Reach me at (305) 400-0303

Reach me at (305) 400-0303

PRIMARY PRACTICE AREAS:
- Workers' Compensation
- Federal Longshore and Harbors' Compensation
- Defense Base Act
- Subrogation 

CONTACT:
michael.hernandez@jhhdefense.com

ASSISTANT:
Jennifer Rose

Mr. Hernandez is a Worker's Compensation Board Certified defense attorney in Miami, Fl.  He is an experienced, Board Certified litigation attorney handling matters in South Florida on behalf of the firm. His wealth of experience in workers' compensation matters in this highly litigious part of the state is appreciated by all clients whom he has had the opportunity to represent.  In particular, he takes pride in always being abreast of the latest legal developments and applying them to cases whenever possible. He particularly enjoys sharing his knowledge of the law with members of the insurance industry, typically via speaking seminars or continuing education courses.  He is a Florida Department of Financial Services Licensed CEU Instructor, as well as a regular speaker for the prestigious CEU Institute. He has a great deal of experience and success representing clients in non traditional employment relationships including Professional Employer Organizations (PEO's), statutory employment issues in the construction industry and borrowed employees.  

In addition to traditional workers compensation matters, Mr. Hernandez also handles Federal Longshore and Harbors' Compensation, Defense Base Act and subrogation matters.  

EDUCATION
Florida State University (B.S. Criminology, Minor in Psychology)
St. Thomas University School of Law (J.D. 2005)

AREAS OF PRACTICE
Workers' Compensation
Federal Longshore and Harbors' Compensation
Defense Base Act
Subrogation

BAR ADMISSIONS
Florida Bar (admitted 2005)
U.S. District Court, Southern, Middle and Northern Districts of Florida (2012)
U.S. Supreme Court (2011)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
Workers' Compensation Section of the Florida Bar

PUBLICATIONS

A Look at the Interplay Between Unemployment Law and Workers’ Compensation law in Florida

"Statute of Limitations"

 

Board certification is one of the highest recognitions a lawyer in Florida can receive. The very difficult testing and extensive background peer review to confirm professional conduct is such a high standard that just seven percent of our eligible membership has achieved this level of recognition.
— Florida Bar President Gregory Coleman