Arnulfo D. Hernández

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Denver, CO

Hernández & Associates, P.C.
 | 1490 Lafayette Street, Alta Court, Suite 307
Denver, CO 80218
Phone: 303-536-5134
Fax: 303-893-6116
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2014 - 2016
Licensed Since: 2006
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Immigration: Consumer (50%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

As a managing partner at Hernández & Associates, P.C., in Denver, Colorado, Arnulfo D. Hernández concentrates his practice on immigration law and criminal defense litigation, particularly cases in which both practice areas intersect (a practice area known as "crimmigration"). Fluent in Spanish, Mr. Hernández represents immigrants and their families in the Denver metropolitan area before state courts as well as federal agencies such as the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Executive Office for Immigration Review. He is also admitted to practice before multiple federal appellate courts, the U.S. Tax Court and the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.

After attending the Universidad Del Noreste, A.C, in Tampico, Mexico, in 1997, Mr. Hernández earned his undergraduate degree with dean's list honors from the University of the Incarnate Word in San Antonio, Texas, in 2001, majoring in both political science and psychology. He earned his Juris Doctor from the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver in 2005. Two years later, he obtained his Master of Laws in taxation from the same institution.

Mr. Hernández began his legal career as a clerk for the Procuraduría General de Justicia del Estado de Guanajuato in Mexico before clerking for the Foreign Prosecutions Unit at the Colorado State Attorney General's office. He then worked as an associate attorney at the Law Firm of Joseph C. Cohen, P.C., from 2005 to 2007, after which he founded Hernández & Associates, P.C.

He is a member of numerous professional associations, including the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, for which he served as President in 2016. He is currently the President of Region XIII of the Hispanic National Bar Association. A distinguished member of the Robert C. Rhone-Ava M. Brackett American Inn of Court, Mr. Hernández has an extensive record of pro bono work that includes working with multiple regional legal clinics since 2005.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

Immigration (50%): Asylum, Naturalization & Citizenship

Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, Asylum, Naturalization & Citizenship

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2019 Rising Stars: 2014 - 2016

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About Arnulfo Hernández

Admitted: 2006, Colorado

Professional Webpage: http://www.hdezlaw.com/About/Arnulfo-D-Hernandez.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • Barrister's Best "Best Immigration Lawyer", Law Week Colorado, 2018
  • Top Litigators, Law Week Colorado, 2018
  • Denver's Top Lawyers, 5280 Magazine, 2018
  • 10.0, AVVO, 2018
  • Appointee, Governor's Board of Ethics, State of Colorado, Office Gov. John Hickenlooper, 2018
  • Top Latino Lawyers (25 Most Influential Hispanic Lawyers), Latino Leaders Magazine, 2017
  • Denver's Top Lawyers, 5280 Magazine, 2017

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Bar Admissions: Colorado (2006); United States District Court for the District of Colorado (2007); U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit (2007); U.S. Tax Court (2007); U.S Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit (2012), 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Life Member, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (2008 - present), 2018
  • Member, Faculty of Federal Advocates (2011-present), 2018
  • Nominating Committee, Colorado Bar Association (2016-present), 2018
  • Member, American Inns of Court, Rhone-Brackett Chapter (2002-present), 2018
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (2008-present), 2018
  • Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (2006-present), 2018
  • Member, American Bar Association (2008-present), 2018
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association (2002-present), 2018
  • Member, Denver Bar Association (2002-present), 2018
  • Member, National College for DUI Defense (2014-present), 2018
  • Member, National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild (2014-present), 2018
  • Member, Hispanic National Bar Association (2012-present), 2018
  • Member, Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, 2018
  • Immigration Committee, Criminal Justice Section, American Bar Association (2015-present), 2018
  • Member, Colorado Women’s Bar Association (2016-present), 2018
  • Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training (COBALT), Sessions Committee (2017-Present), 2018
  • Regional President | Region XIII, Hispanic National Bar Association (Covering Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, Wyoming) (2017-2018), 2018
  • Immigration Law Section Chair, Hispanic National Bar Association (2014-2017), 2017
  • Immigration Committee, Hispanic National Bar Association (2012-2017), 2017
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training (COBALT), 2016
  • President, Colorado Hispanic Bar Association (one year term), 2016
  • President-Elect, Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, 2015

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Pro Bono Attorney, Legal Night at Centro Mi Casa (2005-Present), 2018
  • Pro Bono Attorney, Legal Night at Centro San Juan Diego (2005-Present), 2018
  • Pro Bono Attorney, Colorado Lawyers Committee (as managing partner led his firm in participating as a legal night law firm sponsor) (2016-present), 2018
  • Pro Bono Attorney, Metro Volunteer Lawyers (2007 - 2010), 2010

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Lecturer, Immigration 101: Immigration Defense Under the New Administration, Hispanic National Bar Association, 2017
  • Author, "2016 Update to Immigration Law for the Colorado Practitioner", Colorado Bar Association, 2016
  • Speaker/Presenter, CLE: Ethical Considerations In Addressing Diversity & Inclusiveness In The Workplace, Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, 2016
  • Moderator, Stitches or Surgery? What Will it Take to Fix Our Broken Immigration System, Hispanic National Bar Association, Hispanic National Bar Association, 2015
  • Speaker/Presenter, Legal Developments in US Immigration Law, National Hispanic Bar Association, 2015
  • Speaker/Presenter, Private Practice Law, Public Interest Heart, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, 2014
  • Speaker/Presenter, Becoming a Lawyer 101, National Hispanic Bar Association, Annual Convention, 2013
  • Speaker/Presenter, Ethics, Criminal Pleas and Immigration Law (Doing the Right Thing for the Alien Criminal Defendant), Colorado Bar Association, 2012
  • Speaker/Presenter, A Primer on Immigration, The University Club of Denver, 2012
  • Speaker/Presenter, When Should I Consult an Immigration Attorney, American Inns of Court, Rhone-Brackett Chapter, 2011
  • Speaker/Presenter, Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions, City of Aurora Public Defender’s Office, 2011

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Interviewed by Law Week Colorado in article titled "A Partnership in Every Sense" published March 26, 2018., 2018
  • Interviewed by Law Week Colorado in article titled Top Litigators 2018 published March 12, 2018.  , 2018
  • Served as the Regional President of the Hispanic National Bar Association for Region XIII (2017-Present), 2018
  • Practices a blend of immigration removal defense and criminal defense called “Crimmigration.” In this hybrid practice area, the stakes are higher with his client’s freedom, as well as their status in this country, being on the line., 2018
  • Founding partner and Managing Partner of Hernández & Associates, P.C., the largest immigration law firm in Denver., 2018
  • Interviewed by Law Week Colorado in article titled, "Practicing Crimmigration is in the Details" published September 16, 2016., 2016
  • Served as the President of the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, one of the largest minority bar associations in the state., 2016
  • Selected for participation in the 2016 Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training (COBALT)., 2016

Educational Background:

  • University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, Texas, B.A. in Political Science, Cum Laude, With Honors, Dean's List, Pi Sigma Alpha (founder), 2001
  • Universidad del Noreste, Tampico, Mexico, General Latin American Studies, 1997
  • University of Denver College of Law, Denver, Colorado, LL.M., 2007
Office Location for Arnulfo D. Hernández

1490 Lafayette Street
Alta Court, Suite 307
Denver, CO 80218

Phone: 303-536-5134

Fax: 303-893-6116

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Last Updated: 10/12/2018

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