Troy Slaten

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Troy Slaten is the managing attorney for Floyd, Skeren & Kelly's Criminal Defense practice. He graduated with honors from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). He then went on to earn his law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law. During his time in law school, attorney Slaten competed in the Honors Trial Team where he gained trial experience in criminal defense. After graduation, attorney Slaten took a position with the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office. There he worked as a prosecutor gaining court experience and learning about California criminal justice from the inside. He then moved on to defend individuals who have been accused of crimes as a criminal defense attorney. He uses his unique insight of both sides of the law everyday when defending his clients.

Attorney Slaten is highly trained in criminal justice and the procedures used to gather evidence against his clients. The more an attorney understands these procedures, the better he/she can recognize errors when they are made. Troy Slaten is certified by the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) to administer Field Sobriety Tests (FST's). He is also certified to use the Alcosensor Preliminary Alcohol Screening (PAS) device, commonly used by police to check BAC levels. It is rare for an individual who is not a law enforcement agent to possess this knowledge.

In addition to his training, Attorney Troy Slaten strives to stay up to date on criminal defense laws and DUI polices in California. To stay ahead of the game, he frequently attends seminars and training sessions and is a member of many professional organizations including the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the National College of DUI Defense, the American Bar Association, California DUI Lawyers Association, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Criminal Courts Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association, and Los Angeles Bar Association.

Attorney Slaten is also licensed to practice law in all California State courts and in the District of Columbia.Attorney Slaten has received a lot of attention for his work including 5 star reviews on the legal website where he currently has a ‘Superb' ranking.  With his main office in Beverly Hills, he also provides his expert legal opinion on celebrity criminal justice issues to various legal media outlets including E! Television network, MSNBC and The Huffington Post.

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  • Great lawyer

    I had 2 duis, the second one being while on probation and I saw really no hope of getting out of this without jail time. Troy took on my case and worked with me with the million questions I had. He has a lot of knowledge he told me everything I need to do and I didnt have to go back to jail. I wa...
  • AMAZING!!!!

    When I got my DUI I had no idea what I was supposed to do. I had a buddy tell me about this amazing lawyer that was able to help him out with his case. Troy went after my case like a shark and represented me like I was family. I wouldn't ever recommend any attorney except Troy. Thank you to him f...
  • Wrongfully Charged, Slaten Got the Case Rightfully Dismissed!

    I was so dispirited by having been wrongfully accused. I had broken no law and done nothing wrong. I was ready to plead and just get it over with, then I talked to Slaten. He worked for a year and, in the end, won a dismissal. Nothing on my record. He's terrific.
  • The Lawyer a Paralegal Would Always Retain

    Troy Slaten is a knowledgeable and incredibly smart attorney that sees his clients as people and gets to know them instead of looking at them as case numbers or dollar signs. As a paralegal, I know what to look for and what to avoid when retaining an attorney. To my surprise, Troy Slaten was th...
  • The kind of lawyer you hope for...

    I am convinced I would be sitting in jail if it wasn't for Mr. Slaten. Not only did he get my fine reduced and sentence he was vigilant that I participate in a recovery program. He even called me to check in and see how I was, after my case was complete. For every question I had Troy knew the l...
  • Best Lawyer Ever!

    Troy did an outstanding job in representing my brother. My family does not have enough words that can show our appreciation for Troy. He was superbly efficient and professional in our case. My brother’s case was victorious due to his dedication and perseverance throughout the entire time handling...
  • Dependable Criminal Defense Attorney

    If my son was on trial for murder Troy would be the attorney that I'd want to represent us. Troy is knowledgable and is a fighter; he's not intimated by the courts and he'll use an array of defenses to get the best possible outcome on your case.

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