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H. Manuel Hernandez

Criminal defense Attorney at Orlando, FL

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Manny Hernández

  • State Years
    Florida - FL 35 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 37 years
    New York - NY 38 years
    Colorado - CO 44 years
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1988
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 37 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1986
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 38 years
    State NY
    Acquired 1986
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 44 years
    State CO
    Acquired 1979
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About H.

Learn H.’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Over 30 years of experience defending individuals accused of a criminal offense. Florida Board Certified in criminal Trials.

    44 years

  2. Federal crime
    Defending cases related to drug conspiracies, money laundering, Healthcare fraud, Workers Compensation fraud, Securities and Bank fraud.

  3. Appeals
    Handling Federal and State appeals related to a criminal case. Florida Board Certified in Criminal Appeals.

  4. White collar crime
    Representing individuals accused of all forms of fraud: Medicare, Mortgage, Bank, Healthcare, Workers Compensation. Tax evasion, antitrust violations, RICO, Financial crimes and many other. Highly qualified.

  5. Personal injury
    Only handling serious injuries caused by the negligence of others.

  6. Sex crime

For over 40 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.  

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Criminal Trials and Criminal Appellate Specialist


H. Manuel Hernandez, P.A.
509 W. Colonial Dr.
Orlando, FL, 32804
H. Manuel Hernandez
620 East Club Circle
By Appointment only
Longwood, FL, 32779
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Posted by Hector Gonzalez | May 28, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank You very much for your professional services.
Good afternoon Lic. Hernandez and his wife, Mrs. Hortencia. We are very grateful for your dedicated and professionalism. It was worth having patience and waiting for their hard work and dedication to bear good fruit. Thank you very much again that even without knowing me personally he took my case and was able to prove my innocence. May Almighty God continue to provide you with wisdom for such regrettable cases before Courts of (Justice), amen. And may the most High God he light yours steps and Light to your path. Much success. God Bless you richly and abundantly. Very thankful; Hector and Olga.
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Posted by Erick | January 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Defense Attorney
Un desafortunado incidente, motivo la necesidad de representación legal. La oficina del Licenciado Hernández, actuó con mucha sensibilidad, desde que nos comunicamos, empatía y profesionalismo.
Posted by anonymous | July 15, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Elder Financial Exploitation
I was referred to H. Manual Hernandez (Manny) by another attorney as I was being investigated based on allegations made that I had committed Elder Financial Exploitation. This was unequivocally the worst fear that I had ever encountered. I could literally write volumes in this review regarding how well Manny conducted my case. I appreciated him never patronizing me by sugar coating issues. He always articulated very clearly the issues regarding my case. He was fastidious regarding being well prepared and was outstanding regarding how he respectfully interfaced with the lead criminal investigator, as well as numerous others. He consistently demonstrated an extraordinary level of professionalism. I felt that he was sincerely my advocate, not just my attorney. He always treated me with dignity and respect. Manny is extremely intelligent and has impressive credentials such as, having been a Federal Prosecutor for numerous years; he has a substantial knowledge of numerous areas of other legal expertise and is highly regarded by his peers. He is a credit to his profession. Manny is a very ethical attorney and I was impressed with his core values. Regarding his law firm, his paralegal is outstanding and as well as his investigator. Manny worked extremely expeditiously on my case. Due to his ongoing conversations with the lead detective for criminal investigations and his exceedingly thorough final police report submittal of which reflected concrete tangible evidence that I had not committed a criminal act and it was truly a unfortunate misunderstanding regarding the allegations made. The investigation was subsequently closed. I would never have any reservations regarding a referral to Manny. He truly is one of the very best attorneys and he definitely exceeded my expectations regarding the outcome of my case. I will forever owe him a debt of gratitude.
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Posted by Joe | February 1, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
I am so happy I was referred to Manny
Manny tells it like it is and always professional. Most times he would answer my phone calls and if he was busy would respond promptly. My prior attorney had me accept a plea deal which got me fired by my employer when my attorney had told me that wouldn’t happen. In addition, I lost the ability to work in my industry due to a licensing issue. Many was able to get my conviction reversed then go back to court and end up with a slap on the hand. I am now able to work in my industry again and life is good. I would hire Manny again in a second, but hope I don’t need to!
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Posted by Peter | May 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
This is the attorney you're looking for
Mr. Hernandez did a first rate job on a recent legal issue that I retained him to handle. His communication with me was outstanding. He explained all aspects of the legal process involved, provided many options for how to proceed and made sure I could make informed and educated decisions. I can't say enough good things about Manny, his professionalism, and his unwavering advocacy of his clients. While I hope I won't need his services in the future, If I do, there is no question who I would call or recommend to anyone in need of a first rate criminal defense attorney.
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Posted by Armando | November 24, 2015
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| Consulted Attorney
Caring Lawyer
Mr.Hernandez went out of his way to give me advice even though it was out of his practice. He took his time to guide me in the right direction when I was lost and clueless. Highly recommend him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | August 29, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
El licenciado Manuel Hernandez me represento en un caso de fraude, desde la primera consulta, entendi que podia confiar fielmente en su servicios su dedicacion, atencion y profesionalismo en todo el proseso, fue excelente, verdaderamente, me senti confiado, toda vez que siempre me oriento y me represento con mucha dedicacion, y gracias a su gran defensa pudo lograr, que los cargos no procedieran, mis respetos y espero en dios que pueda continuar ayudando a otras personas de la misma manera.
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Response from H. Hernandez September 3, 2015
Gracias por su confianza. Es mi deber y compromiso como abogado representar a mis clientes haciendo lo mejor posible para ayudarlos y guiarlos durante estos momentos difíciles.
Posted by Timothy | May 6, 2015
H. Manuel Hernandez
H. Manuel Hernandez (Manny) is an upstanding attorney. His vast ability to work with prosecutors for me was incredible and he explained every option in order to make the outcome as best as it could be. Manny was there from start to finish with professionalism, diligence, courtesy, and respect. Manny worked extremely hard to personally know me and understand my unique situation in order to provide the very best legal representation for my case. I entrusted my future with him and I am very pleased with the outcome. - In the early portion of my case, Manny recommended I have a phyco-sexual evaluation done in order to provide crucial information to the court. That advice was invaluable in my circumstance. I was able to be with my family and raise my children 3 1/2 years earlier due to his devotion to my case and helping me terminate my probation early. That time is priceless!
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Response from H. Hernandez August 24, 2015
Thank you for your trust and confidence. It is my commitment to represent my clients and give them the best respresentation and guidance in their difficult time.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • H. Manuel Hernandez, PA
  • 1989 - Present
  • Assistant U.S. Attorney
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • 1979 - 1989


  • University of Denver College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • Metropolitan State College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1976

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Vergara-Castano v. State of Florida
  • Reversed and Remanded with instructions


  • Federal Bar Association, Orlando Chapter
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Hispanic Bar Association, Orlando Chapter
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Puerto Rican Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2011
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2010
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2009
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2008
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2007
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse H.
Federal crime Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Hernandez is the only lawyer I ever recommend for Federal Criminal Defense. His experience and expertise are second to none. While there may be other attorneys that are better at self-promotion, there is no one better in a Courtroom."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very smart and a very good lawyer. If I was in trouble I would call him."
Federal crime Attorney | Aug 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Federal crime Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Manuel is one of the most skilled and highly regarded criminal defense lawyers in Florida. I have known him for over 20 years and have heard him speak with great passion and competence."

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Orlando Criminal defense Lawyer H. Manuel Hernandez
H. Manuel Hernandez
Criminal defense Attorney
Orlando, FL
Licensed for 44 years