Daniel Hernandez was born in the city of Guanajuato, Mexico. He became a naturalized citizen of the United States at age 12. His multicultural background and bilingual skills enable him to assist and communicate effectively with his Spanish and English speaking clients. Daniel attended Paschal High School, Texas Christian University and Texas Wesleyan University School of Law.Daniel worked in education for seven years prior to and during law school where he enrolled at the age of 27.
He worked at Texas Christian University in their admissions office and was director of admissions at All Saints’ Episcopal School, a K-12 school, during his first two years of law school. During his last year and a half of law school, Daniel worked as an interpreter in both State and Federal courts while clerking with his brother, Francisco, and going to school at night. Daniel has worked for State Senator Mike Moncrief in his regional office as a community liaison to the Hispanic community.
During that time, Daniel met many community and civic leaders and learned about the Texas political landscape. Daniel also worked for City Councilman David Chappell as his Council Aide. He was involved in the city’s redistricting process and assisted constituents’ access to city officials and services.
Now a lawyer, Daniel’s primary areas of practice are criminal defense, personal injury/plaintiff’s work, family law, and immigration work. He also serves as an Ad Litem for children in personal injury and wrongful death cases. He has instructed for the D.E.A.’s Basic Narcotics Investigator’s School teaching on courtroom testimony and courtroom demeanor.
He has taught in Dallas, Fort Worth, Lubbock, Amarillo, Tulsa and Oklahoma City. He is also a State of Texas Certified Court Interpreter. Daniel is still actively involved in the community. He was appointed by Council Member Wendy Davis to serve on the Building Standards Commission. Mayor Mike Moncrief and Council Member Wendy Davis subsequently appointed Daniel to serve on the city’s Zoning Commission where he served as the commission’s Vice Chair for two years and as the Chair for one year. Subsequently, Mayor Moncrief appointed him to the Fort Worth Housing Authority where he served as the Vice Chair.
He is currently a delegate to the Texas Republican Convention and was a delegate to the Texas Republican Convention during the presidential elections. He volunteers to speak to TCU undergraduates regarding the consequences of uses of alcohol, drugs, and other issues that face college students.He is also a board member for The First Tee of Fort Worth. He has served on the Fort Worth School District’s HYPE program advisory committee, and the boards for the TCU Young Alumni Association, Boys and Girls’ Clubs of Fort Worth Panther Board, the Youth Sports Council of Fort Worth, and Santa Fe Youth Services.
He is currently on the Board of Directors for The First Tee of Fort Worth. Daniel married Jennifer Hill Hernandez in May of 2005. His interests outside of Community service and law include playing drums in a band, soccer, golf and running. Daniel was a member of the Mahon Inns of Court, the State Bar College, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, and the Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association.