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Denise Danielle Vanlanduyt

also known as Denise D. VanLanduyt

About me

Denise has 15 years of experience and is well known in the family law community.  She represents clients in all matters of family law, acting as both a lawyer and advocate and guardian ad litem.  She is also a frequent speaker on a wide range of family law topics, specifically legal issues impacting the LGBT community.  She is a registered mediator and arbitrator with the State of Georgia and has acted on a neutral in hundreds of family law cases. 


Denise's contributions to the local legal community include her co-founding the Family Law Section of the DeKalb Bar Association and then going onto serve as Chair of the Family Law Section for two (2) consecutive years.  She is a past President of the DeKalb Bar Association and currently serves as President of the Board for the DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation. 



Additional Client testimonials:


I have served as a mediator when Denise represented a client in the mediation. She is knowledgeable, prepared, an effective advocate for her client and also understands the benefits of reaching a settlement of the issues through mediation as opposed to the client enduring a more expensive and prolonged battle in court.


Denise is an excellent attorney and runs a great firm. She worked very hard to ensure my case was properly and thoroughly presented and argued. Her hard work and due diligence won the case for me. I would highly recommend her to others needing legal counsel.


Denise goes above and beyond. She and her staff researched other cases very effectively to present my case. She is an advocate for child protection and both my daughter and I feel safer having her on our side. I would highly recommend her!


I am actually a family law attorney myself, and turned to Denise when I needed help on a personal relationship matter. She exceeded every expectation.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 40%
  2. Child Custody: 40%
  3. Family: 10%
  4. Arbitration: 5%
  5. Mediation: 5%



Hourly ($275-350/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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    I endorse this lawyer. Denise is professional and has an excellent reputation in the legal community. I share office space with her but I have experience with her work for several years prior to having an office with her.


    Melinda Pillow Divorce and separation Attorney
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Contact info

VanLanduyt Giles, LLC

160 Clairemont Avenue
Suite 450
Decatur, GA, 30030


GAActive Member in Good Standing 200007/15/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2014
Georgia's Top Rated LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2013
Bar Register of Preeminent Women LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2013
Founder of the Family Law SectionDeKalb Bar Association2012
Georgia's Top Rated LawyersMartindale-Hubbell2012
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerVanLanduyt Giles, LLC2014 - Present
OwnerVanLanduyt & Associates2002 - Present
Associate AttorneyDevlin & Robinson2000 - 2002
Association namePosition nameDuration
Stonewall Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2016 - Present
DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers FoundationPresident of the Board2014 - Present
DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers FoundationBoard of Directors2012 - Present
Georgia Association for Women LawyersAttorney Member2011 - Present
DeKalb Bar FoundationPast President2013 - 2014
State Bar of Georgia, Family Law SectionDiversity Committee2012 - 2014
DeKalb Bar AssociationPast President2012 - 2013
DeKalb County Bar AssociationPresident-Elect2011 - 2012
Decatur First United Methodist ChurchBoard of Directors2011 - 2014
DeKalb County Bar Association, Family Law SectionPast Chair2009 - 2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2000
University of Central FloridaHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
University of Georgia Law School: Working in the Public InterestFamily Law Issues Post Obergefell2016
Atlanta Bar Association, Family Law SectionFinancial Issues in Divorce2016
State Bar of Georgia, Family Law InstituteSeparating the Unmarried Couple2015
Georgia Mediator and Nuetrals ConferenceMediation Issues2015
Cobb County ADRMediating Divorce and Other Unique Family Law Issues2015
State Bar of Georga Family Law InstituteFamily Law Institute2014
Same-Sex Legal IssuesSame-Sex Legal Issues2013
Ethics and ProfessionalismEthics and Professionalism2013
State Bar of Georgia Family Law InstituteHot Topics in Family Law2011
John Marshall Law SchoolFamily Law2011