William J. Dennis

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William J. Dennis

William J. Dennis was born in Texas and moved with his family to Lakeland where has lived since 1996. Will’s father, Dr. Jay Dennis, was the pastor at First Baptist Church at the mall from 1996-2017. During that time, Will was heavily involved in the church, and at a young age saw firsthand what it meant to serve others. This desire to serve others stuck with William J. Dennis, and after graduating from the University of South Florida, he went on to pursue a law degree from Liberty University School of Law, where he was a Dean’s Scholar. Throughout law school, William J. Dennis was actively involved in the community by volunteering with VISTE to help senior citizens file their taxes as well as working with underprivileged youth. During his time at law school, William J. Dennis also worked as an extern in the General Counsel Department of a fortune 500 company. Throughout his three years in law school, Will was heavily involved in trial advocacy, arguing many motions and even taking a case to trial.

Aristotle said, “At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.” It was this quote that inspired Will’s choice in law, and in 2013, he began his legal career as a prosecutor in the 10th Judicial Circuit of Florida, covering Polk, Hardee, and Highlands Counties. As a Prosecutor, William J. Dennis handled thousands of cases, ranging from 2nd-degree misdemeanors to capital felonies. Some of his notable trials included attempted first-degree murder and drug trafficking. After trying numerous felonies, Will ended his career as a prosecutor in the special victim’s division, where his sole focus was on protecting children from physical and sexual abuse. Throughout his time as a prosecutor, William J. Dennis tried over 35 cases in front of a Jury, often leading to lengthy prison sentences of the Defendant.

Lakeland, Florida is home for William J. Dennis along with his wife and daughter. He has a passion for this community and works to apply his knowledge and skills in the courtroom for people who have been injured by the negligence of others. When not working, William J. Dennis enjoys reading historical biographies, watching movies, but mostly spending time with family.

PRACTICE AREAS

  • Car Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Slip & Fall
  • Truck Accidents
  • Construction Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Negligent Security

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE

  • The Florida Bar

EDUCATION

  • University of South Florida
  • Liberty University School of Law
William J. Dennis
William J. Dennis
“At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; separated from law and justice he is the worst.” – Aristotle
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