Personal Injury • Wrongful Death • Divorce • Custody

Jack W. “Buddy” Slaid became a lawyer so he could help people. Two decades later, that’s still his driving force.

“My general practice law firm is dedicated to the personal attention each and every client deserves,” said Slaid, a Haynesville native whose office is in Minden. “The comfort, confidence and full representation of my clients are what I strive for.”

Often those who hire Slaid have never needed a lawyer before and don’t know what to expect when they walk through his door.

“The legal process is foreign to most people,” said Slaid, a former oil field worker and patrol deputy who went to college and law school while married with four children. “Given my unique background, it has been rewarding to help people of all walks-of-life on their journey through the legal system. I love the cour˚troom and I love nurturing my clients as they address their various legal issues.”

Most of his cases involve personal injury, wrongful death, divorce or custody matters.

“During my legal education, an attorney told me that I should try to be a counselor first and a litigator second,” Slaid said. “I’ve now worked in the courts and legal system and been involved in all types of cases for 20 years, and I feel I bring a unique perspective to my clients. I consider it a privilege to represent them.” Mr. Slaid is the general council for Gibson Bank and Trust and an assistant prosecutor with the 26th Judicial district.