Posted by Ranjithkumar
Dennis is very knowledgeable and he know how to handle the situation, im so glad I chose him as my attorney to help me. Ms DANNIELLE SIMMS did a wonderful job in keeping me updated and also in court. their help got me my kids and my rights back
Posted by Cheryl and Jamerson
I would HIGHLY recommend Mr. Slate to anyone.
I came to Mr. Dennis Slate with a challenge that seemed impossible. Mr. Slate asked several questions and educated me on the law. After our conversation Mr. Slate and Ms. Dannielle Simms went into action. It was a relief to be able to place my situation in capable hands. Ms. Simms was always available to answer my questions and provide updates on my case. Her caring and reassurances were greatly appreciated in my times of concern. At trial time I sat back and let Mr. Slate work the law. It was a nothing less than amazing to watch Mr. Slate in action. To say it went well is an understatement. Mr. Slate used his knowledge of the law to expose the truth to the court. I walked out of the courthouse with a huge smile on my face.
I would also like to acknowledge the helpfulness of Ms. Dalia Benitez. Ms. Benitez was always there to answer questions, receive documents, and forward messages.
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Exceptional Care &Attention
Dennis was my adopted children’s attorney; he was not my attorney but he acted as if he was in every way (except in court that is) at every opportunity. When I called to set up the date &time for him to come do his home visit, Dennis was available &arrived within a week. He came in jeans, a tee shirt &tennis shoes. He allowed the two year old to play with his pen &paper all the while asking the necessary &difficult questions, observing us &doing his home inspection. At the final adoption hearing date, he played with the same child, watching movies on his own cell phone with her while I chased the one year old. My attorney sat idly by mostly ignoring us. He &his staff always answered the phone, returned calls, answered emails in a timely manner which helps with the stress of the case. He truly showed sincere care for the whole family &correct &complete resolution of the adoption during &after the trial.
Exceptional Knowledge &Assertiveness
Adoption, even private family, ones have many legal technical aspects that can entrap a family &create unneeded litigation, problems &expenses later to unravel. Most of the detailed &serious legal issues in my case were explained to me, not by my hired counsel but by Dennis or his staff. He was not afraid to approach me to make sure that certain things that have procedural requirements under the law were done to protect the entire family. Issues such as name change requests, obtaining a certified copy of the signed order before sealing &other very important issues were never discussed or acted on by my attorney until I notified her after being advised by Dennis. I had to do much of my own paralegal work to keep the documentation flowing into my attorney’s office because it was not being done by my attorney.
Despite that, the documents would linger for weeks &sometimes months at my attorney’s office before being filed with the court after enough begging on my part or getting close to another court date which often was dependent on the documents filed. This was business as normal for my attorney for my case. How long does it take to e file a document you received electronically?
After the trial for termination of parental rights &granting of adoption, it was Dennis who prepared the final order of termination &adoption, got it to me after he signed it, within 2 days of the trial not my attorney as directed by the judge. I got it to my attorney the next day with our signatures &her office never filed it causing yet another delay. My attorney simply said her office did nothing wrong just because things didn't move in my timeline...
The list can go on &on about what Dennis did, helped to get done &what my hired attorney did not do but I will not bore you with that list.
I cannot impress upon anyone to do their internet research on any attorney &carefully consider the majority of opinions stated in reviews of that attorney for times in life when it matters the most BEFORE YOU H&OVER YOUR MONEY. You must be your own best advocate in how you spend your precious family resources &to whom you entrust your serious family issues to.
I had to pay my attorney a large non-refundable retainer up front for all of this… My attorney has gone on to other review sites &she said some didn't follow her advice. The thing is you have to know the technical issues, you have to answer calls, emails &discuss things in order to give advice. On the other hand, Dennis went far &above in knowledge, assertiveness, attention &care. He is very personable, approachable, &funny kind of man. I will keep his information for many years &pass it out with zeal.
Don't be afraid to challenge, prompt &question if things don't seem right because they just may not be. There are wolves in sheep's clothes advertising &inflating the level of service they claim they will provide. I fell victim to one of them but Dennis prevented a catastrophe.
Posted by Karen
Dennis Slate and his support staff are the most knowledgeable, helpful, professional, and well organized legal team I have ever encountered. Dennis is the man you want on your side when it comes to divorce, child custody, CPS, and any other important family law matter. He is simply the best. He treated my child custody case as if my children’s best interests were as important to him as they are to me. He invests the time it takes to learn your case from beginning to end. He asks all the right questions and is phenomenal in depositions as well as in the court room. Mr. Slate is wise, witty, and not afraid to take on anyone. He’s experienced, realistic, and an all-around great person. Mr. Slate will be honest with you, up front about any difficulties you may encounter with your case, and does not beat around the bush. You’ll never have to try to guess what he’s thinking – he will make sure you know. He was able to help me reach a more workable custody agreement even though I felt like the odds were against us. I wouldn’t have been able to achieve these results without him. Look no further because Dennis Slate is the best attorney in the Houston area.
Posted by Jennifer
At the recommendation of a dear friend, I contacted Mr. Slate and hired him to represent me in my divorce. I was impressed from our initial meeting with his forthright manner and no-nonsense approach. He gave me an idea of what to expect, and the process nearly matched his initial explanation. I never felt that I could not contact his office with any question or concern or that my questions would be met with anything but prompt and patient responses. The professionalism of his office staff as well as the associate attorney that accompanied me to court was matched only by their compassion at this difficult time in my life. I highly recommend Mr. Slate to others who find themselves in a similar situation. I, myself, will be utilizing his expertise again for my will.
Posted by Rachel
I consulted with Dennis about representing me in my divorce that was very cut and dry. I was a little past time for an annulment so a divorce was the way to go. His paralegal, Miriam, did a stellar job. I never saw Dennis again, but Miriam was easy to reach by phone and email and always answered my questions. Everything went smoothly and I feel they are on their game. The only reason I gave them 4 stars is because I feel for an uncontested divorce with no property and no children, it was a bit overpriced. Other than that, very happy with the outcome.
Posted by Sarah
Dennis Slate and his team were outstanding to work with!
My case with my child and her protection was extremely sensitive and emotional.
Mr. Slate was straight forward, honest and up front with me about what he could do for me and what I could expect.
I have used him twice now.
My last case I went to him with shocking news that no parent wants to hear or deliver. He was concerned and ready to defend my case and keep my daughter safe.
He was gentle with my daughter when she had to testify.
He is amazing in the court room and asks tough questions with complete confidence. He continuously studied the family law codes to help with my case. Him and his team totally kept me updated throughout the case. I rarely had to call them, they contacted me. That's rare!
The end result is that my daughter is now safe and he gave her a voice.
I'm forever grateful to Dennis Slate and his team for fighting so hard with me, the work they all put into my case and for the way they handled my case with b the tough circumstances. He put my daughters wellfair at top priority.
If you are looking for an attorney that knows the system and law, and that has a great team, this is your guy!
Posted by Suzi
I first met Dennis Slate in 2013 after he was highly recommended to me by a close friend. In July 2013 my granddaughter's mother was arrested and charged with child endangerment of my grandchild (6 mos old). CPS was called and my family and the mother's family began an 18 month court case. Dennis Slate represented my family and the end result was that I received Sole Managing Conservatorship of my grandchild. Mr. Slate is very knowledgeable with the CPS system and how they work. If you ever get involved with CPS then you may want to consider Mr. Slate as your attorney. CPS can change your life forever and you will need an attorney who will fight for you and who knows the system. Mr. Slate will do all he can for the children involved and what is best for them.
Six months after our CPS case was closed, I was again in need of help. I retained Mr. Slate to modify the visitation order of the parents of my grandchild, due to their bad choices and lifestyle. On Dec. 9, 2015 the judge granted the order to modify in the best interest of the child. My grandchild is a safe and happy 3 year old,
It has been a 2 1/2 year journey for us and Dennis Slate has been there for us through it all the way. I can say without a doubt that if you are seeking legal representation then Mr. Slate is the attorney you want and need. He is straight up with you and will tell you exactly what he can or cannot do for you. He is very compassionate about his cases. He is the utmost professional in and out of the the courtroom and he is a BEAR when dealing with opposing counsel.
Mr. Slate's staff is very friendly and helpful with all your needs and questions, especially Ryann. Ryann is the best and she went above and beyond to answer all my questions and concerns. She was there for me and all the craziness that went with my case. I cannot say enough about her except that she was awesome.
Thank you Dennis Slate and all you have done so that we can now move forward with our lives. I will never forget your dedication, kindness and support.
Posted by Chris
Dennis clearly explained what the possibilities were with regards to the end result of our case. He is very professional and understands how to 'handle with care'; you can trust Dennis with important matters such as your children to him as your lawyer. Dennis and his staff were very responsive throughout the entire process and dealt very well with a difficult opposing counsel. We can recommend Dennis to anybody in need of an excellent attorney.
Posted by Ashley
Mr. Slate is an excellent attorney. I hired him for my termination/adoption case. It was our wish for my sons stepdad to be able to adopt him and Mr. Slate made it come true. No matter what came up, he kept pushing and figuring things out. Mr. Slate gets things done!!!!! I would certainly use him again and would recommend him to anybody.