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Dennis Hernandez

Dennis Hernandez

also known as Oscar Hernandez

 This lawyer has been disciplined by a state licensing authority.

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Litigation, Criminal Defense

About Me

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 insurance fraud. The Tampa personal injury firm is on Kennedy Blvd near Hyde Park District, but the firm also has a Sarasota auto accident attorney firm, 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.


Call 1-888-878-4LAW to speak directly to an attorney or stop by:


 


3339 W Kennedy Blvd


Tampa, Florida 33609

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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1992

  1. Personal Injury: 85%
    23 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 10%
    23 years, 700 cases
  3. Criminal Defense: 5%
    23 years, 500 cases

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (33%), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Check

Attorney Endorsements

31 total 

  • John Justin Richardson

    Dennis is a fantastic human being and brilliant trial attorney. We first met at Gerry Spence's trial lawyers college. Dennis is extremely bright. I know first hand how much he cares for his clients. He is a good man and amazing lawyer.

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    John Richardson Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Ligia M Melendez Parmenter

    Dennis Hernandez is an experienced attorney whose participation and comments in Avvo show his commitment to serving clients very, very well. He is an excellent attorney that I recommend wholeheartedly.

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    Ligia Parmenter General Practice Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Dennis Hernandez & Associates, PA

3339 W Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL, 33609

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199205/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Public Reprimand
    issued in FL, 2014

    updated

    Public reprimand means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar warns the lawyer in hopes that he or she will not repeat the behavior. Details of the infraction are made part of the public record.

  2. Suspension
    issued in FL, 2009

    updated

    Suspension means an attorney lost his or her license to practice law for a period of time. The attorney typically returns to practicing law when the suspension expires.

Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top Contributor- LitigationAvvo2015
Top ContributorAvvo2015
Top Contributor- Personal InjuryAvvo2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Top Contributor- Criminal DefenseAvvo2015
Client Choice- Criminal DefenseAvvo2014
Client Choice- Personal InjuryAvvo2014
Man of the YearLeukemia & Lymphoma Society2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Client Choice- LitigationAvvo2014
Client's ChoiceAvvo2013
Sworn InSupreme Court2004

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PresidentDennis Hernandez & Associates, PA1997 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Leukemia & Lymphoma SocietyContributor2014 - Present
American Association for JusticeAttorney Member2013 - Present
National Trial Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2013 - Present
United States Eleventh District Court of AppealsAttorney Member2011 - Present
The Florida & American Association for JusticeAttorney Member2011 - Present
United States Middle District of Florida Federal CourtAttorney Member2010 - Present
United States Southern District of FloridaAttorney Member2009 - Present
United States Supreme Court BarAttorney Member2006 - Present
Metropolitan MinistriesVolunteer Attorney2000 - Present
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationAttorney Member1997 - Present
Florida Justice AssociationAttorney Member1997 - Present
National Institute for Trial AdvocacyAttorney Member1995 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Florida BarAttorney Member1992 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
CAR ACCIDENT$1,799,999.99
CAR ACCIDENT$1,400,000.07
EQUESTRIAN HORSE AND CARRIAGE ACCIDENT$1,000,000.00

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
personal injury lawyerWhat to do in a car crash2015
PRLogLeukemia & Lymphoma Society Charity Auction2014
Serious Car CrashSerious Car Crash2013
Columbia University Business LawBroker-Dealer Regulations Under the New Penny Stock Disclosure Rules: An Appraisal1993

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers CollegeLawCertification1994
Harvard University Law SchoolLawLL.M - Master of Laws1992
Florida State University College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Duke University School of LawEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1988

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Leukemia Society of America (Northern Florida chapter)Charity Event2014
Charity Art AuctionLeukemia & Lymphoma Awareness2014
ABI Employment Law SeminarEmployment Law2014
ABI Employment Law SeminarEmployment Law2014
ABI Employment Law SeminarEmployment Law2013
ABI Employment Law SeminarEmployment Law2013
ABI Employment Law SeminarEmployment Law2013
ABI Employment Law SeminarEmployment Law2013
ABI Employment Law SeminarEmployment Law2012
ABI Employment Law SeminarEmployment Law2012
ABI Employment Law SeminarEmployment Law2012
ABI Employment Law SeminarEmployment Law2011
ABI Employment Law SeminarEmployment Law2010
ABI Employment Law SeminarEmployment Law2010
ABI Employment Law SeminarEmployment Law2009
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ABI Employment Law SeminarEmployment Law2008
ABI Employment Law SeminarEmployment Law2008
ABI Employment Law SeminarEmployment Law2007
ABI Employment Law SeminarEmployment Law2007
ABI Employment Law SeminarEmployment Law2006
Katrina FundraiserHurricane Katrina2005
ABI Employment Law SeminarEmployment Law2005