Attorneys

Attorney Dennis Hernandez

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 serving the greater Tampa Bay area for over two decades.

Samantha Passmore

Born in Richmond, Virginia, raised in New Smyrna Beach, Florida, and currently resides in Tampa, Florida. Samantha received her Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of North Florida, where she graduated Cum Laude. She then went on to receive her Juris Doctor from Florida Coastal School of Law, where she graduated within the top 20% of her class. While attending law school, Samantha was a Student Ambassador, an active member of the Student Bar Association, and a part-time law clerk for a personal injury firm.

Michelle Udehn

Michelle is an associate in the firm’s Tampa office. Her practice is concentrated in claims involving personal injury and general liability issues.

She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in History and Anthropology, with honors, from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her Juris Doctor from Ave Maria School of Law in Naples, Florida. During law school, Michelle advocated at the Law School’s Immigrant Rights Clinic where she represented minors at the Miami Immigration Court.

Vanessa Gerlich

Vanessa was born in Tettnang, Germany and raised in Cape Coral, Florida. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Criminology from The University of Florida and went on to receive her Juris Doctor from Stetson University College of Law. While in law school, she was actively involved in organizations and several externships, such as the local government externship with The City of St. Petersburg Attorney’s Office.