Christine Hernandez

Top rated Criminal Defense attorney in Mobile, Alabama

Hernandez & Associates Law Firm
Christine Hernandez
Hernandez & Associates Law Firm

Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Appellate, Civil Litigation; view more

Licensed in Alabama since: 2007

Education: Faulkner University Thomas Goode Jones School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023

Hernandez & Associates Law Firm

1850 Airport Blvd.
Mobile, AL 36606 Visit website


The owner of Hernandez & Associates Law Firm, Christine Hernandez is an attorney who travels throughout Alabama to serve her clients. Her practice areas include both state and Federal matters. She has experience in Federal courts across the South East in the areas of criminal law, civil rights, education, and employment discrimination. Hernandez and the attorneys in the firm, also litigate the following matters:

  • Criminal Law State and Federal
    • Murder/Capital Murder
    •  Kidnapping,
    • Drug Trafficking
    •  Conspiracy
    • Justice Department Cases
  • Personal injury
  • Education law
  • Civil rights discrimination
  • Family law
    • Divorce
    • Child Custody
  • Juvenile rights
  • Estate planning
  • Probate matters
  • Parole Hearings
  • Appellate Matters and Post Judgment Actions

Admitted to practice in Alabama, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. District Court for the Northern, Southern and Middle Districts of Alabama, several Federal Courts in Florida, Georgia and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit.

Ms. Hernandez received her undergraduate degree in education and athletic training from Troy University in 1990. At the University of South Alabama, she completed her master’s degree in 1991, majoring in education and exercise physiology. From 1991 to 2006 Hernandez was an educator in a number of settings including K-12 education and at the University. She obtained her J.D. from Faulkner University – Thomas Goode Jones School of Law in 2007.

With an education certification from the University of Mobile, Ms. Hernandez closely interacts with children working across institutions in Alabama. Combining educational background with her 15 year litigation experience she strives to protect the rights of juveniles, transform juvenile probation, fights for the rights of students to establish equality in educational standards, represents teachers and educators targeted by the school system administration and stands up to those that bully and belittle others.

A registered mediator, Ms. Hernandez understands how frightening the processes of legal litigation can be and helps her clients settle matters out of court where appropriate. Hernandez’s skill as attorney and educator, is used to teach and mentor law students and young lawyers for mentorship. She also volunteers to teach and present at seminars sponsored by many organizations and serves as a volunteer lawyer in Mobile.

In 2008, Ms. Hernandez started her firm with a determination to work hard and build a team of attorneys that tackle legal issues and think outside the box for creative solutions while fighting for the rights of others and equalize the path to justice. The Hernandez and Associates Firm has now grown to six attorneys that work together with the support staff to provide a team of skilled attorneys working toward tackling the legal issues faced by those they represent.

Ms. Hernandez, is rated “Very Good” on Avvo and has received positive reviews on Martindale-Hubbell. She was listed in the 10 Best Female Lawyers for the year 2016-17 by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys and was also recognized by Lawyers of Distinction.

Ms. Hernandez has served on the State Domestic Violence Board and presently is a board member of the Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. She also volunteers in several social campaigns, coaching and community activities on a local and state level.

Practice areas

Criminal Defense, Appellate, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Criminal Defense: White Collar, Estate Planning & Probate, Schools & Education

Focus areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Criminal Law - Federal, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Education, Estate Planning, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Juvenile Delinquency, Living Wills, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Schools, Trusts, White Collar Crime, Wills

  • 50% Criminal Defense
  • 10% Appellate
  • 10% Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Criminal Defense: White Collar
  • 10% Estate Planning & Probate
  • 10% Schools & Education

First Admitted: 2007, Arkansas

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Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Public Legal Services Volunteer, 2014 to Present
  • Annual Coat Drive and Sponsor of disadvantaged family through community nominations, 2019
  • Giving Back Campaign --community family sponsorships by the Firm, 2021
  • Giving Back Campaign --community family sponsorships by the Firm, 2020
  • Giving Back Campaign --community family sponsorships by the Firm, 2018
  • Giving Back Campaign --community family sponsorships by the Firm, 2017
  • Giving Back Campaign --community family sponsorships by the Firm, 2016
  • Annual Coat Drive for the Homeless through the Hernandez Law Firm, 2018
  • Volunteer Lawyers, wills for HEROS programs, 2018
  • Sponsor local athletic teams in several youth organizations, 2019
  • Volunteer lawyer for the local association, 2017
  • Volunteer Coat Drive and Volunteer assistance to Drug and Alcohol treatment programs locally, 2019
  • The Hernandez and Associates Law Firm initiated the Giving Back Campaign to assist the homeless and impoverished during the months of November and December of each year. The program continues through the present time., 2013
  • Mobile City Volunteer with the Homeless endeavor for legal assistance through volunteer lawyers., 2016
  • Giving Back Campaign surprised individuals in grocery stores to assist with the needs of community members., 2015
  • The Giving Back Campaign began working with group homes and other community organizations including Salvation Army and DHR, 2014
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • University of Mobile, Lecturer
  • Guest speaker for LGBTQ organizations locally and nationally
  • Constitutional Law Seminar, Jones School of Law-Shirley Howell, 2017 to Present
  • HPERD Speaker
  • Mobile County Public School System, Teacher
  • Parochial School, Teacher
  • Guest lecturer from 2018 through 2022 for Constitutional law and Children's Rights as well as Domestic and Family Law, Guest Lecturer, Constitutional Law and Children's Rights, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law
  • This Documentary was viewed across the nation. Locally it was aired with the Fairhope Film Festival. It received the Grand Jury award from NewFest New York's LGBT Film Festival in 2017. It was the official Selection for the Tampa Bay, Florida International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival in 2017. It was the official Selection for Frameline 41 in San Francisco International LGBTQ Film Festival in 2017., Attorney and Documentary Cast Member, Alabama Bound A Documentary Movie about Lesbian Families in the Deep South, Public Broadcast Service, Entertainment, 2017
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Alabama, 2007
  • Alabama Coalition Against Domestic Violence, Board Member, 2017 to 2019
  • Registered Mediator with State of Alabama, Civil Litigation Mediation, Domestic/Family Law Mediation, Educational law Mediation
  • Mobile & Baldwin County Bar Assoc., Member, 2007 to Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member, 2014 to Present
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Alabama, 2020
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Georgia, 2018
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Alabama, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of Alabama, 2007
  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Board Member, 2019
  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Board Member, 2022
  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Lawyer Association, Member, 2018 to Present
  • Alabama Criminal Defense Lawyers Association Board Member, 2020
  • Registered Mediator Guest Lecturer and trainer, 2019
  • Domestic Relations Committee Member, 2016
  • Domestic Section Board Committee Member, 2015
Special Licenses/Certifications:
  • First National Board Certified Teacher
  • Registered Mediator in Domestic Relations and Civil Litigation, 2018
  • Selected as a MidSouth Super Lawyer – 2022
  • World Wide Registry: Honored Member, 2015-2016
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys: 10 Best Female Lawyers, 2016-2017
  • Lawyers with Distinction, 2015 to present
  • Mobile County Middle School Teacher of the Year, 2000
  • In 2015, I was honored to be named as the Domestic Relations Section Attorney of the Year for the State of Alabama., Alabama Domestic Relations Section Attorney of the Year, Alabama State Bar Domestic Relations Section, 2015
Educational Background:
  • B.S. Health Education and Athletic Training from Troy State University, 1990
  • Educational Teaching Certificate K-12 from University of Mobile in Mobile Alabama, 1994
  • M.S. Exercise Physiology Degree at the University of South Alabama, 1992
  • Educational Administrative Leadership Certificate completed at the University of South Alabama in Mobile Alabama, 1998
  • Graduated from Thomas Goode Jones School of Law, 2006
  • Opened Mid-Towne Works, a professional Space Reservation Business that allows individual small business owners in the Mobile Area to have a brick and mortar building with all the amenities and a receptionist to answer the phone and greet their clients, as well as maintain the area, allow for printing and copy use, recycling assistance and much more. All this provided for a single fee based usage need that allows the business owner to tailor their reservation to an hourly basis, daily basis, weekly basis, monthly basis or longer. There are no long term leases, no deposits, no hassles., 2018
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Lawyers with Distinction, 2021
  • First National Board Certified K-12 Physical Education Specialist in Alabama, 2010
  • Lawyers With Distinction, 2020
  • National Women Trial Lawyers, 2019
  • Lawyers of Distinction, 2019
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • State of Alabama v. Flake ----murder case --acquittal, 2022
  • State of Alabama v. Kinard.     acquittal, 2022
  • State of Alabama v. Shaquatta Bush, CC20-1514, Vehicular Homicide Case amended to one count of reckless driving, 2020
  • State of Alabama v. Bryan Moore, (CC2016-6500) Capital Murder Charge Amended to Murder, 2018
  • CC2016-2020 State of Alabama v. Youthful Offender dismissed on Defense motion following trial. The underlying charge in the case was manslaughter, 2016
  • State of Alabama v. Anthony D. Johnson, CC16-6503 Capital Murder- Violation of Protective Order dismissed on Defense Motion, 2016
  • State of Alabama v. Anthony D Johnson, CC16-6501 & 6502 capital murder death case, convicted of murder and attempted murder, 2016
  • Searcy V. Strange, CIVIL ACTION NO. 14-0208-CG-N (S.D. Ala. Jan. 23, 2015) Federal Marriage Equality case that resulted in the Ala. Marriage Statute being deemed unconstitutional , 2015
  • Marks v. State, CR-10-0819 (Ala. Crim. App. Feb. 10, 2012) Rape conviction reversed and remanded for new trial, 2012
  • State of Alabama v Carlos Catlin, CC09-1279 case Nolle prosequi just before trial date, 2010
  • State of Alabama v. Youthful Offender CC13-387 Rule 32 Petition Granted, conviction set aside in Mobile County Alabama, 2016
Industry Groups:
  • Every Criminal case involves constitutional law
  • every domestic case has the potential to involve constitutional law
  • removing someone's child involves constitutional issues
  • wrongful arrest is a constitutional issue

Office location for Christine Hernandez

1850 Airport Blvd.
Mobile, AL 36606

Phone: 251-479-1477


2 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2023

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