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Richter, Head, Shinall, White & Slotkin, LLP

About Us

Richter, Head, Shinall, White & Slotkin, LLP is a civil litigation law firm based in Atlanta, Georgia. Our firm maintains a statewide practice defending employers, insurance companies, and third-party administrators in workers' compensation cases. We represent business at all stages of growth, from Fortune 500 companies to small local businesses.

Jim Richter, Steve Head, and Rick Shinall established the firm in 1998 with emphasis on providing excellent legal service while developing strong client relationships. David White has been with the firm as an associate since its inception, and became a partner in 2000. Bert Slotkin started with the firm out of law school and became a partner in 2007. Julie Stewart began with the firm in 2007 and became a partner in 2015.

We have earned a reputation among our clients and peers for providing an aggressive and well-prepared defense. We value communication with our clients as a means of properly assessing their needs and developing a plan for the rapid and favorable resolution of claims in an economical manner.
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Our Team

Steven L. Head

Steven Head is a partner at the firm. He has devoted his entire career to litigation of risk insurance matters. He concentrates his practice on workers’ compensation, representing the interests of employers, insurers and third-party administrators throughout Georgia. Mr. Head received a B.A. from Emory University in 1975 and a J.D. from Emory University School of Law in 1979.

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Myrick Shinall

Rick Shinall is the managing partner of the firm. He is a trial lawyer with a long record of successful litigation and mediation of complex workers’ compensation disputes. A native… read more

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David White

David White is a partner of the firm and a native of Atlanta, born on April 2, 1969. He attended the University of Georgia graduating in 1994 magna cum laude with a B.A. in Political Science. He graduated from the Georgia State College of Law in 1994 having served as President of the Delta Theta Phi legal fraternity and two terms as President of the Federalist Society.

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Bert Slotkin

Bert Slotkin is a partner at the firm. He earned his Bachelors of English (cum laude) from the College of Charleston in 1997. He then earned a Master’s of Public Administration in 2000, from the Georgia State University-Andrew Young School of Policy Studies. This was followed by a Juris Doctorate in 2001 from Georgia State University’s College of Law.

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Julie Stewart

Julie Stewart is a partner with the firm. Prior to joining Richter, Head, Shinall & White, Julie attended law school at Georgia State University College of Law and earned her J.D. in 2006. Prior to attending law school, Julie worked as a Senior Research Specialist at the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Infectious Disease.

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Chris Quin

Chris is a partner with the firm. Prior to joining Richter, Head, Shinall & White, he practiced at a commercial litigation firm. He is originally from Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and has lived in Atlanta since starting law school. Chris received his B.A. in Political Science and Spanish from Notre Dame and his J.D. from Emory.

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Elexius Roach

Elexius Roach is an associate with the firm. She is an Atlanta native. Elexius received her B.B.A. in Management and Spanish from the University Of Georgia Terry College Of Business in 2012. In 2015, she received her J.D. from Georgia State University.

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Seth Butler

Seth Butler is an associate with the firm. He graduated from the University of Tennessee with his B.A. in Political Science. He returned home to Atlanta to attend Georgia State University College of Law. While in law school, he worked as a Judicial Extern to Judge Goger at Fulton County Superior Court.

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Jim Richter

Jim Richter is of counsel to the firm. He graduated from Williams College in 1974 with a B.A., cum laude. He majored in history. He graduated from Emory University School of Law in 1978. He has been licensed to practice law in Georgia since 1978. After graduation from law school, Jim was a prosecutor with the Cobb County Solicitor’s Office for two years.

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