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Juan Carlos Hernández

Attorney, Former Criminal Magistrate Judge

"One mistake shouldn't define the rest of your life. I'm here to make sure you have a fair chance at justice."

After receiving his B.A. in Political Science from the University of Texas at San Antonio and his J.D. from St. Mary's School of Law, Juan Carlos immediately began fighting for the rights of others. Since starting with Hernández Dauphin Legal, P.C., he has helped countless clients overcome their criminal charges, earning a reputation as a passionate defender of individuals and families in Texas. Attorney Hernández brings more than 2 decades of experience to the practice of law, drawing on the practical knowledge he gained as a police officer in Washington, D.C., and as a Criminal Magistrate Judge in Bexar County, Texas. In 2017, Juan Carlos was awarded a 10.0 rating (Superb) from Avvo as a Top Criminal Defense Attorney.


  • J.D. - St. Mary's School of Law

  • B.A. - University of Texas at San Antonio

    • Political Science


  • State Licensed by The Supreme Court of Texas

  • Federally Licensed by The United States Western District of Texas

  • Federally Licensed by The United States Southern District of Texas


  • Former Criminal District Court Magistrate Judge for Bexar County, Texas (5 years)

  • Former City Commissioner with the City of San Antonio; Greater Crime Prevention Board

  • Former Police Officer; Metropolitan Police Department, Washington, D.C., 4th District Midnight Patrol

Professional Memberships & Associations

  • San Antonio Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member

  • Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Member

  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Member

  • National Organization for the Reformation of Marijuana Laws (NORML), Legal Committee Member

  • National Trial Lawyers Association, Member


  • 2017-2022 AVVO-Top Attorney Criminal Defense-10.0 Superb rating

  • 2014-2022 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers; Scene in SA Magazine

  • 2014-2022 Top 100 Trial Lawyers; National Trial Lawyers Association

  • Expertise: Selected in the 20 Best Criminal Defense Attorneys in San Antonio

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