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Cynthia Judith Hernandez

Family Attorney at Tampa, FL

4.8   20 reviews
  • State Years
    New York - NY 2 years
    Florida - FL 18 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 4 years
  • Licensed for 2 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2021
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 18 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2005
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 4 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2019
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Cynthia

Learn Cynthia’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    25%
    Covering Child Custody Matters including, but not limited to, Custody Agreements, Visitation, Timesharing, and Modification of Parenting Plans

  2. Child support
    25%
    Handling Child Support matters including Child Support Agreements and Modification of Child Support

  3. Divorce and separation
    25%
    Divorce includes, but is not limited to, Child Custody, Visitation, Timesharing, Equitable Distribution, Alimony, Child Support, Domestic Violence, Modification of Parenting Plans, Modification of Alimony, Modification of Child Support, and Paternity

  4. Family
    25%
    Family matters including, but not limited to, Child Custody, Visitation, Timesharing, Equitable Distribution, Alimony, Child Support, Domestic Violence, Modification of Parenting Plans, Modification of Alimony, and Modification of Child Support

Cynthia Hernandez is a native New Yorker, but attended secondary school and college in Florida.  She received her undergraduate degree from the University of South Florida and her law degree from Florida State University College of Law.  In Tallahassee, Cynthia worked as a law clerk for the Department of Financial Services handling insurance regulation and appeals.  She also worked as a certified legal intern with the State attorney's Office in Hillsborough County.  Upon graduation, Cynthia worked as an assistant public defender in Pinellas County. She has handled thousands of cases over the years and exclusively practices in the area of Marital and Family Law. 

Photos and videos

Victor Lemond Manns Jr. of Auburndale on trial for first-degree murder in shooting death of Jeff Morrow at Family Dollar store parking lot in Lakeland.

https://www.theledger.com/news/20190417/testimony-begins-in-2016-letgo-app-purchase-murder
Bartow man gets life in prison for 2016 LetGo slaying as moms of murder victim, convicted killer embrace.

https://www.theledger.com/news/20190424/bartow-man--gets-life-in-prison-for-2016-letgo-slaying-as-moms-of-murder-victim-convicted-killer-embrace

Location

Cynthia Hernandez Law Firm
506 N Armenia Ave
Tampa, FL, 33609

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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | May 9, 2023
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Lifesaver
I am very grateful for the legal advice Cynthia provided to me in a proactive and forward thinking way for my own peace of my mind and to avoid chaos. She was personable, friendly, and honest and seemed to truly hear and care where I was coming from. I would recommend consulting with her. She gave the best advice to help make my life easier in my situation. I felt a weight was lifted off of me. Thank you Cynthia. :-)
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Posted by Raqual Palmer | February 28, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Blessing
Words and Thank You can't express my gratitude to Cynthia Hernandez. It was no one but "GOD", who sent her to help me. I was stressed and hopeless in my pursuit of custody of my daughter. From the moment of my consultation with "Cynthia", she put my mind at ease. Thank you to the staff @Hernandez Family Law. I HAVE MY LITTLE ONE!!! I don't feel "Thank You" is enough. Anyone trying too decide to retain "Cynthia Hernandez" YOU WON'T BE SORRY. If, I can give any advice (Have Patience, Anything ask for to help your case (Try your best to get it, in a timely manner) and Most of All (Stay in Communication with your Attorney and her office).
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Posted by Sherette Mills | April 20, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Client
Cynthia was very helpful and honest when assisting me. I value honesty, which made it easy for me to leave a review and recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Timothy Ruilova | December 14, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Cynthia Hernandez HIghly Reccomended!!!!
I HIred Ms.Cynthina Hernandez for a diffiult long going court process, and she made it easy and fought hard threw the trials and tribulations! She was amazing worked hard and answered, whenever i needed to discuss issues in the case! in the end she was so amazing that she fought hard to get me exactly what i wanted in the case and never thought i would achieve! Definetaly a blessing and couldnt have had a better attorney to represent me and my son and to carry us threw to be together again! I wanna thank her and her law firm for the miracles and we are more then greatful!!!! Highly reccomended......
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Posted by Shermel F. | December 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Extremely Excellent Lawyer
I hired Cynthia Hernandez to help settle my sons case when he violated his probation, she excessed all of my expectations, Subpoenaed the medical records for his psych evaluation, found rehabilitation center for him to go to so he wouldn’t go to prison. Cynthia Hernandez is a marvelous lawyer, with a heart of gold who will go through great lengths to get the job done. I’d recommend her to anyone and everyone, day or night she’ll always give 110% for her clients.
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Posted by Alexis | August 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Cynthia Hernandez
i would highly recommend Cynthia.. she’s an awesome lawyer! Got me everything i asked for in my situation.. she’s so understanding and very helpful!
Posted by anonymous | July 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Cinthia Hernandez attorney
Cynthia Hernandez and her layers group resolve my divorce case and helping with immigration. My highest rate to Cynthia 10/10. Great experience, very professional and knowledgeable team. Thanks! If you have problems with your marriage or immigration, definitely recommend Cynthia Hernandez.
Posted by Zach | May 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Traffic Citation - Unlikely Resolution
Ms. Hernandez reopened a Careless Driving Citation that I had been issued over a year ago and was adversely effecting my insurance rates. She was able to have the points removed from my license, and I saw an immediate positive result in my insurance premium. I never thought this was a possibility, but am very grateful. She was diligent and persistent, and while she was never able to promise a positive outcome, she was able to deliver one.
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Posted by Diana | April 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The best attorney in town
After having Cynthia work on multiple contracts of mine, and after seeing her work with my colleagues, I am beyond impressed by her work ethic, efficiency, and outcomes.
Posted by Sid | April 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She handled everything!
Ms. Hernandez will be my first call always! She’s helped me out of traffic citations and won! She also represented me in an accident where I was hit by another vehicle doing 60 mph. She also handled this case with speed and fight! I was seen by a doctor the same day I called her. The single best thing about Ms. Hernandez is you can tell she cares and that helped me knowing my case was in good and able hands.
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Posted by Gina Z. | April 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
INCREDIBLE LAWYER
Cynthia Hernandez was amazing at handling my traffic violation. I got a speeding ticket on the day I was starting my new job (because they day wasn't stressful enough) and knew I was not going to have time to go to court and I just REFUSED to let this cop get away with collecting my money and putting points on my license for following the flow of traffic just trying to get to work (yep- it was one of those troopers just excited to give you those tickets while they do nothing but wait in the same spot and pull over unlucky patron after patron). I heard great things about Cynthia and gave her a call- her charismatic nature made me laugh on what was a horrible day and she took care of everything- my life was made so easy- she went to court for me and all- got all the points drop and the cost of the ticket down to a fraction of the original amount. If you get a ticket, or need a lawyer for anything else in that matter, you WILL NOT REGRET going to her!
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Posted by Jimmy | April 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing Lawyer and Awesome results
I used Cynthia for a case and she took care of everything. Of course I was freaking out about the whole situation, but she kept my mind at ease during the whole process and at the end of the day everything turned out great for me! Thank you Cynthia!
Posted by Jackie | April 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reliable and attentive!
Ms. Hernandez was successful in assisting me with a family law case and a recent traffic incident. She is someone that I know I can rely on to support me and successfully defend me in any case. She is everything I would want in an attorney--thorough, caring, non judgmental and successful in her cases.
Posted by anonymous | April 3, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
Cynthia jumped right in and helped me when I was lost and had no idea what to do! She was so understanding and professional, I’m definitely keeping her number and I share it often!
Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
GREAT EXPERIENCE SO FAR
I called Ms Hernandez for advice as I was stuck in a jam in another state. She gave me all the information I needed with no strings attached. She was polite, knowledgeable and understanding and I will be using her if my divorce is able to be moved to Florida. For someone to take the time out of their busy day to help a stranger in need shows a lot of character. This is definitely someone I want on my side in any disagreement.
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Posted by anonymous | February 26, 2015
Awesome Attorney
I was referred to Cynthia by a friend of mine and I am so glad I decided to go with her! She is so smart and I felt like she really cared about what I was going through! I'm definitely keeping her number in my phone just in case!
Posted by anonymous | September 17, 2014
Lifesaving lawyer!
After having a horrible experience with another attorney, I hired Cynthia to represent me in a divorce case who was referred to my by a friend. She got me custody of my kids, alimony, and most of the assets I wanted. She even got my ex to pay my attorneys fees! I highly recommend Cynthia to enough looking for a tough attorney in the courtroom!
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Posted by Tammy | March 21, 2014
Finding the right Attorney
It’s not always easy to know who to turn to when you have a crisis at hand with your children. After my son had gotten into more issues with the law, I hired Ms. Hernandez for my son’s felony case. I was referred to her by someone who was very happy with her services. It’s funny when you start receiving all these solicitation letters from attorneys and not knowing which direction to take you can be easily persuaded to go with a random attorney that sent you a postcard. This was a complicated situation that would take more than a postcard or billboard attorney. When I contacted Ms. Hernandez, I had explained to her how worried we were due to the fact that he had prior charges and the state was asking for prison time. Ms. Hernandez was always responsive via phone or email and took the time to ask me and my son about this case. I felt as though she had investigated the case thoroughly and always helped me understand the situation at hand. Ms. Hernandez was able to obtain a wonderful result for my son with no felony convictions. I know that we might not have received the best possible outcome without her counsel. We cannot thank her enough. I would recommend and continue to use Ms. Hernandez for all my legal needs.
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Posted by anonymous | February 22, 2013
Extremely professional and responsive attorney
Cindy is an excellent attorney. She was extremely responsive and handled my case in a professional manner. I would hire her again and recommend her to anyone.
Posted by Lara | June 22, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
late to zoom meeting
I paid 99 dollars to find out about her work ethic literally an hour late to a zoom meeting. During the meeting she seemed disinterested in my case. When I informed her about certain orders she went on a tangent where she tried to incriminate me. As if I received extra funds and was accountable to reserve that monies for my ex husband a felon who strangled me in Hillsborough County. Mind you I was seeking help in a child neglect and abuse case on guess who a ex felon/husband. She had a cold callous demeanor. I warn mothers to stay clear she demonstrated a clear lack of empathy. not a kid advocate.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Office Of The Public Defender
  • 2005 - 2007

Education

  • Florida State University College of Law
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State vs. Thompson
  • Not Guilty
  • State vs. Rodda
  • Not Guilty
  • State v. Varner
  • Not Guilty
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Associations

  • United States District Court of Colorado
  • 2020 - Present
  • Pinellas Latin Bar Association
  • Executive Council Member, Secretary
  • 2019 - Present
  • Stann Givens Family Law American Inn of Court of Tampa
  • Executive Council Member, Secretary
  • 2018 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • 2009 - Present
  • Hillsborough County Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Excutive Council Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida
  • 2007 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • 2005 - Present
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Florida
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • French

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Female Family Law Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014

Publications

  • The Bencher (American Inns of Court)
  • The Benefits of Judicial Mentoring
  • 2020

Speaking Engagements

  • Ask-A-Lawyer
  • DUI Defense
  • 2010
  • Ask-A-Lawyer
  • DUI Defense
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (14)
Endorse Cynthia
Family Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Cynthia is one of the most caring individuals I have met. She has worked as Guardian Ad Litem in one of my cases. She went above and beyond the call of duty despite ongoing personal circumstances. This is the true example of a professional. Someone who is able to set aside the distractions , get the job done and do it well. I am certain that no matter with what Cynthia is helping you with, she will do a good job."
Family Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Ms. Hernandez is an exceptional family law attorney. She is client-focused and solutions based. She is a very professional opponent and colleague. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Attorney Hernandez is a talented and compassionate attorney, and I highly recommend her to friends, family, and colleagues. I first met Attorney Hernandez when I was prosecuting cases with the Department of Justice and she was opposing defense counsel. Our interactions were always professional and pleasant. She is a wonderful advocate for her client. After working in government for many years, and after entering back into private practice, Attorney Hernandez and I have worked several cases as co-counsel together. She has a wonderful sense of humor, and achieves excellent results for her clients. She is patient and kind yet steadfast and determined. I highly recommend Attorney Hernandez."
Family Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Cynthia Hernandez is one of the best family law attorneys on the Florida west coast."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Hernandez is an excellent attorney and a true professional. I endorse her and recommend her highly."
Family Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I’ve had the privilege of knowing Cynthia for over a decade. She is an extremely intelligent and exceptional attorney. She is dedicated to her clients and is passionate in her advocacy for them. She doesn’t shy away from a legal argument and is well respected among her peers and the legal community in general. I endorse this attorney!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Hernandez is a dedicated and tireless advocate for her clients, and the quality of services provided by her and her law firm are unsurpassed."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. About ten years ago, I started as a new attorney and Mrs. Hernandez taught me how to be a good lawyer. She not only excels in legal research but she has an excellent presence in front of a jury. Throughout the years I have seen her get not guilty verdicts in extremely difficult cases and give the best overall representation to her clients. She is professional, ethical, really cares about the best interests of her clients and will work extremely hard for all of her clients. I highly recommend this lawyer."
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