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H. Manuel Hernandez

also known as Manny Hernandez

About me

For over 30 years, I have represented individuals and corporations in major federal and state white collar investigations, prosecutions, forfeitures and appeals. I have handled all types of criminal defense 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 and specific performance of real estate contracts.  


Languages spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 75%
    36 years
  2. Federal Crime: 15%
  3. White Collar Crime: 5%
  4. Appeals: 5%



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Payment types:

Cash, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Mark A. Eisenberg

    I endorse this lawyer. He is very smart and a very good lawyer. If I was in trouble I would call him.


    Mark Eisenberg DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • James D Phillips Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Hernandez is one of the most experienced trial attorneys when it comes to Federal crimes I have had the pleasure of knowing. He is highly respected by his piers and opponents. I would highly recommend Attorney Hernandez to anyone facing Federal charges. He is a true advocate for his clients.


    James Phillips DUI and DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

H. Manuel Hernandez, Pa

37 N Orange Avenue
Suite 500
Orlando, FL, 32801


FLMember in Good Standing198806/19/2016
DCActive 198607/06/2016
NYDue to reregister within 30 days of birthday 198603/07/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyH. Manuel Hernandez, PA1989 - Present
Assistant U.S. AttorneyU.S. Department of Justice1979 - 1989
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Federal Bar Association, Orlando ChapterMemberN/A
Federal Bar Association, Puerto Rico ChapterMemberN/A
National Criminal Defense Lawyer's AssociationMemberN/A
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Central Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMemberN/A
Hispanic Bar Association, Orlando ChapterMemberN/A
Puerto Rican Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Vergara-Castano v. State of FloridaReversed and Remanded with instructions
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Metropolitan State College of DenverCriminal JusticeBS - Bachelor of Science1976