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Rosana Hernandez

Rosana Hernandez
Adjunct Professor of Law


  • J.D., University of Maryland School of Law, 1996
  • B.A. Smith College, 1991

Rosana was born in the small village of Ambuqui, Ecuador, South America, immigrated to the United States of America at age five, and grew up in our West Broward Community. She graduated High School with Honors holding a 4.3 grade point average. Rosana was her High School Junior and Senior Class President and was awarded a full scholarship to Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts. She attended this preeminent all-girl’s liberal arts college where persons with academic and social policy distinguishment such as former First Lady Nancy Reagan, former First Lady Barbara Bush, and media mogul Gloria Steinem attended. At Smith College, Rosana was exposed to forces that reinforced her ability to achieve her academic goals. She obtained her degree in Economics, while mastering the languages of French and Italian. Rosana was one of the first American students to attend the Università di Firenze, Dipartamento di Economia e Commercio in Florence, Italy (Department of Economics and Commerce, University of Florence, Italy). After college and a junior year in Florence, Italy, Rosana attended law school at the University of Maryland School of Law.

During and after law school, Rosana worked at the United States Department of Health and Human Services (“DHHS”), where she was selected from a national pool of applicants as an Outstanding Scholar Intern. At DHHS, Rosana assisted in researching and writing health care financing laws and regulations. Thereafter, Rosana returned to her hometown to take the Florida Bar and commence her career as a civil litigation attorney, working at national firm Zuckerman, Spaeder, Taylor & Evans, LLP, practicing in the areas of health care and white collar crime.

Rosana thereafter continued her civil litigation career at Gilbride, Heller & Brown, P.A., becoming a full practice commercial litigator and achieving junior partner status. Rosana therein practiced commercial litigation and assisted with national and international litigation matters. Today, Rosana is a partner at Fabrikant & Associates, PLLC where she continues to practice commercial litigation, real estate, as well as landlord tenant law. In 2018, Rosana joined Nova Southeastern University as an adjunct professor, and continues to teach courses in the undergraduate Paralegal Studies Program within the University’s Shepard Broad College of Law. Rosana is married, has three children, and is a proud member of her local community.

Rosana enjoys and is daily grateful for her family, her husband, her children, art, language, literature, and the perseverance of academic excellence.

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