Tina Herrero
Senior Associate

christina.herrero@law.bm

Tina obtained her law degree from the University of Texas School of Law after receiving a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University. She was called to the Texas Bar in 2013 and practised as a litigation attorney in the United States before she returned home to Bermuda in 2017. 

Tina joined the firm in March 2018 after being called to the Bermuda Bar in 2017 and is a rising star in MDM’s litigation department. She has experience in diverse practice areas advising clients in Bermuda and abroad. Tina specialises in civil and commercial litigation, including employment law, shareholders disputes, contractual disputes, trust disputes, insolvency and liquidations, personal injury, professional negligence and medical negligence.  She also has experience in alternative dispute resolution and recently qualified as a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.

Expertise

Tina has experience in diverse practice areas covering general civil litigation, personal injury, employment law, debt collection, landlord-tenant disputes, contractual disputes and human rights.  She also appears as Defence Counsel in the Mental Health Treatment Court. In 2020 she completed her Arbitration training and became a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration (FCIArb).

Before returning to Bermuda and while living in Texas, she practiced as an attorney in the areas of civil rights and mental health law. She represented youth with disabilities in foster care proceedings state-wide and represented children with disabilities in administrative hearings to advocate for medically necessary equipment. She also represented individuals with mental illness and/or intellectual disabilities who were institutionalized in hospitals, jails and long-term residence facilities in civil rights proceedings, namely claims of abuse, neglect and exploitation. Her work included representing clients in initial proceedings, appellate proceedings, and class action lawsuits.

Education

Qualified Lawyers Transfers Scheme 2017

University of Texas School of Law (J.D.), 2013

Brown University (B.A), 2010

Bar Admissions

Bermuda Bar 2017

England and Wales 2017 (non-practicing)

State Bar of Texas 2013 (non-practicing)

Western District of Texas 2015 (non-practicing)

Industry Associations

Member, Bermuda Bar Association

Commissioner of Oaths and Notary Public

Fellow, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (CIArb)

Member, Bermuda Psychologists Council

Former Member and Former Chair of the Disability Advisory Council

Former Member of the Sub-Committee for the Advancement of Privacy Law and Appropriate Regulation of the Legal Industry