4.5 stars 11 totalReview Patricia Hendrickson
Posted by a client
How can I possibly convey what this woman has meant to me in my life in just 4000 words?! Patricia is one of those VERY rare attorneys that actually has a human heart. I came in to see her a little over 1 1/2 years ago, desperate and in need of someone to point and guide me into the right direction. Pat made me feel very comfortable and safe, and not in the 'just telling you what you want to hear' kind of way. She was real, she was honest and I knew that she was the woman I wanted to represent me in court. I'm not sure how much in detail I'm able to go with these types of reviews, but I will say that my case was one of those ultra sensitive termination cases. It was muddy and had lots of history attached to it, needless to say, as cut and dry as it may have seemed to me, there was a lot more proving that had to be done to solidify a ruling.
This picture depicts her very well. Always smiling, always positive. It was obvious that she was very well known by her peers as she was always having to say hi or give advice to others when asked. She did her job and then some. We were hit with several curve balls during the actual 4 day trial, and Pat was able to adjust and redirect her focus unscathed. Her closing argument was long and thorough, she most definitely did not skip a beat, she left no stone unturned. And in the end, the judge ruled in our favor, not on only one account but on all three accounts. It felt to me like this was just as much of a win for Pat as it was for me. I know she lost sleep over this case, and was fighting this battle with everything she had. She is just an amazing woman, with amazing talent and I am forever indebted to her for what she was able to achieve for us (me and my child). Not enough thank yous' in the entire world to truly express the gratitude I feel in my heart.
Posted by JD
Patricia A. Hendricson is not just an amazing attorney with vast knowledge of divorce and custody law, she is an icon of her profession. I say this because of her ability to literally control the pace and direction of a trial, while rendering all efforts of opposing counsel as futile folly. She's amazing to watch in action. Every time I went to court with her, other lawyers would scurry to her and ask for advice or legal precedent—much like a professor walking across campus. Another atribute of Pat's (a rare one at that) is that she truly CARES for her clients… as if she's taken you in like family. You can't buy that kind of sincere connection and level of attention. If you are in need of an attorney for a divorce, custody battle or for an adoption issue, you'll find no better champion of your cause than Patricia A. Hendrickson!
Posted by a Family client
Ms. Hendrickson will rob you. It seemed as if she worked for the opposition. She did not advocate for me whatsoever and had me running around with busy work that had nothing to do with what I hired her to do. I provided her with witnesses and declarations that obsolved me from false allegations. She never called the witnesses or addressed the issue. It was a complete "Wag the Dog" maneauver that was transparent to a first year law student. She kept me in court all day and left me in a counsel room. It seems she went to lunch and left me in the counsel room with no lunch. They were barbaric, third world tactics to keep me compromised and susceptible to manipulations. Moreover, to use up my monies. She did not exercise her expertise in my case. I look forward to other counsel seeing the work she has done. Ms. Hendrickson can not be proud of herself. She is completely unethical, lacks integrity, and will sell her soul and sell you out for her professional relationships with judges and other attorneys, hence, the numerous lawyer endorsements. If you have hundreds of thousands of dollars in disposable income to possibly get moderate representation, Ms. Hendrickson might be appropriate for you. Be aware, you are nothing to Ms. Hendrickson. Ms. Henderson's representation was deficient to say the least. She was unresponsive, ineffective, and did not copy valuable, essential communications. Very disappointing. Expensive does not equate to good in this circumstance.
Posted by Athina
Pat Hendrickson was the answer to my prayers and then some. I really appreciated how personable and down to earth she is. I instantly felt comfortable discussing my situation with her. She listens with the ear of an attorney interpreting the law and yet it feels like your talking to your close friend. She is a woman who approaches her life work with higher purpose and it comes through upon contact. She helped me beyond what I could have anticipated and I will always remember with huge gratitude.
Posted by Shauna
We highly recommend Pat Hendrickson to anyone needing a true expert in Termination of Parental Rights and Step-Parent Adoptions. Pat knows the law better than anyone we spoke with prior to hiring her. We interviewed and met with many attorneys, and ultimately hired Pat after a 1-hour telephone consultation, before even meeting her. We were that confident in her knowledge of the law. When all other lawyers said it couldn't be done, Pat was confident in the outcome of our case and she was correct! Pat was definetely our "ace in the hole" and we are so thankful we hired her. She is a superb, honest, and tough attorney who has seen it all, heard it all, and is poised and ready to fight for her clients.
Posted by Melody
I hired Pat Hendrickson to handle my divorce. I was in a long term marriage and had no idea what to expect. From the very beginning, she was honest and upfront as to what to expect and very knowledgeable about the court system and how to proceed. Her and her staff did an excellent job handling my case. They answered all my questions along the way and gave me excellent and accurate advice. I just received my final court order today and I couldn't be happier. I feel like the judge made excellent decisions - he absolutely got the true picture of our marriage. Thank you sooooo much - you worked really hard for me to portray our marriage and circumstances to the Court and Judge Clay Smith made a great ruling in all areas. I don't say this because I feel like the ruling was in my favor, but because I believe that my case was presented very well. It is difficult to get 20 years of stuff across in a courtroom, but Pat did it well!
Posted by Luke P
Pat was forthright from day one as to what I faced in my divorce because of a potential DV and substance abuse issues on both sides. I was able to retain visitation with my children and keep my house. Thank you Pat.
Posted by a Family client
I retained Law offices of Patricia Hendrickson few years ago. I paid her $6,000 as retainer fee. After taking the fee she handed my case over to a very junior attorney who just joined her lawfirm, Derrick Taberski. He â€œlearnedâ€ and built his â€œexperienceâ€ as he was incompetently representing me. For a simple motion, my entire $6,000 was gone in two months. Patricia wanted another $5,000 to attend the FIRST hearing for this filed Motion. I could not afford another $5,000 and I asked the Court Clerk myself to dismiss my Motion as Patricia was ready to have me loose this Motion.
There is another lady by the name of Jan Datin in her office whose job is to collect money and file substitution of the attorney form if you are late even few days from the payment.
The Law Offices of Patrica Hendrickson is extremely unprofessional and the first feeling you will get right away that they are just after your money. They absolutely donâ€™t care about you or what will happen to your case or what the outcome will be.
Posted by a Child Custody client
Patricia Hendrickson was the best attorney we could have hoped for. We had a very difficult case with a VERY difficult opposing party. Pat was honest, reliable, and stuck through it all over the LONG 2 years it took to finish the case. She worked with us and never gave up. She had no problem saying how she felt to the judge & proving that the other party was constantly lieing, and tormenting the boys. In the end, with all of her hard work and sincerity, we won the case. The boys are with parents now that love them, care how they do in school & because of that they are both doing amazing; the oldest is on the "Honor Roll". THANK you Pat for all your hard work. You have helped out in the lives of 2 boys that really needed a change and they got it..We will forever be grateful!!!
Posted by a Divorce client
Patricia was straight forward with me from the first day. Her honesty and forthright manner created trust in me from the beginning of my divorce proceedings. Her office staff were always professional in their dealings with me. Pat really did solve my problem in a timely fashion.