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LeFevre Oldfield Myers Apke & Payne Law Group Ltd. this week announced that Joel Andrew Slater has joined the firm.
Slater was sworn into the Illinois Bar by Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd A. Karmeier.
He was born in Fairfield in 1988. He attended Freed-Hardeman University in Henderson, Tenn., where he graduated summa cum laude in 2010 with a bachelor's degree in English. He then attended Vanderbilt University Law School, where he was on the dean’s list and served as managing editor of the Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law during his second and third years of law school. He graduated from law school in 2013.
Slater will concentrate his practice in the areas of probate, estate and trust administration, estate planning, estate litigation, and oil and gas law.
With the addition of Slater, The Law Group now has six attorneys practicing in most areas of the law – including divorce, real estate, litigation, business planning, estate planning, criminal law and probate. The firm has offices in Vandalia and Effingham.
The telephone number for the firm's Vandalia office is 283-3034.