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Donald J. Slater

Donald J. Slater

University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, CA

Areas of Practice

Don is a litigator with experience in trust, probate, estate, conservatorship, guardianship, business, contract, and employment matters. Don’s practice also includes advising trustees, executors/administrators, conservators, and guardians in the administration of trusts and estates.

Don is currently earning his Master of Laws (LL.M.) in Taxation at the University of San Francisco School of Law.

Don graduated cum laude from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco. At Hastings, Don served as a Senior Production Editor of the Hastings Law Journal. He was the top student in his Legal Writing and Research course and his course in Legal Ethics: Practice of Law. Don has been published as a contributing author in The Jurisprudence of Justice Roger Traynor: Twenty-Third Chief Justice of California (2015), University of Hastings College of the Law.

Before moving to California, Don graduated from University of Washington with a degree in Microbiology and a minor in Art History. Don hopes to soon earn his “cruising” certification to sail the San Francisco Bay and to one day visit all the U.S. National Parks.


University of California, Hastings College of the Law, San Francisco, CA

J.D., cum laude

  • Hastings Law Journal, Senior Production Editor
  • CALI/Witkin Awards (Top Student): Legal Writing & Research; Legal Ethics: Practice of Law
  • Teaching Assistant, Legal Writing & Research, Fall 2011

University of Washington, Seattle, Washington

  • Bachelor of Science, Microbiology; Art History minor

Professional Membership

The State Bar of California

Contra Costa County Bar Association

East Bay Trusts & Estates Lawyers

Past Employment

  • Bay Area Legal Aid, San Francisco, CA  Volunteer Attorney
  • Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor, San Francisco, CA  Legal Extern
  • Workers’ Rights Clinic, Legal Aid Society—Employment Law Center, San Francisco, CA  Legal Counselor
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