|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Divorce Advice Clinic 2004 & Certificate of Appreciation 012||Volunteer Lawyers Program of Spokane County, WA||2004|
|Attorney||Ellen Hendrick, PLLC||2003 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Spokane County Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|Washington State Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Bar Association||Member||N/A|
|American Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||N/A|
|Washington State Trial Lawyers Association||Member||N/A|
|University of Washington School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2002|
Posted by anonymous
Ms. Hendrick is a consumate professional. She knows the law and the legal system and consequently represents the client extraordinarily well in the negotiations and courtroom. As with most excellent lawyers, she is busy and must respond to urgent situations at the behest of the court system. Within these realities, however, she is responsive and prepared for action. She is fair and provides outstanding and rationale advice. She grounds the process, is level headed, and provides excellent support to the client. My experience with her was quite positive.
Posted by Maria
My experience dealing with lawyers before meeting Mrs. Hendrick was very negative overall. A friend and well known advocate for minorities in Spokane highly recommended Mrs. Hendrick to me after I mentioned to her how devastated I was about my case. She explained to me that it was a common feeling among minorities when looking for representation in family law in this town, but she reasurred me that Mr. Hendrick's qualities and abilities were without a doubt remarkable. After I met her, I realized that she was one of a kind! I knew immediately that she was the right counselor in law for me!
My family case had been considered one of the most controversial and difficult ones ever in this town, this said by two GLA's and commisioners involved. After meeting with Mrs. Hendrick several times to discuss my situation, she took my case and from that point forward I felt that I was in the best hands! No one could have done a better job than she did!
Mrs. Hendrick is the most compassionate and objective professional that I have ever met. She worked endless hours to learned about the long history of the case. She took also the time to talk to several professionals involved and reviewed similar cases nationwide. As she became familiar with the case, her very efficent paralegal, organized all the documentation. Along the way, I saw the two of them discussing the case and strategizing each move carefully to make sure that they had ALL the information at hand.
I was highly impressed with Mrs. Hendrick firm and assertive approach to such a difficult, long and poorly managed case in the past by other lawyers. If she was able to manage to fix a messed up case, imagine what she can do with fresh ones!
Her constant communication with me and her intuition about the moves of the opposite counsel were right on at all times! She never allowed others to intimidate me, instead she won the battle with honesty, integrity and most of all professional and personal respect!
One of Mrs. Hendrick's best qualities is that she communicates extensively with her clients, breaking all possible barriers, among them the language. English is not my first language, but she made sure to explain with examples and details every aspect of the case, so I was aware of the implications. She presented to me the different options to solve the case, always placing the best interest of my children first.
Mrs. Hendrick has a heart to defend those in need. She is knowledgeable, caring, loving and well versed in many different areas. Her nursing background, her life experiences and her professional formation are a perfect combination of compassion, human kindness and strong professional abilities to defend and protect what matters the most these days in society, which is the family system and human dignity.
I can not thank her and her paralegal enough for their hard work, dedication and commitment to make the best of such a devastating situation for my family and for most for my children. I will be forever grateful to my friend who recommended Mrs. Hendrick to me and to her and her outstanding paralegal!
There is light at the end of the tunnel but for sure it makes a difference to have someone like Mrs. Hendrick to walk with you during one of the most challenging times in the life of a family.
Lisa Brewer, Family Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I endorse this lawyer. Ellen is a superb attorney. She is hard working, thorough, and knowledgeable. But most relevant she is very dedicated to her clients. We worked together on a highly contested case last year. This case had serious issues of DV, child abuse, and mental health considerations that were hard to prove. Nevertheless, Ellen turned over every rock and pebble to give her client the best possible outcome.
Glenn Tanner, Divorce and separation Attorney
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Hendrick is always a strong advocate. She works very hard for her clients and she works hard on keeping her practice abreast of the latest changes in the law. She is also sensible and practical in my experience.