Kent Slater

Kent Slater: Attorney with Spesia & Taylor
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Kent F. Slater joined Spesia & Taylor in 2007 after having served for 16 years as a judge on the Illinois Appellate Court in Ottawa. Mr. Slater previously served two terms as a member of the House of Representatives in the Illinois General Assembly (1985-1988) and then served as a Circuit Court Judge for the Ninth Judicial Circuit of Illinois (1988-1990). His knowledge of the appellate process is an invaluable asset for the firm’s outstanding litigation team. Prior to his election as judge, he was a partner in the firm of Lucie, Heiser & Slater in Macomb, Illinois. Judge Slater is available to represent clients in all aspects of litigation and appeals to the appellate courts and the Illinois Supreme Court.

Author: "Control" in the Limited Partnership, John Marshall Journal of Practice and Procedure, 1974. Circuit Judge, 9th Judicial Circuit of Illinois, 1988-1990. Appellate Judge, 3rd Judicial District of Illinois, 1990-2006.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • Appellate Practice
  • Trial Practice
  • Mediation
  • Condemnation
  • Personal Injury

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
815-726-4311  Phone
815-726-6828  Fax
University Attended:
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, B.S., 1968
Law School Attended:
John Marshall Law School, J.D., 1975
Year of First admission:
U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit; U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois; 1975, Illinois
U.S. Army, 1969-1971
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