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Carole Marie Dennison

Estate planning Attorney at Greenville, SC

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Carole M Dennison


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About Carole

Learn Carole’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Estate planning
    50%
    Preparation of Will, Revocable Living Trusts, Durable Powers of Attorney and Health Care Directives

  2. Elder law
    20%
    Elder Care Planning Medicaid Planning Wills With Supplemental Needs Trusts

  3. Probate
    20%
    Guardianships and Conservatorships Probate and Estate Administration in Probate Courts

  4. Trusts
    5%

  5. Workers compensation
    5%
    Pursuit of Workers' Compensation Benefits for Injured Workers

Our full-service firm offers comprehensive representation and advice in matters of estate law, elder law and more. From wills and trusts to probate and estate administration, we have the skills, experience and resources to assist you with all lifetime planning and related legal matters.

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Licensed for 38 years
State SC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 1984
Updated 01/21/2023

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Dennison Law Firm, PC
301 Rutherford Street
Greenville, SC, 29609

Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | January 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Wiil and Durable Power of Attorney
Ms. Dennison helped us with our will and power of attorney. She made the process easy and was very reasonably priced.
Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Mrs.
I went to the Dennison Law Firm for my wills and power of attorney. Carol consulted me in a very comprehensive, understandable way. She and her staff were very professional and friendly and did an excellent job.
Posted by Virginia | October 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Needs a simple will.
Was given the paperwork to fill,out and then went back for the final , permanent draft. Brandi was very helpful and the whole experience was professional and fast. Pleasant experience . Thanks
Posted by Hud | June 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wills and Power of Attorney
Carole did our wills and power of attorney. She and her staff took all the time we needed to explain all the documents we needed to have prepared and signed.
Posted by Teresa | April 9, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wills
I hired Carole Dennison to compose a will. She went above and beyond what I expected. She was extremely knowledgeable, professional, and kind. I can’t say enough about her and her staff! After the first consultation I, along with my parents, knew we could trust Carole!!! Brandi was exceptionally helpful as she fielded my questions in between appointments!!
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Posted by Jim | October 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding
Carole was complete professional and very experience in her field. I needed help with my Estate and she spent time with me and was never rush or push to do anything that I didn't want to do. She made me feel like family.
Posted by Cheryl | February 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great probate litigator!
I hired Carole Dennison due to the fact that a PR refused to pay a claim I filed against someone's estate. Not only did Ms. Dennison do a great job presenting the facts of my case, her vast knowledge of probate law was key to winning my case as she knew exactly when and where to object to the other attorney's statements & questions. It was also impressive (and, again, key to winning my case) how quickly Ms. Dennison could recall statutes and other laws, cases, etc. that applied to situations such as mine; I also felt her knowledge of such laws - and ability to recall them so quickly- kept the opposing attorney honest. I worked in the Summary (magistrate's) court system for 11 years and have worked closely with many attorneys, most of whom I would consider very good attorneys. Ms. Dennison is not only a great attorney, but a great human being and her sincere empathy for others is one characteristic that sets her apart. I have never worked with an attorney with as much knowledge of the law, while also possessing such compassion for her client. I feel 100% confident recommending Ms. Dennison to my family, close friends, anyone I care for, and members of the public who need an extremely knowledgeable and compassionate probate litigator. I am also very familiar with attorney's fees and I will admit, I felt Ms. Dennison could have and SHOULD have charged me two or three times what she actually charged. She was most fair with her pricing and, at one point, when I mentioned possibly filing a claim for something additional, Ms. Dennison told me upfront that the chances of winning a case like that were slim and that she did not want to take my money as I would be throwing good money after bad. I have simply never met a more honest & fair attorney, nor a more knowledgeable, quick thinking person. I cannot express enough how impressed I am with her. She made a very unpleasant situation bearable and helped me to feel at ease. She also won my case (which was not a cut & dry case; therefore, no easy task. The hearing was close to 3 hours in length but Ms. Dennison was as sharp and quick-thinking after 3 hours as she was when the hearing began). I did plenty of research prior to choosing an attorney to meet with. Carole Dennison, having been a probate judge herself and also having a psychology background, was initially who I chose because I felt she would best know how to handle my case from every possible angle. I was right, and she did. I could not have been happier or more at peace with my outcome or with my attorney, Carole Dennison.
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Posted by Cheryl | February 20, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Will, Power of Attorney, and Health Care Power of Attorney
Professional, knowledgeable, and helpful. Ms. Dennison had everything prepared and ready to go upon my arrival, and her staff was friendly and answered all my questions. I would highly recommend Ms. Dennison to anyone needing quality legal service.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Dennison Law Firm
  • 1992 - Present
  • Associate Probate Judge
  • Anderson County Probate Court
  • 1996 - 2013
  • Law Clerk
  • Honorable William M. Catoe, Jr. US Magistrate, District of South Carolina
  • 1988 - 1989

Education

  • University of South Carolina School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1984
  • Duke University
  • MA - Masters
  • 1973
  • Grove City College
  • Business
  • 1972

Associations

  • South Carolina Bar, Workers' Compensation Section
  • Delegate, South Carolina Bar
  • 2018 - Present
  • Greenville County Probate Advisory Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Greenville Estate Planning Study Group
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • South Carolina Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Anderson County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • Greenville County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
  • South Carolina Workers' Compensation Council
  • Chairperson
  • 2016 - 2017
  • South Carolina Bar Convention CLE
  • Chairman
  • 2016 - 2016
  • South Carolina Bar
  • Judicial Qualifications Committee
  • 2001 - 2003
  • South Carolina Association of Probate Judges
  • Member
  • 1996 - 2013
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Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2018

Publications

  • South Carolna Trial Lawyers Magazine
  • Author: "When Does a Trial Lawyer Go To Probate Court"
  • 2001

Speaking Engagements

  • South Carolina Bar, Workers' Compensation Section
  • Mediator, "Breaking Bad? 2017"
  • 2017
  • Spring Conference
  • Ethics in Workers Compensation
  • 2014

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
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Probate Attorney | Apr 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"One of the best Probate and Estate Attorneys in Greenville, SC. Also, a very good mediator, especially in probate and estate matters."
Probate Attorney | May 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Carole's experience as a former Probate Judge makes her invaluable in matters concerning probate. She is more than capable of providing effective representation."
Probate Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Co-worker
"Carole uses her 17 years of experience having served as an Associate Probate Judge to thoughtfully and effectively represent clients in all aspects of estate planning, probate administration, and estate litigation. This area of law requires a great deal of patience and understanding - qualities Carole possesses in abundance."
Workers compensation Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a caring, knowledgeable attorney who will carefully and thoroughly represent you. Highly recommended."
Social Security & Disability
Workers compensation

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Greenville Estate planning Lawyer Carole Marie Dennison
Carole Marie Dennison
Estate planning Attorney
Greenville, SC
Licensed for 38 years