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  • Personal injury
  • Nursing Home Negligence
  • Construction Site Injuries
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Workers’ Compensation
  • Criminal Defense
  • Attorney Ethics
  • Products Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Partner, Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC 2014- present
  • Associate, The Ferrara Law Firm, LLC, 2009-2014
  • Partner, DiLazzero & Hernandez, LLC, 2003-2008
  • Associate, Basile & Testa, P.A., 2001-2003
  • Associate, Weinberg, McCormick, Chatzinoff & Zoll, P.C., 1999-2001
  • Associate, Kozlov, Seaton, Romanini, Brooks & Greenberg, P.C., 1995-1999
  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Joseph F. Greene, Jr. 1994-1995
  • Widener University School of Law, J.D. 1994
  • Rutgers University, B.A. 1989
  • State of New Jersey, 1994
  • District of New Jersey, 1994
  • State of Pennsylvania, 1995
  • Eastern District of Pennsylvania, 1999
  • Camden Bar Association
  • Burlington Bar Association
  • Cumberland Bar Association
  • New Jersey Association for Justice
  • Life Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • New Jersey Association for Justice-Member Board of Governors
  • American Bar Association
  • South Jersey Magazine Top Attorneys Award – Personal Injury, 2018; Automotive, 2016
  • Top 100 Verdicts in New Jersey in 2016
  • Top 20 Settlement in New Jersey in 2019
  • Top 100 Motor Vehicle Accident Settlement in the U.S. in 2019
  • Greenberg v. Pryszlak, 426 N.J. Super. 591 (App. Div. 2012)-Civil rights case against the New Jersey State Police arising from a wrongful arrest. Appellate Division reversed trial court’s dismissal of the case.
  • Falasca Mechanical v. Gloucester County Improvement Authority, A-1872-08T1 decided June 26, 2009-Public bidding case involving Gloucester County’s new criminal court building. Represented a successful bidder in a multimillion construction contract challenged by an unsuccessful bidder.
  • State of New Jersey v. Hall, Appeal No. 27-06, decided December 20, 2006, Cumberland County Superior Court-Case of first impression-Inoperable third brake light did not justify a motor vehicle stop. Drug charges and DWI dismissed by the Superior Court.

  • Public Defender for the Borough of Buena, Atlantic County, New Jersey appointed January 5, 2004 to December 31, 2011.
  • Supreme Court Of New Jersey, Office of Attorney Ethics, Appointment to the District I Ethics Committee May, 2007 to 2011.

Jose W. Hernandez, Partner

856-751-7676 | C: 609-787-7676
F: 856-751-5357 | E: [email protected]

Jose has 26 years of experience and aggressively protects the rights of those who have been injured by the negligence of others in areas including significant motor vehicle accidents, products liability, medical malpractice, construction site injuries, trucking accidents, nursing home negligence, workers’ compensation, premise liability cases, commercial litigation and criminal defense.

He has worked for some of the top law firms in South Jersey where he gained considerable experience handling complex cases involving catastrophic injuries. He now puts that wealth of experience to work for clients of Kotlar, Hernandez & Cohen, LLC .  Jose is a fearless and passionate trial lawyer and regularly takes on difficult and complex cases other lawyers refuse to take.  Jose has served the community as a municipal court public defender and as a member of the Supreme Court of New Jersey, Office of Attorney Ethics, District I Ethics Committee. He is a frequent speaker in ethics seminars and teaches trial advocacy to lawyers throughout New Jersey.  Jose is also a proud member of the New Jersey Association for Justice and sits on its Board of Governors.

Jose is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum, where membership is rigorously limited to attorneys who have litigated cases that resulted in recoveries of one million dollars or more. Jose has made recoveries in excess of one million dollars in cases involving premise liability, automobile accidents, construction site cases, tractor trailer accidents and forklift accidents. More recently, in 2019 Jose recovered $1,700,000 in a motor vehicle accident and in 2020 $1,050,000 for a worker injured in a forklift accident.

Born in San Juan, Puerto Rico, Jose is fluent in Spanish. Jose obtained his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University in 1989 and graduated from Widener University School of Law in 1994. He is admitted to practice law in both New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

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856-751-7676 16000 Commerce Parkway
Suite C
Mt Laurel Township, NJ 08054 Monday - Friday | 8am - 5pm

856-751-7676 1913 Greentree Rd
Suite C
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003 Monday - Friday | 8am - 5pm

856-751-7676 1234 Bridgetown Pike
Suite 200
Feasterville-Trevose, PA 19053 Monday - Friday | 8am - 5pm

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