• Washington College of Law
  • Yale University
  • Maryland
  • Virginia
  • Washington DC
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Massachusetts (admission pending)



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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 boutique litigation firm in Fairfax, Virginia concentrating on construction defects, toxic torts, criminal law, and commercial litigation with experience in plaintiff class-action lawsuits. Notable experiences include Federico v. Lincoln Military Housing (2:12-cv-80, E.D. Va.) (presenting for the first-time evidence to a 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 nuisance and trespass from fugitive dust; pending with class certified). Immediately after law school, Mr. Hernandez served in the Maryland Office of the Public Defender in Prince George's County as a Legal Fellow where he managed upwards of thirty cases 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 Law where he co-founded the Criminal Law Practitioner, a publication dedicated to producing practical articles for attorneys specializing in criminal law. Prior to law school, he was a member of the investigation team at the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill & Offshore Drilling that determined the root causes of the Macondo blowout, as well as a paralegal at a DC law firm specializing in white-collar litigation and government investigations. He is a 2008 graduate of Yale University where he was a four-year member of the varsity golf team and 2008 First-Team All-Ivy League.