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Denis Charles Englisby

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Family Attorney at Chesterfield, VA

2.7   11 reviews

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  • Licensed for 51 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1972
    Active (Not in Good Standing) Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2008

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2008. See details

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Englisby Vaughn & Slone
10101 Ironbridge Rd
Chesterfield, VA, 23832
Denis Charles Englisby
Chesterfield, VA, 23832-0085
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2.7 / 5.0
  11 customer reviews
Posted by Debra | April 14, 2023
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Hands Down the BEST
I was referred to Denis after having two horrible experiences from other local lawyers. Denis was my saving grace. He didn't drag anything out and was straight to the point. He is compassionate and actually has a heart. And to top it off, he is understanding and not out to bleed clients dry. Forever thankful for him and will always be highly recommended by me!!!!
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Posted by anonymous | January 7, 2019
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My Own Personal Dragon
Denis Englisby is the dragon that stays in the castle moat and does not let my ex get through.......on any of the cases my ex files against me. I feed this dragon money on a payment plan. Highly recommend.
Posted by anonymous | July 23, 2015
Happy Person
Mr. Englisby Would recommend to anyone that needs help in divorce issues. He even thought that I would of got less then what I did get. No children involved, dated about 6 yrs, married only 6 yrs after that. Total 12 years with me paying for another college degree for him. It is unreal what I ended up getting. 4 times more then both of thought would happen. I am so happy and I deserve what money he has to pay - my ex. I have recommend him many of times. Excellent lawyer. 5 stars.
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Posted by Ben | November 3, 2014
setting the record straight
I have read some of these reviews and I must say that it's alright to be bitter,if thing's don't turn out in court the wAY you plan.But to blame your Lawyer who you hired is in my opinion this is pushing the Limit' let me post a review on the Denis Englisby I know.I have known Denis sense 1975.he was a smart young Lawyer who came highly best friend was facing a long prison term for robbery and murder I was convince that he was innocent and the jury thought so to, thank's to some Brillant representation from Mr Englisby.In 1978 my Brother was accused of rape and I believed him to be innocent so I called on Denis and once again Mr Englisby came through for 2005 I called on Denis and introduced him to a coworker of mine who was going through a bad custody case and Denis got him full custody of his son.And recently in 2012, I called on Denis to represent a good friend of mine son.He was 19 years old and caught with 3 ounces of weed and a pistol and he was a convicted felon.anybody that know law know's that this is a sure ride to the penitentiary for a long time.But once again Denis came through and my friend's son only got 3 I want all to know that Denis Englisby is not perfect but he does work hard and he get results.and as you can see by my review I know what I'm talking about through first hand knowledge.
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Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2014
Great Lawyer, easy payments
I have used this lawyer for my divorce case, property case and for a child custody case all which came out in my favor. He lets you pay 100.00 a month. There is NO retainment fee.
Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
Former client
Deceived us into plead “no contest”which as we found out later was an admission of guilt that led to 15 years of legal turmoil
Posted by anonymous | March 25, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Save your time and money!!! TERRIBLE and ARROGANT!
Unorganized! Missed court twice. Then called shocked and asked did I know about it. Lost files which he still hasn’t found, failed to communicate with myself and other attorney and was completely unprepared with facts of case, didn’t send interrogatories or give other attorney the evidence we planned to use so it couldn’t be used in court. Made false promises about outcome and vacation dates, didn’t return calls, didn’t even read other attorney’s evidence so had no idea what questions to ask or when false documents were presented or when false accusations were made. Please trust me and look elsewhere. I honestly think dimentia has set in because he forgot the few things he actually let me get in when we did communicate. Arrogant and makes up charges for things he never presented. I thought lawyers were supposed to intimidate the other party, not their own clients! I’m trying to give you honest advice because my case is over so I hope this saves someone else from the heartbreak and disappointment his representation or lack thereof caused me.
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Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2018
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Divorce & Custody
Hired Denis for my divorce & custody case and he didn't do much of anything. We went to court he allowed my ex to sit on the stand and make me look terrible, attitude and arrogant anytime I met with or spoke with him. He drafted our divorce decree and that was about it, took about 2 years which resulted in my ex and I working together to finally come up with what we wanted. Still don't have anything legally in paper regarding custody. When I told him the agreement that my ex and I came up with for custody 50/50, he said just to write it down and both of us sign it (my ex and myself), never did anything through the courts for it, and that was the last we dealt with each other.
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Posted by anonymous | February 27, 2018
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Did absolutely nothing
Hired him for my divorce and custody case he had no communications with the GAL and left it all to me. I had no clue about how to handle any of this- that’s why I hired an attorney. 3 months before my court date I finally hired another attorney because Denis was hard to reach- he would not email only communicated by phone when I could get him and had a horrible attitude as if I was inconveniencing him. After hiring another attorney he hits me with an 8k bill! And he had not done anything- my ex’s attorney drafted the separation agreement etc.
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Posted by anonymous | April 5, 2012
would never never recommend to anyone!!!!!!!!!!!!
very unprofessional, does not support client needs, no communcation on court dates/updates on case. Does not defend client rights/or their legal rights. has an issue gives you an attitude, if you call and ask questions . Would never recommend to anyone, I wish I knew this before he was hired, took my husbands freedom away for months....
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Posted by anonymous | November 29, 2009
WIthheld paperwork; broke client confidentiality, did not notify me of court date until the day after the court date. Met with other party and her lawyer without informing me prior to or after the meeting. As a result, I had to fire him and represent myself. I lost more that $100,000 due to his poor practice. Some law students should research this case for a class exercise.
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2008.

Public Reprimand issued in VA, 2008
updated on 04/09/2013

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  • University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1972
  • Kansas State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1967


  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Chesterfield County Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Richmond Criminal Bar Association
  • Member
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Chesterfield Family Lawyer Denis Charles Englisby
Denis Charles Englisby
Family Attorney
Chesterfield, VA
This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2008. See details