Dennis M. Slate serves most of Greater Houston with offices in Deer Park,
Houston, and a Brazoria County office in Pearland. Slate is a board-certified
family law attorney with over 16 years’ experience, and thousands
of cases under his belt. Slate is well respected in the court system and
is a powerful advocate to have by your side. Slate began building his
practice soon after completing law school and has devoted his legal career
to handling complex Family Law matters. Our firm has a reputation of thoroughly
preparing all of its cases for trial, so that we are ready to represent
our client’s interests if negotiations fail.
Shailey Gupta-Brietzke is an associate attorney with Dennis M. Slate, Attorney
at Law. Shailey was admitted to the Texas State Bar in 2007. She has exclusively
practiced family law since licensure, and -became board-certified by the
Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law in 2014. Shailey's
experience, board certification, and extensive family law knowledge base
make her an asset to her clients.
Lauren F. Durso
Lauren F. Durso is an associate attorney with Dennis M. Slate, Attorney
at Law. She is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal
Specialization. She was named a Super Lawyer in Family Law by Texas Monthly
Magazine in 2014 and 2015. Prior to that, Lauren was named as a Rising
Star in Family Law by Texas Monthly Magazine in 2005 and from 2007-2014.
Dannielle Simms is an associate attorney with Dennis M. Slate, Attorney
at Law. She specializes in complex family law issues including divorce,
modifications, child support, and CPS defense. Prior to working for Dennis
Slate, Dannielle participated the in Success Through Addiction Recovery
(STAR) Program of Harris County.
With over 12 years of paralegal experience, Miriam Hawn-Schoen is a certified
paralegal who contributes to the strength of the prestigious team at the
office of Dennis M. Slate, Attorney at Law. She regularly assists Mr.
Slate and the associate attorneys with preparation of documents for hearings
and trials. She appreciates the opportunity to assist clients who are
trying to navigate through their complex family law cases.
Ryann Tighe is a paralegal at the Law Office of Dennis M. Slate. An indispensable
team member since October 2009, Ryann has a wealth of knowledge and a
remarkable memory for case details. Ryann is always up for a challenge
when it comes to assisting clients in achieving the best possible outcome
and offering assistance to co-workers.
Dalia Benitez joined the Office of Dennis M. Slate’s on January of
2015 as a full time Legal Secretary. She will soon be awarded her Associates
of Applied Science i n Business Management from Lee College for Business
Management. She has also started on her Associate of Applied Science for
Paralegal Studies at Lee College. Dalia is fluent in both English and Spanish.