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Penny Rose Henderson

Family Attorney at Bellingham, WA

5.0   4 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1998
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Penny Rose Henderson
103 E Holly St Ste 509
Bellingham, WA, 98225-4728

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Posted by Heather | November 21, 2012
Foster Care Adoption
Penny Henderson was a joy to work with. In our initial phone conversation she was encouraging and very supportive of our journey of adopting through foster care. Mrs. Henderson took care of all the communication and bills to the court house and kept us in the loop. She was happy to wait for her payment from the state so that it was not out of our pocket. Mrs. Henderson went above and beyond and took wonderful pictures of us in the court room and joined us for the party afterwards. She made the legal part stress free and joyful!
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Response from Penny Henderson January 26, 2018
Thanks, Heather! It was indeed a pleasure working with you!
Posted by Kathleen | November 14, 2012
Great Attorney
I used Penny Henderson to handle my collaborative divorce. She was great. I interviewed several attorneys in town who specialize in collaborative divorce, and chose her because of her experience and expertise. She had worked in the legal field for years before becoming and attorney. I was so impressed that she had challenged and passed the bar exam, without going to law school. No easy feat for anyone, much less someone who worked full time. I was also drawn to her calm manner. She was perfect in a collaborative legal setting. She was at all times professional with me and with the other parties involved. She explained up front what to expect and she spent time asking questions and making sure she understood all my issues. Her explanations of the legal issues were very clear. When I had questions or concerns, she would return calls promptly and always spent time making sure I understood. Her billing was fair and accurate, and about half of what my spouse paid for the same legal representation. I would use Penny Henderson again.
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Posted by G.H, Bellingham, WA | November 14, 2012
A positive experience every step of the way
I have worked in several law firms, alongside many lawyers over the years, but when it came to shopping around for an attorney for personal reasons, I was at Step 1. After going through a couple of very frustrating experiences with other attorneys, I found Penny, and I can say whole-heartedly that Penny is a cut above the rest. Lawyers in this country have a very negative reputation, and Penny does a LOT to reverse that impression. She renewed my faith that there are good, honest, practicing attorneys out there who genuinely care about their clients and who actually listen to what they are saying and asking. I am not only a happier client because of Penny's help and guidance, I am also a very grateful client.
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Posted by anonymous | November 14, 2012
Excellent Service
Ms. Henderson handled a case for me in 2007 and has helped me on subsequent smaller matters as well. I find her services to be exemplary. I was impressed with her collaborative approach to the law and how she was able to elicit cooperation from both sides. I found her to be impartial, fair, and a consummate professional. I recommend her to others often as she is patient and very skilled at working with children, particularly those in crisis.
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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 6.9 (Good)


  • WSBA Rule 6 Law Clerk
  • Certificate to sit for Bar Exam
  • 1998
  • WWU - Fairhaven College
  • B.A.
  • 1976


  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • WSBA Law Clerk Board
  • Board Member
  • 2003 - 2009

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Family Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with/against/alongside Penny Henderson for 12 years now. If I have a question about how the systems works- this is one of my go to lawyers. She has worked all aspects of the Family Law systems and Guardianships. Her work as a Guardian Ad Litem is second to none and I can always count on her to do a thorough and thoughtful job. She is a familiar and trusted voice to the judges in Whatcom and Skagit Counties, and she is a lawyer I would hire for myself."
Family Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I refer people to Penny without hesitation. She is experienced, skilled and compassionate. She is always prepared and appears to treat all her clients as being equally important. I trust her guidance on issues and would certainly refer friends and family to her with complete confidence."

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Bellingham Family Lawyer Penny Rose Henderson
Penny Rose Henderson
Family Attorney
Bellingham, WA
Licensed for 25 years