Achievements in Education
Allan “Chip" Sloan was born in Anderson, South Carolina, on September 23, 1968. He graduated from Sewanee (B.A., 1990), where he was a member of the Order of the Gownsmen. Chip received his law degree from the University of South Carolina Law School (J.D., 1994), where he was a member of the Order of Wig and Robe, a winner of the University of South Carolina Trial Competition in 1994, a member of the ABA Trial Competition Team, and a member of the John Belton O’Neall Inn of Court.
He was admitted to the South Carolina Bar in 1994, the Florida Bar in 1995, the United States District Court, District of South Carolina in 1995, and the United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit in 1995.
Areas of Focus
Mr. Sloan is experienced in representing victims of commercial truck accidents and their families in the case of wrongful death. His areas of practice include the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations – Commercial Truck Accident Litigation, personal injury, general negligence, traumatic brain injury, sexual or physical abuse of children claims and commercial litigation. Chip lives in Mount Pleasant with his wife Florence and their three children.
Experience in Trucking Cases
Chip has been lead counsel in over 60 wrongful death and serious injury cases involving commercial trucks.
Awards & Honors
Mr. Sloan has the highest available peer review rating from Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Sloan is rated Very High to Preeminent for Legal Ability and Very High for Ethical Standards. A lawyer must be admitted to the bar for 10 years or more to receive an AV rating and is a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. AV, BV, and CV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies.
Super Lawyers - South Carolina - Personal Injury
Chip was selected to the South Carolina Super Lawyers list in Personal Injury for 2019. Super Lawyers evaluates lawyers across the country for its annual list of top attorneys. Each candidate is measured against 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Nominees from more than 70 practice areas are considered.
ABOTA - Charleston, South Carolina Chapter
Chip is a member of the Charleston Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates. Membership to ABOTA is by invitation only. Requirements include 10 cases in federal or state court tried to verdict.
Inclusion in America's Top 100 High Stakes Litigators
Membership among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® is meant to identify and highlight th e accomplishments of the nation’s most skilled litigators in high stakes legal matters. To be considered for selection, an attorney must have litigated (for either plaintiff or defendant) a matter (1) with at least $2,000,000 in alleged damages at stake or (2) with the fate of a business worth at least $2,000,000 at stake (i.e. bet-the-company litigation valued in excess of $2,000,000). These minimum qualifications are required for initial consideration.
Thereafter, only the top 100 qualifying attorneys in each state* will receive this honor and be selected for membership among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators®. Candidates for membership are initially identified through third-party research or peer nominations by other elite attorneys in the community. Once a candidate is identified, they are carefully screened first to determine that they meet the minimum requirements as a “High Stakes Litigator” through third-party research and analysis. Thereafter, all data regarding qualifying candidates are evaluated including (but not limited to) the attorney’s lifetime legal achievements, professional experience, significant case results and/or verdicts, peer reputation, client satisfaction, other notable honors, media notoriety, and community impact, among many other factors. Every attorney selected for membership among America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators® must pass through this multi-phase screening process and be found among the Top 100 High Stakes in their community.
The National Trial Lawyers Top 100
The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 is an invitation-only organization composed of trial lawyers from each state in the nation who meet stringent qualifications as civil plaintiff and/or criminal defense trial lawyers. Selection is based on a thorough multi-phase process which includes peer nominations combined with third-party research. Membership is extended solely to the select few of the most qualified attorneys from each state.
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Chip is a member of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. The Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) was established in 1993. Membership is limited to attorneys who have obtained million and multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements.
Memberships & Associations
Chip is a charter member of the Board of Regents of the Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys. The ATAA recognizes attorneys who have experience and results in handling truck crash cases, provides cutting-edge education and resources to attorneys who handle truck crashes and advocates for legislative and regulatory initiatives that improve highway safety.
Chip was a charter member of the National Advisory Board for the Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America. APITLA is a group of attorneys committed to education and litigation with a goal of eliminating unsafe interstate trucking practices.
Chip is a member of the Editorial Board for the Lawyers LogBook publication. The Lawyers Logbook is published bi-monthly and contains educational articles for lawyers who litigate cases involving commercial vehicles.
• “Trucking Company Compliance with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations”, South Carolina Trial Lawyers Journal
• “The DOT Exam — A Springboard to Proving Driver Fatigue”, The Lawyer’s Logbook, Vol. 2, No. 5, Winter 2013
• “Truck Accident Litigation From Start to Finish in SC”, NBI Seminar January 2004 and November 2009.
• "Wrongful Death Litigation From Start to Finish NBI", February 2017.
Speaker at Continuing Legal Education Seminars
• Speaker The Importance of Discovering the Truck Driver’s Medical History, at APITLA National Interstate Trucking Conference May 16, 2015 St. Louis Missouri.
• Speaker, How to Win Your Case at the Truck Driver’s Deposition, at APITLA and National Trial Lawyers Association National Interstate Trucking Super Summit Learn How to Bulletproof Your Interstate Trucking Case For Trial, St. Louis MO, September 2011.
• Speaker, How to Discover and Prove Medical Disqualification, APITLA and NC Association for Justice Advanced Interstate Trucking Litigation, Raleigh NC, September 2010.
• Speaker, The Basics of Your First Trucking Case From A to Z at American Association for Justice’s Litigating Truck Collision Cases Seminar, Las Vegas, Nevada, February 2009.
• Speaker, The Effective Use of Subpoenas to Obtain, Use, and Present Critical Documents in Every Interstate Trucking Case at The Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America’s How to Win Big in the Tough Trucking Case, Atlanta, Georgia, October 2008.
• Speaker, Discovery in South Carolina Bad Faith Insurance Litigation at NBI Seminar, Charleston, SC, May 2004.
Areas of Practice
• Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations – Commercial Truck Accident Litigation
• Personal injury
• General negligence
• Traumatic brain injury
• Sexual or physical abuse of children claims
• Commercial litigation
• South Carolina, 1994
• Florida, 1995
• U.S. District Court District of South Carolina, 1995
• U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1995
• University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina, 1994 J.D.
• Honors: Member, Order of Wig and Robe
• Honors: Winner, University of South Carolina Trial Competition, 1994
• Honors: Member, ABA Trial Competition Team
• Honors: Member, John Belton O’ Neall Inn of Court
• University of the South, 1990 B.A. Honors: Member, Order of the Gownsmen