Laura D. Dale

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Houston, TX

Laura Dale & Associates, P.C.
 | 1800 St. James Place, Suite 620
Houston, TX 77056
Phone: 713-364-0719
Fax: 713-600-1718
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019
Selected To Rising Stars: 2011
Licensed Since: 2001
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • French
Attorney Profile

Board certified in family law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and Legal Counsel to the Consulate General of France, Houston, attorney Laura D. Dale practices exclusively in the area of family law. She focuses her practice on cases involving high-conflict divorce and custody cases, international abduction and other cases brought under the Hague Convention. She is fluent in French.

A certified mediator, collaborative law attorney and parenting coordinator under the Texas parenting coordinator statute, Ms. Dale has an impressive background supporting her legal practice. She obtained a master's degree in psychophysiology and a doctoral degree in neuroscience from the University Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, France, where she served as a recherché attaché with the Centre Nationale de Recherche Scientifique and published in several internationally recognized medical journals.

Ms. Dale received her law degree from South Texas College of Law. She is licensed by the Texas Supreme Court and admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the 5th, 7th, and 10th Circuits, the Texas Eastern, Northern, Southern and Western District Courts, as well as the Texas Southern and Western Bankruptcy Courts.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights


Selected to Super Lawyers for 8 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2012 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2011

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About Laura Dale

Admitted: 2001, Texas

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Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Parenting Coordinator
  • Mediation and Collaborative Law
  • Board Certified Family Law Texas Board of Legal Specialization, 2006

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Member, State Bar of Texas, Family Law Section
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Texas
  • Member, French Section of the Louisiana State Bar
  • Member, Association of Women Attorneys
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas
  • Member, French-American Chamber of Commerce
  • Member, Burta Rhodes Raborn Family Law Inns of Court
  • Member, Phi Delta Phi International Legal Fraternity
  • Member, College of the State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Texas
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit
  • Member, Houston Bar Association
  • Member, Association of Family and Conciliation Courts

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • A Client for Life - How to Keep Those Referrals Coming, Houston Bar Association, March, 2004
  • Informal Marriage and Marriages in Other States, Marriage Dissolution Conference, April, 2004
  • Cultural Aspects of Divorce, South Texas College of Law Continuing Legal Education, February, 2007
  • Handling Special Property Division Issues, Half Moon CLE, January, 2007
  • Why Shouldn’t I Handle a Family Law Case on My Own?, Winstead University, November, 2008
  • Examining the Examiner, Advanced Family Law, 2009
  • Dealing with Ethnic and Religious Issues in Suits Affecting the Parent-Child Relationship Parent-Child Relationships, University of Texas CLE, 2010
  • International Issues – Travel, Advanced Family Law Drafting Course, 2010
  • International Marital Estates: The First Steps, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Conference, Las Vegas, Nevada, 2012
  • The Economic Impact of Replacing the Federal Income Tax with a Federal Consumption Tax: Leveling the International Playing Field, Currents International Law Journal, Spring, 2001
  • Don’t be a Neanderthal: Case Management Software-The Time for Evolution is Now! 2002 So. Tex. Fam. L. Gen. Practice Ch. I

Representative Clients:

  • Norinder v. Fuentes, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 121476, S.D. Ill. 2010, affirmed 657 F.3d 526, 7th Cir. 2011

Educational Background:

  • University of Texas, Austin, B.A. in Psychology, 1978
  • Universite Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France, Doctoral Degree, Neuroscience
  • The Kinkaid School
  • Universite Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France, Master's Degree, Psychophysiology
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Office Location for Laura D. Dale

1800 St. James Place
Suite 620
Houston, TX 77056

Phone: 713-364-0719

Fax: 713-600-1718

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Last Updated: 1/29/2020

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