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Ronald Percy Slates

Debt collection Attorney at Los Angeles, CA

2.3   3 reviews

also known as Ron Slates

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About Ronald

Learn Ronald’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Debt collection
    Aggressive, effective, responsive, cost-effective, "in your face" commercial debt collection and enforcement of judgements.

    46 years

  2. Commercial real estate

  3. Real estate

Whether you are a small business with a single unpaid debt, or a Fortune 500 company with large collection problems, Los Angeles commercial collection attorney Ronald P. Slates can help. Over his 35 years as a practicing attorney, Ronald P. Slates has developed an aggressive, efficient, cost-effective and ethical approach to commercial debt collection and enforcement of judgments in order to aid you in the recovery of money you are owed. Moreover, Ron's law firm, Ronald P. Slates, P.C., has a reputation for being one of California’s most preeminent law firms, specializing in commercial debt collection. TESTIMONIALS: Daniel R. Milberg, Senior Vice President Milberg Factors, Inc. "Ron is terrific. He knows everything there is to know about collection law and has the common sense smarts to get things done. We have worked with him for several years, and he has done a fabulous job for our company." Robert E. Mangels, Attorney Jeffer, Mangels, Butler & Marmaro LLP "It has been my experience that no one handles commercial collections better than Ron Slates. He has the enthusiasm and tenacity to resolve matters expeditiously for his clients. I always refer clients to Ron because of his attention to detail and his track record of producing favorable results. You definitely want Ron on your side." Robert F. Millman, Attorney Littler Mendelson "Ron Slates is the most effective collection lawyer with whom I have ever worked. He is responsive, diligent, and truly professional. All clients to whom I have referred Ron have indicated to me that he has done a fabulous job on their behalf." For more client testimonials, please click here:

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Licensed for 54 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 1969
Updated 11/30/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Ronald P. Slates, P.C.
500 South Grand Avenue
Suite 2010
Los Angeles, CA, 90071


2.3 / 5.0
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Posted by JT | May 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Debt Collection
I interviewed many attorneys and choosed to hire Slates law firm to collect a debt on my behalf. My case was unique because it involved a public figure. Slates law firm updated me whenever they had new information related to my case. To make a long story short, Slates law firm collected a six figure debt on my behalf. I would recommend Slates law firm for your debt collection needs.
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Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Ronald Slates Does Not Use Best Practices
Contacted Ronald Slates in July 2021 for a consultation on collecting a judgement. He billed me over $4,800.00 for his evaluation which included himself and his assistant named Gerald Zack. I was surprised me that his fees were so high, but I paid him in good faith in August 2021. I did not have a written fee agreement, nor a retainer agreement with him, which I inquired about. He said he could not move forward with collection steps until the final documents were received, which was 3 months later, and at that time he requested an additional fee of $5,000.00 to "get started". I asked again about a retainer agreement before proceeding forward with payment. He said he would forward an "evergreen agreement" which I did not receive. About 3 days later I received a billing statement for the prior 3 months in an amount of over $8,000.00. The billing statement was not itemized and centered around email activities with his internal staff of 4 to 6 people and consisted of repetitive discussions regarding an "action plan" that nobody could decide on. The "action plan" was previously discussed with me during my consultation with him in July, which I had already paid for. It was supposed to be cost effective for my budget as school teacher and the best approach for time efficiency purposes. When I researched his reviews I found many "beware" postings of outrageous charges. I then realized he might not be implementing "best practices", because by December 2021, I still did not have a retainer agreement, nor a fee agreement, nor a description of the scope of work or the number of stakeholders involved. I contacted his office, as I did not agree with the excessively high charges and felt that no collection work was performed during the 3 month time period that had lapsed, as the judgement documents were not ready until the latter half of November 2021. He has disregarded my concerns and has continued to bill me for an additional $3,000.00 between December 2021 - June 2022. As of July 2022, there is no retainer agreement and no collection steps that have been taken to enforce the judgement. Today, he is threatening to sue me in court for over $11,000. 00 BEWARE OF THIS PERSON!!
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Posted by anonymous | November 2, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Not recommended
We contacted and consulted with this Mr. Slates and it was such a horrible experience. Their charges are through the roof, even for small legal actions. Not helpful or caring. Beware.


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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Collections Attorney
  • Ronald P. Slates, PC
  • 1980 - 2015


  • King's College, University of London, England
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1974
  • University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1968
  • University of California - Los Angeles
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1965


  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1969 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1969 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Spanish
  • French
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2007
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Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
Endorse Ronald
Business Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 10
Relationship: Other
"I am very impressed with Ronald Slates and his credentials. I endorse this attorney."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ron and I had the opportunity to work together several years ago and I feel fortunate to now consider him a friend. We first became acquainted when we were adversaries on a matter and during that case Ron showed himself to be not only extremely effective, but a highly capable adversary. He is also very conscientious and has an excellent understanding of legal issues while still being attuned to the needs and practical concerns of his client. Consequently, I found it to be a pleasure to work with him as a colleague and would never hesitate to recommend his services as an attorney."

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Los Angeles Debt collection Lawyer Ronald Percy Slates
Ronald Percy Slates
Debt collection Attorney
Los Angeles, CA
Licensed for 54 years