Business Phone: 302.234.1605
- Undergraduate School: University of Delaware
- Law School: Catholic University School of Law
- Admitted to practice law in: Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of the State of Delaware, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.
A graduate of the University of Delaware and Catholic University School of Law, Mr. Slanina headed criminal and civil trial teams for the Delaware Department of Justice from 1981-89, including the Medicaid Fraud and Patient Abuse Unit, gaining extensive trial experience, including capital murder trials, as well as representing administrative agencies.
From 1989-93, Mr. Slanina served as Chief Disciplinary Counsel, prosecuting lawyers for violations of legal ethics rules.
Mr. Slanina’s practice emphasizes legal ethics issues, defending lawyers charged with violations of Delaware’s Rules of Professional Conduct, advising lawyers (local as well as out-of-state lawyers appearing in Delaware) about how to avoid violation of those rules.
Since 1994, Mr. Slanina has authored “Ethically Speaking,” a monthly column discussing legal ethics issues, published in In re:, the magazine of the Delaware State Bar Association. Some of the columns are available on the website of the Delaware State Bar Association. He also lectures extensively and appears on panels to discuss ethical issues.
Mr. Slanina is a member of the Bars of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Supreme Court of the State of Delaware, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.
He is a member of the Delaware State Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the American Inns of Court and the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers.