thomas P. Slater

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Nursing Home Malpractice


Bar Admissions

  • Iowa, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Iowa, 1979
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa, 1980

Other Affiliations

  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • Iowa Trial Lawyers Association (Sustaining Member)
  • Iowa State Bar Association, Litigation and Worker's Compensation Section (Member)

Classes and Seminars

  • Guest Lecturer, Medical Care Law, Des Moines University, 2003
  • Guest Lecturer, Informed Consent, Midwest University, 2003
  • Guest Lecturer, Informed Consent, Des Moines University, 2004
  • Guest Lecturer, Medical Ethics, Des Moines University, 2004
  • Guest Lecturer, Landmark Legal Cases, Des Moines University, 2004

Past Positions

  • Meyer and Slater Law Firm, 1981 - 2001
  • City of Des Moines, Iowa, 1979 - 1981


  • Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa, 1979
  • Central College, Pella, Iowa, 1976
    Major: Philosophy/Psychology

Office Information


5070 Grand Ridge Dr West Des Moines, IA 50265


  • 515-226-1270

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