Barbara Fernandez

Partner, Hinshaw Culbertson

Barbara Fernandez focuses her litigation practice in the areas of consumer and class action litigation. She has extensive experience in the defense of individual and class action claims involving the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), Florida Consumer Collection Practices Act, Telephone Consumer Protection Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, and the Florida Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act. Her clients include lending institutions, debt collection agencies, debt buyers and lawyers.

In addition, Ms. Fernandez has experience in handling Magnusson-Moss warranty claims, Florida Lemon Law matters, actions involving vicarious liability of rental and leasing companies, as well as defending claims involving catastrophic personal injuries, motor vehicle accidents, construction site accidents, defamation and civil theft.

Professional Background

Ms. Fernandez is Co-Chair of Hinshaw’s Hispanic/Latino Attorney Network and is also a member of the Evaluation Committee for Hinshaw’s Attorney Life Committee.

Prior to joining Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP in August 2002, Ms. Fernandez handled all aspects of personal injury defense for a maritime defense firm.

In 2000, while still in law school, Ms. Fernandez served a judicial internship with the Third District Court of Appeal. In addition to her other law school accomplishments, Ms. Fernandez served as Vice President of the Hispanic Law Student Association.

Professional Affiliations
  • Cuban American Bar Association
  • Dade County Defense Bar Association
    • Member
    • President (Third Term)
  • The Florida Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • American Collector’s Association, Members Attorney Program
Honors & Awards
  • Selected as one of the Daily Business Review’s "Rising Stars," which recognizes South Florida lawyers aged 40 and under who have made a significant impact at their law firms on behalf of their clients and respective communities, September 2013.
  • Selected as one of South Florida Business Journal’s “40 Under 40,” which recognizes South Florida’s brightest up-and-coming professionals under 40 years of age for their professional success and community involvement, June 2012.
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