Hernán Cortés Rodríguez, Esq.

Mr. Cortés Rodríguez areas of practice are Immigration and Naturalization Law (the U.S.A. and its territories), Criminal Law (Federal & Florida), Real Estate Law, Foreclosure Defense, Bankruptcy Law, Matrimonial Law, Family Law, Copyright Law, Entertainment & Sports Law, Condominium Law, Debt Collection, Trademarks, Copyrights, Franchises, Business Law & Corporate Law.    

 

EDUCATION

 

B.A. in Business Administration (Economics & Finance) Inter American University of Puerto Rico (1994)

Juris Doctor Inter American University of Puerto Rico (1998)

Parenting Coordinator Mediation Training Group, Inc./Directive Energy (2014)

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EXPERIENCE

 

Worked for different law firms and solo practitioners in Puerto Rico and Florida as a Paralegal and Law Clerk since 1994, and as an attorney in Florida since 2001. Has defended cases in Florida in Orange, Osceola, Polk, Seminole, Lake, Volusia, Dade, Brevard, Broward, and Hillsborough counties. Also, have defended cases in the Middle District of Florida in Orlando, Tampa, and Ft. Myers in Federal Bankruptcy, Criminal, and Civil Courts. Also have been Pro Hac Vice in the Federal Southern District of Florida in Miami. In the area of Immigration and Naturalization, Attorney Cortés Rodríguez has represented clients before the USCIS, ICE, and Customs and Border Patrol in Orlando, Miami, Tampa, Jacksonville, West Palm Beach, and Baltimore. Before the Executive Board of Immigration Review (Immigration Court), Attorney Cortés has represented clients in Orlando, Miami, Brandon, New York. Baltimore, Houston, San Antonio, and Atlanta. Mr. Cortés had offices in the past in Pereira, Colombia, and Caracas, Venezuela.

INVOLVEMENTS

 

Admitted to The Florida Bar (2001)

Admitted in the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida (2001)

Admitted to the United States Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit of Atlanta (2007)        

Parenting Coordinator (2014)

 

Columnist/Legal Counsel for "Epiko Magazine"  

Columnist for the "Negocio ES" Magazine

                                                                              

Member of the Foreclosure Defense Group

President/General Manager/Coach for FC Kissimmee United (2008 to 2019)

Former President/Founder Florida Soccer Super League (2017)

Former President/Founder Florida Elite YSL (2017)

USSF Coach (License F)

Reiki Master, Usui Shiki Ryoho (Since 2014)

Member of International Association of Scientologists (Since 2013)

Attorney Cortés Rodríguez was Born in Santurce, Puerto Rico in 1969, and he was raised between the towns of Carolina and Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico. Studied his Elementary School at Colegio Bautista de Carolina, and his High School at Colegio Santa Cruz in Trujillo Alto, Puerto Rico. Graduated with honors in 1986, from the Liceo Interamericano Castro in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico. In 1987, won the National Children's Poetry Contest with the poem "La melodía", which was published in an anthology in 1987. Studied Social Sciences and Psychology at the University of Puerto Rico in Rio Piedras, but transfer to the Inter American University of Puerto Rico in Cupey, in 1993. Worked between 1986 and 1993 in the Airline Industry between Puerto Rico and Venezuela, and in the Media Industry for several radio stations in Puerto Rico, between 1993 and 1997. Between 1986, and 1993, was the vocalist and guitarist of Puerto Rican Rock Band "Cal y Arena". Also, between 1997 and 1998, he was a Special Aid to the late Hon. José E. Aponte De LaTorre, former mayor of the Autonomous Municipality of Carolina in Puerto Rico. Moved to the Orlando Metropolitan Area in 1998. Owned several Internet Radio Stations between 2007 and 2013, and produced music events and artists between 2007 and 2013. Mr. Cortés Rodríguez has been involved in youth soccer in Central Florida serving as President and Founder of several soccer clubs and leagues in Central Florida between 2008 and 2019. A Scientologist since 2013. He has three children and a grandchild.