Culpeper and Charlottesville Bankruptcy Lawyer: Marshall Slayton


  A Central Virginia Bankruptcy Attorney
With Offices in Charlottesville and Culpeper Virginia

Marshall Slayton's legal career spans over two decades in Central Virginia.  He began his career in 1994 as a general practitioner at a small Charlottesville firm, where he focused on criminal law and litigation.  After joining Forbes Reback in establishing the law firm of Reback & Slayton, the duo joined Ed Bain to form Boyle, Bain, Reback and Slayton, which later became Boyle, Bain, Reback, Slayton & Kelsey.  

In his last eight years as managing partner of Boyle, Bain, he focused his practice almost exclusively on bankruptcy law.  When Boyle, Bain partners amicably parted ways in December 2015, Mr. Slayton established Slayton Law, PLC to continue to provide highly individualized legal services to people who are dealing with debt and considering bankruptcy.   


Marshall Slayton attended the University of Virginia for his undergraduate work as well as for law school.  He graduated from UVA in 1988 as a Political and Social Thought Major, writing his thesis on Dante's Purgatorio and graduating with High Distinction.  He subsequently received his J.D. from UVA's School of Law in 1994. 


Mr. Slayton has filed over 1500 Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases in the Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia, including numerous trials and over 130 adversary proceedings.  He has also represented a number of defendants in criminal cases and plaintiffs in civil cases before the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, including cases involving the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

In addition to his experience in bankruptcy court, Mr. Slayton also has experience representing hundreds of plaintiffs and defendants in civil and criminal cases in the Circuit and General District Courts for the City of Charlottesville, and the counties of Albemarle, Fluvanna, Greene, Madison, Nelson, and Orange. 


Mr. Slayton has authored the following articles, which were published in the Virginia State Bar Bankruptcy Law News:

  • “Is Your Client Liable for Post-discharge Interest?” (Spring 2015).
  • “The Marital Adjustment in Chapters 13 and 7” (Spring 2013).

Mr. Slayton has also presented the following lectures as Continuing Legal Education faculty in Virginia:

  • “Lien Stripping and Lien Cram Downs” presented at Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Associate Bankruptcy CLE, Charlottesville, Virginia. (Fall 2013).
  • “Absolute Priority Rule in Chapter 11 Cases” at Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting, Virginia Beach, Virginia. (Summer 2013).
  • “Choice of Bankruptcy Chapter: 7 vs. 13 vs. 11” at Virginia Bar Association’s Bankruptcy CLE, Richmond, Virginia. (Spring 2013).
  • “The Basics of Bankruptcy: Chapter 7 and 13” at Investors Title CLE, Charlottesville, Virginia. (Fall 2012).


  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia.
  • United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia.
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
  • Virginia State Bar Association, 1994 - present.
  • Bankruptcy Section of the Virginia State Bar Association, 2007 - present.
  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association, 1994 – present.
  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association Bankruptcy Section, 1995 – present.
  • American Bankruptcy Institute, 2015 - present


Mr. Slayton very much enjoys and appreciates being part of the Charlottesville-Albemarle community, and has been honored to volunteer in a variety of different ways throughout the years.  Below are a few of the ways he has chosen to spend his time outside of the office:

  • Manager, Destination Imagination Team at Charlottesville Catholic School, 2012-2015. (The team placed 15th in the world in the 2014 Global Competition!)
  • Haitian Health Care Foundation, Board Member, 2007-2011. The foundation provides health care funding and resources to people living in the Central Plateau region of Haiti.
  • Valley Cursillo, Co-Chair, 2005-2012. Valley Cursillo is a Catholic Christian organization that offers spiritual retreats for men and women in the Charlottesville and Harrisonburg areas.
  • PACEM, Volunteer, 2008-2009. Provided free legal advice to homeless men and women staying at Incarnation Catholic Church.
  • City of Charlottesville Planning Commission, 1997-2001.
  • City of Charlottesville Board of Zoning Appeals, Board Member, 1997-2001.