Denise D. VanLanduyt

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Denise is a founding partner of VanLanduyt Giles.  Prior to forming VanLanduyt Giles, she owned and operated VanLanduyt & Associates.  She has practiced family law for 15 years and is a frequent speaker on legal issues impacting all types of families and children.  She is a trained mediator and arbitrator for family disputes.

Active in the DeKalb Bar Association, Denise helped form and found the Family Law Section of the DeKalb Bar Association.  She is a Past President of the DeKalb Bar Association and is actively involved with the Board for the DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation.

Denise is an active member of Decatur First United Methodist Church where she served on the Administrative Board for three (3) years.  Denise lives in downtown Decatur with her wife, Jessica.

Education

J.D. Syracuse University College of Law, 2000

B.A. History, cum laude, University of Central Florida, 1996

Bar Admissions

Admitted to Practice State of Georgia, 2000

Certifications

Arbitrator, State of Georgia

Registered Neutral and Certified Mediator, State of Georgia

Guardian ad Litem (Cobb, Fulton and DeKalb Counties)

Leadership/Membership

Georgia Mediators Association

DeKalb Volunteer Lawyers Foundation (past President of the Board)

DeKalb Bar Foundation (Immediate Past President)

DeKalb Bar Association (Past President 2012-2013)

DeKalb County Dispute Resolution Task Force (Member)

DeKalb Bar Association – Family Law Section (Founder and Past Section Chair, 2009-2011)

Stonewall Bar Association (Board Member, 2010-2011 and 2015-Present)

Georgia Association for Women Lawyers (Member)

American Bar Association – Family Law Section

American Bar Association – Dispute Resolution Section

American Bar Association – General, Solo, Small Firm Division

Atlanta History Center (Member and Volunteer)

Decatur First United Methodist Church (Administrative Board Member)

CLE Presentations and Lectures

Annual State Bar of Georgia Family Law Institute, Presenter: 2011, 2014, 2015

University of Georgia School of Law – Working in the Public Interest, Presenter: 2016

Financial Issues in Divorce, Atlanta Bar Association – Family Law Section, Presenter: 2016

Annual Alternative Dispute Resolution Institute and Neutrals Conference, Presenter: 2015

The Guardian ad Litem, Presenter: 2012

Gay Marriage/Same Sex Issues in Georgia, Presenter: 2012, 2013

Hot Topics in Family Law, Presenter: 2012

Ethics and the Practice of Law, DeKalb Bar Association, Program Chair: 2013

Guest Lecturer: John Marshall Law School, Atlanta, GA- 2009-2011

Founded VanLanduyt & Associates

Denise founded the firm in 2002.