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Caitlin Dennis

Divorce and separation Attorney at Vancouver, WA

4.5   16 reviews
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  • Licensed for 7 years
    State WA
    Acquired 2016
    Status
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COMPASSIONATE, STRONG ADVOCACY FOR YOUR DIVORCE AND FAMILY LAW NEEDS. CALL TODAY FOR A CONSULTATION.

With over 15 years of experience working in family law, first as a paralegal and later as an attorney, Caitlin Dennis is highly effective in helping people resolve family conflicts. As she works through their cases, she strives to limit emotional damage to her clients and their children by finding long-term solutions that minimize conflict and stress in a family’s daily life. Additionally, she reassures her clients that the future is brighter than it seems, even when their lives are changing significantly.

"As I work with my clients on their cases, we re-frame their circumstances. Divorce doesn’t have to be a catastrophe, but a transition to a new and positive phase of life."

While Caitlin works to reach favorable settlements outside of court, she is a strong advocate in litigation when trial is necessary. As she counsels with candor and consideration, clients quickly learn that Caitlin cares about their cases on a personal level. As one former client said about a complicated matter, “Caitlin never gave up on my case. She would come to court very prepared. I felt like she knew my case like I was her own family member.”

Caitlin serves as the Vice President of the Clark County Bar Association Family Law Section, and volunteers with both the YWCA SafeChoice Domestic Violence Legal Clinic and the Volunteer Lawyers Clinic. She is a devoted mother to a teenage son and a lifelong resident of Clark County. An outdoor enthusiast, she enjoys camping, hiking, and gardening.

Location

McKinley Irvin
1111 Main Street
Suite 300
Vancouver, WA, 98660

Reviews

4.5 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2023
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Thank you
Caitlin is very professional, knowledgeable and kind. She takes time listen and is very sensitive during difficult conversations. Sam and Caitlin are an awesome team. They work as one. Thank you for all you both have done.
Posted by Kassandra | September 27, 2023
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On Point
Caitlin didn’t miss a single thing when helping with my divorce. Her and her assistant Sam were extremely helpful and knowledgeable. Made the process of going through divorce bearable.
Posted by anonymous | April 14, 2023
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So Grateful!!
Caitlin Dennis is a phenomenal attorney! I can't say enough about what a blessing she was as her expertise is incredible. I would not hesitate a minute to recommend her to anyone. I am so grateful to have found Caitlin!
Posted by Kori | August 18, 2021
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Caitlin Dennis - Great attorney, highly recommend her
After meeting with another law firm and the fit wasn't right, I was referred to Lori Ferguson Law Firm. Lori was not available to take on my case but they recommended Caitlin. I went in there with a list of questions and concerns. We addressed everyone of them and her responses and recommendations were impressive. My case was very complicated and my ex and his lawyers were very difficult to work with. Caitlin never gave up on my case. She would come to court very prepared. I felt like she knew my case like I was her own family member. She didn't have to search through paperwork or find answers to the judges questions. She knew the case without looking. Caitlin was always professional, patient and compassionate. She fought hard for the safety of my child and our best interest. My case is settled but we are still having issues with my ex. I am so thankful for her and her willingness to stick with my case and represent me. She is a hard worker and great lawyer. I highly recommend her.
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Posted by anonymous | March 30, 2021
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Divorce
Caitlin took over my messy divorce case from another attorney and she quickly learned the details of my case. She is professional, well prepared and represented me very well during court. She knew my case in depth and advocated for me and my children. I am impressed with her knowledge and compassion for her clients. My ex was uncooperative and unpleasant to work with but she communicated with him and his attorney and handled everything professionally. She is thorough and kept me informed and responded to my calls and emails promptly. Everyone in the office is extremely helpful and responded to my concerns promptly. I am grateful to Caitlin and her staff for their help during my difficult time. I would recommend Caitlin to anyone needing a family law attorney.
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Posted by Eric | March 25, 2021
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Excellent representation
After having no less than four family law lawyers over the past 12 years, Caitlin by far outperformed all of them. Her response to my questions were answered promptly. I was able to watch her during my hearing via zoom call and was very impressed with her knowledgeable and articulate argument on my behalf. Highly recommend this lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2019
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Divorce Attorney
As a young divorcee with minimal assets to split, I was not sure I needed to hire a lawyer for my divorce. I changed my mind once I was consulted by Caitlin. She did not flat out convince me that I needed a lawyer, but she gave me great advice, and kindly answered any of my questions. Things began to feel out of control, and I knew I needed to hire Caitlin. She is assertive, prompt, and experienced. Divorce is hard, and you need an advocate who can read through the lines when you're feeling vulnerable and emotional. Because of her family law experience, Caitlin understood exactly the tactics that were used against me and was always one step ahead for me. She knows the playbook before it happens. The precautions she put into place with the court, protected me and put me in control. Having Caitlin through this gave me confidence I needed, and more importantly, safety from further being taken advantage of. I came out of my divorce fairly, which is everything I could have asked for. I couldn’t have done it with out her!
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Posted by Joan | May 20, 2019
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Top notch family/divorce attorney
I was referred to this law practice. Lori Ferguson was not available. I was put in touch with Caitlin Dennis in this law practice. We met and I could see a real smart atttorney, who did understand, she could cut to the chase quickly, and did not waste time fighting battles that were worthless, instead she fought a good fight for me and the end result was wonderful. You will be in good, honest and professional hands with this attorney, Cailtin Dennis
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Posted by Shannon | January 21, 2019
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Kindness, Compassion, and Competence.
After 27 years of marriage, I was wondering what next? In a free consult she helped explain my rights, and a good direction to go to make our seperation and eventual divorce as smooth of a transition as possible. Ever constant and level headed she never pushed, but kept me on task and helped find alternative avenues to finish a very long process with a partner not willing to work together. She never wasted time, was more than fair on billing, was conservative in her approach and stayed calm & supportive during highly emotional times for me. I feel that she truly cared about me and what my outcome would be, treating me like friend, not just another client. She also has an amazing staffer (Aleyna) that helped in expediting documents and information, and always greeted me with great respect and professionalism. I can never thank them enough. I will be recommending Caitlin Dennis whenever a friend needs the same. and will continue to use the Lori Ferguson Law firm for other Legal Matters.
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Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2018
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Excellent and Compassionate
I give her two thumbs up, 5 stars, and a 10 out of 10!!! She fought for me and was my voice when I didn’t think I had one. Caitlin came to court very prepared. She never had to ruffle through paper work when asked a question. She always had a quick response and answer for everything thrown at her, never once stumbling over her words. I was so impressed with how she carried herself and how she really got her points across. My emails were usually answered w/in minutes, and she was always willing to discuss or go over anything I had questions about. Not only is she a great lawyer, but a great woman and human being as well. I will always choose her to represent me. I highly recommend her!!!
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Posted by anonymous | November 26, 2018
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Calm in the eye of the storm-divorce and child custody
I was scared. After nearly twenty years of marriage, I needed representation. My husband wanted a divorce and I lived 3000 miles away from my parents and family, having moved across the country for my husband's career advancement. I met Caitlin as my world was crumbling around me. I knew from the beginning that it was going to be a battle. My ex hired one of the top billing lawyers in town and he had lawyer friends and family to guide him. I found Caitlin and from the first meeting knew that I wanted her to represent me. She calmly reviewed my case and gave me advice on how to begin to process the chaos. I did not know how to get divorced--they don't teach that in life skills class. I relied on her to be my "backbone". I was a homemaker and part-time employee who raised my children and supported my ex's career through the years. My earnings were minimal compared to my ex's and had I not received representation, I would have made many errors on the path to finalizing the divorce. Caitlin was available to counsel me via email, text or phone calls as I needed her. When I was ready to crumble and give in to ridiculous demands, Caitlin stepped in. The final divorce decree took 9 months, temporary orders, separation conference and, finally, an arbitrating mediation to settle all of our issues. I highly recommend Caitlin Dennis to anyone getting a divorce in Vancouver, WA. I hope to never have to go through such an awful ordeal again, but I would put my trust in Caitlin all over again.
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Posted by Jesse | December 20, 2017
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Great divorce lawyer
I had Caitlin Dennis work on my divorce and she was great to work with! Very knowledgeable and very reasonably priced. Pleasure to work with.
Posted by anonymous | September 23, 2017
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A mother who almost lost it all.
When I came to Caitlin my daughters dad had a high price attorney and was making heinous accusations against me and I was terrified. Caitlin quickly got to work gathering any and all information to disprove these accusations, she reassured me that everything would be okay. If it weren't for Caitlin I would of lost my child. I could never thank her enough.
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Posted by anonymous | February 23, 2017
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Father fighting for full custody
Caitlin has been working on my case for a long time. She has helped me gather information and make choices based on the interest of my child. She was always professional and calm even though my case was full of drama and sometimes aggressive antics from the mother of my child. Ultimately Caitlin was able to win my case and I gained full custody if it wasn't for her I would only see my child every other weekend even though my child was in danger. She navigated the courtroom and all of the legal paperwork with great skill. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wants to ensure their children are treated fairly and especially to fathers looking for fair treatment by the courts. I am only posting this anonymously to protect my child.
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Posted by Tiffany | January 1, 2024
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Suddenly abandoned
I worked with Caitlin for 16 months on my divorce. I got an email stating that I needed to add money to my trust and soon after, while working to come up with the funds, received an email notifying me that she was withdrawing from my case. I had come up with the money and processed payment immediately. She refused to take my calls and there was no changing her mind via email. I have mediation in a month, no representation, and I’ve given her everything I have. I’m still in complete shock and have no idea what options I have now. I should’ve read more reviews because I now know I’m not the only client she’s suddenly dropped like this. I’m happy to correspond further regarding the specifics of my situation at [redacted]. Please don’t make the same massive, life-altering mistake that I did in hiring her.
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Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2023
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Proceed with caution
I’m so disappointed in Caitlin Dennis and her lack of integrity and honesty. She is self serving and not in this business for her clients, she is only interested in making money. I wish I would have avoided her. Lesson learned. Don’t let it be a costly bad decision for yourself and seek counsel elsewhere.
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AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • McKinley Irvin
  • 2021 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Lori Ferguson Law Firm, PS
  • 2016 - 2021
  • Law Clerk/Legal Intern
  • Landerholm Law Firm
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Law Clerk/Legal Intern
  • Langsdorf, Ferguson & Posner, PLLC
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Legal Assistant/Paralegal
  • Gregerson & Langsdorf, PS
  • 2006 - 2012
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Education

  • Washington State Law Clerk Program
  • N/A
  • 2016
  • Washington State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2010

Associations

  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2021 - Present
  • Washington Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Clark County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • George & Donald Simpson American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Ones to Watch
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2024
  • Ones to Watch
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • Washington Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
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Publications

  • Hearsay Magazine
  • Holiday Traditions
  • 2022

Attorney endorsements

Received (16)
Given (7)
Endorse Caitlin
Family Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Caitlin is a dedicated and hard-working advocate. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Caitlin is always professional and effective."
Family Attorney | Sep 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 21
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Caitlin has always been diligent, considerate, and conscientious in all the cases I have had against her"
Family Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I strongly endorse Caitlin. She is an ardent advocate who maintains professionalism in even challenging cases."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Dennis is well known in Washington as an exceptional litigator and a well respected attorney among the legal community. She advocates fiercely for her clients and has extensive experience in family law. I would highly recommend Ms. Dennis to any potential client seeking to obtain a family lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Dennis is a consummate professional, a fierce advocate for her clients, and a worthy adversary. In the several cases where we have opposed each other, she has always been a pleasure to work with, even in difficult circumstances."
Family Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have worked with Caitlin on a board and as opposing counsel on cases. She is excellent to work with and is a strong advocate for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Caitlin is an excellent attorney. She is smart, creative and works hard for her clients. As an opposing counsel, I know Caitlin's clients will be well educated and prepared - including what is a fair and reasonable outcome for their cases. I am happy to endorse Caitlin as she is professional, diligent and does a wonderful job representing her clients' interests both in and out of the courtroom."
Family Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is competent and does not dwell in little matters, keeping her focus on the larger issues that need to be resolved."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Caitlin is honest and great advocate for her clients."
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Vancouver Divorce and separation Lawyer Caitlin Dennis
Caitlin Dennis
Divorce and separation Attorney
Vancouver, WA
Licensed for 7 years
Virtual consultation available