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Amarilis Leon Dennis

Divorce and separation Attorney at Miami, FL

5.0   27 reviews

Licensed for 22 years

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Licensed for 22 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2002
Updated 11/23/2022
State MO
Status Inactive
Acquired 2000
Updated 01/01/2023

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Dennis & Dennis, P.A.
9100 S. Dadeland Boulevard
Suite 406
Miami, FL, 33156

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Posted by Randa | May 16, 2012
LOVE MY LAWYER!
I LOVE THIS LAWYER!!!!!!! She was always available for me to speak to about my case. She was very good at holding my hand through my divorce. She never lost her cool with me and navigated the very hard and unpredictable waves of my entire divorce with class, ease, knowledge, wisdom and the utmost professionalism.
Posted by Yassiel | January 26, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amy is amazing
Amy was instrumental in helping me settle a very complicated divorce case. Thanks to her, I was able to return to my home and get my life back together. She‘s a great person and truly cares about her clients. Many thanks also to her amazing staff including Lissett, her paralegal, who was always an email or phone call away and kept me updated throughout every single step along the way.
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Posted by Luisa | December 5, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing, supportive,caring,professional
Amy was so detailed and honest from the beginning. She made me feel comfortable and so confident that everything would work out. She made the process so smooth. I absolutely loved having her as my lawyer through our such a hard and emotional time in my life. I feel like she’s a forever friend that gave me the best advice through everything. I am so happy!
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Brilliant, responsive, and fair
I hired Amy to help me get emergency temporary custody of my children, and then to get full custody moving forward. She was knowledgeable, easy-to-access and quick to get back to me, never overcharged me, and ultimately helped me get the best outcome for my children in a timely manner. I highly recommend Amy Dennis for all your family and custody needs!
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Posted by Marlene | January 5, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Great Experience
Great Experience. Very professional and on point. My family is very satisfied with the firm service. The staff is very pleasant. We give it 150% great experience.
Posted by AD | June 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring, professional and trustworthy. Amy is THE BEST.
Amy helped me navigate and settle my divorce case. The case was slightly complex and I was very emotional about the whole situation. Amy made me feel safe and confident throughout the process. She communicated with me frequently to make sure I was updated on what was going on. She gave me the best advice and always made me feel like she was working hard to get me the best service anyone could hope for. Amy is extremely professional but she is also very caring and you can tell that she truly cares about her clients. She knows the law very well and she is clearly passionate about what she does. I recommend Amy to anyone who needs a powerhouse lawyer. She is truly the best in the game.
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Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Fantastic and caring
Amy worked on our case for 1.5 years post divorce to enforce the original agreement and modify it towards a more fair resolution. We were able to reach and modify a much better and more equal parenting plan compared to the original plan as well as help enforce better communication. The first thing I can say about Amy is that she is very caring and understanding about the importance of coparenting with high conflict personalities. She is attentive and extremely responsive. Having experience with a previous firm I can also attest to the ethical nature of Amy and her office as I never felt over billed and she did her absolute best to have the most financially sound resolution. I would 100% recommend her with my most enthusiastic endorsement I can possibly make.
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Posted by KF | July 17, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Simply the Best!
If you’re searching for a lawyer, you are lucky, you found one! I have only great things to say about Amy Dennis. She is a great lawyer and she has an amazing big heart! She was always there for me, every time that I was in need of her. There to listen and to guide me. She always took time to explain things to me and to put me on the right direction, about the things that I needed to look at. She would give me very important advices, and every time I really felt that she was watching out for me and had my very best interest in mind. Her whole staff is super professional and kind. Lissett is beyond fantastic! Her responses to emails and phone calls were very quick. I can’t recommend her enough! She made the difference and was such an important element in supporting and navigating me, through one of the most difficult time of my life... She empowered me to make decisions and move forward. For all that, I am forever grateful!
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Posted by Acralys | February 22, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best lawyer Ever
Words can’t describe how grateful I’m to have found Mrs. Dennis. Her works is impeccable. Very professional, smart and always working one step ahead. I also want to recognize the great job of Mrs. Morlan. Always very attentive; and available at any time if I needed to ask any question. I highly recommend Mrs.Dennis and her team. Don’t waste your time looking for another lawyer. She is your best option. I found hope when I believed there wasn’t any.
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Posted by Nairim | August 20, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
I am a satisfied Client!!
I had a very hard case to resolve and I was recommended to Denis & Dennis attorneys Ms. Amy and Mr. Robert along with their staff helped me, supported me and solved my situation, I received encourage and they took care of my needs, my questions and they gave me the best advice, I highly recommend them for being professional, ethic, caring!..I am honor to have worked with them!
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Posted by Silvio | March 12, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Ammy is simply a TERRIFIC attorney! MUST HIRE!
Amy is very passionate about finding the truth on both sides. She’s genuinely concerned about her client. She puts herself in your shoes and pays close attention to detail. She did a marvelous job on capturing what we wanted to say, in legal context, to the judge. It’s impressive how well prepared she goes to court for your defense. That is what you always want from an attorney. Amy is very honest and truly cares about children and family. She always has a good balance between the aggressiveness that it requires to represent her client and compassion at the same time. Amy is very responsive, I never had to wait more than a couple of hours to hear back from her. Always made time to email me or call me in a timely manner. Highly professional. She’s simply a TERRIFIC attorney! MUST HIRE! Thank you to her partner Robert Dennis and her Assistant/Paralegal Lissett. Great team work!
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Posted by Julie | February 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Advice, Much better than other attorneys on initial consultation!
Amy is great. She gave me about 30 minutes over the phone and didn't even charge a dime. All other attorney I contacted wanted $100-$300 for the initial consult. She was extremely up front with me, didn't beat around the bush and gave solid advice. She is also a true professional. She is incredibly knowledgeable. I hired her to assist in modification the amount of support I was receiving and she ended up negotiating exactly what I wanted to happen. I could not be more happy with my experience. I highly recommend her and will continue to use her for any additional representation needed.
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Posted by Rosemarie | January 28, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Super Women!!
Amy is an amazing attorney! I had stage 4 lung cancer and was out of the blue served divorce papers! Amy guided me through what seemed to be another end to my life. Not only did she hold my hand in a very caring way but got me much more than I ever imagined. I highly recommend her for any legal services.
Posted by Mike | December 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A True Professional
I had the pleasure of working with Amy on my divorce. From the very beginning Amy took charge and made the entire process feel like a walk in the park. She's attentive, very polite, extremely knowledgeable and will have your back when and if the going gets tough. Her staff that assists her is also top notch! Trust me I can go on and on about this legal team she has constructed. If you have to go to court for a legal matter there is no one but Amy and her team of professionals to enlist. I would like to personally thank her for the professionalism and no nonsense approach throughout this matter.
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Posted by Romina | May 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honesty above all.
These specialized attorneys in Family Law are characterized by their nobleness. One does not usually find a combination of honesty, warmness, efficiency with an intelligent and altruistic way of taking care of their client's interests and emotional stability. Whenever I'd go see Amarilis and her wonderful staff I'd go surrounded by doubts, anxiety and difficult to handle emotions; overtime she'd be the one who guided me towards regaining my dignity, and in the end litigated complex issues where an attorney has to be careful, knowledgeable, strong and experienced. Thank you all, it was my pleasure to have met you. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Caracteriza a estos abogados especializados en Derecho de Familia su nobleza. Uno frecuentemente no halla una combinación de honestidad, calidez, eficiencia y abnegada e inteligente forma de proteger los intereses y la estabilidad emocional de sus clientes. Cada vez que iba a visitar a Amarilis y a su maravilloso staff estaba llena de dudas, ansiedades y emociones difícilmente controlables. Ella fue quién me colocó en la senda para recobrar mi dignidad, y al final litigó asuntos complejos donde el abogado debe ser cauteloso, muy informado, fuerte y experimentado. Gracias a todos, ha sido mi placer el haberlos conocido. Romina.
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Posted by Reina | February 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Super Abogada .
Mi abogada Amarilis es excelente como abogada, como ser humano y una excelente amiga en los momentos más difíciles de mi vida y Es una Abogada muy honesta , se la recomiendo a toda persona que necesite los servicios de un abogado , gracias Amarilis Dennis por todo tu apoyo incondicional .
Posted by Melanie | May 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Amazing Amy
Amarilis Dennis can be best described as the Amazing Amy. She is the perfect mixture of grounded midwestern values, family values, and levelheaded, fair firm, legal expertise. She demonstrates compassion and understanding with her clients as well with opposing counsel in order to resolve issues fairly and peacefully. I am overwhelmed by the sense of peace and protection Amy has provided me over the course of the last year and a half. Amy and her husband Robert operate a family law practice which I believe to be bar none the best and worth every dollar of their hourly rate. I can always reach Amy and have my concerns addressed immediately which can't be said for a large law firm. At critical points in this case, Amy has demonstrated superior capabilities, earning me a default divorce against an ex who has been determined to challenge and void certain agreements in the marriage as well as drag out and create obstacles to resolving the case. Amy has successfully enforced court orders, earning me reimbursement for legal fees and has protected my rights every step of the way. Amy has firmly stood her ground against the ex in the face of harassment, including attempts to scare her off the case, including threats to report her to the FBI, the Florida Bar Association, the Miami Dade family court in an effort to bully and gain an upper hand against me leaving me without representation. I have cried with and I have hugged my attorney Amy Dennis for the things that she has accomplished for me. It is because of her integrity and character and her sense of compassion that she prevails in the court room with her clients. I highly recommend Amarilis Dennis. I am still in continuing litigation to try and wrap up ongoing issues with the ex. This process has taught me one key lesson; it is important to have good representation because without an excellent lawyer, a person just simply cannot navigate through the legal system and prevail even if that person is coming from a strong position. Thank you to the Amazing Amy!
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Posted by Marielos | February 15, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Superb
From day one Amy and her firm treated more like family than a client. I was a mess (emotionally, financially and mentally), but Amy told me from day one I was going to be OK. She always kept me in the loop of what was going on and never made me feel like I just another case. Between Amy, her secretary and legal assistant, I felt supported, encouraged and at the end of this difficult process cheered on not only for the outcome in the divorce, but also for how along I was able to move in this situation. I came to them not knowing what to do and how to handle the many situations I encountered, but Amy made me feel like family and always validated my fears and concerns. If you are looking for a Family Attorney who is there for you, will answer your questions, and really knows your case inside-out don't hesitate in hiring Dennis & Dennis, PA as your Family Law Attorner
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Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excelente trabajo!
No puedo más que agradecer a la Sra. Dennis por su labor al frente de mi proceso de divorcio. Es una santa señora, paciente por lo que ha tenido que soportar y eficiente al 1000% debido a su profesionalidad, saber hacer y tacto en el trato con las personas. Siempre ha tenido palabras de ánimo en esos momentos en los que la esperanza se diluía en las dificultades del proceso y su conocimiento de la ley y del sistema judicial ha garantizado un acuerdo justo en beneficio de su cliente en el menor tiempo posible. Me alegro de haberme puesto en sus manos y doy gracias infinitas por su ayuda. Sin duda, la mejor! Gracias!
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Posted by Maximillian Alexander | November 9, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
A Honest Lawyer..No..Really!!
I had a very difficult case. One that most lawyers would do a so/so job on, use up the retainer, then drop you like a bag of potatoes. Mrs Dennis helped me win my rights as a father. She fought through the lies spread about me and uncovered the truth! She fought like a hungry lioness to get me my time with my son. And what makes this attorney the best of all...Her and her husband often strategize to give you the best results. Mrs Dennis makes your battle her own, and you actually feel it, see it. The most important factor in this is Mrs Dennis is HONEST! A true rarity in the field of law. Sure, you can go to a cheap lawyer, but you wont get the results you will get with Mrs Dennis.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Dennis & Dennis, P.A.
  • 2013 - Present
  • (Partner since 2010)
  • Hais Hais Goldberger & Coyne P.C.
  • 2005 - 2013
  • Associate
  • Edwards Singer Schramm Watkins & Spoeneman
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Clerk
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court - Honorable Richard L. Speer
  • 1998 - 1999
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Education

  • Ohio Northern University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2000
  • Barry University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1996

Legal Cases

  • Short v. Short - 356 S.W.3d 235 (Mo.App. E.D. 2011)
  • As matter of first impression, liquidating distributions received by wife in connection with stock that was her separate property constituted her separate property, etc...
  • Nutt v. Grimes, 247 S.W.3d 576 (Mo.App. E.D. 2008)
  • Husband claims the court erred in its classification of certain property, as well as its award to wife of equity in certain property. Judgment affirmed in favor of Wife.

Associations

  • First Family Law American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Missouri State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Lawyers
  • The National Advocates
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorney
  • American Institute of Legal Counsel
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2017
  • National Criminal Procedure Appellate Advocacy
  • Ohio Northern University
  • 1998
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Speaking Engagements

  • Asset Protection Workshop
  • Premarital and Postnuptial Agreements
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (25)
Endorse Amarilis
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amy is an excellent attorney. I highly recommend her for family law matters."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Amy is a fantastic attorney and is dedicated to her clients."
Child custody Attorney | Feb 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Amy Dennis. Family law is an area of law where the term "counselor" is truly more applicable than "attorney". Clients are so emotionally involved that good attorneys must necessarily provide legal counsel in a caring an understanding manner. Ms. Dennis excels when it comes to gaining her client's trust. I have referred clients to her, and they have all been pleased."
Family Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 15
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have known Amy Dennis since her early years as a lawyer. I strongly endorse her work in complex family law disputes."
Family Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Amy is the ever-radiant, ready smile, and soft touch her clients need that permit her to advocate with velvet gloves that cover the stealy fist required in the domestic arena to firmly represent her clients' interests. The consummate professional, she brings to the table the experience and background needed for effective and results-oriented representation. I strongly recommend and endorse her for your domestic law needs."
Family Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Miami Divorce and separation Lawyer Amarilis Leon Dennis
Amarilis Leon Dennis
Divorce and separation Attorney
Miami, FL
Licensed for 22 years