Top-Rated Family Law Specialists

Reviews from Our Clients

  • “Shirley Mitchell is an amazing attorney.”

    China V.

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

    Nicole S.

  • “What really makes her stand out is her knowledge of Texas family law and her ability to navigate through the red tape.”

    Tammy B.

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

    Ranjithkumar

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

    Ray & Christina V.

  • “The team is great and professional.”

    Happy Client

  • “I would recommend her over and over again.”

    Chris

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

    Charlotte S.

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

    Lisa M.

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

    Tammy A.

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

    Ashley C.

  • “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.”

    David Villanueva

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

    Cheryl

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

    Jahnathan

  • “The judge had no choice but to side in my favor.”

    Danny

Ben J. Raia

Associate Attorney

Ben J. Raia is an Associate Attorney at Slate & Associates. He has been practicing law since 2008 focusing on family law matters, including divorce, child custody, asset division, protective orders, modification of orders, and adoption; as well as drafting wills and ancillary documents along with other probate matters, including administrations, guardianships, heirship proceedings, and estate planning. He has immense experience both taking cases to trial as well as coming to settlement in mediation.

Ben was born and raised in the Houston area. After graduating from high school, he attended Texas A&M University and earned a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on small business and entrepreneurial ventures. After returning to the Houston area, Ben received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law in 2007. Shortly after passing the bar exam in 2008, Ben worked at Sheri Y. Dean & Associates, a family law firm.

Prior to joining Slate & Associates, Ben was the principal attorney at Ben J. Raia & Associates in Friendswood, from 2010 to January of 2020. His practice was also centered around helping clients with their family law cases, probate matters, wills, and Social Security benefit matters. Ben decided to join Slate & Associates in 2020 and he is looking forward to the team atmosphere of the firm and discussing case strategy with other attorneys at the firm who have more than 70 years of collective experience in family law.

Prior to starting his law career, he worked in managerial roles at two restaurants owned by his family: D’Amico’s Italian Market & Café and Raia’s Italian Market. Ben is married and is the proud parent of a beautiful daughter and rambunctious son.

Why Choose Us?

  • 48 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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