Dennis is a partner in the 100+-year-old law firm of Naman, Howell, Smith and Lee, PLLC. Dennis is chair of the firm’s Regulatory/Infrastructure and Government Relations Sections. His practice has primarily focused on work for telecommunications, utilities, litigation, and government relations. Dennis has successfully led multibillion dollar matters as well as represented clients and litigated cases across numerous jurisdictions. Additionally, Dennis was appointed to serve as Conventional Counsel and General Counsel for The Republican Party of Texas for a number of years while he has been at Naman Howell. He is a frequent speaker on a variety of topics.
Prior to joining the firm in 1998, Dennis clerked/interned for Justice James A. Baker of the Texas Supreme Court, Judge Paul Davis, 200th District Court Judge, Congressman Frank Lucas and even founded his own company, “Power Wash +”.
Dennis received his J.D. from the University of Texas School of Law and his Bachelors Degree from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (summa cum laude) with double majors in Political Science and History. Dennis completed both his undergraduate and law school education in just over five years.
Austin Under 40 Award Winner - Legal Category, Austin Under 40 Awards
Texas Rising Star, Thomson Reuters Legal
Civic & Professional
American Bar Association
Texas Young Lawyers Association Voter Education Committee, Member
Texas Young Lawyers Association Dropout Prevention Committee, Member
Austin Young Lawyers Association Bench-Bar Committee, Member
Austin Young Lawyers Association Community Service Committee, Member
Austin Young Lawyers Association Teen Court Committee, Member
Travis County Bar Association, Member
University of Texas Business Network-Austin, Chairman
Republican Party of Texas, General Counsel
Republican State Convention, Convention Council
Austin’s Young Men’s Business League (YMBL), President
Austin Under 40 Awards, Board of Directors
Austin Area Texas Exes, President
Beyond the Law
Outside of the office Dennis is very active in the community, he often volunteers his time and offers his services pro-bono to various organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Teen Court, Adopt-a-School Program, Joy RX and the Austin Sunshine Camps.
- State of Texas, 1998
University of Texas School of Law, J.D.,1997
- Texas Review of Law & Politics, Editor and Founder
- T.L.A. Senior Mock Trial Competition, Champion
University of Mary-Hardin Baylor, B.S. in Political Science and History, 1995
- summa cum laude