A Board-Certified Criminal Defense Lawyer
I have been devoting my law practice to defending the accused for more than 40 years. I offer skilled criminal defense representation tailored to the unique needs of my clients. Whether you face charges at the state or federal level, I can be your advocate every step of the way, including pre-trial investigation, trial and appeals.
Before starting my firm, Law Office of H. Manuel Hernández, P.A., I served as an assistant U.S. attorney in the Middle District of Florida, Puerto Rico and Colorado. Check out my bio to learn more about my education and professional background:
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Why Hire A Board-Certified Attorney?
Sure, it sounds great to be board certified, but what does it really mean for you? Continue reading for more information on my certifications:
- Certified by The Florida Bar as a criminal trial specialist: To achieve this certification, it was verified that I have practiced law full-time for at least five years, have handled 25 criminal cases with at least 20 jury trials tried to verdict, with 15 involving a felony and 10 as lead counsel.
- Certified by The Florida Bar as a criminal appellate specialist: This recognizes my ability to navigate the appellate process on behalf of defendants, including the recognition and preservation of error committed by lower tribunals, the presentation or argument concerning the presence or absence of such error to state or federal appellate courts. This certification is only granted to lawyers who have handled at least 25 criminal appeals.
- Certified by The National Board of Trial Advocacy as a criminal trial advocate: This certification recognizes that I have shown proficiency in investigation, evaluation, pleading, discovery, taking of testimony, presentation of evidence and argument of jury and non-jury cases at trial.
- AV Preeminent* peer-review rating through Martindale-Hubbell: This rating is in recognition of my legal ability and ethics by attorneys familiar with my work.
When you choose me to handle your criminal defense or criminal appeal, you can rest assured that your attorney has the experience, skills and ability to protect your interests at all stages of your case.
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*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories — legal ability and general ethical standards.