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Dannielle Simms

Experience

Dannielle Simms is an associate attorney with Dennis M. Slate, Attorney at Law. She specializes in complex family law issues including divorce, modifications, child support, and CPS defense. Prior to working for Dennis Slate, Dannielle participated the in Success Through Addiction Recovery (STAR) Program of Harris County. While working with this program, Dannielle handled cases for parents and children who were in active cases involving the Department of Family and Protective Services. As an advocate for parents, Dannielle was tasked with representing parents navigating through their cases; assisting with recovery from drugs or alcohol; and ultimate reunification with their children.
After participating in the STAR Program, Dannielle began taking court appointments representing indigent parents and their children in various district courts in cases involving the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, formerly known as CPS. Dannielle’s experience in the courtroom with this type of work has allowed her to obtain the unique skills required to work a case involving the agencyfrom start to finish. Dannielle’s familiarity with these types of cases brings a special knowledge base to guide clients through an ordeal that can be very traumatic without proper leadership and guidance from an attorney experienced in this area.

Legal Education

Dannielle attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law and dedicated much of her law school curriculum to coursework that directly including: family law; marital property; wills, trusts, and estates; mock trial; and trial advocacy. Since beginning her legal practice in 2012, Dannielle has specialized in complex family law issues including CPS defense, custody modifications, property division, and divorce. In addition, she has a vast array of courtroom experience on a multitude of family law cases.

Pre-Law Experience

Prior to coming to work for Dennis Slate, Attorney at Law, Dannielle interned at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office from Summer 2010 to Fall 2012. During her tenure at the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, Dannielle has handled a variety of cases under the supervision and guidance of the various district attorneys. Dannielle worked in the Vehicular Crimes Division of the District Attorney’s Office where she managed files, interacted with victims,observed crime scenes, and sat through trials. Dannielle then moved to the 180th Judicial District Court where she handled felony case files. During law school, Dannielle was an active member of the Thurgood Marshall School of Law Mock TrialTeam which won the National Black Law Students Association Mock Trial Competition. Through mock trial, Dannielle developed the oral and written advocacy skills necessary to win both in and outside of the courtroom.

Legal Education: Thurgood Marshall School of Law, J.D. 2012

Undergraduate Education: Texas A&M University, 2009 major in Political Science with a minor is Busines
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