Michelle Hernandez concentrates her practice in the areas of healthcare, litigation, products liability, torts and personal injury. Michelle's experience includes nursing home litigation, insurance defense and general liability defense. She has a diverse practice and has represented nursing homes and individual providers in litigation matters, and in criminal matters involving the New Mexico Attorney General as well as other regulatory agencies. Michelle is Board Certified in New Mexico as a Health Law Specialist. Her experience also includes serving as an arbitrator in a wrongful death nursing home case, and as court-appointed arbitrator in several collection matters. In addition, Michelle has represented contractors, public schools, municipalities, and various other professionals and industries in various tort and contract cases. Michelle has achieved an AV® rating from Martindale-Hubbell based on a peer review.
Prior to joining Modrall Sperling, Michelle served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Joseph F. Baca, Senior Justice for the New Mexico Supreme Court. Michelle serves as Chair of Modrall Sperling's Healthcare Practice Group.
Michelle was born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and has family throughout Northern New Mexico.
University of California at Los Angeles, J.D., 1997, Awarded Pioneering Women in the Law Scholarship, 1995
- University of New Mexico, B.A. in Political Science,magna cum laude, 1994, Phi Beta Kappa
- New Mexico 1997
- U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico 2000
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit 1999