Ellen is a fighter and I feel extremely grateful for her invaluable representation.
I would highly recommend Ellen Hendrick. Divorce can be an anxious and daunting experience. I found Ellen to be approachable, compassionate and extremely knowledgeable in WA case law in which our Judge indicated it was one of the most complex proceedings in his career. Ellen was always available to me, helpful in explaining the process as well as the decisions that need to be made and approached the various steps ensuring there was focus on only issues that were of significances. I felt that Ellen's interest in me as a person was evident and not a billing mechanism by witnessing the stark contrast to that of opposing counsel. She was extremely professional and well prepared; often working on weekends and late evenings during crunch time to ensure the best case was presented. Lastly, I cannot speak highly enough of her office staff; they are extremely dedicated and kind people who support Ellen and their clients on a daily basis. Ellen is a fighter and I feel extremely grateful for her invaluable representation.
- Patrick R.
She is fair and provides outstanding and rationale advice.Ms. Hendrick is a consummate 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.
- Former Client
If you are looking for a hard-working never quit trying the type of lawyer that will give you 100% all the time then go with Ellen!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 upfront 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 the 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.
- Chris and Vicki
Mrs. Hendrick's qualities and abilities were without a doubt remarkable.
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 reassured me that Mrs. 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 commissioners 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 efficient 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's 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 the 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.
Her experience was extensive, and my favorite thing about Ellen was that she ALWAYS gives it to you straight!
Awesome Family Law Attorney! Ellen is professional from start to finish, and she is laser-focused to get you through the process as quick and painless as possible. Her experience was extensive, and my favorite thing about Ellen was that she ALWAYS gives it to you straight!
I enjoy working with her and I recommend her.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.
Because of her, a little girl is living in a stable environment.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 everything she did for me.
They made the experience as positive as possible given the extremely difficult and painful situation.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 was also awarded back child support, unpaid court fines, Orthodontia fees, and all of the attorney fees for the trial. What a relief!
She did an amazing job representing me and my case and prevailed in court every single time.Ellen and her assistant Rachel were truly the best legal team I have had the pleasure of 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.
Ellen truly represents her profession in a way that restored my faith in humanity.
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.
Compassionate regarding our cause and extremely knowledgeable with reference to Washington State law.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 courtroom. 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!
A little girl has a chance at a very good life, thanks in no small part to Ellen Hendrick.
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.
Fair, honest and will keep your best interest and unique needs at the forefront.
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.