– About Attorney Jessica Hernandez –
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Jessica Hernandez is a litigator, criminal defense attorney, and personal injury attorney with over 20 years of legal experience. She graduated with honors from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. Jessica’s legal experience includes two prestigious federal clerkships with judges in both the U.S. District Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. In addition to her experience as a criminal defense attorney and civil litigator, she also worked as a prosecutor with the Yavapai County Attorney’s Office.
Jessica’s extensive and varied legal background means that she understands the system from every perspective, and she puts this experience to work for her clients. Throughout her career she has handled thousands of felony and misdemeanor cases of all types, she has done hundreds of trials, and she has consistently obtained positive results for her clients.
She has a passion for defending the rights of individuals and communities whose voices too often go unheard. Jessica believes strongly that effective representation requires not only a strong grasp of the law but also a deep understanding of her clients. Your story matters to her.
The core of Jessica’s advocacy is fighting for her clients with courage and compassion. She knows that the circumstances that bring our clients to us are often difficult, and fraught with uncertainty and fear. With Jessica as your lawyer, you will not only have a fierce and highly skilled advocate but one who sees your humanity and treats you with compassion. She believes in the power of community and the value of service.
Jessica serves her community in a variety of ways including as a founding member of the Board of Directors for the Arizona LGBT Bar Association and as a board member and officer of the National LGBTQ+ Bar Association.
Jessica is a member of Los Abogados, the Arizona Latine/Latinx bar association. She is also a regular CLE presenter and organizer, instructing other legal professionals in a variety of subjects including LGBTQ+ related issues, same-sex marriage law, diversity, equity and inclusion, intersectionality, and cultural competence.
Outside of work, Jessica is an avid reader, a collector and teller of stories, an amateur baker, and an enthusiastic but mostly unsuccessful gardener. Jessica most enjoys spending time with her family.