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Sandra Slaton is the founding shareholder of Horne Slaton, PLLC. She received a B.A. Degree in Literature from Arizona State University in 1977, having been a Du Bois Scholar, graduating summa cum laude, Honors College and Phi Beta Kappa. She graduated from Arizona State University College of Law in 1980 and was admitted to the Arizona State Bar that same year.

Upon graduating, Slaton began her law career as an assistant federal public defender and then moved into private practice where she has remained for over three decades. Ms. Slaton’s experience covers a variety of areas, including high profile criminal, constitutional and civil matters against firms as large as the United States Justice Department. She has tried extraordinarily complex cases involving criminal matters, family law, federal discrimination/harassment, construction claims, malpractice and a broad range of other legal issues.  Ms. Slaton litigates in State, Federal, and Appellate courts, and has litigated cases up to the United States Supreme Court.

Representative Cases

U.S. v. Yazzie, 59 F.3d 807 (9th Cir. 1995); Resolution Trust Corp. v. Blasdell, 930 F.Supp. 417); U.S. v. Beltran-Gutierrez, 19 F.3d 1287 (9th Cir. 1993); U.S. v. Crowell, 9 F.3d 1452 (9th Cir. 1993); Resolution Trust Corp. v. Blasdell, 154 F.R.D. 675; U.S. v. Tarazon, 989 F.2d 1045 (9th Cir. 1993)U.S. v. Corbin, 972 F.2d 271 (9th Cir. 1992); Jennison v. Goldsmith, 940 F.2d 1308 (9th Cir. 1991); State v. Tocco, 156 Ariz. 116, 750 P.2d 874; State v. Tocco, 156 Ariz. 110, 750 P.2d 868; U.S. v. Crozier, 777 F.2d 1376 (9th Cir. 1985); U.S. Crozier, 674 F.2d 1293 (9th Cir. 1982); U.S. v. Crozier, 777 F.2d 1376 (9th Cir. 1985); Lund v. Donahoe, P.3d, 2011 WL 3208152 (App. 2011); Craig v. Craig, 225 Ariz. 508 240 P.3d 270 (2010); Flower v. Flower, 223 Ariz. 531, 225 P.3d 588 (2010).

Two Recent Published Landmark Cases

Notable Verdicts & Achievements

  • “Co-Counsel in Maricopa County Superior Court, jury verdict in favor of client against attorney for professional negligence, total jury verdict of $720,000 and total judgment of in excess of $1.14 million after pre-judgment interest and costs.”
  • “Co-Counsel in Maricopa County Superior Court, jury verdict in favor of client against real estate developer for breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and conversion, jury verdict of $3,154,382 compensatory damages and $1,261,753 in punitive damages, and total judgment of in excess of $4.6 million.”
Areas of Practice
  • Complex Family Law Matters
  • Criminal Defense
  • Constitutional Issues
  • Trials and Appeals
  • State Trial Court and Appeals
  • Federal Trial Court and Appeals
Bar Admissions
  • Arizona, 1980
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • Arizona Supreme Court
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Arizona State University, College of Law, Tempe Arizona - 1980
  • Arizona State University, Arizona
    • B.A. summa cum laude - 1977
    • Honors: Honors College
    • Honors: Phi Beta Kappa
    • Major: Literature
Honors and Awards
  • Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
  • Arizona’s Finest Lawyers (Exclusively Peer Nominated)
  • AV rated Preeminent –Martindale Hubbell
  • Arizona’s Top Lawyers 2012-As seen in The National Law Journal
  • America’s Most Honored Professionals, 2016
  • American Society of Legal Advocates, Award for Excellence 2015
  • Client Satisfaction Award “10 Best” 2016 Satisfaction Award
Professional Associations and Memberships
  • Arizona Women Lawyers Association, Sustaining Member
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers (a peer nominated state-wide professional association by invitation only to accomplished lawyers in Arizona), Sustaining Member
  • Member, NASD Regulation, Inc. Board of Arbitrators-1999
Pro Bono Activities
  • Attorney Disciplinary Hearing Officer, Arizona Supreme Court (nine years as hearing officer)
  • Former Municipal Court Judge, Town of Paradise Valley (served for ten years)