Christine M. Hernandez

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Immigration 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: 2015 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2005
Practice Areas:
  • Immigration: Consumer
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

As a partner at Hernandez & Associates, P.C., Christine M. Hernández provides dedicated immigration law legal representation to people in Denver, Colorado, the surrounding area and throughout the country. She focuses her practice on immigration and nationality law, generally handling cases that involve the following: removal defense, VAWA, U Visa, asylum, adjustment of status, consular processing, and stateside provisional waivers - I-601A.

Ms. Hernández graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from American University. She then went on to earn a Juris Doctor from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Over the course of her career, Ms. Hernández has been committed to advocating on behalf of her clients and their rights. She understands the effects that the lack of immigration status can have on people and their families. For that reason, Ms. Hernández strives to help her clients achieve positive resolutions to their legal issues. In order to best serve her clients, she is admitted to practice law in the state of Colorado as well as before the United States District Court for the District of Colorado, the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit and the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.

Staying active in the legal community is a priority for Ms. Hernández. She is a member of, and has served in varying capacities for, a number of legal organizations, including the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, the Colorado Criminal Defense Bar, the Colorado Bar Association, and the Rhone Brackett American Inn of Court.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Immigration (100%): Asylum, Naturalization & Citizenship

Focus Areas

Asylum, Naturalization & Citizenship

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 1 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 4 years

Super Lawyers: 2019 Rising Stars: 2015 - 2018

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About Christine Hernandez

Admitted: 2005, Colorado

Professional Webpage: http://www.hdezlaw.com/Our-Firm/Christine-M-Hernandez.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  •    , Colorado Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2019
  •    , Most Powerful Latinas in Law Business, Latino Leaders Magazine, 2018
  • Top Lawyers Under 40, Hispanic National Bar Association, 2018
  •    , Top Latino Lawyers , Latino Leaders Magazine, 2018
  •    , Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2018
  •    , 10/10 "Superb" Ranking, AVVO, 2018
  •    , Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2017
  •    , Top Latino Lawyers, Latino Leaders Magazine, 2017
  •    , 10/10 "Superb" Ranking, AVVO, 2017
  •    , Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2016
  •    , 10/10 "Superb" Ranking, AVVO, 2016
  •    , Rising Star, Super Lawyers Magazine, 2015

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Expert Endorsements: Morgan County District Court (2011); Weld County District Court, CO (2011); Denver County District Court, CO (2012); Adams County District Court, CO (2015); Douglas County District Court, CO (2016); Denver County District Court, CO (2016); Jefferson County District Court (2017)., 2019
  • Bar Admissions: Colorado (2005); U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado (2008); U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit (2008); U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit (2012)., 2019

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • President, Colorado Hispanic Bar Association (2019 - Present), 2019
  • President-Elect, Colorado Hispanic Bar Association (Presidency in 2019), 2019
  • Immigration Section Chair, Hispanic National Bar Association (2015-Present), 2019
  • ICE Liaison Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association - Colorado Chapter (2015 - Present), 2019
  • Member, Denver Bar Association (2003-Present), 2019
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association (2003-Present), 2019
  • Member, American Bar Association (2016-Present), 2019
  • Member, Colorado Hispanic Bar Association (2014 - Present), 2019
  • Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association (2005 - Present), 2019
  • Member, Colorado Criminal Defense Bar (2010 - Present), 2019
  • Member, Hispanic National Bar Association (2015 - Present), 2019
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law Latino Alumni Committee (2015 - Present), 2019
  • Member, Rhone-Brackett Chapter of the American Inns of Court (2003 - Present), 2019
  • Member, Colorado Women's Bar Association (2016-Present), 2019
  • Member, Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training (COBALT), 2017
  • Education Committee Chair, Colorado Hispanic Bar Association (2016-2017), 2017
  • Member, Latina Leadership Academy, Hispanic National Bar Association (2016), 2016
  • Finance and Development Committee, Hispanic National Bar Association (2015-2016), 2016
  • 2016 Advocacy Day Planning Committee, Hispanic National Bar Association (2015-2016), 2016
  • GEO Liaison Committee Mentor, American Immigration Lawyers Association - Colorado Chapter  (2014-2015), 2015
  • GEO Liaison Committee Chair, American Immigration Lawyers Association - Colorado Chapter (2013-2014), 2014
  • Vice-Chair of National Removal Issues Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association (2012 - 2013), 2013
  • Chair of Member Service Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association - Colorado Chapter (2011 - 2013), 2013
  • National Annual Conference Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association (2012 - 2013), 2013
  • National Executive Office for Immigration Review (EOIR) Liaison Committee, American Immigration Lawyers Association (2010 - 2011), 2011

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Mentor, American Immigration Lawyers Association "Access to Justice Campaign" (2017-Present), 2019
  • Pro Bono/Volunteer Attorney, Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (2008 - Present), 2019
  • Legal Nights (2008 - Present), 2019

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Speaker/Presenter, "Immigration 101: Immigration Defense Under the New Administration", Hispanic National Bar Association, 2017
  •    , Speaker, "Introduction to SIJS - How You Can Get Involved", Hispanic National Bar Association, 2017
  •   , Presenter, "HR & Legal Considerations Impacting International Talent Management", Hispanic National Bar Association, 2016
  •    , Interviewee, "Practicing Crimmigration is in the Details", Law Week Colorado, 2016
  • Author, "Unaccompanied Alien Children: A Crisis in Our Immigration Courts", 45 The Colorado Lawyer 35 (Oct. 2016), 2016
  • Speaker/Presenter, "Beyond the Safety Pin: How to be an Active Ally", Colorado Bar Association on behalf of the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association, 2016
  • Speaker/Presenter, "Legal Developments on US Immigration Law", Hispanic National Bar Association, 2015
  • Speaker/Presenter, "Demonstrating Exceptional and Extremely Unusual Hardship", American Immigration Lawyers Association - Colorado Chapter, 2013
  • Speaker/Presenter, "Best Practices - DACA", American Immigration Lawyers Association - Colorado Chapter, 2013
  • Speaker/Presenter, "Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions", City of Aurora Public Defender’s Office, 2011
  • Speaker/Presenter, "Reject Me Not: New Practitioners & Paralegals Guide to the Immigration Court Manual", American Immigration Lawyers Association, 2011
  • Author, "Immigration Court Practice Manual", American Immigration Lawyers Association - Colorado Chapter, 2011
  • Speaker/Presenter, “Deportation Defense: Representation Before the Immigration Court”, Rocky Mountain Immigrant Advocacy Network (RMIAN), 2010
  • Speaker/Presenter, "When Should I Consult an Immigration Attorney?", Rhone Brackett Inn of Courts, 2007
  • Author, "Are Unaccompanied Alien Children Really Getting a Fair Trial? An Overview of Asylum Law and Children", Denver Journal of International Law and Policy, 2005

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Due to the private nature of Ms. Hernández's immigration law practice, it is not possible to list verdicts and settlements. , 2018

Representative Clients:

  • Due to the sensitive nature of Ms. Hernández's immigration law practice, it is not possible to list information about her clients., 2018

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • Elected as President of the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association (Presidency in 2019), 2019
  • Selected for participation in the 2017 Colorado Bar Association Leadership Training (COBALT)., 2017
  • Interviewed by Law Week Colorado in article titled, "Practicing Crimmigration is in the Details" published September 16, 2016., 2016
  • Clerkships: Denver Immigration Court; Supremo Tribunal de Justicia in Guanajuato, Mexico.
  • Past Employment: Lau & Choi, P.C., Associate Attorney; Colorado Legal Services, Legal Externship.

Educational Background:

  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Denver, Colorado (Juris Doctorate), 2005
  • Universidad de Guanajuato, Guanajuato, Mexico, 2003
  • American University, Washington, District of Columbia, B.S.B.A. magna cum laude, Honors: Eleanor Isaacs Law Award and Golden Key National Honor Society, Major: International Business, 2001
Office Location for Christine M. Hernandez

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

Phone: 303-536-5134

Fax: 303-893-6116

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Last Updated: 1/29/2019

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