Reviews from Our Clients

  • “I was awarded $2.1 million in damages.”

    Happy Client

  • “Everyone I encountered at this firm is amazing and they do their jobs very, very well.”


  • “No matter what came up, he kept pushing and figuring things out.”

    Ashley C.

  • “There are no words to describe how glad we are that we hired his law firm.”


  • “I have used him for various personal transactions and he never disappoints!”

    Lisa M.

  • “I immediately knew if I ever needed him as a lawyer he was going to be my secret weapon in court.”

    Ray & Christina V.

  • “Dennis was there for me, stood by me thru the entire ordeal and made me feel safe at all times!”

    Tammy A.

  • “Shirley Mitchell is an amazing attorney.”

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  • “Thank you for your hard work, and for treating Mike and me with respect...”

    Charlotte S.

  • “The results my family and I received from working with Dennis Slate were better than I thought possible.”


  • “Do yourself a favor, trust Dennis Slate and his team to represent you in your time of need.”


  • “It was a relief to be able to place my situation in capable hands.”


  • “The team is great and professional.”

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  • “This is definitely the team you want on your side; they are a cut above the rest.”

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  • “He took on my case with only 5 days until we had to go to court and he represented himself as if he knew me for years.”

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Choose a Family Law Specialist

Get Expert Divorce Attorneys On Your Side

Have you made the hard decision to terminate your marriage? If you are contemplating divorce, you should not rely on a mediocre attorney who does not have experience and proficiency in the field of family law. Instead, you should look to one who is Board Certified in their specific area of law.

In the state of Texas, only 7,000 of the Over 80,000 attorneys are board certified. Furthermore, less than 800 of that number are Board Certified in family law.

Attorney Dennis M. Slate, is Double Board-Certified in Family Law and Child Welfare Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Attorneys Robert I. Kuehm & Lauren F. Durso are Board Certified Specialists in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.

The Texas Board of Legal Specialization recognizes attorneys who are distinguished in their particular field of law and demonstrate extensive knowledge and proficiency. Family law attorneys who have earned the recognition of board certification in Texas manifest upstanding ethics in their practice and are able to handle a wide range of cases.

Who receives board certification?

Board certification means that an attorney has been tested and proven to have special competence in their field of law, which in this case is that of family law. Our firm can use this experience to protect your rights and fight on your behalf toward a positive case result.

When a lawyer is board certified, they receive the right to publicly represent themselves as specialists within that field. They are the only ones who can in fact do so by the State Bar of Texas. The designation as a Board-Certified attorney sets him or her apart from others within the legal community. It represents the lawyer to the public as one who is committed to excellence.

The process of becoming Board Certified is voluntary and can occur after an attorney has demonstrated solid experience and involvement in a wide range of family law cases.

Some of the areas of family law include:

Becoming Board Certified

Obtaining status as a specialist in the field of family law is not an easy task to achieve. It requires continual renewal through the re-certification process that will need to be completed every five years.

To obtain acknowledgement, the attorney would have had to fulfill the following requirements:

  • Have been licensed to practice law for at least five years
  • Devoted a large portion of their practice to issues involving family law for a minimum of three years
  • Attended a substantial number of continuing legal education seminars to remain up-to-date on changing laws
  • Have been recommended by peers in the field of family law
  • Passed a long, written examination

When you are looking for a lawyer to represent you in a divorce, it is important to select one who has proven him or herself as a family lawyer. A lawyer who is Board Certified can be counted on to strategically handle your case and safeguard your rights. If you choose to hire our firm, you can count on the experience we offer.

Do not hesitate to receive the high-quality representation we offer. Contact our firm today for quality assistance from an experienced attorney!

Why Choose Us?

  • Over 80 Years of Combined Legal Experience

  • Named One of the Top Family Law Firms in Houston by H Texas Magazine

  • 10/10 Avvo Rating

  • Attorney Slate Served in U.S. Military for 25 Years

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Please note, the attorneys at Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law, are only licensed to practice in the state of Texas, and cannot assist with out-of-state cases.
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