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Melissa Marie Denton

Senior Partner
Ascher & Denton, PLLC
2401 Bristol Court SW, # A-101
Olympia, Washington 98502
Peer Rating
3.1 of 5.0
Client Rating
5.0 of 5.0
CV Rated
Experience & Credentials
Practice Areas
Family Law; Divorce; Child Custody; Child Support; Collaborative Law; Settlement Law; Alimony; Annulment; Cohabitation Agreements; Collaborative Family Law; Community Property Law; Divorce Arbitration; Divorce Mediation; Divorce Taxation; Domestic Partnerships; Domestic Relations; Domestic Violence; Equitable Distribution; Family Arbitration; Family Mediation; Gay and Lesbian Family Law; International Family Law; Interstate Support; Marital Agreements; Marital Property Distribution; Marital Property Law; Marital Property Settlements; Matrimonial Law; Military Divorce; Non-Traditional Family Law; Paternity; Post Divorce Modification; Postnuptial Agreements; Premarital Agreements; Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs); Restraining Orders; Separation Agreements; Spousal Support; Uncontested Divorce; Dispute Resolution
University
University of Oklahoma, B.A., 1984
Law School
University of Oklahoma School of Law, J.D., 1988
Admitted
1989, Washington and U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington
ISLN
910013831
Peer Reviews (7)
CV Rated
3.1/5.0
Peer Rating
 
High Ethical Standard
Family Law and Domestic Relations
Areas of Practice
Legal Knowledge
3.2/5
Analytical Capabilities
3.0/5
Judgment
2.7/5
Communication Ability
3.0/5
Legal Experience
3.3/5
Peer Reviews (7)
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Managing Partner on 07/30/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.4/5.0 Posted by a Other Legal Professional on 09/13/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
4/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
3.6/5.0 Posted by a Principal on 07/12/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
3/5
Communication Ability
4/5
Legal Experience
4/5
2.6/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 07/12/12
She advertises for and takes on representation of both parties in a dissolution action.
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
2/5
Judgment
1/5
Communication Ability
3/5
Legal Experience
4/5
2.6/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 09/13/11
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
3/5
Judgment
2/5
Communication Ability
2/5
Legal Experience
3/5
2.4/5.0 Posted by a Associate on 07/12/12
Legal Knowledge
3/5
Analytical Capabilities
2/5
Judgment
1/5
Communication Ability
2/5
Legal Experience
4/5
2.2/5.0 Posted by a Sole Practitioner on 07/20/12
Legal Knowledge
2/5
Analytical Capabilities
2/5
Judgment
2/5
Communication Ability
2/5
Legal Experience
3/5
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Client Reviews

Overall Client Rating

in Family Law
5.0 out of 5.0
Communication Ability
5.0
Responsiveness
5.0
Quality of Service
5.0
Value for Money
5.0
  • Data based on 4 reviews
  • Recommended by 4 Client(s)
  • Last reviewed on 08/09/11
Posted by a Small Business on 08/09/11
5.0 out of 5.0  
Melissa Denton knows all aspects of family law. Her expertise enables the best possible representation.
Posted by a Consumer on 05/13/11
5.0 out of 5.0  
Melissa has been wonderful through such a stressful time she always made me feel better about my situation. She would spend as long as she had to on the phone to explain things to me so i wouldn't be so worried. when i needed to get a hold of her or I emailed her she was very quick about getting back to me. I will definitely use her in the future for any legal matters.
Posted by a Consumer on 08/31/10
5.0 out of 5.0  
Melissa is a very good lawyer. I really felt like she had my best interests at heart and she got me the settlement I needed.
Posted by a Consumer on 03/12/10
5.0 out of 5.0  
I am pleased to be able to write a review for Melissa Denton. We recently engaged her to represent my brother in a very difficult family law matter involving a CR 60 motion. Her approach to this and her well thought out analysis was impressive. She consistently kept us up to date as to the status of the process. She was able to convince the judge as to the validity of her argument, and it was decided in our favor at the one court appearance. We are enthusiastic to recommend Ms. Denton.
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