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Based in Deer Park and Pearland, we serve all of the greater Houston, Galveston and Brazoria County areas, This Firm prides itself on offering clients dynamic legal representation for a fraction of the cost of most downtown firms. Dennis M. Slate and his staff of attorneys and paralegals have devoted their legal careers to handling complex Family law matters and defending families from false CPS allegations.


Practice areas


  1. Family: 75%
    16 years
  2. Child Abuse: 25%
    16 years



Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

12 total 

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  • Bryan Joseph Fagan

    I endorse this lawyer. Mr. slate was appointed as the mediator in one of my cases. He was very knowledgeable and helped to resolve a case that had drug on for over a year.


    Bryan Fagan Divorce and separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • James Michael Evans

    I endorse this lawyer.


    James Evans Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Dennis M. Slate, Attorney at Law

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

Pearland Office

1920 Country Place Parkway
Suite 354
Pearland, TX, 77584

Houston Office

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



TXEligible To Practice In Texas 200108/17/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top Houston Family AttorneyH Texas Magazine2016
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 Pearland2008 - Present
OwnerDennis M. Slate Attorney at Law P.C.2001 - Present
Associate JudgeCity of Houston2009 - 2013
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
Ex-Spouse Defamation CaseEx-wife found liable for libel and slander and ordered to pay damages of $2.1 Million.
Miller ChildrenCPS ordered to immediately return children and sanctioned $32,000
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Houston Law CenterJurisprudenceJD - Juris Doctor2000
Texas A&M UniversityPolitical ScienceOther - Bachelors1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Texas Judge Advocate General's ConferenceMilitary Pension Division in Texas2015
Pasadena Bar Association Family Law InstituteFamily Law Legal Update2007