Welcome to Dale & Klein L.L.P.:
Dale & Klein, L.L.P. was formed on May 1, 1989. The firm is engaged in civil trial law and family law. Civil trial law, including representation of plaintiffs and defendants, comprises approximately 60% of the practice with family law comprising approximately 40% of the practice.
We provide aggressive representation in cases that involve cutting edge legal issues in the areas of Insurance Defense, Family Law, Personal Injury Law, Products Liability, Casualty Insurance, First Party Claim Defense, Business and Employment Litigation, Professional Negligence Defense, Defense of medical professionals in administrative proceedings, Civil Rights Claims and Coverage Disputes. Our office is located in McAllen Texas. We handle cases throughout the Hidalgo, Starr, Willacy, and Cameron counties and throughout the State upon special request.
Since its founding by attorneys Roy Dale and Katie Pearson Klein in 1989, our firm has provided the highest quality legal representation to individuals and institutions through our unique combination of expertise, dedication, and personal attention. Roy S. Dale was a licensed attorney for over fifty- nine (59) years at the time of his death in 2020. He relocated to Brownsville, Texas from Fort Wayne, Indiana in 1978. He received his law degree from Indiana University in 1961. He practiced in various law firms before merging Roy S. Dale, P.C. with Katie Pearson Klein, P.C. to form Dale & Klein. Katie Pearson Klein graduated from Baylor University School of Law in 1978 and was associated with two (2) McAllen law firms and the District Attorney's Office of Hidalgo County, Texas, and served as City Attorney of the City of Pharr, Texas before becoming a solo practitioner in September of 1981. The law firm is involved primarily in civil litigation and family law. Ms. Klein is board certified in family law and also in civil trial law. Our firm handles appellate matters in state and federal courts.
We take pride in our firm’s ability to professionally handle Defense matters, Family Law, Personal Injury matters, Products Liability, Casualty Insurance, First Party Claim Defense, Business and Employment Litigation, Professional Negligence Defense, Civil Rights claims and Coverage Disputes. Because of our commitment to excellence and creative advocacy, we have prevailed in numerous important cases and trials. We believe that our firm offers a level of personal service and dedication that is unmatched. Our firm’s clients are unusually diverse, including some of the world’s largest corporations, as well as individuals throughout the world and from all walks of life. Regardless of the nature of your case, we offer you the assurance that your matter will be treated uniquely and that you will receive personal attention or that we will appropriately refer you to competent counsel if we are unable to competently handle your matter. You can count on ethical, effective, aggressive representation by the lawyers.
Divorce, Annulment, Child Custody, Child Support, Visitation Rights, Spousal Support/Alimony, Adoption, Guardianship, State Child Protection, and Domestic Violence
FAMILY & MEDICAL LEAVE ACT (FMLA)
Birth and Care of an Employee's Child, or Placement for Adoption or Foster Care of a Child, Care of an Immediate Family Member (Spouse, Child, Parent) who has a Serious Health Condition, Care of an Employee's own Serious Health Condition
Unequal Treatment Based on an Individual's Real or Perceived Disability
in Employment, Education, Housing, Building Access, and Transportation
Workers' Rights, Anti-Discrimination, Leave Laws, Human Resources, Labor Relations, Works Compensation
Wage Theft due to Ignoring Overtime Pay, Minimum Wage Violation, Deduction from Hours Worked, Underpaying Tipped Employees, Misclassifying an Employee, Failure to Pay Commission
The Federal Overtime Provisions are Contained in the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Unless Exempt, Employees Covered by the Act Must Receive Overtime Pay for Hours Worked Over 40 in a Workweek.
NATIONAL ORIGIN DISCRIMINATION
Discrimination in Employment, Education, Housing, Building Access, or Transportation due to Origin, Ancestry, Place of Birth, Citizenship
Unwelcome Verbal or Physical Behavior Such as: Offensive Behavior, Physical Assaults or Threats, Intimidation, Insults, Sexual Harassment
Discrimination or Segregation in Employment, Education, Housing, Building Access, or Transportation Based on Religion, Religious Garb or Grooming Practices
Also called Wrongful Termination or Wrongful Dismissal is when an Employee's Contract of Employment is Terminated by the Employer where the Termination Breaches One or More Terms of Contract.
Discrimination against individuals whose civil rights have been violated, whether they are U.S. citizens or immigrants living in the country. Civil Rights violations involve actions by state actors under color of law.
MUNICIPAL LAW & GOVERNMENTAL ENTITY LITIGATION
Representation for: cities, counties, municipalities, and other public sector
entities on a full range of critical issues. Entity Litigation also includes claims brought against government entities by individuals to redress wrongs.
Texas Super LawyerTM 2011-2022
Recognized by the American Institute
of Family Law Attorneys
Top "10 Best" Family Law Lawyers in Texas
for Client Satisfaction 2015-2022
FELLOW OF THE COLLEGE OF THE STATE BAR
AV RATED IN MARTINDALE-HUBBELL
THE SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES
BOARD CERTIFIED IN
CIVIL TRIAL LAW & FAMILY LAW
JURY TRIAL LAWYERS
FLUENT IN SPANISH
EXPERIENCED IN MEXICAN LEGAL DISPUTES
FREQUENT LECTURER/AUTHOR IN CONTINUING
REPRESENTATION OF MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS IN
CIVIL RIGHTS LITIGATORS
DIVORCE AND CHILD CUSTODY LITIGATORS
LICENSED, EXPERIENCED LITIGATORS IN
RECOGNIZED FOR CLIENT SATISFACTION
BEST FAMILY LAWYER
IN SOUTH TEXAS
"I had retained the services of another attorney for my divorce case and had serious concerns about the way it was going. I terminated that agreement and hired Ms. Klein. Immediately, the case turned around and I saw the strategy of a winner. If Ms. Klein is on the case, make sure she's on your side."