Rafael Viego III, Esq.

Attorney at Law Partner



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Mr. Viego focuses his practice on commercial and residential property insurance claims, personal/catastrophic injuries, wrongful death, defamation/entertainment law, commercial litigation, medical malpractice, PIP, Americans with Disabilities, Age Discrimination in Employment, and Civil Rights. His practice also includes products liability actions against large corporations including major automotive manufacturers. In addition, Mr. Viego’s practice has required him to be admitted to multiple Federal Districts Courts in Florida, Texas, and Colorado and Pro Hoc into other Federal Courts such as Arkansas, Minnesota, and Pennsylvania.

Mr. Viego’s experience, success, and ability to effectively communicate both in English and Spanish has allowed him to be a frequent guest on CNN Español. At CNN Español, Mr. Viego provides balanced, non-partisan, legal commentary on important domestic and international current events. Prior to joining THE HERNANDEZ LEGAL GROUP, Mr. Viego worked in both a defense and nationally recognized plaintiff’s firm where he proved himself to be an invaluable asset in numerous trials involving multiple issues ranging from residential insurance claim, catastrophic injury/crash worthiness, complex products liability, employment (FLSA), and wrongful death. His communication skills and legal experience have given him a broad range of knowledge and ability to serve as an excellent advocate for his clients. During that period of time, he had a number of successful outcomes as a trial attorney.

Mr. Viego earned his Juris Doctorate from St. Thomas University School of Law where he graduated with honors (J.D. 2008).

Bar and Court Admissions

The Florida Bar
United States District Court, Southern District of Florida
United States District Court, Middle District of Florida
United States District Court, Northern District of Florida
United States District Court, Southern District of Texas
United States District Court, Western District of Texas
United States District Court, District of Colorado

Practice Areas:

Americans with Disabilities Act
Civil Rights
Commercial Litigation
Employment Age Discrimination
Entertainment Law
First-Party Property Insurance Litigation
Labor and Employment
Personal Injury/Wrongful Death
PIP Suits
Product Liability Litigation


St. Thomas University School of Law – Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2008
University of Florida – Bachelor of Liberal Arts, Political Science, 2004

Professional & Community Involvement

Florida Association of Public Insurance Adjusters (FAPIA)
Cuban American Bar Association
Habitat for Humanity—Volunteer
Sisters of Charity—Volunteer
CNN Español


Spanish, bilingual