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Irvin Hernandez focuses his practice on products liability litigation. He defends high-profile product liability, pharmaceutical, and medical device cases throughout the country in state and federal courts. He has experience litigating lawsuits from pre-suit claims, to single-plaintiff claims to consolidated or coordinated proceedings, concurrent federal and state litigation, and multidistrict litigation (MDL). Irvin helps advise these companies on regulatory, compliance, and risk management strategies as well as compliance matters governed by the FDA and other federal and state regulatory bodies. In addition, Irvin monitors the FDA’s regulation of emerging technologies, such as artificial intelligence and machine learning, to help clients understand and assess liability risks.

Irvin understands the evolving regulatory framework and business issues impacting pharmaceutical and medical devices companies. He collaborates with his team to determine the best course of action for a matter, while balancing the client’s reputation, litigation cost, and potential impact.

Irvin strives to make a meaningful impact in his profession and personal life. In his free time, he serves on various bar and community organizations to help increase diversity and to establish a pipeline of diverse candidates for involvement in the legal and local community. Irvin also maintains a diverse pro bono practice and serves in various leadership roles both inside and outside of the firm.


  • Pharmaceutical, medical device and health care litigation
  • Products liability
  • Class and mass action litigation



  • Extern, Judge Michael P. Boggs, Georgia Court of Appeals, 2016

Recognition & Leadership

  • Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, "Ones to Watch," Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, 2021-2023
  • Selected, Super Lawyers magazine, Georgia Super Lawyers, "Rising Star," 2022
  • Team Member, a Law360 “Product Liability Practice Group of the Year,” 2021
  • Team Member, The American Lawyer’s “Regional Litigation Department of the Year - Georgia,” 2018 and 2021
  • Listed, Latino Leaders Magazine, "Lawyers to Keep on the Watch," 2020
  • Team Member, The American Lawyer’s “Products Liability Litigation Department of the Year,” 2018
  • Team Member, The Daily Report’s "Georgia Mass Torts Litigation Department of the Year," 2017
  • Member, Georgia Hispanic Bar Association, 2017-Present
    • President, 2022-Present
    • Vice President, 2021-Present
    • Director of Communications, 2017-2021
  • Volunteer, Zaban Paradies Shelter, 2018-Present
  • Volunteer, Wellspring Living, 2019-Present
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia Access to Justice Committee, 2021-Present
  • Member, State Bar of Georgia Military Legal Assistance Program Committee, 2021-Present
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Volunteer, AVLF Saturday Lawyer Program, 2017-Present
  • Volunteer, Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Atlanta Intown Chapter, 2019-Present
  • Mentor, Latin American Association, High School Mentoring Program, 2016-2018
  • Leadership Academy Co-Chair, Georgia Latino Law Foundation 2018-Present


  • J.D., Emory University School of Law, 2016
    • Articles Editor, Emory International Law Review
    • President, Latin American Law Students Association
    • Member, Student Bar Association
    • Member, Alternate Dispute Resolution Society
      • Negotiations Team, ABA Competition, 2013
  • B.S., cum laude, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, 2013
  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
  • Spanish, Fluent