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Dennis Hernandez

Car accident Attorney at Tampa, FL

4.8   33 reviews
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  • Licensed for 32 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Member in Good Standing Lawyer disciplined by state licensing authority in 2014

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2014. See details

About Dennis

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MR. HERNANDEZ IS A GRADUATE OF DUKE UNIVERSITY, FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY AND HARVARD LAW SCHOOL.

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.

Awards

Client's Choice 2016,2015,2014,2013
Client's Choice
2016 2015 2014 + 1 ...
Top Contributor 2014,2013
Top Contributor
2014 2013

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Location

Dennis Hernandez & Associates, PA - Orlando
790 N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL, 32801
Dennis Hernandez & Associates, PA - St. Petersburg
5363 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, FL, 33710
Dennis Hernandez & Associates, PA - Sarasota
2445 Fruitville Rd
Sarasota, FL, 34237
Dennis Hernandez & Associates, PA - Lakeland
5304 Florida Ave, S #401
Lakeland, FL, 33813
Dennis Hernandez & Associates, PA - Bradenton
1400 4th Ave W
Bradenton, FL, 34205
Dennis Hernandez & Associates, PA - Fort Myers
4091 Colonial Blvd
Fort Myers, FL, 33966
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  33 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
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Posted by Renee | December 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hiring Dennis was the best decision I made
 I was in a car accident this summer where I fractured my neck. I handled a previous accident on my own and it was horrible dealing with the insurance company. I knew I needed an attorney this time. My daughter works at Dennis Hernandez as a paralegal, so it was a natural choice. I'm so glad I did! Dennis Hernandez & Associates settled my case quickly, I knew exactly what was going on, and they made sure I went to the best doctors- Dr. Hayes at Trinity Spine is a wonderful doctor.They took something that is usually a nightmare and made it a pleasent experience. They answered ALL of my questions, no matter how silly, reassured me when I got overwhelmed, and treated me more like family. The accident totaled my scooter and I couldn't drive because of my neck fracture but they made sure I had transportation to my appointments. It has been the longest four months. When I talk to people who tell me their accident was 2 years ago and they still haven't settled it, I tell them they should have went to Dennis! I hope you never have a car accident that requires you to hire an attorney, but if you do, Dennis Hernandez & Associates should be your first and only choice.
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Posted by Eduardo | April 20, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Best attorneys
I will recommend Dennis Hernandez because he help me with my case , excellent service and really professional. I really appreciate. Please call Dennis office they will help you.
Posted by Christina Alexander | February 26, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Loving Our Kids 365, Inc.
We had the pleasure of being invited on the Dennis Hernandez float for Special Needs kids at Gasperilla. Eric and I meet Dennis and all his great staff. We look forward to partnering together to make a difference for all our youth in Tampa Bay Area.
Posted by Prime | July 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dennis Hernandez thank you for the great jop
Thank you for the help, I was not disappointed with the help provided by Dennis Hernandez and his team. The office is always courteous and helpful. and they treat so well, i don't feel like a number, i think they're honestly good.
Response from Dennis Hernandez August 10, 2021
Hello! We appreciate your feedback. We are so glad to hear that you had a positive experience with our firm.
Posted by Sergio R. | December 4, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Sergio Durans
Best Law Firm I could have chosen! Thank you Ariana and Marina for being helpful and patient with us accommodating me and my family with someone who also speaks our language Portuguese made us feel safer! God bless
Response from Dennis Hernandez August 10, 2021
Hi, Sergio! Thank you so much for your review and recommendation. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed how your case was handled. We are so grateful to have English, Spanish, and Portuguese speakers available for our clients. Thanks again!
Posted by Carla | August 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I had a fantastic experience
Hernandez & Associates were very professional and up front on my case. They worked very hard for me as if they were working for own family. I felt comfortable letting them handle my legal matters. I would not hesitate to use them again and recommend them to all who need experienced legal help.
Response from Dennis Hernandez August 10, 2021
Hello, Carla! We are so happy to hear you were happy with how we handled your case and felt comfortable trusting us to fight to get you paid. Thank you for choosing Dennis Hernandez & Associates, PA!
Posted by anonymous | August 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Dennis Hernandez & Associates represented me for 3 auto injuries that I sustained in one year (none at-fault). He and his staff were always professional, diligent, and on top of things. They recovered all of my extensive medical costs and settled my claims in a timely but efficient manner. I never felt like just another client. They were personable and caring about my situation. I would not hesitate to use them again but hopefully no more accidents in my future!
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Posted by anonymous | June 25, 2016
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-Gisela Fernandez
Mi esposo y yo tuvimos un accidente de auto donde una chica nos impactó por detrás. Hemos tenido la oportunidad de trabajar con Dennis Hernández y su Team de profesionales. Estamos complacidos con el servicio ofrecido, el seguimiento y el resultado.
Posted by Pedro | April 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
No se arrepentiran.
En Septiembre 15 del 2014 tuve un accidente y me recomendaron a Dennis y en verdad no me arrepiento porque hizo un buen trabajo, peleo hasta lo ultimo y consiguio lo mas que pudo y me siento bien de el trabajo que el hizo. Se lo recomiendo a cualquiera que necesita un abogado.
Posted by Maureen Rivero | April 19, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
5 star
My accident was on September 18th, 2014. Dennis Hernandez helped me. I am very pleased with their service and I will recommend him to everyone.
Posted by Indira | February 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend, Fast & Easy
I would highly recommend Dennis Hernandez to anyone needing an attorney, everything regarding the case was fast and easy! Also Lynnett was amazing with explaining the processing, thank you!
Posted by Andrew | January 29, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great and helpful attorney!
Got into a non- at fault accident 7 months ago, went through, physical therapy, did x-rays and MRI's. All went pretty well and bills medical and all went down more than I expected. Try Dennis Hernandez if you ever need a good attorney.
Posted by Pedro | January 27, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Recomiendo Dennis Hernández a todo el mundo!
En Septiembre 15 del 2014 tuve un accidente y me recomendaron Dennis Hernandez y en verdad no me arrepiento porque eso un trabajo excelente. Peleo hasta lo último y pudo conseguir lo más que se pudo. Me siento satisfecho con el trabajo que él eso. Y se lo recomiendo a quien sea que necesite un buen abogado.
Posted by Maureen | January 26, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommended to everyone!
My accident was on Septermber 18th, 2014 and Dennis Hernandez helped me. I am very pleased with their service and I will recommend him to everyone!
Posted by Samantha | August 13, 2015
Excellent Staff - Very Professional - Gets Results
I was rear ended at a red light on Little Rd. in New Port Richey. I have seen several personal injury attorney ads and was not sure which one I should call to see if I had a case. I settled on Dennis Hernandez and it was the right choice. Very professional staff who took all of the stress off of me and put it on their shoulders. Extremely pleased with the results and I would recommend him highly.
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Posted by Mark | April 16, 2015
Accident Lawyer
Dennis and his staff were Excellent in the handling of may case, keep me informed and up to date. Everyone was very informative and very courteous , I would recommend Dennis Hernandez to any of my friends and family.
Posted by Christen | February 18, 2015
Great law firm!
This is my first time seeking any legal help and they are on top of things and are VERY professional! John is not only cute he knew exactly what he were doing as far a PD stuff and helped me out. I am very grateful to work with such a professional team. Mr Hernandez knows his stuff and I will refer to you if any friends get into accidents! Marisa was also a very polite and professional attorney
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Posted by Anthony | February 16, 2015
No nonsense lawyer
The lawyer I wanted to go after the guy who hit us needs to be a warrior. He needs to be aggressive and fight for my rights. Dennis Hernandez didn't take any crap from anyone. He shot straight with the details, he was aggressive, and when discussing the case, you could tell he knows the law books backwards and forwards. I know nothing about law, but I do know having a lawyer that pushed through all the red tape like a wrecking ball made my case go faster, with less BS and less delays.
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Posted by Marty Kalon | February 16, 2015
Best in Florida
So many positive reviews for Dennis Hernandez and his staff, I figure I should put mine in there as well. Dennis is a great Attorney who showed tremendous focus on my case. He and his staff really took care of me in every aspect of this car accident, and we are steadily working towards getting the insurance companies to pay out. Though my case isn't finished yet, I'm very satisfied with Dennis and all his staff at Dennis Hernandez and Associates.
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Posted by Daniel Manggino | February 4, 2015
Best in Tampa Bay
Dennis personally took care of my case with efficiency and a no-nonsense attitude. His brilliance in the profession of Law shines through when navigating the complex issues that were my case. His staff worked with me at every turn, and got my family and myself taken care of in every way. I would choose Dennis every time, regardless of any crazy rating system.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
  • Contingency 33%-33%
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2014.

Public Reprimand issued in FL, 2014
updated on 07/28/2014

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.

Suspension issued in FL, 2009
updated on 05/30/2013

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.

Work Experience

  • President
  • Dennis Hernandez & Associates, PA
  • 1997 - Present

Education

  • Gerry Spence Trial Lawyers College
  • Certification
  • 1994
  • Harvard University Law School
  • LL.M - Master of Laws
  • 1992
  • Florida State University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Duke University School of Law
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • 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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Associations

  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • Contributor
  • 2014 - Present
  • American Association for Justice
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • The Florida & American Association for Justice
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States Eleventh District Court of Appeals
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • United States Middle District of Florida Federal Court
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • United States Southern District of Florida
  • Attorney Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • United States Supreme Court Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Metropolitan Ministries
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2000 - Present
  • Florida Justice Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • Attorney Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 1992 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Best Car Accident Lawyer in Tampa
  • Expertise
  • 2022
  • Best Car Accident Lawyer in Tampa
  • Expertise
  • 2021
  • Best Car Accident Lawyer in Tampa
  • Expertise
  • 2020
  • Top Contributor
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor- Personal Injury
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor- Litigation
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top Contributor- Criminal Defense
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Man of the Year
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
  • 2014
  • Client Choice- Personal Injury
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Client Choice- Litigation
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Client Choice- Criminal Defense
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2013
  • Sworn In
  • Supreme Court
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • Leukemia Society of America (Northern Florida chapter)
  • Charity Event
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (31)
Given (29)
Endorse Dennis
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"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."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Very professional attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Hernandez is a well known and respected advocate in his community. He gets my strong recommendation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 15
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Tampa Car accident Lawyer Dennis Hernandez
Dennis Hernandez
Car accident Attorney
Tampa, FL
Licensed for 32 years
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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority in 2014. See details