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Mrs. Hernandez has served as  Chief Legal Officer for the City of Coral Gables since 1995.  In this capacity she is responsible for the handling of all legal claims and suits, and provides legal counsel to the City Commission and Administration, including the negotiation, preparation and approval of contracts and agreements executed by the City. 

In addition Mrs. Hernandez provides special legal assistance to City Boards and Committees, and serves as prosecutor to the Code Enforcement Board, and as the Board advisor for the Construction Regulation Board, Charter Review Board, as well as the Planning and Zoning Board.  Her local government practice is of a general nature, with emphasis on ethics laws governing local government officials, land use and zoning law and Florida constitutional law.  She is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell and has been a Florida Bar Board Certified City, County and Local Government Lawyer since 1997, and has served  on the Executive Council of the City, County and Local Government Law Section of the Florida Bar since 1998  as well as the President Elect of the Florida Municipal Lawyers Association  She has lectured in continuing legal education courses presented by the ABA, Lorman, the South Florida Planning and Zoning Association and other organizations. Mrs. Hernandez has been recognized among top government attorneys since 2004 by both South Florida Legal Guide and Florida Trend. Mrs. Hernandez received her Juris Doctorate at the University of Florida, Holland Law Center, Gainesville, Florida in 1983. 


Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. State, Local And Municipal Law: 100%
    22 years, 20 cases

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Akerman Senterfitt
1 SE 3rd Ave
Miami, Florida, 331311700


FLMember in Good Standing198309/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Women of ImpactIn the Company of Women2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
City AttorneyCity of Coral Gables1995 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Miami Dade County Charter Review CommitteeCommittee member2007 - 2008
Miami Dade County Ethics Task ForceChair2007 - 2008
Cuban American Bar AssociationImmediate Past President2001 - Present
City, County, Local Government SectionChair1998 - Present
South Miami HospitalBoard Member1997 - Present
Florida Municipal Attorneys AssociationImmediate Past President1997 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Building CodesDiscretionary Review by Building Official2008
LormanPublic Records2007
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawN/AJD - Juris DoctorN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Public RecordsPublic Records2008
Public RecordsPublic Records2008
Building CodesBuilding Codes2008