J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1990
B.A., Youngstown State University, 1987
Ross Township, Pa
Beth A. Slagle is a business attorney at the law firm of Meyer, Unkovic & Scott LLP where she maintains an active practice focused principally on business disputes, insurance coverage and employment law. She also represents a number of “serial entrepreneurs” and actively assists with business and operational issues. Ms. Slagle is the Chair of the Insurance Coverage Litigation Group and Chair of the Diversity Committee.
Ms. Slagle’s insurance practice includes representing entities and individuals in a variety of insurance coverage claims related to comprehensive general liability, directors and officers, errors and omissions, primary, excess and umbrella insurance, business, homeowners, life and health, disability, and employers practices liability insurance. Her involvement in these cases has translated directly into the recovery of millions of dollars for many companies, including more than $100,000,000 for a single corporate client.
Her commercial and contract practice involves counseling and trial experience in business related disputes, including claims for breach of contract, fraud, negligence, post-employment restraints, covenants not to compete, and the UCC.
In addition to her insurance and business litigation practice, Ms. Slagle has significant experience in employment law matters, including conducting internal investigations for employers, counseling, drafting and litigation in matters involving employment agreements, restrictive covenants, separation agreements, workplace violence, discrimination, and hiring and firing decisions.
Ms. Slagle has been named to Best Lawyers® 2010-2014 (Insurance Coverage); 2013-2014 (Commercial Litigation). She was inducted into the Allegheny County Bar Foundation Fellows and has been selected for inclusion in Pennsylvania Super Lawyers®. She is AV® rated by Martindale-Hubbell. In 2009, the Women & Girls Foundation honored Ms. Slagle at the Art of Justice: Women Shaping the Law event, and in 2008, she was selected as a YWCA Greater Pittsburgh “A Tribute to Women” awardee. In 2005 Ms. Slagle founded, BizChicks, a non-profit focused on providing education, guidance and resources to professional women in a number of different areas, including business planning, coaching, health & wellness. In 2011 she expanded with BizChicks Online, an online magazine for business women, written by women and for women. Ms. Slagle was also chosen in 2005 as a finalist for the ATHENA Award, and in 2004, Ms. Slagle was recognized as a "Fast Tracker" by the Pittsburgh Business Times. In addition to numerous other non-profit and board commitments, she was the Founding Chair of the Board of Directors for Dress for Success Pittsburgh and serves on the Advisory Council of Chatham University’s Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship.
Ms. Slagle, a North Hills resident, graduated in 1987 from Youngstown State University where she majored in finance and received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration. In 1990, she received her Juris Doctorate from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.
Selected Publications & Presentations:
Social Media Mistakes Can Breach Employment Agreements, The Legal Intelligencer (May 6, 2014)
Presenter, “Employment Law Highlights” Sewickley Nonprofit Consortium (March 20, 2014)
Telecommuting Employees Increase Employers’ Liability, The Legal Intelligencer (Jan. 28, 2014)
Employees Working from Home Increases Employer’s Liability, Western Pennsylvania Healthcare News (Jan. 21, 2014)
Co-Presenter, “Have Employees Working from Home? Beware!” (Oct. 29, 2013)
Co-Presenter, “Narrowing the Generation Gap: Issues Facing Multigenerational Law Firms”, ACBA Bench Bar Conference (June 2013)
Workplace Violence a Growing Problem in Healthcare Industry, Western Pennsylvania Healthcare News (Issue No. 3, 2013)
Consider Insurance to Protect Business against Incidents, Pittsburgh Business Times (May 17, 2013)
NLRB Limits Confidentiality Agreements, Western Pennsylvania Healthcare News (Issue No. 7, 2013)
Businesses Need to Protect against Employee Fraud, Pittsburgh Business Times (Sept. 6, 2013)
If Obesity is a Disease, Is It Also a Disability? Western Pennsylvania Healthcare News (Sept. 28, 2013)
Facebook “likes” are Protected Free Speech, Western Pennsylvania Healthcare News (Issue No. 12, 2013)
Co-Presenter, “Drafting Effective Indemnification and Insurance Clauses in Commercial Contracts,” Western PA Assoc. of Corporate Counsel (Jan. 28, 2013)
Co-Presenter, "You Don’t Know Who You Don’t Know," 2011 Carnegie Mellon University/TiE Global Entrepreneurs Base Camp (October 1, 2011)
Presenter, "Networking Basics for Female Professionals," HDH Group (September 16, 2011)
Co-Presenter, Legal Seminar Series, Chatham University Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship (4 seminars on corporate, employment and intellectual property law issues) (June 2, 9, 16, 23, 2010)
Co-Presenter, Employment Practices Liability Insurance, Allegheny County Bar Association (May 4, 2010)
Presenter, "Boost Your Legal IQ!," BizChicks (April 20, 2010)
Presenter, “Legal Concerns for Small Business”, Chatham University Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship (January 9, 2010)
Presenter, "Protecting Your Intellectual Property," Diversity Business Resource Center (August 13, 2009)
Presenter, Workplace Privacy Seminar, Diversity Business Resource Center (June 11, 2009)
Presenter, "Do I Need A Lawyer?," eWomen Network (June 6, 2009)
Presenter, Business Protection Seminar, Diversity Business Resource Center (May 7, 2009)
Co-Presenter, “Business Insurance Counseling”, Westmoreland County Bar Association (April 7, 2009)