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Dena M. Bez

Family Attorney at Roseville, CA

4.6   10 reviews

About Dena

Learn Dena’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    25%

    6 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    25%

    6 years

  3. Domestic violence
    25%

    6 years

  4. Family
    25%
    Includes Same-Sex Family Law, LGBTQ, and Grandparent Visitation

    6 years

To learn more about Attorney Dena M. Bez, visit her page on her website at: https://www.bezlawfirm.com/our-team/

Before obtaining her law degree, Dena earned her Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy with a concentration in Religion from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Dena graduated from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. While in law school, Dena worked as a law clerk, office manager, trainer and supervisor for established and respected family law attorneys in the Sacramento Area.

Dena strongly believes in community service and dedicates her time and talents to several worthy causes. Dena has been a board member of the Woman Lawyers of Sacramento (WLS) since 2007. Woman Lawyers of Sacramento is an organization that reaches beyond the practice of law to promote the interests of women by advocating for legislative changes supporting women and children’s issues. WLS also supports qualified woman candidates for judicial appointments and offers several scholarships to deserving applicants annually.

Dena has also assisted in Operation Protect and Defend; an organization geared toward educating America’s youth on the Constitution of the United States. Dena remains active in her support of WEAVE, WLS annual ArtFest, Sutter Roseville NICU and routinely serves as a Volunteer Attorney Mediator in Placer County Superior Court.

Dena is a member in good standing of the American Bar Association (ABA), California Bar Association (CalBar), Sacramento County Bar Association (SCBA), SCBA’s Family Law Section and Placer County Bar Association (PCBA). She has also attended and completed several trainings for trial advocacy.

In her spare time, Dena enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She enjoys traveling, working out, supporting the arts and riding horses.

Education

  • McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific, Sacramento, California
    • J.D.
  • University of California – Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California
    • B.A. — Philosophy (Religious Thought)
  • Cabrillo College, Aptos, California
    • A.A. — Philosophy (With Honors)

Admissions & Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Women Lawyers of Sacramento (WLS)
  • California State Bar Association
  • Sacramento County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Placer County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • California Women Lawyers
  • Sutter Roseville Auxillary

Community Involvement

 

Dena regularly volunteers as an attorney mediator and assists pro tem judges during settlement conferences in Placer County Superior Court.

Licensed for 14 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 09/07/2022

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

Contact Dena

Bez Law Firm, P.C.
8150 Sierra College Blvd.
Suite 100
Roseville, CA, 95661

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by Reida | May 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thanks Dena!
Dena is the 3rd and final attorney we consulted and retained. We had two terrible experiences before finding her. We have been in a long time custody battle that includes an abusive/neglectful mother. Dena is experienced (at life as well as law) and was able to provide us and our children the help we needed. Unfortunately we will need to retain her again here shortly but we feel hopeful because Dena is excellent. Highly recommended, very knowledgeable about helping families (especially kids) who suffer abusive relationships.
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Posted by anonymous | May 13, 2020
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Heaven sent!
I would rate Bez Law Firm more than 5 stars if possible. There are no words to describe how thankful and grateful I am for everything that Dena, Molly, and all the staff at Bez Law Firm have done for myself and I. Without their help, my son and I wouldn’t be where we are today. The situation was so ugly and I was the end of the rope when I decided to get help from Bez Law Firm. They are very professional, efficient, prompt, diligent, and pay attention to every detail. Thank you Bez Law Firm. You changed our life!! My son is now a thriving middle school student (he was just a 2nd grader then). FH
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Posted by Vanessa | June 11, 2019
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Very pleased
Dena and the ladies in the office are amazing. I was referred to Dena by a friend. I think Dena knew my case was a little challenging from the start and was not afraid to jump right in. During the consultantation Dena gave her point of view and opinions. It was really nice to have someone who have someone who knew what they were talking about, since I did not have that same knowledge. I was extremely anxious after hiring Dena and her team to work on my cases. But the Bez Law Firm staff are so detailed and organized, I always knew what was going on every step of the way. As mentioned before, my case was/is extremely complex, there were so many different factors that came up and I really felt like my case was in great hands. Dena was a voice for me when I found it hard to speak up. The court system is so intimidating and Dena handles herself very well. Dena and her staff assisted me with my DVRO, child custody, visitation, mediation, and child support hearings. I can honestly say, I am extremely pleased with where my cases are now. There were definitely times when I was questioning certain things but Dena was so reassuring, I trusted all of her moves. Dena is super honest, she did her best to keep my fees down, and always explained the reasoning behind the steps we were taking. I would recommend Dena for anyone who needs representation in the family court system. She knows her stuff and presents herself in such a professional way. Again, kudos to Dena and all of her staff at Bez Law Firm.
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Posted by Renee | February 15, 2016
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Easy to work with
Bez Law firm is an honest, efficient, hard working, extremely ethical law firm to work with. They do not make false promises about the outcome, but you are absolutely certain they going to bat for you to make this life transition as fair and smooth as possible. They are very easy to work with in a very difficult and often overwhelming situation. They have helped me tremendously in keeping me calm, informed and focused in the stressful, emotional situations that come up during a divorce.
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Posted by anonymous | February 8, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Amazing Family Law Attorney
Dena was my family law attorney for about five years. Between her and Molly Sword, these two are the most efficient, effective, professional, and ethical attorneys out there. Dena is definitely an attorney you want on your side in a family law matter as she has a tremedous amount of family law knowledge and experience. She shows up to court on time, extremely prepared with the facts, and does very well on her feet. She is worth every penny spent. She truly cares about the children involved and gives advice based on what she believes is in their best interest. Her goal is to get the case settled in the most efficient way possible. If the case does get dragged out, it's not because of her. She will work dilligently with the other party to come to a resolution. I'm so thankful I had her represent me. Because of her, I believe I won't have to return to the courtroom. My ex and I now coparent very well and I have a meaningful relationship with my children.
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Posted by M | February 3, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Honest, Efficient, Practical, Ethical- Highly Recommend!
Dena has a straight-shooting, no-nonsense approach. So glad she was in my corner during my divorce. She is incredibly professional and clearly explains family law and the legal process. She suggests practical and reasonable solutions, instead of dragging the case out or "stirring the pot" with the ex/ex's lawyer to inflate the legal bill. Her charges are reasonable, especially because she is a high quality lawyer. She is worth every penny and then some! I can't say enough about what a great lawyer she is. I highly recommend her to others whenever I have the chance.
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Posted by Sarah | February 2, 2016
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Committed Advocate
Dena Bez has been my attorney for the past 6 years. She has represented me in custodial, financial, and domestic violence cases on several occasions. These were complicated and highly contested cases. Her professionalism and commitment is evidenced not only in the way these cases were handled, but how she walked me through each and every step. She is more than an attorney, she is an advocate for the welfare of my children and a trusted and beloved mentor and friend. To add -- I recommended Dena to a co-worker, and later this person shared that they wished they had her from the very beginning!
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Posted by anonymous | February 1, 2016
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Excellent, Straight-Forward, and Solution Oriented
Following a long-term marriage and a rather smooth 10 year post-divorce period of co-parenting, my ex-wife had a change of heart and decided to retain a "bull-dog" of a lawyer to make some some changes and try to re-enter her children's lives. Needless to say, this was very disrupting to my teenage sons and our family unit. It wasn't fair and I was being attacked, even though I wasn't the one at fault for my children wanting to have nothing to do with their Mother. I was angry, upset, and quiet honestly afraid of what might happen if the Court didn't fully understand the truth and what was really happening behind the scenes. I started looking around for a recommendation for a "good" family law attorney. By "good" I do not mean one that just stirs the pot to create more problems so they can make more money. Dena's name came up several times. Her reputation for fairness, reasonableness, and professionalism was untarnished. When I first met Dena, I was very upset and wanted "to set the record straight".....Dena listened to my story and in a very matter-of-fact manner explained the law to me and what needed to be done to protect my children. She immediately put me at ease, and went to work to find a solution - - Not to stir the pot and make more problems. She was very clear and concise with the planned approach. From the very beginning she had my children's best interest at heart and that really proved to win the day as we progressed through the conflict. I am happy to report that Dena's mannerism and professionalism quickly hushed the "bull-dog" and very quickly moved our matter towards resolution. Dena is an attorney you can trust. She might not always tell you what you want to hear, but she always works to find an amicable solution - especially where children are involved. Dena and her excellent, friendly, and knowledgeable staff kept me well informed of all court actions, motions, and correspondence with opposing counsel, and was always quick to return my calls or emails.
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Posted by Karen | December 3, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Conscientious and Thorough!
I have known Ms Maspero for approximately 13 years and she has been my attorney since 2009. She has always given my case the upmost conscientious and thorough attention to my case. She was patient, up front, direct and very honest with me. I have and will continue to recommend her.
Posted by CJ | September 4, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Save your money
Should have not wasted my money on her, but it got to the point it was too late to hire another after she drug out my case. Overcharged for her time and her two paralegals. She filed motion after motion when it was not necessary. She kept telling me we need to do this to win, etc. Well we lost the case. I wish I would have chosen another attorney or fired her in the beginning like I was told to do.
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Response from Dena Bez November 30, 2015
There is nothing that happens in this office on a client's case without his/her knowledge and approval. Any motion filed would have been discussed with and at the request of the client. We would also never discuss a family law case in terms of win or lose as we know that no one ever really "wins" or "loses" in family law matters, least of all the children, and we will certainly never guarantee a particular outcome as stated in our fee agreement. The best a client can hope for is a quick resolution on all issues with terms they can live with to move on with their lives as quickly as possible. Our goal is to help you get to that resolution as quickly and cost efficiently as possible. Sadly, it is true that at times our clients do not share that goal making his/her individual family case difficult, time consuming and costly.
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Cost

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  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.7 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Bez Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2010 - Present

Education

  • McGeorge SOL Univ of the Pacific
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • University of California - Santa Cruz
  • BA
  • 2002
  • Cabrillo Pacific University
  • AA
  • 2001

Associations

  • Sutter Roseville Auxillary
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Women Lawyers of Sacramento
  • Vice Chair
  • 2007 - Present
  • Placer County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Board Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Top Attorneys in Sacramento
  • Sacramento Magazine
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Top Attorneys in Sacramento
  • Sacramento Magazine
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
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Roseville Family Lawyer Dena M. Bez
Dena M. Bez
Family Attorney
Roseville, CA
Licensed for 14 years