Mr. Hernández is an of-counsel attorney with The Defense Group. H. Manuel Hernández has been an attorney for over 33 years. He is dual Board Certified by the Florida Bar in Criminal Trial Law and Criminal Appellate Law, and is also Board Certified by the National Board of Trial Advocacy as a Criminal Trial Advocate. AV rated by the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory, the highest rating bestowed on attorneys by this venerable and renowned legal bibliographer, he is also listed by Martindale-Hubbell in “The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers” which is a listing of the most experienced and respected lawyers in America.
H. Manuel Hernández spent 10 years with the U.S. Department of Justice as a Trial Attorney in Washington, D.C., and as an Assistant United States Attorney in various locations, including Orlando, Florida, San Juan, Puerto Rico and Denver, Colorado. His practice involves all aspects of litigation including criminal trials, appellate litigation, civil litigation, and administrative proceedings.
Appearing primarily in Federal Court, Mr Hernandez is also licensed to practice law in Colorado, New York and Washington D.D., in addition to Florida. He is admitted to practice in virtually all of the Federal Courts, including the United States Supreme Court. He is the “go-to” attorney for all Federal criminal offenses.
Mr. Hernández has represented individuals and corporations in major federal and state white collar investigations, prosecutions, forfeitures and appeals. He has handled all types of criminal litigation in state and federal courts, from DUI cases to cases where clients have been charged with first degree capital murder, vehicular homicide, federal and state drug trafficking, bank fraud, securities fraud, tax fraud, telemarketing fraud, and money laundering. He has represented civil litigants in cases involving such diverse areas as civil RICO, civil fraud, quiet title matters, specific performance of real estate contracts, and dissolution of marriage. As a result of his many years with the U.S. Department of Justice as a federal prosecutor and his extensive litigation experience, Mr. Hernández also represents many litigants in federal and state forfeiture cases, administrative proceedings before the Securities and Exchange Commission and other federal regulatory agencies, and state administrative licencing proceedings.
Mr. Hernandez is fluently bi-lingual in English and Spanish.