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Tony Nicholas Hernandez

Business Attorney at New Orleans, LA

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  • State Years
    Louisiana - LA 6 years
    Texas - TX 10 years
  • Licensed for 6 years
    State LA
    Acquired 2018
    Status
    Eligible to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Tony

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Tony Hernandez possesses considerable experience and a unique expertise that makes him an invaluable asset to any legislative effort. Tony started an independent governmental relations practice and law firm in September 2014, after nine years of international, local, state, and federal government and public affairs experience, plus five years working in various legal capacities. During this time, Tony developed a strong reputation for diligent and effective client representation, a thorough understanding of Texas parliamentary procedure, and for rapid, thorough responses to client concerns.

Prior to starting his own practice, Tony served as the general counsel for the Texas Lobby Group. During four legislative sessions, Tony was responsible for legislative drafting and amendments, Texas House parliamentary compliance, plus legal and technical research. Tony utilized his expertise in parliamentary procedure to forestall dozens of adverse bills, as well as to shepherd legislation important to his clients. Tony effectively and rapidly translates client ideas into discernible legislation and amendments. He is adept at identifying viable legislative vehicles for amendments late in the legislative process. During the interim, Tony consults on Texas Statewide, Senate, and House legislative elections.

Tony obtained his juris doctorate from Tulane University School of Law while working for TLG. At Tulane, Tony served as Senior Business Editor of the Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law and directed a Law and Economics reading group in coordination with several professors. He also served as the President of the Tulane Chapter of the Federalist Society where he hosted numerous prominent legal scholars and judges. During the summer break, Tony worked as a summer law clerk in the chambers of Texas Supreme Court Justice Eva Guzman and in the Transportation Division of the Texas Office of Attorney General. During his final year of law school, he worked in the chambers of Louisiana Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Fredericka Wicker.

In addition to his background in Texas and Louisiana, Tony has significant experience abroad. He has negotiated import/export contracts in English and Spanish with Mexican business partners. He spent eight months working at the Australian Parliament in the Office of Andrew Laming, the Federal Member for Bowman, Queensland. He has studied in England, Greece, Australia, and Peru.

Tony is admitted to practice law in Texas. He graduated magna cum laude from Saint Edward’s University. When he isn’t researching and writing laws, or roaming the Texas Capitol, he can likely be found kayaking with his dog down the Colorado River or playing basketball at the local courts.

Location

Brogan Francis Hernandez, LLC
3414 Canal Street
Suite 1A
New Orleans, LA, 70119

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Posted by Stan | November 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the most conscientious, hardworking, expert team players we have ever used
Tony worked for us over several years. He provided us with conscientious and extraordinary representation on political issues in Texas. Throughout his work, he proved his ability to work quickly as well as strategically. He is also very methodical in his work, leaving no stone unturned. In addition, he has clearly established a network that places him among the top ranks of representatives relating to Texas state government. This includes all branches of Texas State Government, as well as communication with numerous others that also can have an effect on the direction that Texas takes. Furthermore, when necessary, he was able to assemble a team that gave us the opportunity to be heard. While Tony does not automatically provide legal services with his representation, the fact that he is an attorney is a major plus. I think it is one the reasons he is so very well versed in the procedures of government and specifically the legislature. This is a tremendous advantage. It can be very helpful in working through the often complicated details of trying to get a bill passed as well as trying to avoid negative bills. In addition, when we did need legal advice from him as an attorney, we didn't have to explain all the detail over again to someone else. He was already familiar with our issues and concerns and could answer legal questions for us much more quickly than had we gone to another attorney. In essence, Tony is clearly one of the hardest working, meticulous, driven, and expert representatives that one could have in the Lone Star State.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 250-350 per hour
  • Pro bono 10 %
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 7.6 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • The Johns Firm
  • 2017 - Present
  • Owner
  • Hernandez Law Firm
  • 2014 - Present
  • Member Manager
  • Brogan Francis Hernandez, LLC
  • 2021 - 2021
  • General Counsel
  • Texas Lobby Group
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Research Director
  • Texas Lobby Group
  • 2007 - 2013
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Education

  • Tulane University
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 2012
  • St Edward's University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Bennie Jones v. Americas Insurance Company
  • Course awarded the insured recoverable depreciation

Associations

  • Red State Women
  • Treasurer
  • 2013 - 2015
  • Federalist Society - Tulane Chapter
  • President
  • 2010 - 2012

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • International Commercial Arbitration
  • CALI Award for Excellence
  • 2011
  • Contracts II
  • CALI Award for Excellence
  • 2010

Attorney endorsements

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Given (3)
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Insurance Attorney | Oct 09
Relationship: Co-worker
"Tony is a sharp and tenacious advocate for his clients. Focused and dedicated, he has an incredible attention to detail that helps clients get results when it matters most. His experience crosses multiple practice areas and industries, giving him the ability to provide pragmatic solutions for his clients."
Business Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He fights hard for his clients. Very sharp."
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