Dennis’ practice focuses on civil litigation, including employment, commercial, and probate and estate litigation. Dennis has represented employers in matters involving wrongful discharge, sexual harassment, and age discrimination claims under the Americans with Disabilities Act and state wage and hour laws. He works closely with clients in the healthcare, agricultural and other industries responding to a diverse range of legal challenges. In over 29 years of practice, Dennis has earned a reputation as an effective advocate and has developed the expertise and skills necessary to economically and efficiently resolve disputes through settlement or trial. He is well known and respected by colleagues and the judiciary. He has been active as a director, officer and coach in local youth sports leagues and the Big Sur International Marathon. Dennis also serves on the Parks and Recreation Commission for the City of Monterey and as a Director for United Way Monterey County.

Principal Areas of Practice:

Civil litigation, including employment, commercial, and probate litigation.


San Jose State University, B.A., 1975 (with great distinction); Columbia University, M.A., 1979; New York University School of Law, J.D., 1984 (Editorial Board of the Review of Law and Social Change, 1984).

Professional Qualifications and Activities:

Admitted to the California Bar, 1985; admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Northern, Eastern, and Central Districts of California.


California State Bar; Monterey County Bar Association; City of Monterey Parks and Recreation (Commissioner); The Rotary Club of Monterey (Past Board Member); Big Sur International Marathon (Counsel); Monterey PONY Baseball/Softball, Inc. (Director and Past President); United Way Monterey County (Board Member).