A Board-Certified Orlando Criminal Defense Lawyer

Meet Our Staff

Hortensia Hernández


A Florida Registered Paralegal is a person with education, training, or work experience, who works under the direction and supervision of a member of The Florida Bar and who performs specifically delegated substantive legal work for which a member of The Florida Bar is responsible and who has met the requirements of registration as set forth in Chapter 20 of the Rules Regulating The Florida Bar. A Florida Registered Paralegal is not a member of The Florida Bar and may not give legal advice or practice law. Florida Registered Paralegal and FRP are trademarks of The Florida Bar.

Mrs. Hernández has worked in the  legal profession, mainly in the criminal area, since 1976. She assists the attorney with trial preparation, document production, review of documents, client  and witness interviews, research, technology, etc.


  • 1989 to present: Legal Assistant to attorney H. Manuel Hernández
  • Florida Registered Paralegal since 2008
  • 1983: Secretary to Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, District of Puerto Rico
  • 1980 to 1982: U.S. Department of Justice (Puerto Rico)
  • 1976 to 1980: Legal secretary with the U.S. Department of Justice, in the U.S. Attorney’s Office, Criminal Division in Puerto Rico


  • Central Florida Paralegal Association, Inc.
  • NALA, National Association of Legal Assistants


University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico.
Associate of Arts in Secretarial Sciences, May 1973.
She continues to update her legal education assisting to seminars related to criminal law, technology, electronic filing, etc.


English and Spanish

E-mail: [email protected]

Florida Registered Paralegal #236974

Victoria Hernández Wasinger, Esquire

Of Counsel Attorney Victoria Hernández Wasinger’s main area of practice is Entertainment Law. She has represented clients in federal trials in the Middle District of Florida and assisted in hearings in the District of Puerto Rico. Mrs. Hernández Wasinger has also represented clients in federal and state proceedings.

Email:  [email protected]

The Law Office of H. Manuel Hernández, P.A. is committed to providing our clients with the best legal representation at the highest level of legal craftsmanship and integrity. In keeping with our firm philosophy, we make it a point to always have direct personal contact with the client, be available to the client, and to respect both the client and the importance of the client’s case. Our attorneys and staff are dedicated to the principles of excellence in legal research, trial preparation and the art of advocacy.