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Arturo Alberto Hernandez III

Employment and labor Attorney at Jefferson City, MO

3.0   4 reviews

also known as Art Hernandez

  • Licensed for 16 years
    State MO
    Acquired 2007
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Arturo

Learn Arturo’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Employment and labor
    Our firm's labor and employment practice includes traditional labor and employment counseling and litigation involving wrongful termination, discrimination, disability, EEOC, Title VII, Commission on Human Rights , FMLA, employee benefits, retaliation, collective bargaining, human resource counseling, ERISA, professional licensing, employee benefits, NLRB, unfair labor practices, OSHA, contract enforcement, Administrative Hearing Commission (AHC), administrative law and Workers Compensation.

    14 years, 100 cases

  2. Family
    Dedicated family law attorney who focuses on the individual and the issues at hand. Most family law issues are personal in nature and require sensitivity. They also require honesty and dedication. We can guide you through the private and difficult issues you are facing.

    15 years, 500 cases

  3. Criminal defense
    Extensive experience in both Federal and State criminal defense. From traffic tickets and municipal ordinance violations to violent felonies. Focus is on protecting your Constitutional rights against the state and U.S. government. Contact the attorneys at Hernandez Law Firm, LLC before you speak to anyone. Know your rights.

    17 years, 2,500 cases

  4. Bankruptcy and debt
    As former litigation counsel for the nation's largest debt buyer, Mr. Hernandez brings experience, knowledge and knowhow to assist his clients in navigating the debt collection process. Settlement, Bankruptcy or trial are options to consider. Contact the attorneys at Hernandez Law Firm, LLC before you speak to anyone. Know your rights.

    14 years, 100 cases

  5. Consumer protection

  6. Estate planning

  7. Immigration
    Immigration law is a complex and broad area of law that effects individuals, families, communities and the nation itself. Navigating this area of law alone is a dangerous proposition. Contact someone with experience and know-how to help. From renewing immigration documents to helping loved ones come to the United States to assistance with "green-card" and citizenship issues. We can help. Contact the attorneys at Hernandez Law Firm, LLC before you speak to anyone.

    15 years, 250 cases

A passionate advocate for defending his clients. Art Hernandez, has worked tirelessly to advocate, defend and advance his client's causes and issues throughout his career. His passion stems from his belief that  people matter and their issues matter as well. His dedication to people began early, as his first career was in the medical field as a Paramedic for 10 years. This medical experience allows him to better understand medical issues in medical malpractice and personal injury cases. It also allows him to explain the medical terminology in "plain English" to his clients. 

His passion for helping people extends to his legal practice now. Whether it is a delicate personal family matter, a wrongfully accused defendant, a client facing financial difficulties, or any other host of legal problems; Art Hernandez and the attorneys at Hernandez Law Firm, LLC, will work tirelessly for you. Put your mind at ease by contacting us today. We can help. 

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Hernandez Law Firm, LLC
PO Box 105256
Jefferson City, MO, 65110


3.0 / 5.0
  4 customer reviews
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Posted by Maria | June 15, 2015
Great Attorney, fights to win
I had a son who was charged with a drug case, which led to a parole violation. Art worked hard to keep him out of jail. Convinced everyone but the probation officer that he should be release. The parole board agreed and let him out. The prosecutor then tried to give him 13 years on the drug case. Art got him probation and is on drug court. He has been clean for over a year now and is a star in the drug court program. Art never let down that he was fighting for our son. He fought against the probation office, the prosecutor and the court. Art was honest and didn't lie to us about what might happen. Art is the best attorney our son has ever had. We know we can trust him
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Posted by Leroy | June 14, 2015
Great Help with my will and now my wife's family's estate
I recommend Mr. Hernandez for legal work! Recently I asked Mr. Hernandez to draw up my will. I was pleased with how thorough it was. He had me consider things that I had never even thought of before. It was exactly what I wanted, and not at all like the form letter type of will that I had before. Mr. Hernandez was easy to work with, easy to be around. Leroy Walling Holts Summit, MO
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Posted by Bonnie | May 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Paid for nothing
I hired Mr. Hernandez to help me with a parenting plan so I could get a fair child support and custody arrangement. I had no lawyer for my divorce and was eager to have support. I paid a retainer in SEPTEMBER got one confusing message in October and then NOTHING!!. I too have spent months trying to reach him. Even drove to his office to find a real estate sign and a locked building full of boxes. His number is disconnected. Now I have no money and no advocate. Worst choice ever and for me that is saying something!!
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Posted by Latasha | May 9, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommend? I think not.
I hired Arturo Hernandez less than a year ago as our immigration lawyer. I'll keep this simple and to the point. The last 6 months have been focused on just trying to get in contact with him. Not one call back. Not one email. I paid him; my very life altering situation he was hired for; unchanged. No itemized bill upon written request. Non existent communication, empty promises, and lies are what he felt was appropriate for me and I'm left with the mess of significant money loss and broken hearts throughout our family. What he has done or lack thereof should be illegal if it isn't already. I was impressed upon first meeting him; what I would give to go back and not make that huge mistake.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 200-300 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.8 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Professor - Adjunct
  • Columbia College
  • 2013 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Hernandez Law Firm, LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate Litigation Counsel
  • Portfolio Recovery Associates
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Missouri State Public Defender
  • 2007 - 2011
  • EMT-Paramedic
  • American Medical Response
  • 1997 - 2004
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  • Vermont Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Texas A&M University, College Station
  • B.A.
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Neighbor United v. ATXI and the MOPSC
  • Appellate Court sided with clients in vacating order from the PSC granting Ameren's Certificate. Established precident in public utility cases.
  • USA v. Toney Jones
  • 7 years in BOP with credit for time served
  • State of Missouri v. Lopez
  • Client acquitted of all charges.


  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • City of Jefferson Historic Preservation Commission
  • Commissioner
  • 2012 - Present
  • Hispanic Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Missouri Bar, Solo and Small Firm Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Missouri Bar, Immigration Law Committee
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Missouri Bar
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Jessup Moot Court Team Advocate
  • Vermont Law School
  • 2007

Speaking Engagements

  • Missouri Bar CLE
  • Criminal Law Update 2016
  • 2016
  • Cole County Bar Association CLE
  • Immigration Basics
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (1)
Endorse Arturo
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Art for years and just recently had the opportunity to work closely with him on a case dealing with complex issues and high emotions. My sincere observations: smart, compassionate, and prepared. If I had family in need of an attorney in Missouri, Art would be my first recommendation."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Art Hernandez is an experienced litigator. I would be proud to have him represent me in court on any legal matter. He excels in court and always obtains the best outcomes for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Art will work hard to achieve the best possible outcome for his clients. He is determined not to let the State win. If i needed representation on a criminal matter in Jefferson City he would be the first one I would call."
Criminal defense

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Jefferson City Employment and labor Lawyer Arturo Alberto Hernandez III
Arturo Alberto Hernandez III
Employment and labor Attorney
Jefferson City, MO
Licensed for 16 years