Paul R. Hernandez

Top rated Personal Injury attorney in Norfolk, Virginia

Kalfus & Nachman, PC
Paul R. Hernandez
Kalfus & Nachman, PC

Practice Areas: Personal Injury; view more

Licensed in Virginia since: 1995

Education: Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2024

Kalfus & Nachman, PC

870 North Military Highway, Suite 300
Norfolk, VA 23502 Visit website


Attorney Paul R. Hernandez is a managing partner with Kalfus & Nachman PC law firm, which has offices located in Norfolk, Roanoke and Newport News, Virginia. Nationally recognized as one of the top trial lawyers in the country, Mr. Hernandez devotes his practice to personal injury, wrongful death, brain injury and other similar claims, and he has achieved considerable success advocating on behalf of plaintiff clients across his region who are suffering needlessly as the result of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing.

Throughout the course of his more than 24 years in practice, Mr. Hernandez has secured numerous substantial settlements and verdicts for his plaintiff clients, recovering millions of dollars in total compensation for those in need. More than simply an attorney, he considers himself a trusted adviser, and even a friend, on whom his clients can rely for honest, straightforward advice and counsel and aggressive advocacy to help them obtain the favorable results they expect and deserve.

Always focused on his clients' needs, he fully prepares each case as if it were to go to trial, and he provides dedicated support throughout all legal proceedings to address his clients' questions and concern while offering regular updates as to the status of their cases. His overriding goal is to secure the maximum amount of compensation for his plaintiff clients, whether inside or outside of the courtroom.

Honored for his impeccable professionalism and service, Mr. Hernandez has earned a Top 100 Trial Lawyer designations from The National Trial Lawyers and the American Trial Lawyers Association along with many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers. He has also received the Readers' Choice Award from Coastal Virginia Magazine as well as "Superb" client ratings on Avvo.

A 1992 graduate of Old Dominion University, Mr. Hernandez obtained his Juris Doctor in 1995 from Cleveland State University's Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. He also studied for a year at the College of William and Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law, and he holds his license to practice in North Carolina as well as Virginia. 

A leader in his legal community, Mr. Hernandez serves on the board of governors of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, serves a Parliamentarian of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and he is an active member of the Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association, the Trial Lawyers of America, the North Carolina Advocates for Justice and the Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America, among his other professional affiliations.

Mr. Hernandez has also written extensively and conducted lectures and continuing legal education seminars across his region on a variety of legal topics, and he has appeared on several local television news programs, where he has offered in-depth legal commentary on various subjects. He also supports his local community through his involvement with the Casey Feldman Foundation and other civic and charitable organizations.

Practice areas

Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Animal Bites, Brain Injury, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Premises Liability - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Trucking Accidents, Wrongful Death

  • 100% Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff

First Admitted: 1995, Virginia

Professional Webpage:

  • Top 25 Motor Vehicle TLA 
  • Super Lawyers® Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America 
  • Coastal Virginia Mag Best of 2016 
  • The National Trial Lawyers - Top 100 Trial Lawyers 
  • American Jurisprudence Award 
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Association of Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America 
  • North Carolina State Bar 
  • North Carolina Bar Association 
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice 
  • American Association for Justice (AAJ) 
  • NPBA - Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association 
  • American Association for Justice Leaders Forum 
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association 
  • Virginia State Bar 
Educational Background:
  • Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D. 
  • Old Dominion University, B.S. in Finance
  • College of William and Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law, J.D. 

Office location for Paul R. Hernandez

870 North Military Highway, Suite 300
Norfolk, VA 23502

Phone: 757-461-4900


9 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2024

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