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Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 50%
    12 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    12 years
  3. White Collar Crime: 10%
    12 years
  4. Juvenile: 10%
    12 years
  5. Appeals: 10%
    12 years



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  • Trevor Shipley Potts

    Attorney Hernandez is one of San Diego County's preeminent criminal defense attorneys. His knowledge of criminal defense, and the law in general, makes attorney Hernandez stand out from the rest of the pack. He is highly respected by his peers and State/Fed courts alike, not just for his skills as an attorney, but also for the high character person he is. I highly endorse attorney Hernandez to anyone looking for a top notch criminal defense attorney.


    Trevor Potts Criminal defense Attorney
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  • Hector Jesus Tamayo

    A tireless and zealous advocate for his clients Michael is a top notch attorney with the results to match. He is sharp minded and knowledgeable and has achieved superior results for his clients. I strongly endorse Michael Hernandez.


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Contact info

1350 Columbia Street, Ste. 700
San Diego, CA, 92101


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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top ContributorAVVO2014
Clients' ChoiceAVVO2014
Superb RatingAVVO2013
Top ContributorAVVO2013
Judge Gerald Brown Progress AwardUniversity of San Diego School of Law2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyLaw Offices of Michael Anthony Hernandez2004 - Present
Of CounselMorris Law Firm APC2014 - 2014
Contract AttorneyLaw Offices of Jan Ronis2004 - 2007
Contract AttorneyLaw Offices of Michael Pancer2004 - 2007
Contract AttorneyLaw Offices of David Bartick2004 - 2010
Law ClerkLaw Offices Of Jan Joseph Bejar, A, PLC2003 - 2004
Law ClerkLaw Offices of Greg Obenauer2002 - 2003
Association namePosition nameDuration
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeLegislative Committee2012 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeNew Lawyers Division Committee2012 - Present
California Attorneys for Criminal JusticeBoard of Governors2011 - Present
San Diego Criminal Defense Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
In re Joey G., 206 Cal.App.4th 343Reversed and remanded; case dismissed
Drug SmugglingCase Dismissed
DUI, 0.27 BACWet Reckless
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Publication nameTitleDate
San Diego Lawyer MagazineTried & True Efficiency Boosters2016
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2003
University of California - BerkeleyPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1997
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
USD Paralegal ProgramParalegals in the Modern Law Office2016
STEPPSSmall Law Practice2013
PS475 Administrative LawTSA Administrative Hearings2013
STEPPSSmall Law Practice2012
PS475 Administrative LawAdministrative Law2012
PS475 Administrative LawAdministrative Law2011
PS475 Administrative LawAdministrative Law2010