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Christine Dauphin Hernández

Criminal defense Attorney at San Antonio, TX

5.0   1 review

also known as Hernández Dauphin Legal, P.C., HD Legal

  • Licensed for 19 years
    State TX
    Acquired 2005
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

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

About Christine

Learn Christine’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    A former judge and magistrate, I have experience working with people from all walks of life. Everyone who is charged with a crime isn't necessarily a bad person. Let me help you get the second chance you deserve.

  2. Speeding and traffic ticket
    Traffic tickets can be expensive and burdensome. As a former municipal court Judge, Christine Dauphin Lacy understands how the traffic court system works and can help you find the best resolution to your case.

  3. Estate planning
    Don't let your family be caught off guard. No matter what size estate you have, it is important to plan for the time when you pass away. You owe it to your family to let them know your intentions so they aren't left guessing.

  4. Child abuse
    I represent children and parents at their most vulnerable times. Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) cases, commonly known as Child Protective Services (CPS) cases can be very scary for both parents and children. I can help.

  5. Expungement
    You may be eligible to have an arrest or criminal charge expunged from your record. This is a complicated area of law and you need to consult with an attorney like Christine Dauphin Lacy to help you navigate through the process.

  6. Juvenile law
    Don't let a mistake or bad decision ruin your child's life. Many times there are options available to protect your child's record. Let Christine Dauphin Lacy help you find practical solutions for your child and preserve their future.

"For Justice to Prevail, Compassion Must Lead the Way."  These are the words that Christine Dauphin Hernández (formerly Judge Lacy) lives by.  She has dedicated over seventeen years of her life working to see that justice prevails.  As a former judge and former ciminal magistrate, Christine understands that sometimes good people make bad decisions.    A judge for twelve years and city prosecutor before that, Christine always put finding solutions toward improving the lives of those who found themselves in the criminal justice system first by utilizing restorative and therapeutic justice programs.  Now, as the co-founder of Hernández Dauphin Legal, P.C., Christine is advocating  with her partner Juan Carlos Hernández for clients to get the second chance they deserve through aggressive and passionate legal representation. 

Christine has always believed that serving her community feeds her soul.  While attending college at Xavier University of Louisiana, she volunteered in elementary schools in New Orleans as part of a local literacy program.  While in law school at Tulane University Law School, Christine volunteered with a program aimed at investigating predatory lending in the inner city.  Recently, Christine has dedicated time volunteering as a board member for Girls Inc. of San Antonio and member of the Bexar County Domestic Violence Task Force.  She has been a workplace mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters and volunteers and makes charitable contributions to several non-profit organizations focused on children and victims of domestic violence and served as a Commissioner on the City of San Antonio Martin Luther King, Jr. Commission.  

She is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Bexar County Women's Bar Association, San Antonio Black Lawyers Association, Texas Lawyers for Children and the NAACP-San Antonio Branch.

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2002 Graduate of Tulane University Law School
1999 Graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana
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Hernández Dauphin Legal, P.C.
85 NE Loop 410, Suite 412
San Antonio, TX, 78216

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Posted by Oscar | September 15, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great knowledge, awesome response,
When some takes the time to talk to you and really shows care. You can help to think that you are ok because. She knows how to handle all of my legal needs. Great working with her, no worries just great service.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.8 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner/ Attorney
  • Hernández Dauphin Legal, P.C.
  • 2023 - Present
  • Attorney at Law / Founder
  • Dauphin Law, A Professional Corporation
  • 2020 - 2023
  • Municipal Court Judge and Magistrate
  • City of San Antonio Municipal Court
  • 2008 - 2020
  • Assistant City Attorney
  • City Of San Antonio
  • 2005 - 2008
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  • Austin Dispute Resolution Center
  • Certified Mediator
  • 2004
  • Tulane University Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2002
  • Xavier University of Louisiana
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1999


  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • Texas Lawyers for Children
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Girls Inc. of San Antonio
  • Board Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Bexar County Women's Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • San Antonio Black Lawyers' Association
  • Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Elite Lawyer
  • Elite Lawyers of America
  • 2022
  • Best Criminal Defense Lawyer
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2021
  • San Antonio Best Female Lawyer
  • Scene in SA Magazine
  • 2021
  • Bexar County Judicial Champions Honoree
  • NAACP San Antonio Branch
  • 2019
  • 40 Under 40
  • Xavier University of Louisiana
  • 2016
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Attorney endorsements

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Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Christine is an extremely talented and well respected attorney. Her invaluable experience as one of our legal communities most compassionate and thoughtful Judges, has given her a unique insight in evaluating cases and presenting persuasive arguments in court. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone looking for a highly skilled lawyer who truly cares about protecting the rights of her clients and getting them the most favorable results possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Christine is a highly respected attorney that zealously advocates for her clients."
Family Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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San Antonio Criminal defense Lawyer Christine Dauphin Hernández
Christine Dauphin Hernández
Criminal defense Attorney
San Antonio, TX
Licensed for 19 years
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