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Laura D Dale

Laura D. Dale
Email Contact
713-574-7952
Board Certified

  • Firm founder Laura Dale is an experienced attorney who handles international and domestic family law cases. She is board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
  • Laura is a certified mediator, collaborative law attorney and Texas parenting coordinator.
  • Laura also serves as legal counsel to the consulate general of France in Houston.
Liza A. Greene

Liza A. Greene
Email Contact
713-574-7952
Board Certified

  • Liza A. Greene is certified in both family law and consumer bankruptcy by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.
  • Liza has practiced law for 34 years and has extensive experience litigating family law issues in bankruptcy court.
D Herndon

Debra S. Herndon (Casaceli)
Email Contact
713-574-7952
Board Certified

  • Debra S. Herndon (Casaceli) advises clients on all aspects of family law, divorce, adoption, paternity and mediation issues.
  • Debra is board certified, and is experienced in drafting marital property agreements, including pre- and post-nuptial agreements.
Marjorie-A-Maxwell

Marjorie A. Maxwell
Email Contact
713-574-7952
Board Certified

  • Primary focus on complex marital property characterization and valuation issues
  • Board certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization
  • During law school she interned in the Harris County District Attorney’s Family Criminal Law Division and the Family Litigation Unit of Lone Star Legal Aid
  • Certified mediator through the Frank Evans Center for Conflict Resolution
Ashley V Tomlinson

Ashley V. Tomlinson
Email Contact
713-574-7952
Board Certified

  • Ashley Tomlinson has a background in domestic violence law and international law.
  • Ashley works on international child abduction cases at the firm and also has considerable experience handling appeals and complex motions.

Associates

John M. Ransom II
Email Contact
713-574-7952

  • John Ransom speaks French and has considerable experience handling prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, complex property issues and bankruptcy.
Michael Herndon

Michael L. Herndon
Email Contact
713-574-7952

  • Michael Herndon is a skilled family law attorney who primarily focuses on cases involving complex property division litigation and grandparents’ rights. He gained most of his experience working with closely held businesses from jobs held prior to attending law school.
Nicholas Traylor

Nicholas Traylor
Email Contact
713-574-7952

  • Nicholas has exclusively practiced family law, handling cases ranging from uncontested divorces to complex property cases involving child custody.
J. Shannon Cavers

J. Shannon Cavers
Email Contact
713-574-7952

  • Shannon graduated from South Texas College of Law Houston in the top 1/3rd of her class.
  • Ms. Cavers is a certified family law mediator and member of the Texas Mediator Credentialing Association, parenting facilitator and parenting coordinator.
Melissa Aldape

Melissa Aldape
Email Contact
713-574-7952

  • Melissa has a background in transactional employment-based immigration law, including working with an international clientele and U.S. Embassies abroad.
  • Melissa exclusively practices family law, and prides herself in passionately advocating for her clients. She has experience in high conflict custody cases, as well as handling custody and property division matters in highly contested divorces.

We would also like to thank attorney Joel Grandstaff for his years of service with our firm. He is now retired, but if you worked with Mr. Grandstaff in the past, feel free to reach out to us for assistance with your current legal concerns.

Schedule A Consultation Today

Our team has the skills, experience and resources necessary to handle even the most complex family law issues. To make an appointment, please call our Houston office at 713-574-7952 or contact us online.

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