Rachel Hernandez

Rachel Hernandez

Hernandez Hoag Legal Solutions LLC
  • Family Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence...
  • Illinois
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Summary

Rachel Hernandez began her career with the Community Crisis Center in 1999 and now serves on their Board of Directors. The center is a not for profit domestic violence shelter and social service agency in Elgin. Rachel has a passion for helping others and community building and attended NIU College of Law committed to pursuing those goals.
After graduating, she served as an assistant state's attorney handling a variety of criminal and civil matters in Boone and Winnebago Counties, with a particular passion for seeking justice for children and victims of violent crimes. As an assistant state's attorney, she managed a unit of six attorneys within the office, conducted bench and jury trials in civil and criminal court, and handled cases ranging from traffic and DUI to juvenile abuse and neglect, home repair fraud and murder. She attended Trial Advocacy and Advanced Trial Advocacy training at the National Advocacy Center in Columbia, South Carolina.

Rachel left her position with the State's Attorney's Office in 2008 and has since worked in an "of counsel" capacity for both government and private attorneys handling various legal issues including criminal and domestic relations. Rachel enjoys researching legislative changes in the law and has been published in the DuPage County Bar Journal and has presented Continuing Legal Education Seminars to other attorneys regarding criminal and civil updates.

Through her many years of experience dealing with family issues in court, Rachel began pursuing paths toward more peaceful resolutions for families, including mid-marital agreements for reconciliation, mediation, collaboration, and uncontested divorce.

Rachel has served as a board member and volunteer for many not for profit organizations and still volunteers for the Community Crisis Center.

She is a member of the Kane County Bar Association, the Illinois State Bar Association.

Education
Northern Illinois University, College of Law
J.D. | Law
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Western Illinois University
B.S. (1997) | Law Enforcement and Justice Administration
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Professional Experience
Attorney
Hernandez Hoag Legal Soutions, LLC
- Current
Of Counsel Attorney
Van Der Snick Law Firm
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Felony Assistant/Supervisor
Winnebago County State's Attorney
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Misdemeanor Assistant
Boone County State's Attorney
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Intern Pursuant to Supreme Court Rule 711
Kane County State's Attorney
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Speaking Engagements
Continuing Legal Education Seminars to other attorneys regarding criminal and civil updates
Awards
Top Attorney
Avvo
Outstanding Woman 2005
Northern Illinois University Outstanding Woman 2005
Mentor of the Year 2011
NIU College of Law
Dean's Scholar 2002 - 2005
NIU College of Law Dean's Scholar
Professional Associations
Illinois State Bar Association # 6286394
Member
Current
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International Association of Collaborative Professionals
Member
Current
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Collaborative Law Institute of Illinois
Member
Current
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Illinois Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
Current
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Kane County Bar Association
Member of the Solo and Small Firm Practice Institute Committee
Current
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DeKalb County Bar Association
Current
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NIU College of Law Alumni Council
Member
- Current
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Boone County Bar Association
Secretary
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Community Crisis Center
Board of Directors
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Illinois
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Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Domestic Violence
  • Criminal Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • First Offender Advocacy
  • Mediation
  • Guardianship
  • Guardian Ad Litem
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Websites & Blogs
Website
Hernandez Hoag - Legal Solutions, LLC
Blog
Hernandez Hoag Legal Solutions, LLC
Contact & Map
Hernandez Hoag Legal Solutions LLC
619 W. Main Street
Suite D
St. Charles, IL 60174
USA
Telephone: (630) 888-0017