Barbara Fernandez Named one of 40 "Rising Stars" in South Florida by Daily Business Review

September 19, 2013

Barbara Fernandez, a Partner in the Miami office of Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP, was included in the Daily Business Review’s list of "Rising Stars." The "Rising Stars" feature recognizes South Florida lawyers aged 40 and under who have made a significant impact at their law firms on behalf of their clients. Those named were selected for what they have achieved thus far and for what the Daily Business Review believes they are likely to accomplish for the legal profession and for their respective communities in the future.

Ms. 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 also 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.

Access the Rising Stars list.

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP is a U.S. based law firm with offices in 11 states and London. The firm's national reputation spans the insurance industry, the professional services sector—including representation of law firms and lawyers—and other highly regulated industries, such as banking and finance and the debt collection sector. Hinshaw also provides a series of closely coordinated litigation, business advisory and transactional services to clients of all sizes as well as governmental and public sector entities.