Dolly Hernandez

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Miami, FL

Law Office of Dolly Hernandez, PLLC
 | 1001 Brickell Bay Drive, Suite 1812
Miami, FL 33131
Phone: 305-846-9200
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017
Selected to Rising Stars: 2010 - 2012
Licensed Since: 2002
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law,
  • Appellate (0%),
  • Business Litigation (0%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Dolly Hernandez covers a range of complex domestic and international marital and family law cases at the Law Office of Dolly Hernandez, PLLC, a matrimonial and family law boutique in Miami, Florida.  Dolly Hernandez handles matters involving the dissolution of marriage, paternity, child support, equitable distribution, alimony, prenuptial and post-nuptial agreements and parenting issues. She is also experienced in child abduction actions that are governed by the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction.

Ms. Hernandez is AV-rated by Martindale-Hubbell, was listed in the Top 50:  2015 Women Florida Super Lawyers, Listed as an Attorney to Watch in 2015 by Attorney At Law Magazine, named to the Top Lawyers List by the South Florida Legal Guide in 2017, named to the Florida Trend's Legal Elite List for Marital and Family Law in 2017, named to the Top Up and Comers List by the South Florida Legal Guide in 2015 and 2016, named rated a Florida Top Lawyer in Family Law by ALM, named as a 2014 Rising Star by the Daily Business Review, named as one of CFF's 40 under 40 Outstanding Lawyers in Miami-Dade County in 2013, and was a recipient of Business Leader Media's Women Extraordinaire Award in 2012.

Since 2011, up to and including, the present, Ms. Hernandez has served as a co-chair for the Family Law Litigation Committee of the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation and currently serves on the Steering Group of the International Family Law Committee of the American Bar Association Section of International Law. 

Ms. Hernandez has authored numerous publications and also serves on the Board of Directors for Dade County Bar Association.  Ms. Hernandez is also a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Appellate (0%)

Business Litigation (0%)

Focus Areas

Family Law: Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 4 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2017 Rising Stars: 2010 - 2012

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About Dolly Hernandez

Admitted: 2002, Florida

Professional Webpage: www.dollyhernandezlaw.com

Honors and Awards:

  • Top Lawyer Family Law, South Florida Legal Guide, 2017
  • Member, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2015
  • Top Up and Comers, South Florida Legal Guide, 2015
  • Attorneys to Watch in 2015, Attorney At Law Magazine, 2015
  • Board of Directors, Dade County Bar Association, 2015
  • Florida Top Rated Lawyer in Family Law, ALM, 2014
  • Rising Star, Daily Business Review, 2014
  • Board of Directors, Legal Services of Greater Miami, 2013
  • Business Leader Women Extraordinaire , 2012
  • Outstanding Subcomittee Chair-Family Law Litigation Committee, American Bar Association, Litigation Section, 2011
  • Board of Directors, KidSide, 2014-2015
  • Member, The American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Top 100: Matrimonial and Family Law, Florida, The National Advocates
  • Assistant News Editor, The Miami Hurricane, University of Miami
  • Member of the President's 100, University of Miami
  • Departmental Finance Scholarship, University of Miami
  • James A. Sawyer Memorial Scholarship, University of Miami
  • Member, International Moot Court Board, University of Miami School of Law
  • Florida's Minority Participation in Legal Education (MPLE) Scholarship, University of Miami School of Law
  • Dean's Honor Scholarship, University of Miami School of Law
  • ALM - 2012 Edition of South Florida's Top Rated Lawyers
  • AV Rated Martindale-Hubbell, 2011
  • 40 Under 40 Outstanding Lawyers in Miami-Dade County, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 2013

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Florida Supreme Court Certified Family Mediator, 2011

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Florida Bar, Rules & Forms Committee, 2008 - 2014
  • Dade County Bar Association, Chair of the Family Court Committee, (2013-2015)
  • Steering Group American Bar Association, International Law Section, 2013 - 2014, 2017-2018
  • HNBA Co-Chair, Section of Family Law, 2012 - 2013
  • Vice Chair, International Family Law Committee, American Bar Association, International Law and Practice Section 2011 - 2013, 2014-2015
  • Co-Chair Raise the Bar, Women's Fund of Miami-Dade County, 2011
  • The Collaborative Family Law Institute, 2011 - Present
  • Women's Committee of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Miami, 2010 - Present
  • National Association of Women Lawyers, 2010 - Present
  • Hispanic National Bar Association, 2010 - Present
  • Florida Bar, Family Law Section
  • First Family Law Inns of Court
  • The Woman Advocate Committee, American Bar Association
  • Subcommittee Chair for Programs and CLE, Section of Litigation, Family Law Litigation Committee, American Bar Association, 2009 - 2011
  • Vice Chair, Section of International Law, International Family Law Committee, American Bar Association, 2012 - 2013
  • Vice Chair, Section of International Law, International Family Law Committee, American Bar Association, 2011 - 2012
  • Co-Chair, Section of Litigation, Family Law Litigation Committee, American Bar Association, 2012 - 2013
  • Co-Chair, Section of Litigation, Family Law Litigation Committee, American Bar Association, 2011 - 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • Florida
  • Co-Chair, Hispanic National Bar Association, Family Law Section, 2012 - 2013
  • Co-Chair, Family Law Litigation Committee, American Bar Association, Litigation Section, 2011 - Present

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • A general overview for practitioners with practice points on drafting marital settlement agreements., Author, Marital Settlement Agreements, Lexis Practice Advisor, 2016
  • Dolly Hernandez & Cristina Bencomo, Chapter 3, “Jurisdiction, Venue, and Service of Process,” Florida Dissolution of Marriage, Florida Bar Practice Series, (12th Edition), 2015
  • Dolly Hernandez and Robert S. Jeffrey, Chapter 4, “Modification of Property Rights,” Florida Proceedings After Dissolution of Marriage, Florida Bar Practice Series (12th Edition), 2015
  • Family Law, Dolly Hernandez, "The Limits of Electronic Discovery in Family Cases," 2011 Annual Review, ABA Section of Litigation Family Law Litigation Committee, American Bar Association, Chicago, Ill, Summer 2011, Vol. 7, No. 1 at 2, http://apps.americanbar.org/litigation/committees/family/articles/summer2011-limits-electronic-discovery-family-cases.html
  • Moderator of Family Law Panel, Dade County Bar Association, Bench & Bar Conference, February 2013
  • Moderator of Family Law Panel, Daily Business Review, View From the Bench, June 2012
  • Presenter, Florida Family Law Inn of Court, October Case and Hot Tip of the Month, October 2011
  • Moderator, ABA Distance CLE, "The Impact of Social Media on a Divorce Case: Big Brother Is Watching", September 2011
  • Moderator of Family Law Panel, Daily Business Review, View From the Bench, September 2011
  • Moderator, Spellman-Hoeveler American Inn of Court, "The Impact of Family Law on Civil, Criminal & Bankruptcy Practice", May 2011
  • Moderator, ABA Distance CLE, "Family Law Goes Global", July 2010
  • Dolly Hernandez, "Library of Florida Family Law Forms," American Legal Media 2012
  • Dolly Hernandez, "International Custody Battles and Use of Article 13(b)," 2009 Annual Review, ABA Section of Litigation Family Law Litigation Committee, American Bar Association, Chicago, Ill, Fall 2009, at 16
  • Dolly Hernandez and Effie D. Silva, "Community Organizations: How to Get Active," The Woman Advocate, American Bar Association, Chicago, Ill., Fall 2008, at 12

Educational Background:

  • University of Miami, Bachelor of Arts in Finance; Honors: Awarded the prestigious James A. Sawyer Memorial Scholarship, 1998
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Office Location for Dolly Hernandez

1001 Brickell Bay Drive
Suite 1812
Miami, FL 33131

Phone: 305-846-9200

 

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Last Updated: 5/16/2017

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