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Dennis R. Vetrano

Divorce and separation Attorney at Beacon, NY

4.7   19 reviews

also known as Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., LLC

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  • Licensed for 25 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found

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About Dennis

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OVER 15 YEARS OF PROVIDING PROFESSIONAL, DEDICATED REPRESENTATION TO FAMILY LAW AND DIVORCE CLIENTS.

At The Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., LLC, we take pride in providing professional, dedicated representation to clients regarding all aspects of divorce and family law. We are staffed by highly trained attorneys, paralegals and support staff with over 75 years collective experience in handling virtually each and every divorce or family law issue. We understand and appreciate that family law and divorce cases are extremely unique and important matters in that much of what our clients hold dear is hanging in the balance; your children, your home, your income, your retirement, your business. With this is mind, we approach each and every case with a high level of understanding and responsiveness. As leaders in the field of family law, our attorneys have extensive experience in litigating family offenses/orders of protection, child custody & visitation, support, divorce, separation, and all other family law cases. Our singular approach is to accomplish the goals we set together with our clients at the initial consultation. As such we are equally capable of negotiating an agreed upon resolution between spouses and/or parents.

Awards

Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
2015

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Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., LLC
Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., LLC
210 Main Street
Goshen, NY, 10924
Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., LLC
218 Main Street
New Paltz, NY, 12561
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4.7 / 5.0
  19 customer reviews
Client's Choice 2015
Client's Choice
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Posted by PaulR | June 4, 2015
The Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., LLC = THE BEST
Dennis and his staff have been my support and safety net for nearly 2-years now and have helped me throughout my extremely contentious divorce case. Needless to say, I highly recommend this law firm. From the initial FREE consultation meet & greet, to the numerous daily phone calls, texts and email communications, Dennis and his team were there for me...listening, advising and working diligently to WIN. He explains the complex legal system and associated legal jargon in a clear & concise fashion, allowing you to make smart & sound decisions. Dennis leads his "Team" by example, with each & every Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr. employee displaying a tremendous work ethic, excellent Customer Service and the utmost professionalism. I couldn't thank him and his team enough. I am proud to have the Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr. in my corner....and you will too!
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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2015
Best Attorney
Dennis tackled a very unusual legal situation. After working full time for 30 years as a civil servant. I became gravely ill with secondary multiple sclerosis. I was told after 30 years of full time service my benefits would not kick in unless I worked 2 more years. Dennis took on this case when many other lawyers would not. After 10 weeks I was ready to retire with my benefits. Dennis saved my life...His compassion and professionalism are second to know one.
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Brave enough to tell truth about working moms
Takes courage as man to say other men could do better. It’s the obvious truth but taboo to state. The family unit is impacted by taking advantage of working moms constantly working at home and outside of home.
Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hired Dennis Vetrano Law To handle my divorce case
Dennis Vetrano Law represented me for my divorce case, they ensured that l received what l was entitled to. Thank you Dennis for personally seeing that all my needs were met through this difficult time.
Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend !
Rachel Walker handled my matter, which I was quite worried about. She took the time to sit down and explain what her plan for handling it would be. She was upfront and honest, informing me not only what the best outcome could be but what the worst outcome could be as well. This made me feel very comfortable with Rachel’s representation, as most lawyers I had met with previously gave me the impression they could undoubtedly get me the best result. Rachel did, in fact, give me great news, she got me the best result she could have! At that moment, I was relieved I had chosen the Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano. I will certainly choose their office again for any future legal representation I may need. Highly recommended!! Thank you, Rachel !
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Posted by anonymous | November 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The best for personal service!
After consulting with many attorneys, Dennis was the first who really understood what I needed, instead of just treating me like a textbook case. His experience as a children's advocate has been absolutely priceless as he worked to make sure our custody agreement centered around what was best for my special needs son, and we prevailed. I'm so thankful that I made the right choice for me and my son.
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Posted by Nicholas | August 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Best of the Best, would absolutely use Dennis again!!!
After so many times of feeling like I was being taken advantage of by the courts, my ex wife and her lawyers, I am so thankful I was referred to Dennis by another lawyer I had known. Being my case was a distance from my home I could not use the lawyer close to me. During my interactions with Dennis he always had the best intentions for me as his client and was able to present my case much better than I had expected. He was very intuative to what my ex was trying to get away with and was able to present it to the courts and make them aware . My life changed drastically for the better after having Dennis represent me in court and I finally felt like someone understood my situation and how difficult it was in every aspect of my life. For a long time I felt like the courts were so one sided for the woman, but after going through court with Dennis I could say I was finally treated fairly, it just took the right person to represent me. I follow Dennis and his team on social media and I am happy to see the success they have made.
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Posted by Matthew | August 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great team!
I have been working with this law firm for more than 2 years. They have always been a great help. The attorneys are always compassionate and understanding and willing to take the time to listen to my concerns. They are also very understanding when it comes to paying your bill and willing to work with you. I would highly recommend this law firm to anyone needing legal help
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Posted by Angel I. Falcon | December 16, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Exceptional Advocacy!
Dennis and his associates work extremely hard on behalf of their clients to accomplish all desired objectives. He has extensive knowledge in the areas of matrimonial and family law and never hesitates to the do the heavy lifting required to get the job done! I recommend he and his team to anyone with such a need.
Posted by Kundi Clark | June 12, 2015
BEST and Most Supportative Divorce Attorney
Dennis and his team were extremely competent, and compassionate during my divorce process. His ability to see every angle, expert knowledge and advice made a very difficult time in my life so much easier. I was so touched by how supportive Dennis was, I found I was able to reach him or his team at any time I needed help or advice. He was able secure the settlement I wanted in a timely and fair manner. His team and office were so professional and helpful. Getting a divorce is difficult but if you have Dennis fighting for you in your corner you are guaranteed results! I am so thankful for all his help, I can highly recommend him for and family or divorce matters.
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Posted by Eric | June 12, 2015
Hire this firm before the OTHER party does!!
I needed a good, solid law firm to represent me in family court. As a single male about to lobby for full custody of my ten year old son, I knew the odds were against me. But Dennis and his team put together a solid foundation of facts and testimony that helped me achieve everything I had asked for in my petition. Their no-nonsense approach in the courtroom, and reassurance before-hand, made a very stress full time in my life that much easier. Definitely not the law firm you want to see representing the OPPOSING side of your plight!
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Posted by Ian | June 10, 2015
Exceptional representation
Dennis handled my custody case that had been going on for years prior to Dennis getting on the case. He fought harder and more vigorously than any attorney that I had prior to him. When faced with an obvious bias from the Attorney for my daughter he didn't think twice about bringing the judge's attention to that fact. It was incredible to have an attorney who listened and genuinely cared about my case and achieving the best outcome no matter how much work was necessary to get there. It was great having a fighter in my corner. I would recommend the Law Office of Dennis Vetrano to anyone who is fighting to protect their right to be a parent. Thanks again Dennis!
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Posted by Jason F | June 10, 2015
Best lawyer ever!
I was a client of Mr Vetrano's. I found him to be very humble yet very authoritative in the court room. He made me feel as if we had the case won before we got there! It was truly A pleasure to watch him work in the court room and not let me the client be taken advantage of! I truly felt like I had a friend and not a lawyer working for me. It was a total pleasure and a wonderful experience to have an attorney and his firm stand behind me as
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Posted by Jennifer | June 9, 2015
Amazing Team !
Dennis was recommend to me after my previous attorney failed my family. By this point, I was feeling hopeless and my faith as well as my trust diminished. From my first encounter on the phone with Dennis's office to my consultation where Dennis sat and listened to my case I Ieft his office with a sense of trust and confidence that Dennis was going to get the best possible outcome for my family.Dennis on his radio ad states "YOUR CASE IS HIS CASE".this is truly how you feel when Dennis and support staff are representing you .They are a phone call away to answer all your questions and calm your nerves to guide you though such a difficult time in your life. Everyone on his team is professional as well as knowledgeable .My family will forever be grateful,and would highly recommend this firm .
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Posted by Daniel | June 8, 2015
You know you are in good hands when you are with Dennis!
As soon as I spoke with Dennis my nerves were calmed and my mind was at ease. He has things under control and makes effective educated decisions. He and his team are very well prepared, responsive and professional. Dennis stays ahead of the case at all times and has all angles covered. Dennis and his team are not afraid to put in the effort to get you the absolute best result. Thank you Dennis for all that you have done for my family.
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Posted by anonymous | June 4, 2015
Great LIistener!
I came to Mr. Vetrano's seeking advice for a very painful matrimonial issue that I was confronting at the time. It was very a personal and embarrassing situation. Looking back now, I am happy that Mr. Vetrano was a great listener, understood my anger and hurt; and after my venting, his feedback to me was clear, informative and truthful. He explained to me what my choices were, what the law says to do and not to do and what avenues or segways can be taken to alleviate the situation while deciding on whether or not to proceed with a divorce. I am most thankful for his professionalism.
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Posted by Charlotte | June 4, 2015
Outstanding Attorney
Dennis Vetrano helped me with a situation and I was very impressed by his knowledge and passion for getting results. His experience, confidence and drive make him an excellent litigator, the kind that stands out in court. His staff is efficient, pleasant and readily available. I would highly recommend him!
Posted by Lore Bennett | April 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Good
I am in the middle of the case so I cannot not give a higher rating yet. I'm dealing with Rachael and she is kind and patient, which is important to me. I ask a lot of questions and She is also so far, acceptbly prompt. I also deal with the paralegal, Hillary and She's likewise good about getting back to me. I feel cared for. As I said, I'm still in the early stages though.
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Posted by anonymous | March 28, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Disappointed
I hired this law firm to represent me in my divorce. Initially, they gave me the impression that they were sincere. I paid a total of $7,000 and all they did was to purchase an index number in the court and serve my husband with a summons but the summons was never filed with the court. The $7,000 was used up in phone calls and then they kept asking for more money. I terminated the contract with them. I realized that they are all about money and that they have no integrity.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Chief Executive Officer/Attorney
  • The Law Office of Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr., LLC
  • 2005 - Present
  • Appointed Counsel
  • 18-b, Assigned Counsel Panel for Dutchess Family Court
  • 2006 - 2013
  • Appointed Counsel
  • Appellate Division, Second Department, Law Guardian Panel for Dutchess County
  • 2006 - 2013
  • Appointed Counsel
  • Law Guardian for Dutchess County Youth Treatment Court
  • 2006 - 2013
  • Appointed Counsel
  • Law Guardian Liaison for Columbia County Family Treatment Court
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Appointed Counsel
  • Appellate Division, Third Department, Law Guardian Panel for Columbia County
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Appointed Counsel
  • 18-b, Assigned Counsel Panel for Columbia County Family Court
  • 2005 - 2006
  • Special Prosecutor
  • Columbia County Department of Social Services
  • 2005 - 2007
  • Assistant Social Services Attorney
  • Columbia County Department of Social Services
  • 2003 - 2005
  • Appointed Counsel
  • Appellate Division, Third Department, Law Guardian Panel for Schenectady County
  • 2001 - 2003
  • Junior Associate Attorney
  • The Law Office of Alice K. Berke
  • 2000 - 2003
  • Legal Assistant
  • Overton, Russell & Doerr
  • 1996 - 1996
  • Extern, Clinical Legal Studies Program
  • Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York
  • 1996 - 1996
  • Legal Assistant, Litigation Bureau
  • State of New York Department of Law/Attorney General's Office
  • 1996 - 1998
  • Legal Assistant
  • Viglotti and O'Neill Attorneys at Law
  • 1994 - 1994
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Education

  • Albany Law School of Union University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1997
  • University at Albany
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Substantial increase in parenting time for client to 50/50 shared custody arrangement
  • Resulted in a massive increase in parenting time/visitation and allowing the client to be an equal participant in the child's life.
  • Bogus Family Offense/Order of Protection
  • Obtained a dismissal of the family offense petition and order of protection along with an order awarding legal and physical custody of our client's children to him. We were also able to get the mother evicted/removed from the father's home.
  • Spouse Absconded with Child to Another Jurisdiction
  • D.R. VETRANO LAW secures a solid win restoring jurisdiction to the local supreme (divorce) court and returning our client's child to their care approximately one week after the absconder.
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Associations

  • Westchester Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Women's Bar Association, Mid Hudson Valley Chapter, N.Y.
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • New York Association of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2020
  • Dutchess County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2020
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2020
  • New York State Bar Association Trial Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2020
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2020
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Dutchess County Educators Award for Academic Excellence
  • Dutchess County Educators
  • 1991
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Speaking Engagements

  • "Behind the Law"
  • Various Family Law/Divorce Issues
  • 2015
  • Q & A regarding various Family Law topics
  • Family Law
  • 2014
  • Q & A regarding various Family Law topics
  • Family Law
  • 2012
  • Q & A regarding various Family Law topics
  • Family Law
  • 2011
  • "Parenting the second time around"
  • Grandparents rights to child custody and visitation
  • 2008
  • Complex Trial Practice Issues
  • Trial Practice Training/Seminar
  • 2006
  • Ethical obligations of Law Guardians
  • Role of the Law Guardian
  • 2002
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (6)
Endorse Dennis
Child custody Attorney | Jul 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Apr 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working with Dennis for more than a decade. Dennis is one of the strongest litigators in this locality. He doesn't back away from a fight and I have always admired his legal acumen. Not only is Dennis an excellent lawyer but he is also a really nice man."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I personally know Dennis R. Vetrano, Jr. to be hard working, trustworthy and kindhearted person. He brings these very same attributes to his law practice and it is with this knowledge that I have confidently recommended clients seek his services and will continue to do so."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I rarely making endorsements and only do so when the person is truly deserving of one. I have known Dennis for many years and have been opposing counsel on several matters. Dennis is the consummate professional. He is a zealous and tenacious advocate, who serves his client's best interest. I respect his legal skills, his integrity and his honesty. Most importantly, Dennis is a gentleman, an admirable colleague and a highly qualified attorney who I recommend without any reservation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have had the privilege of working for and knowing Dennis for the last few years. Dennis is an outstanding attorney with an exceptional reputation. His extensive experience and knowledge in the matrimonial area of law is an asset to any potential client. He is also a strong and zealous advocate for all of his clients. He honestly cares about the people he represents and it shows. It has been an honor working with him. I would recommend Dennis and his firm to any person in need of advice or guidance during such a stressful time in their lives."
Family Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have had the pleasure of working both with, and against Mr. Vetrano, and the other attorneys in his firm. His entire firm is trial tested, competent, and well respected in the legal field. In all the matters in which I have dealt with Mr. Vetrano, or his associate attorneys, I have found them to be extremely well prepared; knowledgeable about their particular case; and tireless advocates for their clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Friend
"Dennis is a good friend and an even better attorney. I have know Dennis for many years and, if I needed a lawyer, he is one of the few that I would hire for myself or a family member. His clients are lucky to have him by their side."
Child custody Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have known Dennis for several years. Prior to joining his firm, Dennis was frequently my adversary. As my adversary, he was conscientious, professional, and respectful to adversaries and litigants alike. Dennis is a compassionate advocate for all his clients. Dennis and his firm continuously fine-tune their lawyering skills by attending continuing education specifically for family and matrimonial attorneys. This allows the firm to be up-to-date on all the latest nuances in this specialized area of law. Due to all these qualities and an individualized approach to every case, Dennis is able to resolve cases efficiently for his clients which allows them to receive the results they are entitled to under the law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I have known Dennis for many years and had the opportunity to observe his pragmatic approach to both matrimonial and family court matters. Over the years I have garnered an appreciation for his skill set and the vast expanse of knowledge he possess in these areas of law. Dennis has a compassion for his clients that goes far beyond seeking a favorable outcome but encompasses making sure that his clients are prepared for life after litigation. His job doesn't end when the case does but carries on until the client has been fully counseled and is comfortable moving forward."
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