Attorney EDWARD HERNANDEZ , a native El Pasoan, was born in El Paso’s Segundo Barrio and raised in the San Juan Barrio. After attending Jefferson High School and graduating from Burges High School, he left El Paso when he enlisted in the United States Navy. Edward served honorably in the Navy for six years and then returned to El Paso to attend the University of Texas at El Paso. At UTEP Edward majored in Philosophy and minored in Russian Language. He graduated from UTEP with High Honors, also being named a Top Ten Senior and a Man of Mines. Edward spent the year following his college graduation in Washington D.C. as a Congressional Fellow funded by the Ford Foundation through with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. He went on to attend law school at Yale University in New Haven Connecticut. After graduating from Yale Law School, Edward returned to El Paso. Edward worked for two private firms and for the El Paso Legal Assistance Society before forming the firm of Hernandez & Hernandez together with his wife Maria in 2003.
Maria I. Hernandez
Attorney MARIA I. HERNANDEZ is a native of the Pacific Northwest, where she grew up in a small town in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Maria attended the University of Washington in Seattle, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration. After graduating from the University of Washington, Maria worked for a year at the Department of Housing and Urban Development in Seattle. She then returned to the University of Washington for law school. After graduating from the University of Washington School of Law Maria worked for a year at a legal aid program in Oregon and then moved to El Paso where she began working at the El Paso Legal Assistance Society. After leaving the El Paso Legal Assistance Society, she worked for a year as an Assistant District Attorney in El Paso. In 2003 Ed and Maria began working jointly at the Hernandez & Hernandez Law Firm.