Attorney Hernandez limits her practice to Immigration and Nationality Law, Criminal Law and Family Law.
Ms. Hernandez graduated Cum Laude (with Honors) from Florida International University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology in April, 2003. In May 2011, she graduated Cum Laude (with Honors) from St. Thomas University School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree and a Certificate in Intercultural Human Rights. During her time at St. Thomas University School of Law, Ms. Hernandez was a competitor and member of the school’s International Moot Court Team and a charter member of the Rosemary Barkett Appellate Inn of Court. Additionally, Ms. Hernandez became the founding president of the student organization titled Law Student’s for Human Rights where she spear headed several events that brought awareness to the community of the various human rights violations occurring around the world. Ms. Hernandez also received various awards during her tenure at St. Thomas University School of Law, such as Dean’s list (three semesters) and the book award (highest grade in the class) in Supreme Court Advocacy. During her final semester at St. Thomas University School of Law, Ms. Hernandez had the opportunity of interning for the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office Juvenile Division.
Since graduating from law school Ms. Hernandez has dedicated her career to the practice of immigration and nationality law, criminal law and family law. Ms. Hernandez has represented clients in removal proceedings before the Immigration Court and before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”) on family-based petitions, applications for residency, asylum applications, applications for citizenship and employment based petitions. Ms. Hernandez experience is enhanced by the fact that Ms. Hernandez experienced the immigration process firsthand when officially becoming a United States citizen in 1995, having immigrated from Colombia in 1983. Through her own personal immigration experience, Ms. Hernandez has cultivated a true appreciation and compassion for others seeking United States citizenship. Ms. Hernandez understands the complexities associated with immigration procedures, and applies her knowledge and background to competently assist clients in building a life in the USA.
Ms. Hernandez is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida and The American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Ms. Hernandez is fluent in both English and Spanish.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
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|FL||Member in Good Standing||2011||08/15/2016|
|Managing Partner||Rotella & Hernandez, LLC||2013 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Gay and Lesbian Lawyers Association of South Florida (GALLA)||Co-chair||2016 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association South Florida Chapter||Co-Chair LGBTQ Committee||2016 - Present|
|South Miami Kendall Bar Association||Board Member||2016 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Committee Co-Chair||2015 - Present|
|Gay and Lesbian Lawyers Association of South Florida (GALLA)||Corporate Member||2013 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||Member||2012 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||2011 - Present|
|St. Thomas University School of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||JD - Juris Doctor Cum Laude||2011|
|St. Thomas University School of Law||Intercultural Human Rights||Certificate||2011|
|Lunch and Learn||Asylum||2016|
|Immigration Discussion / Update||Immigration Law||2016|
|Collaborating with Criminal Counsel in Removal Defense Cases||Immigration Law / Criminal Law||2016|
|Leadership Conference||Immigration Law||2015|
|Immigration Panel Discussion||Immigration Law||2015|
|Immigration as it Relates to Same-Sex Marriage. Where we are today.||Immigration Law||2014|