William "Paul" Slough resides in Gaylord with his wife, son, and two daughters.
Paul grew up on a farm in Ellsworth, Michigan and graduated from East Jordan High School. He attended North Central Michigan College in Petoskey before graduating from Michigan State University. Paul received his bachelors of science from the Lyman Briggs School of Science, and later his law degree at Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Paul graduated in the top five percent of his class, with an emphasis on small firm and solo practice.
Paul then worked as a law clerk for the 46th Circuit Trial Court in Gaylord, researching complicated legal issues and writing judicial memorandum for the judges and magistrates. He has been actively practicing law since the fall of 2007. Paul is admitted to the State Bar of Michigan and may practice in all state courts, as well as the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western District of Michigan.
Paul's focus is on his clients' property. He practice consumer bankruptcy, and is a member of the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys and the American Bankruptcy Institute. He has spoken at the WDMI FBA Bankruptcy Section educational seminar, and is a member of the Debtors Bar of West Michigan. for the Each year he spends days attending continuing educational conferences covering the most recent changes in the laws of bankruptcy, as well as lending acts, credit reporting, debt collection and mortgage regulation.
Paul also practices estate planning, including wills, living and testamentary trusts, patient advocate designations, and power of attorneys.
Outside of his law practice, Paul and his wife are actively involved in agriculture. Paul has been the chair of the Otsego County Farm Bureau Policy Development Committee and a delegate at the annual Michigan Farm Bureau convention on behalf of Otsego County.
Paul also serves as a volunteer mediator and is the Vice President of Community Mediation Services, a non-profit organization that works towards a fast and inexpensive resolution of legal disputes. Paul is also an officer in the local 46th Circuit Bar Association, is a member of the Emmet/Charlevoix Bar Association and sits on the 46th Circuit Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee.