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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. Ken Brock joined the firm as a partner in March 2020.

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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Kent Kelso

Kent received his B.A. from Chadron State College in Chadron, Nebraska in 2012. In 2018, he received his J.D. from Georgia State University. Kent is a member of the Atlanta… read more

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Julie Hunter-Anderson

Julie is an associate of the firm. She graduated from the University of Oklahoma College of Law, where she competed in the Thurgood Marshall mock trial and the Frederick Douglass… read more

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Seth Butler

He earned his undergraduate degree in Political Science with a minor in History from the University of Tennessee and received his law degree from Georgia State University College of Law…. read more

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Ken Brock

Ken is a partner at the firm. Born in Decatur, Georgia, he attended the University of Georgia and earned a degree in Economics. He graduated from the Walter F. George… read more

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Myrick Shinall

Rick Shinall is of counsel to the firm. He is a trial lawyer with a long record of successful litigation and mediation of complex workers’ compensation disputes. A native of… 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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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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Stephanie L. Bonner-Wiggins

Stephanie Bonner-Wiggins is an associate at the firm. She attended Oglethorpe University in Atlanta, Georgia and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Finance. She is a Certified… read more

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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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Sara M. Towne

Sara is an associate with the firm. She was born in Atlanta and graduated cum laude from the College of Wooster in Ohio. After graduation she did project work in… read more

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