Reviews from Our Clients

  • “I will never forget your dedication, kindness and support.”

    Suzi C.

  • “Look no further because Dennis Slate is the best attorney in the Houston area.”

    Karen B.

  • “I promise you won't be disappointed!”


  • “Epitome of integrity and awesome.”


  • “If you want to walk into the court room and get the real results that you deserve, then make the drive to Deer Park and hire Slate Law!”


  • “A voice for our family.”


  • “Do yourself a favor, trust Dennis Slate and his team to represent you in your time of need.”


  • “Dennis owns the court room and demands justice.”

    Happy Client

  • “He was a hard fighter for us.”


  • “I recommend your life in the hands of Mr. Slate.”

    Happy Client

  • “It was a relief to be able to place my situation in capable hands.”


  • “To Dennis and his entire staff, our family will be forever indebted.”

    Rebecca D.

Hire a Board-Certified Family Law Attorney at Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law

When you are at risk for losing the right to care for your own child, you will need high-quality legal guidance from an attorney who has a complete understanding of the matter at hand. Several attorneys at our firm are Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Board certification means that the lawyer has relevant experience in a specific field of law. In our case, this experience shows that we are accomplished in the field of family law.

Attorney Dennis Slate, is Double Board-Certified in Family Law and Child Welfare Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. Attorneys Robert I. Kuehm & Lauren F. Durso are Board-Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization. As a Child Welfare Law specialist, Dennis is an expert in matters related to Child Protective Services (CPS).

He has unique insight and in-depth knowledge of the laws regarding termination of parental rights, placement of children into foster care, adoption through DFPS, and court decisions affecting parent-child relationships.

Only a Distinguished Few Are Chosen

Lawyers who are Board Certified have the right to present themselves as specialists in their specific area of law. According to the State Bar of Texas, attorneys who are Board Certified are the only ones who are allowed to call themselves specialists.

The process of board certification is voluntary and is accomplished by an attorney with:

  • More than five years of experience in that field of law
  • Minimum of three years' experience in the specialty area
  • Ongoing involvement in the specialty area
  • Continuing legal education work

Because of the extensive qualifications needed, very few attorneys become Board Certified. As of 2012, only 7,000 of the 70,000 attorneys in Texas were Board Certified. Our attorneys are among the select few. When you choose a lawyer who is Board Certified, you can trust that your case will be handled with care from a specialist in that field.

Get Quality Representation from Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law

We are focused on helping clients and providing them with the quality legal guidance they deserve. With the experience we offer, you can have the peace of mind you need during this time. We know the regulations that the state of Texas has on the field of family law and the realm of child protective service defense.

When you are looking for quality representation to defend your right to keep your child, you will want to choose a Houston child protective services lawyer who is Board Certified in Family Law and Child Welfare for a variety of reasons, including:

  • Mark of excellence
  • Distinguished among other lawyers
  • Easy to find

When you select our firm, you can have confidence in the legal guidance you receive. Board Certification means we have substantial and relevant experience in the area of family law. When we represent you, we will treat you with the care you deserve.

Schedule a Case Evaluation Today

To date, we have helped numerous past clients when Child Protective Services (CPS) has challenged their ability to raise their children. We know this is one of the most frustrating circumstances you can face, and we are available to help you fight for your children.

Do not hesitate to contact us today for the legal guidance you deserve!

Why Choose Us?

  • Over 100 Years of Combined Legal Experience

  • Named One of the Top Family Law Firms in Houston by H Texas Magazine

  • 10/10 Avvo Rating

  • Attorney Slate Served in U.S. Military for 25 Years

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Please note, the attorneys at Slate & Associates, Attorneys at Law, are only licensed to practice in the state of Texas, and cannot assist with out-of-state cases.
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