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Dennis Hernandez
  • Business Law, Criminal Law, Nursing Home Abuse...
  • Florida
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Dennis started practicing law as an attorney in the 1990’s at just 23 years old. He obtained his undergraduate degree from Duke University and continued on to earn law degrees from Florida State University Law School and Harvard University, School of Law. In 1997 he then went on to start the prominent law firm, Dennis Hernandez & Associates PA concentrating in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice, product liability, civil litigation, and “white collar” criminal defense. The Tampa FL personal injury firm is on Kennedy Blvd near Hyde Park District, but the firm also has an office in Sarasota, serving the greater Tampa Bay area for over two decades. After decades in the bay area helping those in need, the firm now handles almost an kind of legal circumstance. Blessed with multiple Associations, memberships and awards, Dennis graduated from the Trial Lawyers College, a prestigious organization founded by the well-known attorney, Gerry Spence. Mr. Hernandez is one of only 1,378 attorneys who claim this distinction. He’s also a member of: The Florida Bar Association The Florida & American Association for Justice National Institute of Trial Advocacy National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Attorney Dennis has offices in Tampa and Sarasota, Florida, and is also admitted to practice law in all of the State of Florida courts, The Supreme Court of the United States, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh District, U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida Dennis Hernandez is an experienced trial attorney who will protect your rights in a court of law and fight for the compensation you deserve. He is committed to providing each of his clients with personalized, knowledgeable legal counsel, and will keep you informed through every phase of your case.

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Nursing Home Abuse
  • Antitrust Law
  • Personal Injury
  • White Collar Crime
  • Agricultural Law
  • Animal & Dog Law
  • Stockbroker & Investment Fraud
  • International Law
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  • Contingent Fees
    Contingent (33%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Contingent (33%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • German: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Florida State University College of Law
Harvard Law School
Duke University
Professional Associations
Florida State Bar # 915210
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9 Questions Answered

Q. I have a lease that expires 1017. Landlord has not provided a new lease to sign yet nor have they served a termination.
A: It depends on how the original contract you signed is worded. Some times you can go month to month at the same rate. Sometimes you go month to month, but with an increased rate. I would discuss this with your landlord first before seeking legal representation.
Q. My exhusband had our children for 4 days one of our childrens arm got broke another child pushed her down.
A: You could seek litigation, but that doesn't necessarily mean that you will win. I would look for an attorney that is willing to review the case in detail prior to making any definitive actions.
Q. We let out our apartment on Craigslist for a temporary weekend rental.
A: It depends on the details. I would research the best attorney for that particular field and have them review the case with a fine tooth comb.
Q. A staff member at the on-profit housing program that I am with, made false accusations against me. Can you please help
A: I would recommend that you consult an attorney to review the case in more detail.
Q. My brother suffered a severe spinal injury -
A: It depends on the details. I would consult a lawyer to review your case in detail.
Q. what can I do about my son being assaulted at school?
A: I would refer to an attorney for a consultation. Situations like this can be delicate, but if you feel that your son's rights have been violated, then you have the ability to dig further into the situation. Best of luck
Q. Can I sue a previous dog owner if they gave us a dog that has bitten us & they never warned us about him being this way?
A: you can sue, for anything, but that doesn't mean you will win the case or a settlement. I would research and consult an attorney that specializes in these cases.
Q. Can a motorist sue for physical, emotional damages after driving away fine, and not fillng an insurance claim in nj?
A: They can file whatever they would like. I would seek legal representation in any situation, and not answer any questions with out your attorney present to advise you.
Q. My employee was driving her car while traveling to meet with a client and was in an accident.
A: Depends on the little details. I would consult an attorney and not answer any questions without representation.
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Dennis Hernandez & Associates, PA. - Tampa
3339 West Kennedy Boulevard
Tampa, FL 33609
Telephone: (813) 250-0000
Fax: (813) 258-4567
Dennis Hernandez & Associates, PA. - St. Petersburg
5363 Central Avenue
St. Petersburg, FL 33710
Telephone: (727) 697-0000
Dennis Hernandez & Associates, PA. - Sarasota
2201 Ringling Boulevard Ste 202
Sarasota, FL 34237
Telephone: (941) 210-0000
Dennis Hernandez & Associates, PA. - Lakeland
5304 South Florida Ave., Suite 401
Lakeland 33813
Telephone: (863) 888-0000