Adrian Hernandez joined Hennig, Kramer, Ruiz & Singh, LLP in May 2021 and serves as an associate attorney. Adrian represents employees in disputes involving wage and hour violations, misclassification, harassment, discrimination, whistleblower retaliation, failure to accommodate violations, and civil rights. Adrian also represents employees in class actions against their employers.
Adrian believes deeply in the dignity of work and is committed to fighting for social and economic justice. Prior to joining the firm, Adrian served as the UC President’s Public Service Law Fellow and Staff Attorney at the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund (MALDEF), a national non-profit dedicated to defending Latino civil rights. At MALDEF, Adrian’s practice focused primarily on immigrants’ rights, where he litigated cases that challenged unconstitutional local, state and federal policies. He also participated in compliance work, and was responsible for overseeing the training program for a major law enforcement agency.
During law school, Adrian served as a judicial extern for the Honorable Harry Pregerson, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and interned with the ACLU of Southern California’s Police Practices Team. Adrian received his J.D. from UCLA School of Law in 2018, with specializations in the David J. Epstein Public Interest Law and Policy and Critical Race Studies programs. Before law school, Adrian worked as an investigator for the public defender’s office in Brooklyn, NY. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Wesleyan University in 2011.