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 90 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.