Attorneys & Staff

Dennis A. Lopez & Associates consists of exceptional lawyers who specialize in truck – auto – workplace accident, defective drugs and medical devices, and other personal injury cases.

Our attorneys and staff represent your interests with dedication to seeking justice and will not negotiate a settlement without a client's consent. A primary reason for our success in litigation is our commitment to prepare every case we handle thoroughly for trial.

Meet our attorneys & staff:

Dennis A. Lopez

Dennis A. Lopez

For more than 30 years, Dennis Anthony Lopez, Esq., has represented the seriously injured, or the families and loved ones of those killed, due to the negligence or wrongful conduct of others.

Dennis Lopez, a Tampa Bay area native, attended Jesuit High School in Tampa, Florida, and obtained both his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Florida, receiving his Juris Doctorate with honors in 1981.

Mr. Lopez began his legal career in 1982 with the Manhattan, New York, law firm of Lipsig, Sullivan & Liapakis, at that time the largest personal-injury law firm in New York State. There he worked under the tutelage of the firm’s founder and senior partner, Harry S. Lipsig, a legendary legal figure in New York trial jurisprudence.

Mr. Lopez returned to his native state of Florida in the mid-1980s, and continued to concentrate his practice exclusively in the field of plaintiffs’ personal-injury and wrongful-death claims.

In the more than 30 years of his legal career, Dennis Lopez has represented and concluded thousands of cases on behalf of his clients, in a wide range of areas, including claims based on automobile negligence, medical malpractice, defective and dangerous products and drugs, unsafe premises, and other areas described herein. From a routine automobile accident, to a catastrophic loss of a child or loss of a parent of young children, Mr. Lopez has personally assisted his clients in seeking a full measure of justice to reclaim what has been taken from them.

Dennis A. Lopez is a member of the Florida (since 1981) and New York (since 1982) State Bars, and has also co-counseled throughout the United States in cases involving defective products and dangerous drugs. In the course of his career, he has been a presenter and lecturer at various seminars and law organizations. His writings on legal topics have been published in the New York Law Journal. Mr. Lopez is a member of the American Justice Association (formerly the American Trial Lawyers Association); the Florida Justice Association (formerly the Florida Academy of Trial Lawyers), in which organization he previously has served on the Board of Directors; the Hillsborough County Bar Association; and Trial Lawyers for Public Justice.

Joseph F. Bohren

Associate Joseph F. (Jay) Bohren, an alumnus of Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., holds a Juris Doctor from the University of Maryland School of Law, a Master of Arts in Mass Communications degree from the University of Florida, and a Master of Library Sciences degree from the University of South Florida. Prior to attending law school, Jay worked as a newspaper reporter and research librarian. Jay has been a member of the Florida Bar since 1994, since then practicing law in a wide range of fields, with a specialty in representing the families of victims of negligent and wrongful acts, as well as appellate practice.

Jay is a proud member of several prestigious high-IQ societies, including Mensa (requiring a qualifying IQ score in the upper 2% of the general population, or the top 1 person in 50), Intertel (1 in 100), and the Prometheus Society (1 in thirty thousand!).

Teresa Maney, R.N., Registered Nurse

Terry Maney began her clinical nursing career in 1983, and practiced in many relevant areas, including hospital, critical-care, and emergency-room nursing, and as a surgical nurse for many years. This experience led her into the medical-legal field, where she has worked as a nurse-consultant in assisting and evaluating all medical and treatment aspects of a personal-injury law practice. She has been an integral part of our team for 18 years, providing expertise, and, more importantly, a caring and compassionate dedication to obtaining a full measure of justice for our clients.