Areas of Practice:
Legal Ethics Counseling
Charles Slanina, a native Delawarean, graduated from the University of Delaware and Catholic University School of Law. He is admitted to the Bars of the Supreme Court of the State of Delaware, the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.
Upon graduation from law school, Mr. Slanina was the sole law clerk for the Delaware Family Court statewide. He then joined the Delaware Department of Justice. During his eight-year tenure as Deputy Attorney General, he headed civil and criminal trial units, including the Family Court, Medicaid Fraud and Patient Abuse Units, and represented administrative agencies.
Mr. Slanina next spent four years at the Office of Disciplinary Counsel as the Chief Disciplinary Counsel, investigating and prosecuting violations of the Rules of Professional Conduct as well as Unauthorized Practice of Law matters.
He has been in private practice since 1993, focusing his practice on civil litigation and professional responsibility counseling and defense. In addition, Mr. Slanina has served as a special prosecutor for the New Castle County Ethics Commission.
Mr. Slanina is a frequent speaker on legal ethics and professional responsibility topics at seminars and conferences sponsored by the Delaware State Bar Association, Delaware Trial Lawyers Association, University of Delaware Academy of Lifelong Learning, National Organization of Bar Counsel, Rodney Inns of Court, Superior Court Trial Practice Forum, and Delaware Supreme Court Pre-Admission Conference. He is also an adjunct faculty member at Widener University School of Law. In 2004, he was named one of Delaware’s “Top Power Attorneys” in Delaware Today magazine.
Mr. Slanina is also the author of “Ethically Speaking,” a monthly column discussing legal ethics issues, published in In Re, the magazine of the Delaware State Bar Association. He is a member of the American Bar Association, the Delaware Bar Association, the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers and the American Inns of Court.