Shuman, McCuskey & Slicer Selected By Best Lawyers® as Top Firm in 2019

Shuman, McCuskey & Slicer, PLLC is pleased to announce it has once again been named as a top law firm by Best Lawyers®. We have also been designated a Metro Tier 1 “Best Law Firm” by U.S. News & World Report©. Recognition by Best Lawyers® is based entirely on a peer review system. Its proprietary methodology is designed to capture the opinion of leading lawyers about the professional abilities of their colleagues within the same geographical area and legal practice area. Best Lawyers® employs a survey process designed to elicit [...]

March 6th, 2019|

2019 In Review – SMS News Blast

Shuman, McCuskey & Slicer, PLLC would like to thank our incredible clients and peers for an incredible 2019. It's fun to look back and see all we accomplished! Here is to an exciting and memorable 2020.

February 7th, 2020|

Sixth-Generation Frederick County Native Joins Our Winchester, VA Office

WINCHESTER, VA, February 3, 2020 - Shuman, McCuskey & Slicer, PLLC is excited to announce that in mid-January, we welcomed Kathryn V. McCann-Slaughter to our firm’s Winchester, VA office. Kathryn is a sixth-generation native of Frederick County where she grew up on her family’s farm. She attended James Wood High School and earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia, where she double majored in economics and foreign affairs. In May, Kathryn graduated with honors from the University of South Carolina School of Law. As a law student, Kathryn [...]

February 3rd, 2020|

Shuman, McCuskey & Slicer, PLLC’s Winchester, VA Office Continues to Grow

WINCHESTER, VA, January 16, 2020 – Shuman, McCuskey & Slicer, PLLC is pleased to announce that Member/Owner Karen Tracy McElhinny recently transferred to its Winchester, Virginia office to oversee that office’s continued growth. Managing Member William Slicer explained, “Our firm has always had a client-centered approach to defense, and, as our clients’ needs expanded to include the states surrounding West Virginia, we strategically located our offices in Charleston and Morgantown, West Virginia and Winchester, Virginia so that we can defend clients throughout West Virginia, Virginia, and the surrounding region and [...]

January 16th, 2020|

Natalie C. Schaefer Speaking At National Business Institute In Charleston, WV

Shuman, McCuskey & Slicer, PLLC Member/Owner Natalie C. Schaefer will be a speaker on day two of the National Business Institute CLE seminar "Civil Trial: Everything You Need to Know" on February 12, 2020, at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Charleston-Southridge in Charleston, WV. This seminar is designated to teach concrete trial skills (and strategy) from top attorneys and judges. Schaefer will contribute her 17 years of knowledge in defense litigation to speak on the topics of "Influential Opening Statements That Make an Impact" and "Creative Case [...]

January 16th, 2020|

Natalie Schaefer Speaking At 4th Annual Construction Defect, Claims & Litigation Strategies ExecuSummit

4th Annual Construction Defect, Claims & Litigation Strategies ExecuSummit (Uncasville, CT) | December 10-11, 2019 Natalie C. Schaefer, Member/Owner of Shuman, McCuskey & Slicer, PLLC, is presenting on "Trends in Construction Industry and Handling of Construction Claims" at the 4th Annual Construction Defect, Claims & Litigation Strategies ExecuSummit at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, CT. Among other types of litigation, Schaefer handles construction defect litigation, often representing contractors, builders, engineers, project developers, and more. Schaefer is excited to contribute her 17 years of knowledge to this incredible panel. ExecuSummit is [...]

November 20th, 2019|

Professional Liability Coverage and Cybersecurity Insurance

Cybersecurity insurance is a growing market. Increased demand for protection is in part responsible for this growth, but insurers are also beginning to exclude cybersecurity coverage in professional liability and other traditional business policies. To avoid gaps in coverage, businesses must understand what they are getting when purchasing professional liability coverage and cybersecurity insurance. What Businesses Should Know about Professional Liability Coverage and Cybersecurity Insurance Inadequate insurance coverage can result in devastating losses in the event of a cyberattack, data breach, or other technology-related incident. However, paying for more coverage [...]

July 31st, 2019|

Who Needs Cybersecurity Insurance and Why?

Cybercrime and data breaches have grown increasingly prevalent over the past two decades. Millions of personal records are exposed each year as a result of these incidents, and businesses and organizations of all kinds suffer the repercussions. Cybersecurity insurance can help mitigate cybersecurity risk, but companies should understand who needs cybersecurity insurance, and why, before investing in a policy. Evaluate and Assess: Who Needs Cybersecurity Insurance? In response to increasing digital threats, cybersecurity insurance has emerged and gained popularity as a tool to mitigate cybersecurity risk. Businesses, organizations, and government [...]

July 25th, 2019|

Congratulations to our attorneys recognized as 2019 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars!

2019 Super Lawyers David Shuman, John McCuskey, and William Slicer 2019 Rising Stars David Butler, Caleb David, Anthony E. Nortz, and Philip Sword

April 17th, 2019|

We’re Proud To Announce Selections in The Best Lawyers in America©

Shuman, McCuskey & Slicer is proud to announce its nominees to The Best Lawyers in America.© Co-founder David L. Shuman was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd edition of the Best Lawyers in America in the area of Medical Malpractice-Defendants. Another Co-founder, William R. Slicer, was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd edition of The Best Lawyers in America in the practice areas of: Commercial Litigation, Construction Law, Insurance Law and Litigation - Insurance. Member/Owner Karen T. McElhinny was also selected for inclusion in [...]

September 14th, 2016|