About Dena

The Attorney you need after an accident

Dena is an associate attorney with the primary focus on the Workers’ Compensation Law, representing claimants. She completed her undergraduate at the University of Central Florida in Political Science.

 

She earned her Juris Doctorate at FAMU Law in Orlando, Florida. While in law school Dena interned with the school’s domestic violence legal clinic where she advocated for indigent victims of domestic violence in Orange County. Dena also interned with the school’s Guardian ad Litem program, a cause that she is still involved in, now as an attorney.

Dena is a member of the Florida Bar, Orange County Bar, and volunteers at the legal clinic as a Guardian ad Litem attorney. She is also an active member of the Florida Workers’ Advocates. In her free time, Dena enjoys going to Disney and the beach with her husband, Garrett, and their two-year-old Jack.

History and Background

Dena has followed in her father’s footsteps to become an Attorney and practice exclusively in the area of Worker’s Compensation.  Dena has been a regular figure at The Law Office of Dennis Dean Smejkal, P.A. since 2004 assisting her father by helping victims injured in the workplace.

Dena was born and raised in Orlando, FL and after attending the University of Central Florida she attended Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University – College of Law to pursue her Juris Doctor.  Because there is no place like home it only made sense for Dena to stay in central Florida and continue to work with her Dad here in Orlando, FL.

Dena is excited to continue helping families during their difficult times after being injured in the workplace.  After working in the area of Worker’s Compensation since 2004 Dena is well aware of the work it takes to help all of her clients.

Education, Experience and Background

Areas of Practice

Workers’ Compensation

Education

  • Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, College of Law, Juris Doctor (JD),  Tallahassee, Florida – 2016
  • University of Central Florida, Political Science, Orlando, Florida – 2012

Involvement and Recognition

  • Florida Bar, Member
  • Harvest Time International, Volunteer

Past Employment Positions

  • Law Office of Dennis Dean Smejkal, P.A.
    Attorney at Law, 2020 – Present
  • Law Office of Dennis Dean Smejkal, P.A.
    Law Clerk/Receptionist, 2004 – 2020
  • FAMU College of Law Legal Clinic
    Legal Intern, 2015 – 2016

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