Attorneys and Staff

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Meet our Experienced personal injury law Attorneys and staff here at Sloat and Nicholson P.C.

GERALD C. SLOAT - Boulder Injury Attorney

Gerald Sloat has over 40 years of experience practicing personal injury law in Colorado. He has been awarded the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards by a national rating service and has been selected as a Colorado "Super Lawyer".

Jerry's resume includes his extensive professional and personal achievements including numerous published articles, speaking at over 50 legal seminars, serving on the Board of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association and as President of the Boulder Bar Foundation.

In addition, Jerry's client testimonials reflect his successful, compassionate and caring efforts on their behalf.

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P. RANDOLPH NICHOLSON - Boulder Injury Attorney

Randolph Nicholson graduated from the University of Connecticut, cum laude, in 1976 with a degree in Business Administration. He attended graduate business school and received a J.D. from the University of Connecticut Law School in 1980.

Following graduation from law school, Mr. Nicholson practiced personal injury and workers compensation law. He moved to Colorado in 1984 and joined Gerald Sloat’s firm in Boulder in 2001.

Mr. Nicholson has numerous published appellate decisions and served on The Board of Directors of the Colorado Trial Lawyers Association for 17 years. His resume reflects his legal experience and his professional credentials.

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ROBERT S. HOOVER - Boulder Injury Attorney

Robert Hoover graduated from the University of Colorado and he received his Juris Doctor from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago, Illinois in 1993.

Following graduation from law school, Mr. Hoover worked for insurance defense law firms defending medical malpractice and motor vehicle negligence claims. Mr. Hoover relocated to the mountains of Colorado in 2004 and joined Sloat & Nicholson, P.C. in 2013.

Mr. Hoover is admitted to practice in Colorado and Illinois, the United States District Court for Colorado, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, and the United States Supreme Court. Mr. Hoover’s resume reflects his legal experience and professional credentials.

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Laura was born in Portsmouth, Virginia and grew up on the Outer Banks of North Carolina. She graduated from Miller Motte College where she received her degree in paralegal studies. She worked in Raleigh, North Carolina as a State Bar Certified Paralegal for 4 years before relocating to Colorado and joining Sloat & Nicholson, PC in June 2016.

MARCIE MONTOYA - Legal Assistant

Marcie is a Colorado native who was raised in Windsor CO and currently resides in Greeley. Marcie obtained her degree in interdisciplinary studies in 2012 from the University of Northern Colorado. Marcie has 16 years of personal injury experience and is the firms newest paralegal joining our team in July of 2017.

SABRA BEDELL - Legal Assistant

Sabra grew up in Manitou Springs, CO and began working for a law firm in Colorado Springs immediately after graduating high school. She has since earned degrees in Social Work and Psychology as well as a Master of Arts in Communication from UCCS in 2015. She relocated to Boulder and joined Sloat & Nicholson in September of 2018, bringing with her over 10 years of legal experience.

SUSIE AVERBECK - Business Manager

Susie grew up in Wisconsin and lived in Florida, Hawaii, and New Zealand before arriving in Colorado in 2005. She joined Sloat & Nicholson in 2006 as the firm’s office manager and bookkeeper. Susie graduated from Concordia University in St. Paul Minnesota in 2009 with a Marketing Management degree, and is a Certified Professional Coder with the American Academy of Professional Coders.

LYDIA THOMPSON - Receptionist

Lydia Thompson was born in Chicago and grew up in Boulder and Niwot, Colorado. She is a graduate of Colorado University and taught English in Japan for two years and Colorado public schools for two years. She is the firm’s receptionist and also works as a legal assistant. Lydia has been employed by Sloat and Nicholson, P.C. since 2007.