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  • Hernandez Hicks & ValoisAttorneys at Law
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  • Servicing these countiesMiami - Broward - Palm Beach - Collier - Lee - Monroe - St. Lucie - Duval
  • Our GoalProviding an aggressive approach toward the successful resolution of all matters.
The Law Offices of Hernandez, Hicks & Valois
(954) 938-1920
The Law Offices of Hernandez, Hicks & Valois
(954) 938-1920

Associates

Laura Leathem
(954) 938-1920 ext. 235
lLeathem@hhdefense.com

Leathem, Laura, Associate
Laura Leathem received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from Florida International University. Upon completion of her undergraduate studies, Ms. Leathem continued her education at Florida State University, where she earned her Juris Doctorate (cum laude).

Prior to joining the Workers’ Compensation Department at Hernandez, Hicks and Valois, Ms. Leathem previously practiced with a large insurance defense firm and two boutique Workers’ Compensation Claimant firms in South Florida.

Ms. Leathem is licensed with both the State and Federal Bars in Florida.

She is an Associate in the firm’s workers’ compensation division and represents employers, carriers and self-insureds in the defense of Workers’ Compensation claims.

In her leisure time, Ms. Leathem enjoys photography, reading, and traveling.

Marydenyse Ommert
(954) 938-1920 ext. 221
mommert@hhdefense.com

Ommert, Marydenyse, Associate
Marydenyse Ommert received her Bachelor of Arts Degrees in Political Science and Writing from the University of Colorado. Upon completion of her undergraduate studies, Ms. Ommert continued her education at St. Thomas University, School of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctorate.

Prior to joining the Workers’ Compensation Department at Hernandez, Hicks and Valois, Ms. Ommert previously practiced at two large insurance defense firms based in Florida in their workers’ compensation division.

Ms. Ommert is licensed with both the State and Federal Bars in Florida, and is a member of the Palm Beach County Division of the Florida Bar, Workers’ Compensation Division and the American Bar Association.

She is an Associate in the firm’s workers’ compensation division and represents employers, carriers and self-insureds in the defense of Workers’ Compensation claims.

In her leisure time, Ms. Ommert enjoys boating, fishing and skiing, but most of all, she enjoys spending time with her family.

Marie Tranakes
(954) 938-1920
mtranakes@hhdefense.com

Tranakas, Marie, Associate
Marie Tranakas received her Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Miami. Upon completion of her undergraduate studies, Ms. Tranakas continued her education at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where she earned her Juris Doctor degree in 2014.

Prior to joining the Workers’ Compensation Department at Hernandez, Hicks & Valois, Ms. Tranakas previously clerked for the State Attorney’s Office, a circuit court judge, and a local defense firm.

Ms. Tranakas is licensed with the Florida State Bar. She is an Associate in the firm’s workers’ compensation division and represents employers, carriers and self-insureds in the defense of Workers’ Compensation claims.

In her leisure time, Ms. Tranakas enjoys playing the piano, reading, and volunteering with the Junior League of Greater Fort Lauderdale.

Office Hours

Monday
8:00 am
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5:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am
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5:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am
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5:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am
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5:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am
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5:00 pm
Saturday
Closed
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Closed
Sunday
Closed
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Closed

South Florida Office

Phone: (954) 938-1920
Fax: (954) 938-7902
Email: info@hhdefense.com

Central Florida Office

Phone: (407) 926-4033
Fax: (407) 926-4393
Email: info@hhdefense.com

Proudly Servicing These Counties

  • Miami Dade
  • Broward
  • Hillsborough
  • Palm Beach
  • Collier
  • Lake
  • Lee
  • Martin
  • Monroe
  • Orange
  • Osceola
  • Pasco
  • St. Lucie
  • Duval
  • Volusia
  • Statewide representation available on request