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Reviews from Our Clients

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  • “Got the job done fast and also kept my spirits high during the process.”

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

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  • “He was a hard fighter for us.”

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

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  • “A voice for our family.”

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  • “Shirley Mitchell is an amazing attorney.”

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  • “Everyone I encountered at this firm is amazing and they do their jobs very, very well.”

    Dustin

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

    Happy Client

  • “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!”

    David

Ben J. Raia

Associate Attorney

Ben J. Raia is an Associate Attorney at Slate & Associates. He has been practicing law since 2008 focusing on family law matters, including divorce, child custody, asset division, protective orders, modification of orders, and adoption; as well as drafting wills and ancillary documents along with other probate matters, including administrations, guardianships, heirship proceedings, and estate planning. He has immense experience both taking cases to trial as well as coming to settlement in mediation.

Ben was born and raised in the Houston area. After graduating from high school, he attended Texas A&M University and earned a degree in Business Administration with an emphasis on small business and entrepreneurial ventures. After returning to the Houston area, Ben received his Doctor of Jurisprudence from South Texas College of Law in 2007. Shortly after passing the bar exam in 2008, Ben worked at Sheri Y. Dean & Associates, a family law firm.

Prior to joining Slate & Associates, Ben was the principal attorney at Ben J. Raia & Associates in Friendswood, from 2010 to January of 2020. His practice was also centered around helping clients with their family law cases, probate matters, wills, and Social Security benefit matters. Ben decided to join Slate & Associates in 2020 and he is looking forward to the team atmosphere of the firm and discussing case strategy with other attorneys at the firm who have more than 80 years of collective experience in family law.

Prior to starting his law career, he worked in managerial roles at two restaurants owned by his family: D’Amico’s Italian Market & Café and Raia’s Italian Market. Ben is married and is the proud parent of a beautiful daughter and rambunctious son.

Why Choose Us?

  • Over 80 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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