Eduardo J. Hernandez
Mr. Hernandez has been in practice in South Florida since 1995 actively trying maritime cases, both jury and non-jury, at the state and federal court levels, as well as before international arbitral tribunals. From 2006 to 2015, Mr. Hernandez was a Partner at a South Florida maritime firm practicing primarily in the areas of cruise line and maritime defense litigation. He now concentrates on Passenger Accident Claims, Crewmember Accident Claims, and other Maritime Accident Claims
and the representation of injured individuals against the cruise lines, cargo shipowners/operators, gaming boat owners/operators, maritime concessionaires, and recreational boat/yacht owners. Mr. Hernandez has litigated all types of personal injury matters, from the simple to the complex, including cases involving catastrophic multiple injuries, cauda equina spinal injuries, cerebrovascular accidents (CVA), failed spinal surgeries, traumatic amputations, and traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Just as he knows the sea, so too does he know the courtroom. In addition to his active trial practice, in the past, Mr. Hernandez has lectured in the areas of personal injury litigation in Florida, personal injury litigation in Federal Court, civil trial practice in Federal Court, and expert witness examination.
In the past, Mr. Hernandez represented the cruise lines and other shipowners/operators, but now concentrates his practice on personal injury claims against cruise lines, cargo shipowners/operators, gaming boat owners/operators, maritime concessionaires, and recreational boat/yacht owners on behalf of passengers, crewmembers, and other maritime workers. Mr. Hernandez also has substantial experience in the immediate post-incident investigation of marine casualties, including serious personal injuries, deaths, claims of sexual assault, onboard crimes, and man overboard situations.
University of Miami – B.A., magna cum laude, 1992
Georgetown University Law Center – J.D., 1995
The Florida Bar, 1995
U.S. District Court Southern District of Florida
U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida
U.S. District Court Northern District of Florida
U.S. Court of Appeals Eleventh Circuit
The Florida Bar
Dade County Bar Association
Southeastern Admiralty Law Institute (SEALI)