Vanessa Dennis


Originally from Arizona, Vanessa Dennis went on to obtain a law degree from California Western in San Diego and then moved across the country to Rhode Island.

After working briefly in family law, Vanessa started representing mesothelioma victims in 2007, eventually evolving into a full-fledged mesothelioma lawyer. Before joining Shrader & Associates L.L.P., she worked for a large, national personal injury firm in New York City and familiarized herself with the extensive work involved in these cases.

Recognized & Respected by Legal Professionals

Even as a law student, Vanessa was respected by legal professionals. While in school she was selected to work with the Office of the Staff Judge Advocate. Here she established herself as competent and capable of covering a wide array of legal obstacles.

Skip forward to 2013, and Vanessa is once again selected to work with a highly esteemed legal professional. This time she was one of 50 attorneys who attended Gerry Spence’s Trial Lawyers College at the famous Thunderhead Ranch in Wyoming. Gerry Spence is a legendary trial attorney that has not lost a civil case since 1969. This course is extremely exclusive and considered one of the most prestigious trial advocacy colleges. Vanessa was invited for her impressive skill, and she came out armed with even more knowledge and litigation techniques.

Representing Clients Nationwide

While she is regularly granted permission to practice in other states on a case-by-case basis, Vanessa is currently licensed to practice in:

  • Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island
  • U.S. District Court of Rhode Island

She has a passion for her work and works closely with clients to help ease their burdens and achieve a positive outcome.

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