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The law firm of Laura Dale & Associates, P.C. provides clients with a full array of family law services. Laura is Board Certified in Family Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, and Legal Counsel to the Consulate General of France, Houston Texas. Laura practices exclusively in the area of family law involving high conflict divorce and custody cases, international abduction and other cases brought under the Hague Convention. She is fluent in French.
Laura is a certified mediator, collaborative law attorney, and parenting coordinator under the Texas parenting coordinator statute. She received her JD from South Texas College of Law and is licensed by the Texas Supreme Court, and admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Texas Eastern District Court, the Texas Northern District Court, the Texas Southern District/Bankruptcy Court, the Texas Western Bankruptcy Court, and the Texas Western District Court.
Laura received a BA from the University of Texas in 1978, where she majored in psychology and anthropology. As an undergraduate she interned at the Austin State Hospital for two years, working with children and adolescents. She obtained a master's degree in psychophysiology and a doctoral degree in neuroscience from the University Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg, France. There she served as a recherché attaché with the Centre Nationale de Recherche Scientifique and published in several internationally recognized medical journals, including: Electro-encephalography and Clinical Neuro-physiology; Physiological Psychology; the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology; La Nouvelle Presse Medicale; Revue Francaise des Maladies Respiratoires; Journal de Physiologie.
Laura has an extensive business management background. Previously, she served as Vice President of Americans for Fair Taxation (AFFT), a non-profit, non-partisan, national advocacy group with a membership base of more than 250,000. Laura managed daily operations of the organization and a $15,000,000 budget. She supervised an extensive consulting staff and served as director of research for the organization. The AFFT economic research team included: Harvard University; Stanford University; Boston University; the Baker Institute at Rice University; MIT; the National Bureau of Economic Research; the Cato Institute; the Heritage Foundation; and the Argus Group. Currently, Laura serves as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Harris Country Hospital District Foundation, which raises funds for the district's multiple hospitals and clinics that serve the underinsured in the third most populous county in the United States, Harris County.