- Washington College of Law
- Yale University
- Washington DC
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District
- U.S. District Court for the Western District
- U.S. District Court, Massachusetts
Joseph Hernandez is a trial lawyer working on matters involving white-collar
criminal defense and complex commercial litigation in state and federal courts.
Prior to joining LibbyHoopes in April 2019, he was a trial lawyer with a
litigation firm in Fairfax, Virginia concentrating on construction defects,
torts, criminal law, and commercial litigation with experience in plaintiff
class-action lawsuits. Notable experiences include Federico v. Lincoln
Housing (2:12-cv-80, E.D. Va.) (presenting for the first-time evidence
jury linking brain damage caused by toxic mold exposure); Bell, et al. v.
WestRock, CP, et al. (3:17-cv-829 E.D. Va.) (class-action claiming
and trespass from fugitive dust; pending with class certified). Immediately
law school, Mr. Hernandez served in the Maryland Office of the Public Defender
Prince George's County as a Legal Fellow where he managed upwards of thirty
per day in court where he was lead counsel for several bench trials.
Mr. Hernandez is a 2014 graduate of American University Washington College of
where he co-founded the Criminal Law Practitioner, a publication dedicated to
producing practical articles for attorneys specializing in criminal law. Prior
law school, he was a member of the investigation team at the National Commission
the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill & Offshore Drilling that determined the
causes of the Macondo blowout, as well as a paralegal at a DC law firm
in white-collar litigation and government investigations. He is a 2008 graduate
Yale University where he was a four-year member of the varsity golf team and
First-Team All-Ivy League.