Federico Hernández Denton

15th Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico

Federico Hernández Denton (born April 12, 1944) is the former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico. Hernández received his Law Degree from Harvard University in 1969. He began his career as Legal Advisor to the President of the University of Puerto Rico.


  • Slow justice is not justice.
    • Interview with Caribbean Business (May 17, 2007)
  • Advanced planning is another area which the private sector has excelled, but not government. However, today's changing market conditions, increasing demands, shrinking budgets and even globalization force us to look at the way we provide our judicial services in a different light. It is no longer enough that we do our job, we now have to do it with a greater sense of purpose and accountability every step of the way.

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