Ms. Hernandez is licensed by the State Bar of Texas and the Supreme Court of Illinois. She is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and holds a Council Position on the State Bar of Texas Immigration & Nationality Law Section. She is Board Certified in Immigration and Nationality Law by Texas Board of Legal Specialization. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and her JD from DePaul University College of Law. Ms. Hernandez has extensive experience representing individuals and businesses in all aspects of U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law, from investors, business professionals and athletes, to deportation defense and aggravated felons. Throughout her career, Ms. Hernandez has successfully represented clients with a complete range of family-based immigration matters including all immigrant and non-immigrant visa petitions, naturalization, adjustment of status, consular processing, waivers of inadmissibility, U and V visas, TPS, NACARA, VAWA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Parole in Place, and Humanitarian Visas. Ms. Hernandez has also represented clients in complex removal proceedings before the Immigration Court. In addition, she has represented clients with Employment Based Immigration visa cases including TN, H-1B, L-1A/B, E2, O extraordinary ability athletes and I-140 cases.During her career, she has appeared on local television, radio stations and newspapers sharing her legal expertise. She has also published an article discussing Immigrant Visa options for Athletes, which appeared in an international magazine publication.
Ms. Hernandez' passion for Immigration began at an early age while she experienced first hand the immigrant experience of her own family from San Luis Potosi and Durango, Mexico. While in law school, Ms. Hernandez actively pursued opportunities in human rights, immigration and family law studying in Chiapas, Mexico, Spain, Italy, Greece and Costa Rica. During her free time, Ms. Hernandez pursues a passion for fitness and wellbeing. She is a certified Yoga teacher, a student of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and bodybuilding competitor. She has also published an article for health and wellness for the American Immigration Lawyers Association. As a mother of two young daughters, she has a passion for travel and teaching her children how to be citizens of the world.