Board-Certified Family Law Specialist

Reviews from Our Clients

  • “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.

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

    Dustin

  • “When the day (of court) finally came, the magic of who Dennis Slate is came to life.”

    Thunder

  • “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

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

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  • “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

Lauren F. DursoAttorney Lauren F. Durso

Lauren F. Durso 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.

In 1998, Lauren earned her Bachelor of Arts in History and English from Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. After returning to Houston, Lauren received her Doctor of Jurisprudence from the University of Houston Law Center. As a law student, Lauren served as the Associate Chief Justice and then Chief Justice of the student Honor Court. Pursuing her life-long interest in family law, Lauren completed a judicial internship in the 311th Family District Court and then went on to work as a law clerk and then paralegal for the family law firm of Short Jenkins Kamin.

After working full-time and attending law school full-time, she was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2002. She worked as an associate attorney for the family law firms of Short Jenkins Kamin from 2002-2008 and then for Short Carter Morris from 2008-2017. She has co-authored multiple continuing legal education articles for the State Bar of Texas. Lauren is also a member of the Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists, Texas Academy of Family Law Specialists, the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Texas, and the Family Law Section of the Houston Bar Association.

Although she is a strong advocate for her client, Lauren believes in the benefits of alternative dispute resolution methods. She has completed her mediation training through the A.A. White Dispute Resolution Center and has successfully mediated hundreds of cases. Lauren has also completed the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Arbitration training. She is also trained in Collaborative Law and has successfully completed many cases through the Collaborative process.

Lauren and her husband have 3 beautiful children and are proud residents of Friendswood, Texas.

Why Choose Us?

  • Over 60 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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  • Board Certified Texas Board of Legal Specialization
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