Rachel Hernandez

Rachel Hernandez

Hernandez Hoag Legal Solutions LLC
  • Family Law, Divorce, Domestic Violence...
  • Illinois
Claimed Lawyer Profile

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.

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