Friday, September 25, 2015
Michelle Hernandez has been appointed to a two-year term as Regional President of the Hispanic National Bar Association (HNBA) for the region that includes New Mexico and Utah.
Founded in 1972, the HNBA, one of the largest professional organizations in the country, is comprised of thousands of Hispanic lawyers, law professors, law students, legal professionals, state and federal judges, legislators, and bar affiliates operating across the country. Members work in the public and non-profit sectors, small, medium, and large law firms, and the corporate law departments and C-Suites of Fortune 500 companies. The HNBA is committed to advocacy on issues of importance to the 53 million people of Hispanic heritage living in the U.S. and is divided into nineteen (19) regions encompassing the United States, Puerto Rico, and its territories.
Ms. Hernandez is a shareholder at Modrall Sperling and focuses her practice on healthcare, product liability, and personal injury litigation. She is certified as a Health Law Specialist by the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of New Mexico magna cum laude and her law degree from the University of California at Los Angeles. Ms. Hernandez served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Joseph F. Baca for the New Mexico Supreme Court. She is a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America, member of International Association of Defense Counsel and past-president of the New Mexico Defense Lawyers Association.