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Laura Dyke Dale

also known as Laura D. Dale

Practice areas:

Child Custody, Family, Divorce & Separation

About Me

The law firm of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. provides clients with a full array of family law services. Laura is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and Legal Counsel to the Consulate General of France, Houston Texas. Laura practices exclusively in the area of family law involving high conflict divorce and custody cases, international abduction and other cases brought under the Hague Convention. She is fluent in French.


Laura is a certified mediator, collaborative law attorney, and parenting coordinator under the Texas parenting coordinator statute. She received her JD from South Texas College of Law and is licensed by the Texas Supreme Court, and admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Texas Eastern District Court, the Texas Northern District Court, the Texas Southern District/Bankruptcy Court, the Texas Western Bankruptcy Court, and the Texas Western District Court.


Laura received a BA from the University of Texas in 1978, where she majored in psychology and anthropology. As an undergraduate she interned at the Austin State Hospital for two years, working with children and adolescents. She obtained a master's degree in psychophysiology and a doctoral degree in neuroscience from the University Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, France. There she served as a recherché attaché with the Centre Nationale de Recherche Scientifique and published in several internationally recognized medical journals, including: Electro-encephalography and Clinical Neuro-physiology; Physiological Psychology; the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology; La Nouvelle Presse Medicale; Revue Francaise des Maladies Respiratoires; Journal de Physiologie.


Laura has an extensive business management background. Previously, she served as Vice President of Americans for Fair Taxation (AFFT), a non-profit, non-partisan, national advocacy group with a membership base of more than 250,000. Laura managed daily operations of the organization and a $15,000,000 budget. She supervised an extensive consulting staff and served as director of research for the organization. The AFFT economic research team included: Harvard University; Stanford University; Boston University; the Baker Institute at Rice University; MIT; the National Bureau of Economic Research; the Cato Institute; the Heritage Foundation; and the Argus Group. Currently, Laura serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Harris Country Hospital District Foundation, which raises funds for the district's multiple hospitals and clinics that serve the underinsured in the third most populous county in the United States, Harris County.

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Languages Spoken: French

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Child Custody: 34%
  2. Divorce & Separation: 33%
  3. Family: 33%

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • John M O'Brien

    An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable result possible.

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  • Mack J. Travers

    I highly recommend and endorse this lawyer. Ms. Dale has an excellent reputation in the area of family law, especially international law and Hague issues. She is knowledgeable and truly dedicated to helping her clients.

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    Mack Travers Divorce & Separation Attorney
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Contact Info

Laura Dale & Associcates, P.C.

1800 St. James Place
Suite 620
Houston, TX, 77056

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200105/24/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2014
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2013
Texas Super LawyerTexas Super Lawyers2012
Texas Rising StarTexas Rising Star2011
Board Certified - Family LawTexas Board of Legal Specialization2006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerMyres, Dale & Associates, PC2001 - 2010
Vice President, Director of ResearchAmericans for Fair Taxation1995 - 2000
PresidentEDS1986 - 1994
Research AttacheNational Center of Scientific Research, France1979 - 1985

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Harris Country Hospital District FoundationPresident2012 - Present
Phi Delta Phi International Legal FraternityMemberN/A
Texas Academy of Family Law SpecialistsMemberN/A
Pro Bono Bar of the State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
College of the State Bar of TexasMemberN/A
Association of Women AttorneysMemberN/A
Burta Rhoads Raborn Family Law American Inn of CourtMemberN/A
Houston Bar Association, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
State Bar of Texas, Family Law SectionMemberN/A
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Norinder v. Fuentes, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 121476 (S.D. Ill. 2010) (affirmed 657 F.3d 526 (7th Cir. 2011))Hague Application for Return of Child Granted
Berezowsky v. Ojeda, 2013 WL 150714 (S.D.Tex.)Petitioner's Application for Return of Child under the Hague Convention was Granted
Salazar v. Maimon; Case 4:11-cv-04186Petitioner's Application for Return of Child was Granted and the child was returned to Venezuela with her mother. The court later awarded applicant $39,078 in attorney fees and costs.

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
AICPA/AAML Conference on DivorceValuing Assets Outside the US: Why Doesn't Everyone Play by Our Rules?2012
Advanced Family Law Drafting CourseInternational Issues – Travel,2010
2010 Parent-Child Relationships, University of Texas CLEDealing with Ethnic and Religious Issues in Suits Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship2010
Advanced Family LawExamining the Examiner2009
Winstead UniversityWhy Shouldn’t I Handle a Family Law Case on My Own?2008
South Texas College of Law, CLECultural Aspects of Divorce2007
Half Moon CLEHandling Special Property Division Issues2007
Houston Bar AssociationA Client for Life - How to Keep Those Referrals Coming2004
Marriage Dissolution ConferenceInformal Marriages and Marriages in Other States2004
South Texas Family Law General Practice Chapter 1Don't be a Neanderthal: Case Management Software - The Time for Evolution is Now!2002
Currents: International Trade Law JournalThe Economic Impact of Replacing the Federal Income Tax with a Federal Consumption Tax: Leveling the International Playing Field2001

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2001
Louis Pasteur UniversityNeuroscienceDoctorate1982
Louis Pasteur University, Strasbourg FrancePsychophysiologyMasters1980
University of Texas, AustinPsychology & AnthropologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1978

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Annual PresentationHague Convention on the Prevention of Child Abduction2014
Annual PresentationHague Convention on the Prevention of Child Abduction2013
Annual PresentationHague Convention on Prevention of Child Abduction2012
AICPA/AAML Conference on DivorceValuing Assets Outside the US: Why Doesn't Everyone Play by Our Rules2012
Annual PresentationHague Convention on the Prevention of Child Abduction2011
Annual PresentationHague Convention on the Prevention of Child Abduction2010
Advanced Family Law Drafting CourseInternational Issues2010
2010 Parent-Child RelationshipsDealing with Religious and Ethnic Issues in Suits Affecting the Parent Child Relationship2010
Annual PresentationHague Convention on the Prevention of Child Abduction2009
Annual PresentationHague Convention on the Prevention of Child Abduction2008
Half Moon ConferenceHandling Special Property Division Issues2007
Annual PresentationHague Convention on the Prevention of Child Abduction2007
Annual PresentationHague Convention on the Prevention of Child Abduction2006
Houston Bar AssociationA Client for Life - How to Keep those Referrals Coming2004
Winstead UniversityWhy Shouldn't I Handle a Family Law Case on my OwnN/A