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A Southern Colorado native attorney who has spent his entire legal career practicing law in Canon City, Dan Slater has the experience and knowledge to get things done for his clients.

Since his first days in Fremont County and Southern Colorado, Dan has been a leader in the legal community and in the larger Southern Colorado community. 

Dan represented Fremont and Custer counties on the Board of Governors of the Colorado Bar Association — the state’s association of attorneys — for several years, and served on the state Nominating Committee for two consecutive years.  Dan also served for eight full years — the maximum allowable time — as the Chair of the Judicial Performance Commission for the 11th Judicial District — the group that provides non-partisan, impartial, public evaluations for all district and county judges in the district. 

Dan is an active member of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and the American Bar AssociationIn 2004, Dan was named the “Young Lawyer of the Year” for the State of Colorado by the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, the first instance where this prestigious award had ever gone to a rural attorney in the history of the award.  Dan is listed in Who’s Who in American Law, as well as Who’s Who of Emerging Leaders and Who’s Who in American Politics.

Dan is a graduate of the Washington College of Law at the American University in Washington, D.C., one of the nation’s top law schools.  At the Washington College of Law, Dan focused on civil litigation at all levels.  Prior to graduating law school in 1998, Dan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Oklahoma in 1994.  While at OU, Dan was known as a leader throughout the 20,000+ student campus community and served in several different capacities in the student government there.

Dan has served as a leader throughout Southern Colorado.  He currently serves as First Vice Chair of the Colorado Democratic Party, following a term of service from 2003-2005 as Secretary of the State Party, one of the first non-metro individuals elected to serve as an officer for the Colorado Democrats in several years.  In his capacity as First Vice Chair, Dan serves as a member of the Democratic National Committee, as well as the Association of State Democratic Chairs.  In 2000, Dan received the prestigious “Rising Star” award from the Colorado Democratic Party.  In 2002, Dan served as the Democratic nominee for the Colorado General Assembly in Senate District 2, a sprawling nine-county district larger than the State of Maryland.  Prior to running for office, Dan served as the Chair of the Fremont County Democratic Party.  Dan served as a Delegate to the 2000 Democratic National Convention in Los Angeles as well as the 2004 Democratic National Convention in Boston.  Dan was instrumental in bringing the 2004 State Democratic Convention and Assembly to Pueblo, bringing a huge economic boost and high profile to Southern Colorado; he also served as the state liaison to the Greeley 2006 State Assembly and chaired the CDP’s 2006, 2008 and 2010 Site Selection Committees.

Dan was an integral part of the efforts to bring the 2008 Democratic National Convention to Denver, Colorado.  He served as the Vice Chair of the Denver 2008 Host Committee, and was a founding member of the Host Committee.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Host Committee. He was a “super-delegate” to the 2008 National Convention, and was among the first super-delegates to publicly endorse then-Senator Barack Obama of Illinois.  During the primary season in 2008, Dan served as the campaign’s Colorado representative in charge of the delegate selection process.

Dan was born in La Junta and raised in Las Animas in rural Southeastern Colorado.  He lives in Canon City with his wife, Brandy.  He has four children: Madison, Ethan, Logan and Demitrius.

Fun Facts – Did You Know:

  • In 1999, Dan was a contestant on ABC-TV’s “Who Wants To Be A Millionaire,” missing the “hot seat” by four-tenths of a second.

  • Dan occasionally performs for groups as Harry Truman, receiving great reviews for his impersonations.

  • Dan is a huge Denver sports fan — don’t try calling him if the Broncos are on TV, or if the Avs or Rockies are in a close game!

  • For two weeks in 2009, Dan was the Democratic candidate for Colorado Attorney General — before he decided that his family and clients were too important to sacrifice for the campaign.

Dan Slater represents clients throughout Southern Colorado, including Canon City, Pueblo, Colorado Springs, Salida, and the Lower Arkansas Valley (La Junta, Las Animas, Lamar, etc.). Call today - 719-269-3315, or email


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Dan Slater, Attorney at Law

1415 Main St, Ste A
Canon City, CO, 81212

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 60%
    18 years
  2. Real Estate: 20%
    18 years
  3. Litigation: 10%
    18 years
  4. Estate Planning: 10%
    18 years



Hourly ($200-250/hour), contingent (33%)

Payment types:

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  • Stephen Daniel Benson

    I have come up against Dan Slater in a number of dependency and neglect cases. He is a formidable opponent in litigation, well prepared and knows the law; by far the best litigator I have come up against in the Canon City area. I recommend him without hesitation for any client in need of a good trial lawyer.


    Stephen Benson Child abuse Attorney
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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Young Lawyer of the YearColorado Trial Lawyers Association2004
RecognitionWho's Who in American Law -MarquisN/A
RecognitionWho's Who of Emerging LeadersN/A
RecognitionWho's Who in American Politics - MarquisN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Dan Slater2003 - Present
Member, Board of DirectorsDenver 2008 Host Committee2005 - 2009
AssociateMcDermott Law Firm1998 - 2003
Media DirectorKinsella Communications, Ltd.1996 - 1998
Association namePosition nameDuration
Fremont-Custer Bar AssociationPresident2012 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationBoard of GovernorsN/A
Colorado Bar Association, Nominating CommitteeMemberN/A
Colorado Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
American Association for JusticeMemberN/A
Denver 2008 Host CommitteeVice-ChairN/A
Colorado Democratic PartyFirst Vice-Chair2005 - 2011
Judicial Performance Commission, 11th JDChair2003 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Bush v. State Farm Mut. Auto. Ins. Co.N/A
Shell v. American Family Rights Ass'n et alCase against client dismissed by the Court upon motion by Mr. Slater
People ex rel. Salazar v. DavidsonRedistricting overturned, the position supported by Mr. Slater in the amicus brief.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Glasser LegalWorksThe Future of Class Action Notice1998
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
University of OklahomaN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Chiropractic Seminar, Minneapolis, MNColossus - How Computers Are Dictating Personal Injury Settlements2007
Chiropractic Seminar - Kansas City, KSColossus - How Computers Are Dictating Personal Injury Settlements2007