Posted by Dee
Ellen M Hendrick has provided legal direction and guidance during a difficult situation. I found her to be accomplished, responsive, knowledgable and honest. While working with Ellen, I felt as though my situation was in adept and trustworthy hands, and she did not steer me wrong.
I strongly recommend Ms Hendrick to anyone seeking legal representation that is fair, honest and will keep your best interest and unique needs at the forefront. Should the situation arise, I would not hesitate to seek representation from Ellen Hendrick again.
Posted by Heidi
Ellen and her assistant Rachel were truly the best legal team I have had the pleasure working with. Ellen is incredibly smart and dedicated. She did an amazing job representing me and my case and prevailed in court every single time. She believed in me, fought for me, and always made the right determination on what needed to be done and always held the upper hand against opposing counsel. I couldn't thank her enough for all her time and hard work, and again, her assistant Rachel was just as amazing and hard working. If you need legal help, I highly recommend Ellen Hendrick! She is a true blessing.
Posted by Lisa
I hired Ellen after another attorney made a horrible mess of my case. Ellen and her paralegal, Rachel, poured their hearts and souls into every detail. I would seriously not be where I am today if it hadn't been for her. She is compassionate and intelligent and will go the extra distance it takes. As I looked over other reviews for Ellen, I would have to agree wholeheartedly with the positive reviewers. Always keep in mind that not all cases go the way a client may want. If you want someone who will champion your cause professionally and who is direct, honest, and realistic. Then you can't go wrong by going with Ellen. She does not play games in court and holds her ground. She was able to clean up the huge mess that had been made of my case. I can't thank her enough! I would turn to her again in a heartbeat.
I had lost trust in attorneys over the years. Ellen truly represents her profession in a way that restored my faith in humanity and showed me that there ARE still attorneys out there who care about doing the right thing and doing it well.
Posted by Patricia
My husband and I hired Mrs. Hendrick to help us gain custody of two young children who we were trying to protect from years of severe mistreatment. These little boys had been living in an environment of neglect and physical abuse for a very long time. For months we worked with Ellen and her assistant, Rachel, on this case. Finally, after many hearings and a long trial, Ellen Hendrick prevailed in the court room. She won for us, not only physical custody of the children, but also De Facto Parentage. Ellen and her assistant, Rachel, were compassionate regarding our cause and extremely knowledgeable with reference to Washington State law. Thanks to the law firm of Ellen M. Hendrick, two sweet boys have a very bright future ahead of them!
Posted by anonymous
Worst attorney ever! Do waste your time or money! Her paralegal is great up front, but don't let that fool you. I read her bio, met with her and hired her because I thought she'd be a great fit for my case, but it was the worst mistake and a waste of $3500. I read some of her reviews, including the negative ones and thought, they must have had a difficult case, but I was wrong. They lack communication with their clients, multiple errors were made when all the information was email and given multiple times. The lack in professionalism stated on other sites and other negative reviews are true. Do your homework before hiring her and take into consideration the truth behind the negative reviews.
Posted by anonymous
I've had this lawyer twice. The first time was pretty easy not too complicated. The second time much more complicated in a divorce case with child custody. We only went to court once and I spent over 6k dollars for her to write papers and file stuff. Also while in court she didn't make 100 percent accurate statements on my behalf. Not saying she will be a bad lawyer for someone else but I guess for me she clearly wasn't to mentally involved in my case.
Posted by anonymous
I hired Ellen Hendricks to represent me in a custody/visitation court case. She wouldn't even try to get me fair visitation. She believed everything my ex-wife presented and believed nothing that I had to say or present. I think that she brings too much of her own background that is listed in her "about" page on her website to influence her, characterizing every man who is accused by their ex wife, the same as her life experiences of her own father and stepfather. When called back after the papers were signed for visitation, that my ex-wife was still not abiding by the visitation schedule, she said that my file was archived and to get visitation I would have to go back to court again. More$$$$$
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.