Patricia Hernandez Esq. - Our Team - Aqua Foundation

Patricia Hernandez is a founding partner of Rotella & Hernandez, a full service immigration and family law firm. Ms. Hernandez focuses her…

Patricia Hernandez Esq.

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Patricia Hernandez is a founding partner of Rotella & Hernandez, a full service immigration and family law firm. Ms. Hernandez focuses her practice exclusive to the area of Immigration and Nationality Law.

Throughout her career, Ms. Hernandez has represented countless clients nationwide in immigration deportation/removal proceedings, including immigrants with criminal histories. She has also represented clients in seeking asylum, withholding of removal, cancellation of removal, applications for residency, applications for citizenship and on family-based petitions including countless same-sex marriage and fiancé petitions.

Ms. Hernandez’s life calling is to fight for equality and help immigrants. A lesbian and an immigrant herself, she has firsthand experience of the challenges faced by immigrants specially LGBTQ+ immigrants. Her personal experiences have cultivated true compassion for others seeking entry, acceptance and citizenship in this country.

Ms. Hernandez has spoken extensively on Immigration as it relates to Same-Sex marriage, on How Transgender Identity Influences an Individual’s Immigration Experience, on Collaborating with Criminal Counsel in Immigration Removal Defense Cases and has conducted several know your rights presentations.

In 2018, the Miami-Dade County Bar Association recognized Ms. Hernandez’ work by presenting her with the Visionary Award. Most recently she was recognized by the Miami-Dade County Hispanic Affairs Advisory Board where she was presented with the Community Champion Award and by SAVE who presented her with the People’s Luminary Award.

Ms. Hernandez is a member in good standing of the Florida Bar and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida. She is a board member and the Chair of the LGBTQ committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association South Florida Chapter. She is a board member of the Aqua Foundation for Women and she is the immediate past co-chair of the Miami-Dade Gay and Lesbian Lawyers Association (GALLA).