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Jon J. Hernan

Jon J. Hernan

Managing Partner

Jon Hernan concentrates his practice on defending major national companies in product liability, toxic tort and warranty litigation. Over the years, he has attained significant trial experience in product liability, breach of warranty and premises liability cases. Jon is well-versed in defending motor vehicle manufacturers at arbitration and trials involving Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act and Lemon Law claims and serves as national discovery counsel in Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act cases. 

Beyond his automotive and warranty practice, Jon defends a wide array of toxic tort matters, particularly in the toxic exposure realm. He currently serves as national counsel for a prominent chemical company and represents a chemical manufacturer in pattern litigation involving benzene and other toxic tort cases in addition to fire cases.  Further, Jon has extensive experience in representing tire manufacturers in product liability matters. 

Additionally, Jon represents clients in cases involving a range of products including ATVs, motorcycle batteries, power tools, helmets, manufacturers of industrial and material handling equipment, construction equipment, household appliances and electronics. He also represents condominium and homeowner associations in litigation matters.

Further, Jon has represented clients in the amusement park industry for his entire career.  He has first chair trial experience in premise liability cases. In addition, Jon has presented at the Amusement Industry Manufacturers & Suppliers International Conference ("AIMS") and is a member of the International Amusement and Leisure Defense Association.

Prior to beginning his practice, Jon was a professional golfer in the Miami, Florida and Washington, D.C. area. 


Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2003
  • District of Columbia, 2004

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida


  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D., 2003
  • University of Phoenix, B.S., 1999

Professional Associations

    • Defense Research Institute
    • Orange County Bar Association
    • American Bar Association
    • International Amusement and Leisure Defense Association


    • Martindale-Hubbell
      —Rated AV Preeminent
    • The Legal 500
      —Named in Product Liability and Mass Tort Defense: Toxic Tort Category, 2019 – 2020

Recent News, Events and Blogs


  • "Sued for Sanitizer? New FDA Guidance to Non-Drug Manufacturers for Alcohol-Based Hand Sanitizers to Combat COVID-19," Co-Author, DRI In-House Defense Quarterly, September 2020