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Dennis Marston Slate

Dennis Marston Slate

Practice areas:

Family, Child Abuse, DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Bankruptcy & Debt, Traffic Tickets

About Me

Based in Deer Park and serving all of the greater Houston, Galveston and Brazoria County areas, Dennis M. Slate P.C. prides itself on offering clients dynamic legal representation for a fraction of the cost of most downtown firms.
Slate has devoted his legal career to handling complex Family law matters, all areas of Criminal defense, bankruptcy and Probate cases.


Practice Areas

Licensed since 2001

  1. Family: 50%
    15 years
  2. Child Abuse: 30%
    15 years
  3. Traffic Tickets: 5%
    15 years
  4. Bankruptcy & Debt: 5%
    15 years
  5. Other: 10%
  6. More 



Retainer (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • James Michael Evans

    I endorse this lawyer.


    James Evans Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Dennis. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Dennis M. Slate, Attorney at Law

112 East Forrest Lane
Deer Park, TX, 77536-4110

Houston Office

1445 North Loop West; Suite 840
Houston, TX, 77008

Pearland Office

11200 Broadway, Suite 2743
Pearland, TX, 77584




TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200108/25/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Family Lawyers in HoustonHoustonia Magazine2014
Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2013
Top Family Lawyers in HoustonHoustonia Magazine2013
Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2011
Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2010
Rising StarTexas Monthly Magazine2009
Top Houston Family LawyerH Texas Magazine2007
Top Houston Family LawyerH Texas Magazine2006
Best SpeakerHippard Trial Competition2000
Best Advocate AwardWilliam Daniel National trial Competition2000

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate JudgeCity of Houston2009 - 2013
Associate JudgeCity of Pearland2008 - Present
OwnerDennis M. Slate Attorney at Law P.C.2001 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Gulf Coast Family Law SpecialistsMember2015 - Present
Texas Academy of Family Law SpecialistsMember2015 - Present
Texas Municipal Courts AssociationN/A2008 - Present
American Association for Justice (Association of Trial Lawyers of America), Family Law SectionMember2008 - Present
Texas Family Law FoundationMember2006 - Present
Harris County Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2006 - Present
Houston Bar AssociationEqual Access to Justice Committee2006 - Present
Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers AssociationMember2005 - Present
Houston Fit Marathon Training ProgramAssistant Coach2004 - Present
Texas Aggie Bar AssociationMember2002 - Present
Pasadena Bar AssociationImmediate Past President2001 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Miller ChildrenCPS ordered to immediately return children and sanctioned $32,000

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterJurisprudenceJuris Doctrate2000
Texas A&M UniversityPolitical ScienceBachelor of Science1997

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Pasadena Bar Association Family Law InstituteFamily Law Legal Update2007