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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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  • “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.”


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


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

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  • “The team is great and professional.”

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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.”


Shailey Gupta-BrietzkeShailey Gupta-Brietzke, Associate Attorney

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.

Shailey was raised in Missouri City, Texas. She earned her Bachelors of Arts in Political Science from Texas A&M University. She moved back to Houston to attend South Texas College of Law. While in law school, Shailey co-authored "Dealing with Judicial Misconduct in the States: Walking the Fine Line Between Independence and Accountability. 48 S. Tex. L. Rev. 849 (2007).

Upon graduation, Shailey was awarded a Ford Foundation fellowship to provide pro bono legal representation to survivors and victims of domestic violence at Aid to Victims of Domestic Violence. Through her tenue at Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse, Shailey provided pro bono legal representation to over 300 victims. Shailey handled protective orders, divorces, suits affecting the parent-child relationship, name changes, and other family law matters in all stages of litigation in Harris County and Galveston County.

She went on to present at the Houston Bar Association New Pro Bono Practitioner CLE in 2010, on how volunteer lawyers could handle domestic violence family law cases in Harris County. Shailey also spoke and presented at the Texas Council on Family Violence Annual Meeting in 2010 on protective orders and at the 2009 Texas Legislative session. In September 2011, Shailey was recognized as the "Tyrant's Foe" by the Texas Observer for her pro bono representation of domestic violence survivors.

In 2012, Shailey moved to the Harris County Domestic Relations Office as a Legal Enforcement Attorney. Here, she handled the child support enforcement dockets in the 309th and 246th Judicial District Courts. Shailey became well versed in handling all matters related to child support, legal enforcement, and administrative remedies for enforcement. Shailey also joined the Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law Inn of Court to further her professional development and continuing legal education. In 2014, Shailey became board certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization in Family Law. Shailey joined the Gulf Coast Family Law Specialists in 2015. In 2015, Shailey also presented at the Texas Association of Domestic Relations Offices Annual Conference.

In her spare time, Shailey enjoys cycling, trying new Houston restaurants, and traveling with her husband, Evan.

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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