About Dennis

The Attorney you need after an accident

As the founder of The Law Office of Dennis Dean Smejkal, P.A., I understand the challenges of the workers’ compensation system. Injured workers have rights, but it can be hard to fully understand those rights due to the complex nature of workers’ compensation.

The good news is: I am here to help you. I will advocate for your needs now and in the future. An experienced lawyer can protect your interests and make sure you are getting the care you need after being injured at work.

History and Background

Dennis established The Law Office of Dennis Dean Smejkal, P.A. because he is dedicated to helping victims injured in the workplace. Dennis understand the workers’ compensation system and what to expect when filing a claim.

Before starting his own firm, he attended the Brevard County Public School system. After three years in the U.S. Navy, Dennis attended Brevard Community College while in the U.S. Navy Reserve. He then graduated from the University of Florida in 1982, then Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University in 1987. Dennis began representing injured workers in the law firm of Hurt & Parrish, P.A., from 1988 to 1993. He was then a partner at the law firm of Parrish & Smejkal, P.A., from 1993 to 2008.

Education, Experience and Background

Areas of Practice

Workers’ Compensation

Education

  • Mercer University, Walter F. George School of Law, Macon, Georgia J.D. – 1987
  • Brevard Community College, Brevard County, Florida
  • University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida – 1982

Awards and Accolades

  • AV rating by the Martindale-Hubbell
  • Best Lawyers in America Since 2005
  • Florida Super Lawyers 2007
  • Orlando Super Lawyers
  • The City’s Magazine Top Lawyers Since 2005

Involvement and Recognition

  • Florida Bar, Workers’ Compensation Section Executive Council
    • Member (1991 – 2006)
    • Chair (2003 – 2004)
  • Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (now known as the Florida Justice Association)
  • Association of Trial Lawyers of America, Member
  • Florida Workers’ Advocates, Board of Directors
  • Florida Bar, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Hurt & Parrish, P.A.
    1988 – 1993
  • Parrish & Smejkal, P.A.
    Partner, 1993 – 2008

More about Dennis

Dennis Smejkal enjoys an AV rating, the highest rating assigned to a lawyer by the Martindale-Hubbell, he describes himself as a surfer/standup paddle boarder, that earns his living representing injured workers. He has been selected into the Best Lawyers in America since 2005, in the Florida Super Lawyers since 2007, and in Orlando, The City’s Magazines Top Lawyers since 2005. He was a member of The Florida Bar’s Workers’ Compensation Section Executive Counsel from 1991 to 2006 and was Chair of the Section (2003-2004), then selected to Emeritus status in 2007. He was the chairman of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers twice. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Florida Workers’ Advocates from 1990 to 2018. He is admitted to the Florida Bar in 1987 and was the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida in 1993.

After five (5) years in the U.S. Navy and Naval Reserve he attended the University of Florida where he graduated in 1982. He then attended Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, graduating in 1987. Dennis began representing injured workers in the law firm of Hurt & Parrish, P.A., where he made partner in 1990. In 1993, he was a founding partner of Parrish & Smejkal, P.A. which existed until 2008, when with his long time secretary/paralegal Trish Outlaw, he established his current firm, The Law Office of Dennis Dean Smejkal, P.A. located in Orlando, Florida. Although he represents injured workers state wide, his practice is primarily concentrated in Central Florida.

Do you have more questions? Injured in a work accident? Call now.

You have rights after being injured at work. Visit our Frequently Asked Questions area, our Resources area, or contact us. We will evaluate your case and help you every step of the way.