Attorney Profile

About Dennis Englerth

“If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears.” – Simon Sinek 

Dennis spent eight years working as a chemical engineer and chemist in the nuclear and environmental fields.  However, he became disappointed with the nature of his work and wanted to make a change.  He thought about becoming an intellectual property lawyer; but, after experiencing some difficulties in his own non-traditional family during law school, Dennis felt drawn to the plight of families and children.

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Education, Honors & Affiliations

Liberty University School of Law (J.D. 2007) 

  • Recipient – CALI Excellence for the Future Award, Payment Systems (2007)
  • Regional Semifinalist – ABA Client Counseling Competition (2007)
  • Author – The Jurisprudence of the Kyoto Protocol: The Tension Between the Stewardship-Dominion Mandate and Sovereignty (2005)
  • Semifinalist – 1L Moot Court Tournament (2004)
  • Founder’s Scholar (2004-2005)

Columbia University (B.S. 1992, Chemical Engineering)

  • Amick Scholar – School of Engineering and Applied Science (1991)

Gettysburg College (B.A. 1992, Chemistry)

  • Recipient – Campus Leadership Certificate (1990)

Virginia / Virginia State Bar (2008)

Illinois / Illinois State Bar Association (2008 – Inactive)


Dennis was always supportive.  I finally felt like I had someone on my side.  He made me feel human, seen, and cared for.  He made me feel valued and worthy of time and attention.  He provided honest, straightforward counsel without vacillating.  He was always available through various forms of communication and quick to respond.  He is patient and gracious.  I would not hesitate to ask Dennis for help again or to recommend his services.  I would also go so far as to call him, wait for him to answer, and put the person on the phone with him! 

Client in Adoption Matter

Dennis helped me greatly with support and answering my questions.  He helped me a lot and I would recommend him to others.  I told my friends I had a good lawyer.  Thanks again for being there when I needed someone to talk to.  Thank you from my heart. 

Client in Foster Care Matter

Dennis was an amazing guardian ad litem for my children.  He helped me with a lot of stuff.  He understood me and never once judged me.  My children adored him.  My son always knew he could go to Dennis to talk.  It didn’t matter what day and what time; Dennis was always there for him.  Dennis never once gave up making sure my kids were happy where they were living.  I appreciate everything Dennis has done.  He is our hero.  I cried writing this. 

Mother in Custody Matter

Thank you for all you have done for me and my daughter these past couple of years.  You made a hard situation easier for us and we are very grateful!

Client in Custody Matter

My family and I thank you, thank you for representing me and making me feel safe and taken care of.  Hopefully I’ll never have to need your services again, but if I do I know right where to go.  Again, thank you. 

Client in Criminal Matter

You have given me excellent service in your capacity as an attorney.  I have conferred with you on a number of times on legal matters.  Each time you have given me advice that facilitated smooth sailing through what could have generated difficult legal ramifications for me and my family.  My stress has diminished greatly after discussing the particulars of my cases with you.  I would recommend your professional service and demeanor to others.  I liked that you were straight forward in your appraisal of my situations.  You told me how it was each time we talked.  Thank you for your assistance.

Client in Family and Criminal Matters

I have been very pleased with your service.  In this last case, it didn’t turn out 100% the way I had hoped, but the outcome was the next best option and I was still satisfied.  You did your best under the circumstances and the people we were dealing with.  I have used you before and I would use you again, and I do recommend you to anyone who’s in need of a custody lawyer.  You have been amazing with payment options, on top of being reasonable.  I have most appreciated your availability when I needed to get in touch.  If you weren’t immediately available, I didn’t have to wait long for you to get back to me.  In many of these conversations when I was upset with the case, you were an amazing listener and encourager as I dealt with things.  You most certainly took so much stress off of me and I felt that you truly wanted to help me.  Thank you!

Client in Family Matters

Dennis Englerth is a GREAT attorney!  I didn’t need to stress over anything, he was always there to reassure me every time I needed to talk when I thought I wouldn’t make it through!  I would recommend Dennis Englerth to anyone who needs a lawyer with unbelievable understanding of the law.  He puts his whole heart into your case!  The outcome of my case was the best outcome ever!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart Dennis, you are the BEST!!!

Client in Protective Order/Foster Care Matter

We want to thank you for the excellent service you have provided us, our family, and friends over the past five years from child support and custody cases to estate settlements and divorces.  In every situation you have been very responsive and helpful even when you had to do some legal digging to ensure you were giving us a complete picture of what the situation was and how it could turn out.  We have yet to get negative feedback from anyone, instead quite the opposite. Your calm demeanor and professionalism have helped immensely to make all of these processes not only manageable but less stressful.  Most importantly and comforting to us is your willingness to keep us informed as to the status of our cases in a timely way and to make yourself available even on your own time.  As far as we are concerned, you are “our lawyer” and we TRUST you for all matters that you are willing to take on.  We consider you more than a Lawyer with legal concerns but a true counselor in making critical decisions.  For this we sincerely thank you.

Clients in Family Matters

I would like to start out by saying Dennis Englerth is an amazing person to work with.  We are very satisfied with the outcome of our case.  We like that Dennis explained everything to us so we could understand it better going into the type of case we had.  My husband and I want to give a big thank you for making our experience less stressful.  Dennis will always be the first person we will highly recommend to anyone.  If we ever need a good lawyer in the future, Dennis will be the first one we call.  I especially like that he is a very down to earth person.  He also went above and beyond for our case.  He seeks justice where justice is well deserved.  Thanks again for everything.

Clients in adoption matter

Dennis was a GAL for my family.  I felt he was thorough and he worked with both parents to assist and mediate our situation.  He was as impartial as he could be and dealt with each problem accordingly.  I feel he actually cared for the outcome and well-being of our family.  Family law is one of his strong points.  If I could, I would recommend him to anyone in the same position as we were.

Father in custody matter

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