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Juan Hernandez


Juan Hernandez is a labor and employment litigation attorney with experience in Title VII, ADEA, ADA and GINA matters.

Professional Biography


Mr. Hernandez advises small business owners and larger employers on day to day employment matters and defends them before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Mississippi Workers' Compensation Commission, and in state and federal courts when necessary.

He has defended clients in employment matters including Title VII discrimination and retaliation claims, workers' compensation retaliation claims, discrimination under the Texas Labor Code, and in unemployment and wage hearings before the Texas Workforce Commission. Mr. Hernandez has also represented employers in housing discrimination claims brought by HUD and the Texas Workforce Commission – Civil Rights Division.

Mr. Hernandez served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Chief Judge Neil P. Olack in Jackson, Mississippi.

Professional Honors & Activities
  • Recipient – 2018 Rising Legal Star, San Antonio Scene Magazine Award, Organization
  • Member – National LGBT Bar Association (2018 – present)
  • Member – Jackson Young Lawyers Association (2018 present)
  • Member – American Bar Association (2017 – present)
  • Former Member – San Antonio LGBT Bar Association – Secretary (2016 – 2018)
  • Former Member – San Antonio Human Resource Management Association (2015 – 2018)
  • Former Member – San Antonio Bar Association (2017 – 2018)
  • Former Member – San Antonio Young Lawyers Association (2017 – 2018)
Speaking Engagements
  • "Life Cycle of an Employee – The ADA: Is Your Business Compliant?" (August 2019)
  • "Emotional Support Animals: Do You Really Need One?," Mississippi Minority Mental Health Symposium (July 2019)
  • Co-presenter – "Cultural Climate for LGBTQ Students: What Educators Need to Know," Mississippi Association of Educational Opportunity Program Personnel Spring 2019 Conference (April 2019)
  • "Legal Climate for LGBTQ Employees - What Employers Need to Know about Current Legal Standards and Trends," HRC Business Summit (November 2018)
  • "What's Up with All These Comfort Animals?" (October 2018)


  • Mississippi College School of Law, J.D., 2014, magna cum laude
    • Mississippi College Law Review, Associate Editor
    • National Order of Barristers
  • Texas State University, M.A., 2011
  • Texas State University, B.A., 2009


  • Mississippi, 2014
  • Texas, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern and Western Districts of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit

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