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Irvin Hernandez

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.

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.

Concentrations

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

Capabilities

Experience

  • 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
  • Team Member, The American Lawyer’s “Regional Litigation Department of the Year - Georgia,” 2018 
  • 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, American Bar Association
  • Volunteer, AVLF Saturday Lawyer Program, 2017-Present
  • Volunteer, Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Atlanta Intown Chapter, 2019-Present
  • Director of Communications, Georgia Hispanic Bar Association 2017-Present
  • Mentor, Latin American Association, High School Mentoring Program
  • Leadership Academy Co-Chair, Georgia Latino Law Foundation 2018-Present

Credentials

Education
  • 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
Admissions
  • Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
Languages
  • Spanish, Fluent