Victor Hernandez – Biography
Mr. Hernandez, bilingual, bicultural, attorney and counselor at law since June 1989 (26 years), is the sole proprietor of Victor Hernandez Law Offices which specializes in the areas of family law, personal injury law, and criminal defense law.
Concurrently with his law practice, Mr. Hernandez has been and currently continues to be a Lubbock City Councilperson (1993 – 2004; 2010 - present). As such, he has assumed and continues to assume, not only a local leadership role, but leadership roles at both state (President, Association of Hispanic Municipal Officials - TML) and national levels (President, Hispanic Elected Local Officials - NLC). Currently, Councilman Hernandez serves on the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS) Advisory Committee on Retirement Matters, and is the Executive Director of the Association of Hispanic Municipal Officials (TML Affiliate). Mr. Hernandez is a 2013 Community Champion Award Recipient from the North and East Lubbock Community Development Corporation and, is the 2014 Community Leader of the Year Award Recipient of LULAC Council 263.
In addition to being an attorney and city councilman, Mr. Hernandez is a veteran of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm (Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Iraq - 1990-1991). Having received his commission in the United States Army through the University of Texas at El Paso R.O.T.C. program, Mr. Hernandez ultimately attained the rank of Captain (CPT) and was assigned as the local (Lubbock – 0413th Civil Affairs Company) reserve units’ assistant legal officer, as well as given additional duties of morale officer overseas.
Mr. Hernandez and family are life-long Roman Catholics serving their local parish (St. Joseph Catholic Church) and the Catholic Diocese of Lubbock in a variety of capacities including: lector, Sunday school teacher, Red Mass Committee member and Papal Knight and Lady of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.
Mr. Hernandez and wife, Judge Aurora Chaides-Hernandez, J.D., B.S.N.R.N., B.S., were born and raised in El Paso, Texas (both Ysleta High School graduates) and are first generation Americans. Mr. Hernandez earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Texas at El Paso (B.B.A.) and his law degree from the Texas Tech University School of Law.
The Hernandez’ have four children (all born and raised in Lubbock): 1) Gabriela Victoria Hernandez, recent graduate of Notre Dame University and Algebra teacher at Lubbock High School; 2) Benjamin Nicolas Hernandez, attending Cornell University; 3) Maria Alexandra Hernandez, attending St. Mary’s College at Notre Dame, IN; and 4) Antonio Gerardo “Jerry” Hernandez, Lubbock High School junior.