4.5 stars 11 totalReview Ellen Hendrick
Posted by anonymous
Hired for a divorce / custody case. My outcome would have been better if I hadn't showed up at all!
Posted by Matt
Ellen has been helping us to get custody and de facto parenthood of our niece for almost a year and a half, and has been the only reason for hope during most of that time. When we contacted other attorneys regarding our case, whatever hope we had of keeping our niece with us, where she had lived for years, shrank smaller and smaller; the case would be tough, and no one was shy to tell us that. Ellen, however, was willing to take it on and explained how we might be able to prevail.
She worked doggedly to seek justice for us in our case, constantly scribbling down ideas and new questions to ask, right up to the trial that we had, where her relentless pursuit of the truth brought out the truth when it mattered the most. Her staff was an absolute joy to work with, and my wife and I found ourselves calling them for reassurance whenever we did not understand the proceedings or just needed to hear that they were not ceasing to work on our case.
A little girl has a chance at a very good life, thanks in no small part to Ellen Hendrick.
Posted by Rachael
I hired Ms. Hendrick, as my third attorney in a long court battle with my ex-husband, who was emotionally and physically abusive to me, and my daughter. She took on the case when my ex- was harassing my past attorneys and my current one decided to testify at my trial. She also put up with the same harassment by my ex-husband. We had a trial scheduled to determine if my ex-husband would get any visitation back, and she took this on, although it was scheduled very soon after she took over. My case is many volumes think in the court, so Ms. Hendrick and her staff learned every detail in the file which was critical to get an accurate decision at the trial to show the history of what was going on. My witnesses had detailed binders and questions to prepare. I felt comfortable during the trial because they told me exactly what I needed to do and say, so I felt prepared when I had to testify. They made the experience as positive as possible given the extremely difficult and painful situation. The team was extremely detailed and prepared for trial. It is rare for the court to decide on no visitation, for a parent, but because of the history of what had happened, and what presented at the trial, we got a fantastic ruling that protects my daughter and me. My ex-husband will have no more contact, unless he gets psychological testing and treatment and the restraining order stays on until my daughter turns 18! I were also awarded back child support, unpaid court fines, Orthodontia fees, and all of the attorney fees for the trial. What a relief!
Posted by Carolyn
Ellen Hendrick has been helping us with a 3rd party custody/De Facto parent case. It has been long but at every step, we have found her to be a highly skilled professional whose knowledge of family law is second to none. She is always well prepared whether it be for a court hearing or a meeting in her office. Her compassion for the needs of children shows her commitment to always proceeding in the very best interest of the child. Ellen's staff are kind, caring professionals who work very hard to make sure filings are complete, all questions are answered, client emails are answered promptly and all notifications of court dates are communicated. I would highly recommend Ellen Hendrick, the best attorney in town.
Posted by Peter
I have worked professionally with Ellen for many years. I find her well prepared. Even though she is opposing counsel to me in court and representing interests that are usually adverse to my clients, she is always cordial and cooperative. I enjoy working with her and I recommend her.
Posted by pinky
Ellen helped me in gaining 3rd party custody of my great granddaughter. She spent a lot of time helping me fill out the required forms and consulting with me. She always had time to talk to me if I needed her. Her assistants were very helpful also. She had to work against drug using parents and an agency that was difficult to work with. Because of her a little girl is living in a stable environment. I appreciate every thing she did for me.
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 anonymous
Ellen was my second attorney and was recommended by a very trusted source. I found her to be very professional and responsive. If there were any issues with delays or paperwork needed I always felt apprised. She handled feedback about her staff or any office issues promptly.
I would recommend her and learned from my first attoney's mistakes. She had to fight an uphill battle in many cases because of the damage done by the first attorney. She was clear about our chances, offered options for us to discuss, and we always felt she had our children's best interest at heart.
I never felt pressured regarding billing, and in fact didn't feel at any point that it was her motiviating factor. After winning our case, she touched base and asked to for me to keep in touch. She was kind, caring, profressional, and compassionate.
She celebrated our vitories, and mitigated any setbacks with grace and decorum. I would give her a glowing reference anytime.
Posted by anonymous
VERY unprofessional and unreliable. I would be in her office for a scheduled appointment and she would get phone calls and talk with another client for a half an hour or longer on speaker phone so I could hear everything. I was charged for the time she talked with other clients. She does not remember important facts and shows up to court dates completely unprepared. If she gets her facts wrong or forgets something important during court she blames you or denies it. Ellen cannot keep an assistant because she is so hard to get along with and the assistants she hires are just as unprofessional as she is. They do not call and inform you of important court dates or when they have been changed. I would NEVER recommend her to anyone. She cares nothing about you as a client or your situation, to her it is all about money and nothing more.
Posted by Chris and Vicki
I live in Texas but my ex lives in Washington and I contacted Ellen to represent me in our custody battle. She is an excellent lawyer and her assistant Diane is top notch as well. She kept me informed through calls, letters, and emails. Every step of the case she let me know her plan of action and asked my current wife and I our thoughts on proceeding different ways. She is extremely knowledgable and up front about everything. She never quits believing in her clients and never quits fighting for their best interests. She handles herself very well in the courtroom and doesn't back down from a challenge. If you are looking for a hard working never quit trying type of lawyer that will give you 100% all the time then go with Ellen! She will make sure you are taken care of and that you do not get the short end of the case. She cares about her clients and doesn't let even distance barriers get in her way of helping you fight for your kids.