Meet the Professionals at Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law
Dennis M. Slate
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 Slate & Associates,
Attorneys 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.
Dannielle Simms is an associate attorney with Slate & Associates, Attorneys
at Law. She specializes in complex family law issues including
child support, and CPS defense. Prior to working for Dennis Slate, Dannielle participated
the in Success Through Addiction Recovery (STAR) Program of Harris County.
Lauren F. Durso
Lauren F. Durso is an associate attorney with Slate & Associates, Attorneys
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.
Hee Jin Chang
Hee Jin Chang is an associate attorney with Slate & Associates, Attorneys
at Law. Prior to becoming an associate attorney, Hee Jin worked as a law
clerk at Slate & Associates. Hee Jin was also a student attorney at
the University of Houston Law Center Family and Immigration Law Clinic
where she handled cases involving
domestic violence, divorce, and Texas Department of Family Protective Services.
Ryann Tighe is a paralegal at Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law.
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 Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law on January
of 2015 as a full time Legal Secretary. She will soon be awarded her Associates
of Applied Science in 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.