​Dakota Slaughter is an associate in the Bose McKinney & Evans Litigation Group.

Prior to joining Bose McKinney & Evans full time, Dakota worked as a summer associate at the firm in 2021. During law school, Dakota served as president of the Student Bar Association, publication chair of Volume 46 of the Law & Psychology Review, an advocate on the Hunton Andrews Kurth Moot Court national championship team, and a law school ambassador. He was a member of the Bench & Bar Legal Honor Society, Moot Court Board and the Black Law Students Association.

Prior to law school, Dakota taught at Hamilton Southeastern Schools, where he also was an assistant coach in boys’ basketball and football. He played professional basketball in Cochabamba, Bolivia, in 2016 and college basketball at the University of Alabama and University of Texas Rio Grande Valley.

A native of Fishers, Dakota enjoys sporting events, exercise, new restaurants and music


The University of Alabama School of Law (J.D.)

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (MBA)

The University of Alabama (B.S., marketing and Spanish, summa cum laude)

Appearances / Publications

Dakota is a regular contributor to the Res Gestae Civil Case Law Update:
“Premature Dismissal, Lack of Final Judgment, and More,” Res Gestae (March 2024)
“August Cases Address Excusable Neglect, Brightline Rule, More,” Res Gestae (November 2023)
“April and May Cases Discuss Negligence, Medical Malpractice, and More,” Res Gestae (July 2023)
“Utility Credits, Real Estate, and More January Cases,” Res Gestae (April 2023)

Appointments / Memberships

Member At-Large, University of Alabama School of Law 50th Anniversary Advisory Board

Member, Hamilton Southeastern Education Foundation Alumni Advisory Committee



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