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Tammy M Dentinger

Divorce and separation Attorney at Salem, OR

5.0   23 reviews
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State OR
    Acquired 1994
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Tammy Dentinger focuses her practice on the representation of clients in complex divorce cases. In handling all aspects of divorce and adoption cases, she recognizes that complex cases often require valuation of businesses, professional practices, and other significant assets and can have significant issues relating to spousal and child support, as well.

 

In addition, Ms. Dentinger handles complex and difficult custody cases. While she focuses on mediation, negotiation, and arbitration as the most effective ways to serve the best interests of children in custody cases - and holds a Certificate in Dispute Resolution - Ms. Dentinger understands that on some occasions the best solution is to aggressively advocate for the client at trial.

 

Ms. Dentinger has been recognized for her skill in divorce matters with the award of a fellowship in the American Academy of Matrimonial Layers. She is past chair of the Family Law section of the Oregon State Bar, which includes over 1,000 family law lawyers throughout the state of Oregon. In addition, she has served on the Oregon State Board of Bar Examiners, and is a past president of the Marion County Bar Association.

 

Ms. Dentinger joined the firm as an associate in 1994, became a shareholder in 1999, and has served as the head of the Domestic Relations Practice Section of the firm since 2004.

Location

Garrett Hemann Robertson P.C.
1011 Commercial NE
Salem, OR, 97301

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Posted by Anne | August 10, 2020
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Exceptional Lawyer
I met Ms. Dentinger early on in my process of trying to decide if I was going to proceed with a divorce. From the outset, she was forthright and I felt confident in her advice. She listened to my desired outcomes in the process and kept that as our focus throughout the divorce proceedings. She is an excellent ally, tells you "how it is", and keeps things realistic. She was compassionate to me but was directive and dogged when dealing with the other attorney. Although divorce is a stressful process, Ms. Dentinger is phenomenal at what she does and I feel that my decision to have her represent me made my divorce proceedings as smooth as they could be. I would highly recommend her!
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Posted by Alan | September 13, 2017
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Review of Tammy Dentinger
Tammy represented me in my divorce case , and specifically on a modification of alimony payments due to a change in circumstance. She was thoroughly professional, very accommodating to my input, gave great advise which eventually led to a very satisfactory outcome in my case. I would highly recommend Tammy as your divorce lawyer.
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Posted by JB | August 5, 2017
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Excellent representation
Tammy is a very knowledgeable attorney that really understands the process. I really appreciated how she handled my case and the aggressiveness of the opposing side. I worked very well with her. I really appreciated how Tammy would lay out the options and didn't always have to fight w/ the opposing side for the sake of fighting. However, when a issue or problem occurred that required a strong stance, she went to bat. Divorce is a very stressful event. Looking back I really valued her openness to share the pros and cons of various issues/proposals, and her ability to change tactics based on her knowledge of opposing attorneys. The opposing attorney in my case was known for being rather aggressive and argumentative. At the onset of our legal relationship, Tammy predicted what he would likely do and how we would respond, or even not respond. I am very pleased w/ the representation I received from Tammy and her staff. Tammy and her team always responded quickly to my calls/emails and was always available to answer questions. I would strongly recommend Tammy.
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Posted by Paul | November 22, 2016
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More than I expected
I asked Tammy to work on a modification for my complex divorce decree. She accomplished more than I expected in a short amount of time. Her negotiation allowed the modification to be completed without going to court which saved a lot of money for both sides. Her charges were very fair.
Posted by Paula | November 11, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Terrific
We retained Tammy for a difficult situation. Tammy was effective in defending our continued involvement in our granddaughter’s life. We were able to come to a compromise with her father. Without Tammy we would not been able to come to this agreement. She was realistic in expectations and answered questions in a timely matter. We would recommend Tammy to any of our family or friends.
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Posted by Frank | August 18, 2016
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You want Tammy Dentinger and the team from Garrett Hemann Robertson PC on your side
If you are looking for an Attorney for your divorce, you want Tammy Dentinger and the staff at GHR working for you. The years of experience and knowledge was supported and demonstrated by everyone. The professionalism, courteous service, attention to detail, time management, prompt and open communication, handling of confidential documentation/Information either by telephone, email and written correspondences I describe as exemplary. Tammy provided the details and outcome of "Status Hearings" within hours of its conclusion either by telephone or email. I appreciate that Tammy and the staff at GHR put my best interest first. This was demonstrated every single time when Tammy stated "No action will be taken until you decide and approve" I'm relieved the divorce is complete and happy that I don't question or regret any portion of the services provided by Attorney Tammy Dentinger, her amazing Paralegal team and all others in billing and reception. Because of the satisfaction and quality of service I received I made an appointment for a legal service unrelated to divorce which is provided by the Law Firm of Garrett Hemann Robertson. I strongly recommend if you are looking for a Divorce Attorney, your first call should be to Tammy Dentinger.
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Posted by Lianne | February 18, 2016
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OUTSTANDING
Tammy Dentinger did a fabulous job for me. She is thorough, professional, considerate, kind, efficient, affordable & personable. She did an outstanding job putting together the perfect divorce plan for me, in a timely fashion and I highly recommend her for your Attorney needs. Respectfully, Lianne
Posted by James | July 18, 2015
She is the best *****
Tammy assisted me in my first divorce in 1995 and later in a prenuptial and then a recent divorce in 2015. She has been the most professional attorney I could hope for. She responded immediately to every detail I felt like I was a priority client throughout all dealings with her. I would use all of the above words to describe her and the law firm she is with, trustworthy, responsive, knowledgeable and very professional. All paperwork was handled immediately and executed as she promised. It made the difficult process smooth and seamless. I would use her again and I have already recommended her to other potential clients.
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Posted by anonymous | December 31, 2014
Appreciation for services
Thank you to Tammy and her staff for the professional, caring support and guidance during a very difficult time. Her calm assurances coupled with professional acumen were exactly suited to the task at hand. Her skills extended to the other party in this action with respectful contacts that allowed the best possible solution for both parties. GHR is fortunate to have Tammy on their team, and, clients are fortunate to have her talents in their corner.
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Posted by anonymous | October 28, 2014
Tammy Dentinger Review for Attorney Services Provided
My original attorney retired soon after my divorce judgment and he recommended Tammy Dentinger for any post-judgment services I needed regarding my case. She provided excellent service. I highly recommended her to anyone needing family law services.
Posted by Christina | October 17, 2014
Wonderful Lawyer!!
Tammy was a wonderful lawyer. She was quick to respond to my e-mails or phone calls, kept me up to date on the status of things, explained things in a way that I could understand, and understood that this was a very painful time for me. I hope that I never have to go through something like this again, but if I do I will be calling Tammy!!
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Posted by Lori | October 16, 2014
Tammy M. Dentinger Review
I had the privilege of working with Tammy in the late 90s and at that time I respected her work ethic, knowledge and empathy for her clients. Later, I found myself in need of a great lawyer and knew she was my only choice. Tammy always gave sound advice and always put what was best for my children and myself first. I never doubted or second guessed her at any point during the process and could not have asked for a better outcome. There were times things felt hopeless and she always lifted me up and reassured me things were going to be okay. In my opinion, Tammy is a rock star attorney and I would not hesitate to recommend her. In fact, I've been asked who my attorney was during my latest adventure in life and did not hesitate to provide her name.
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Posted by Patricia | October 14, 2014
Worth every penny!
I have been consulting with Ms. Dentinger for the last 5 years. She is personable and has been very supportive, kept me laughing when I felt like crying. She is a top negotiator and worked well with the opposing attorney, something I really appreciated. She put me at ease and was well worth the money!
Posted by Mandi | October 13, 2014
She's great!
Tammy is a great lawyer. She helped me through my divorce many years ago, and a subsequent modification regarding parenting time. As an added bonus, I was also able to keep my family trust and business dealings with other lawyers at her firm which I felt really good about. I would recommend Tammy to anyone who asked for help with family stuff - and I do!!!
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Posted by Nick | October 13, 2014
Best Family Law Lawyer in Salem
There is nothing in the world more important than a persons children. Going from seeing your kids everyday to hearing the norm is one evening a week and every other weekend for a dad is the scariest thing I ever faced. Tammy Dentinger guided me through this process with exceptional expertise and confidence. Always being professional, realistic, and honest. Tammy always told me what I needed to hear, and not just what she knew I wanted to hear. Tammy's experience and understanding of the system sets her apart from any other family law lawyer in Salem, Oregon. In my opinion it is almost impossible for a man to get what's fair in regards to time with his children. Tammy helped me get the time I deserve for being a good dad, and that was a lot more time than the norm. If you've got an electrical problem I suggest you hire a professional electrician, rather than some handyman with a contractors license and pick up truck. If your faced with loosing your Children and 1/2 of everything you have ever worked for. You can hire a lawyer that handles all types of legal matters, or you can be smart and hire the best family law lawyer in town....Tammy Dentinger.
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Posted by anonymous | October 10, 2014
Exceptional Family Attorney
Tammy is absolutely amazing to work with! She's direct in her communications, she's realistic about what to expect, and she's quick to respond to questions. On top of that, she's a shark. I honestly couldn't thank her enough for the piece of mind that she brought my family during a very difficult and challenging time.
Posted by Trina | October 9, 2014
Tammy Dentinger - Amazing!!
Tammy Dentinger is an experienced professional who guided me through tough decisions during a difficult time. She was thorough and patient while explaining my legal options and provided direction to avoid possible pitfalls. Her calm and confident mediation style instilled a comfort level between both parties that allowed the process to proceed smoothly. I would give her the highest recommendation.
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Posted by ann | October 9, 2014
top notch attorney
Tammy was so helpful and kind during my divorce process. I would recommend her to anyone going through this trying time. She was very thorough and fair in all that came about in the process.
Posted by Zoltan | October 9, 2014
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I went through a very difficult divorce and I was in a losing position. I had a lawyer, but I switched to Tammy. She was very professional and she new what she was doing. She always got back to me within a day if I had a question or an issue. We had a quick resolution with a favorable outcome for me. There were a few issues after the divorce and she was always there to help. I am very satisfied with her, she is an excellent lawyer.
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Posted by Bruce | October 9, 2014
A Most Competent Adviser
A very competent adviser. Gave me solid advice regarding my divorce. She handled it in record time. And my former wife was satisfied with the results.
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Shareholder
  • Garrett Hemann Robertson, PC
  • 1999 - Present

Education

  • Willamette University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1994
  • Willamette University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1991

Associations

  • Oregon State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Layers
  • Fellow
  • N/A
  • Oregon State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Past Chair
  • N/A
  • Willamette Valley American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Oregon State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Oregon State Bar Association, Juvenile Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Marion County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2001 - 2001
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Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2009
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2007
  • Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year
  • Marion County Bar Association
  • 2003
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Publications

  • Legislative Highlights
  • Oregon State Bar
  • 2001
  • Legislative Highlights
  • Oregon State Bar
  • 1999

Speaking Engagements

  • Willamette University College of Law
  • Family Law-Spousal Support
  • 2015
  • Willamette University College of Law
  • Family Law-Spousal Support
  • 2013
  • Willamette University College of Law
  • Family Law - Mediation
  • 2012
  • Mary Leonard Law Society
  • Balancing Career and Family
  • 2012
  • Willamette University College of Law
  • Family Law- Custody
  • 2011
  • Oregon State Bar Convention
  • Legislative Highlights
  • 2001
  • Oregon state Bar Convention
  • Legislative Highlights
  • 1999
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Dentinger and I have worked together and as opposing attorney for well over a decade. I have found her to be an aggressive advocate for her client while at the same time able to work cooperatively to reach a result that ultimately is in the best interest of both litigants. I consider her to be a "top attorney" in the field."
Family Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I frequently have cases against Tammy. She is at the top of her field and very skilled in the area of family law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Tammy for years. She is a knowledgeable and accomplished lawyer. I highly recommend her."

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Salem Divorce and separation Lawyer Tammy M Dentinger
Tammy M Dentinger
Divorce and separation Attorney
Salem, OR
Licensed for 29 years