Donald S. Dench

high quality, experienced, legal representation

Donald S. Dench is a specialist in family Law certified by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. Raised in Pomona, Ca he became a well known attorney in the Inland Empire and has devoted his practice to protecting his client’s rights and best interests in the face of serious and life altering legal challenges. Mr. Dench serves all Southern California Courts and is also admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the Central District of California and the United States Supreme Court.
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“I value and respect the relationships I build with my clients. Passion and skill determines the right to win."
- Donald S. Dench

About Donald S. Dench

Strong Criminal Justice Backgroun

Mr. Dench brings a wide range of professional experience to his criminal and family law practice. His unique background in our local justice system spans for over three decades.

He began his career in law as a San Bernardino County Sheriff’s Deputy and Marshal. He has patrolled our communities as an officer; and served as a Detective assigned to child abuse investigations, undercover narcotics and violent assaults. He served as a Bailiff throughout the courts of San Bernardino County. Mr. Dench also worked within our county jails and knows the injustice for many that are incarcerated. Over the years, he has gained a strong sense of fairness and justice having served on all sides of the legal system.

Judges and juries can only make decisions based on the information they are given. Mr. Dench takes great care in presenting the right impression of the case to the jury, knowing how crucial it is that they see the facts through his client’s experience, in order to reach the right and just result of innocence.
Mr. Dench limits the number of family dispute matters in his practice. He believes each case requires special care, time, and attention to detail which requires quality of representation over quantity. He intimately understands the pain and carnage of divorce and the utmost importance in the handling of high conflict custody disputes.

Reaching a fair outcome is critical in family law matters. Everything is at issue and is subjected to loss: Child custody, child and spousal support, determination of all assets and debts. In these disputes, spouses have the highest duty of good faith and fair dealing towards one another. Assets that are hidden or diminished in value require tenacious investigation and exposure to reach a fair distribution between spouses. Additionally, incomes invariably differ between couples and must be assessed for correctness as a basis for spousal and child support.

Mr. Dench understands the complexities of family law matters. He knows that each family is different and dynamic requiring his complete focus and unwavering attention to details.

Family Law Practice

Family Law Mediation

Mr. Dench is an experienced negotiator. He has served as a Mediator for the San Bernardino County Superior Courts acting as a Settlement Judge in a variety of family law disputes. He has been appointed by the Superior Courts of Los Angeles and Riverside Counties to mediate family law matters. He acts as a neutral moving the mediation toward settlement in a facilitative manner.
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