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Troy Slaten

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Troy Slaten, a criminal defense attorney at Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, is a partner and the managing attorney of the firm's criminal defense practice. Located at the Beverly Hills Criminal Defense headquarters office, Mr. Slaten graduated with honors from the University of Californa, Los Angeles (UCLA) and continued his education at Pepperdine University School of Law, there earning his Juris Doctorate. As a student at Pepperdine School of Law, Mr. Slaten participated in the honors Trial Team, competing in and winning various trial competitions. Before continuing his career as a criminal defense lawyer, Mr. Slaten work from the Los Angeles District Attorney's (DA's) office and was involved in a multitude of cases as prosecutor. Dealing with felony cases, including drug, theft, sex, and a multitude of other complex cases, Mr. Slaten is experienced on both sides of the court room. After his time at the DA's office, Mr. Slaten became a defense attorney and continues to deal with complex criminal cases at our firm.


Certified to administer of Field Sobriety Tests (FST's) by the International Association of Cheifs of Police (IACP) and the National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA), Mr. Slaten has developed skills that make him an excellent DUI attorney. Because Mr. Slaten wants to represent his clients to the best of his professional ability, he is constantly absorbing more information about DUI cases through lectures and seminars in DUI defense. Mr. Slaten is certified to use (and owns) the Alcosensor Preliminary Alcohol Screening (PAS), a device commonly found in DUI investigations, and is a member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys. He is also a member of the National College of DUI Defense, and the American Bar Association, California DUI Lawyers Association, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice, Criminal Courts Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association, and Los Angeles Bar Association. Mr. Slaten is qualified and licensed to practice law in all California State courts, the United States District Court, as well as courts in the District of Columbia.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    11 years, 2 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 50%
    11 years, 2 thousand cases



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Attorney endorsements

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  • Jennifer Lynn Leposavic

    Troy exemplifies what it means to be a true professional. I had the pleasure of working with him during my time as a prosecutor in both Los Angeles and Ventura. Troy displays a calm, respectful, and approachable demeanor, while remaining a fierce advocate for his clients. This balance, which appears to come naturally for him, is truly impressive. I would highly recommend him for anyone in need of defense counsel.


    Jennifer Leposavic Car accident Attorney
    Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter

  • Tracey Michael Milan

    I highly recommend Troy to anyone seeking DUI representation. He is a detail oriented attorney that loves what he does and knows how to get results.


    Tracey Milan DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP

8383 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 649
Beverly Hills, CA, 90211

Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP

2045 Orangewood Avenue
Suite A
Orange, CA, 92868

Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP

81 N. Mentor Ave
Pasadena, CA, 91106

Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP

101 Moody Court
Suite 200
Thousand Oaks, CA, 91360

Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP

916 West Ventura Blvd
Suite 100
Camarillo, CA, 93010



DCActive 200707/06/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
10 BEST - Client Satisfaction 2015American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
10 BEST - Client Satisfaction 2014American Institute of DUI/DWI Attorneys2014
Standardzed Field Sobriety Test InstructorNHTSA/IACP2010
Alco-Sensor IV XL (PAS) qualificationF.A.I.R.2006
Honors Trial TeamPepperdine University School of Law2002
Academic HonorsUCLA1998
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Partner ~ Managing Attorney, Criminal Defense Div.Floyd, Skeren & Kelly, LLP2010 - Present
Managing Attorney, Post Conviction UnitKavinoky Law Firm2006 - 2009
Senior Law ClerkLos Angeles County District Attorney2002 - 2003
Law ClerkLos Angeles County District Attorney2001 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Traffic Defense Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
United States District Court for the Central District of CaliforniaAttorney Member2010 - Present
Criminal Courts Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Bar Association of the District of ColumbiaAttorney Member2007 - Present
California DUI Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
Beverly Hills Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaAttorney Member2005 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2005 - Present
State Bar of California, Criminal Law SectionAttorney Member2005 - Present
Supreme Court of CaliforniaOfficer2005 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
People v. Phillip M.Case Dismissed
People v. Matthew HDUI Dismissed!!
People v. T.R.Dismissed after successful motion to suppress
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Publication nameTitleDate
Fox News ChannelWill Tsarnaev jury agree to Death Penalty2015
Fox News ChannelTrial underway for the man accused of killing Chris Kyle2015
E! NewsLamar Odom DUI Arrest Fallout: Facing Jail Time, but Here's Why He Might Still Be Able to Drive2013
E! NewsLamar Odom Checks Into Rehab Following DUI Arrest2013
E! EntertainmentJustin Bieber Spit-Gate: "Not a Jail Case," but Singer Could Face Mandatory Anger Management2013
E! News / E! OnlineLindsay Lohan's Looming Rehab: Not Really "Locked"?2013
The Huffington PostBell Corruption Mistrial Declared2013
Associated Press - APStrange end of corruption trial may spur appeals2013
E! OnlineGabriel Aubry Battery Case: Court Cancels, Halle Berry's Ex to Talk Thanksgiving Brawl at Office Hearing2012
E! News / E! OnlineAmanda Bynes' Driving Drama: License Suspended Due to Unpaid Tickets, Not Dings and Alleged DUI2012
Orange County Bar AssociationJury 'hopelessly deadlocked' in 'Housewives' case2012
E! NewsLindsay Lohan: Could Canada Prevent Her From Playing Elizabeth Taylor?2012
MSNBC - Today EntertainmentJennifer Hudson's presence may complicate murder trial2012
E! NewsCould Sacha Baron Cohen Face Criminal Charges for Ashing Ryan Seacrest?!2012
E! NewsLindsay Lohan Going Back to Jail? Here's What Could—and Will—Happen in Court2011
E! NewsCould Estella Warren's Escape Get Her Into Deeper Trouble Than DUI Charge?2011
MSNBC/Today ShowWhat to expect for Lohan's court appearance2011
Today Show/MSNBCCould Dr. Murray be convicted and avoid jail?2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Pepperdine University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2004
University of California at Los Angeles School of LawEnglish LiteratureBA - Bachelor of Arts1999
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Gun Rights in Los AngelesGun Rights / 2nd Amendment2015
Risk ManagementWhat to do if you are arrested!2013
Provisors WestwoodBrain trust Series - Criminal Law2013
Over the Limit: Defending A DUI CaseDUI Defense2013
California Applicants' Attorneys AssociationSubstance Abuse - MCLE2012
2012 BENCH AND BAR CONFERENCELaw Enforcement, Prosecution, and Defense Use of Internet and Social Media2012
MCLEHow to avoid a DUI2011
Discovery and Evidence in the era of Social MediaCriminal Defense2011
California Applicants' Attorneys AssociationSubstance Abuse for Lawyers2011