Attorney Background - Nicole B. Slaughter

Nicole B. Slaughter


tel: (910) 777-5613 | fax: (910) 399-4277

Nicole Slaughter focuses her practice in the areas of commercial litigation, construction law, product liability, professional malpractice, insurance defense and other complex litigation. Ms. Slaughter has represented businesses, individuals and governmental organizations throughout the Southeast for more than fourteen years, serving as lead counsel in numerous complex multi-party lawsuits in both state and federal courts. She represents clients in administrative claims with professional licensing boards and provides counsel on matters involving contract drafting, contract interpretation and liens.

Licensed to practice in the state courts of North Carolina, Tennessee and Georgia, Ms. Slaughter is also admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia.

Representative Experience

  • Represented architects, engineers, general contractors, subcontractors, governmental organizations, building inspectors, land surveyors, real estate professionals and other business professionals in claims involving professional liability, construction defects, construction delays, job site accidents, fire damage and contract disputes.
  • Represented general contractors and subcontractors in connection with asserting liens and pursuing litigation to enforce liens.
  • Represented individual and business clients in personal injury claims arising from automobile and trucking accidents, premises liability claims, and other general tort actions.


University of Tennessee School of Law, (J.D.), cum laude
University of Memphis, (B.B.A.), magna cum laude

Bar Admissions

North Carolina State Bar
Tennessee State Bar
Georgia State Bar

Court Admissions

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Articles, Presentations, and Publications

“Does the Statue of Repose Bar Long Term Express Warranty Claims,” North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys: The Resource, April 2014

“Loss Rule, Defining “Other Property” in Construction Claims,” North Carolina Bar Association Construction Law Section:  Change Order, Vol. 28, No. 1, July 2013

Roofer’s Counsel Issues, Presentation at North Carolina Bar Association Foundation Continuing Legal Education Seminar:  Advanced Synthetic Stucco, May 14, 1999

Professional Affiliations

Fifth Judicial District Bar
New Hanover County Bar Association
North Carolina Bar Association, Litigation and Construction Law Section Member
North Carolina Association of Defense Attorneys
North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys, Coastal Women Attorneys Chapter
Business North Carolina magazine, 2019 “Legal Elite”