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Dennis Hernandez
  • Business Law, Criminal Law, Nursing Home Abuse...
  • Florida
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Dennis Hernandez, Esq. is a fifth-generation native of Tampa, Florida who started practicing law at just 23 years old. Dennis graduated from Duke University at the age of 20 with a bachelor’s in economics. He then graduated eighth in a class of 260 from Florida State College of Law and obtained his Master of Law from Harvard Law School at the age of 24. Additionally, Dennis graduated from the prestigious Trial Lawyers College and is one of only 1,378 attorneys who claim this distinction.

In 1996, he started the Florida personal injury firm Dennis Hernandez & Associates, P.A. which he has grown to serve accident victims across the state by providing customized legal guidance. The firm’s main office in Tampa has served the greater Tampa Bay area for over two decades.

We are a contingency-based firm, meaning there are no fees or costs unless we win. Whether your injury was the fault of a driver, employer, caregiver or anyone else, we will guide you through the personal injury claim process. Our offices in Tampa, St. Petersburg, Sarasota/Bradenton, Orlando and Lakeland (by appointment) represent clients across Florida. We can send a representative out to meet you anywhere in the state to begin working on 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
  • Free Consultation
  • Contingent Fees
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • German: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Dennis Hernandez & Associates, PA
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 - Orlando
790 N Orange Ave
Orlando, FL 32801
Toll-Free: (855) 529-3366
Telephone: (407) 680-0000
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 - Bradenton
1400 4th Avenue W
Bradenton, FL 34205
Toll-Free: (855) 529-3366
Telephone: (941) 210-0000
Dennis Hernandez & Associates, PA. - Lakeland
5304 South Florida Ave., Suite 401
Lakeland 33813
Telephone: (863) 888-0000