Ela M. Hernandez Elected to Serve as National Secretary of the Hispanic National Bar Association
Ela M. Hernandez, Associate at the firm’s Southern Florida office, was elected to serve as National Secretary of the Hispanic National Bar Association for the 2021-2022 Term. The HNBA is an incorporated, not-for-profit, national membership association that represents the interests of Hispanic attorneys, judges, law professors, legal assistants, law students and legal professionals in the United States and its territories. Established in 1972, the HNBA is the largest national association of Latino legal professionals in the United States and its territories and acts as a force for positive change within the legal profession by creating opportunities for Hispanic lawyers and by helping generations of lawyers to succeed. The HNBA also effectively advocates on issues of importance to the national Hispanic community. The Association is led by its Board of Governors, comprised of members of the HNBA Executive Committee, 19 regional presidents and the representatives of over 50 affiliate organizations across the country.
Ela previously served as HNBA Deputy Vice President of Programs, National President of the Young Lawyers Division and Deputy Regional President for Region VIII (Florida). She also led national and regional committees. In 2017 she was recognized with the Association’s “Top Lawyers under 40” award which honors accomplished lawyers who have demonstrated professional excellence, integrity, leadership, commitment to the Hispanic community, and dedication to improving the legal profession.
In addition to serving as National Secretary of the Hispanic National Bar Association, Ela is Martindale-Hubbell® AV Preeminent Rated, Martindale-Hubbell’s highest possible rating for both ethical standards and legal ability, and is currently serving appointments to The Florida Bar’s Civil Rules Committee and the Leadership Academy Committee. Ela represents a broad range of clients including insurance carriers, insureds and self-insured entities in a variety of litigated matters including premises and professional liability, coverage disputes, and construction defect amongst others.