Bay Area and Sacramento
In 2004 Kristy founded the Law Office of Kristy Hernandez which now has offices in Sacramento, Tracy and the Bay Area. Kristy began her legal career in real estate litigation. Early on, her practice focused on assisting real estate investors purchase homes at foreclosure auction, manage their real estate investments and evict non-paying tenants. Along the way, Kristy realized that she would rather use her real estate litigation background to help homeowners stay in their homes and get out debt, rather than assist investors in beefing up their bottom line. With this fundamental change in outlook, Kristy started taking on more bankruptcy and consumer rights cases, and the current law firm was created from that foundation.
Having a background in foreclosure and real estate litigation has proven incredibly timely since the decline in the real estate market where attorneys knowledgeable about the foreclosure process were in short supply but greatly needed. Kristy’s real estate background has enabled her to stay on the cutting edge of new law created to help the public get out of debt. Kristy has assisted hundreds of clients in debt relief cases and is a passionate advocate for consumer rights. Kristy has also helped countless families modify their home loans or wipe out second mortgages, helping hard-working people keep the dream of home ownership alive.
Kristy Hernandez received her B.A. in Political Science and Comparative Literature from the University of California at Davis. She received her Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law with a concentration in Advocacy. In addition to practicing law, from 2004 to 2007 Kristy taught at legal writing and oral advocacy as an adjunct professor at the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Kristy enjoyed teaching so much that she continues to speak at engagements across Northern California at seminars for clients and real estate agents about foreclosure, loan modification and bankruptcy tactics. Her more notable speaking engagements include presentations on loan modification reform for the California Lieutenant Governor’s Office and California Congress members in Washington, DC.
Kristy is currently a member of the State Bar of California, the Eastern and Northern California Districts of the U.S. Federal Court, the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys, the Sacramento County Bar Association, the Sacramento Valley Bankruptcy Forum, the American Association of University Women, and was vote the 2011 Woman of the Year for the National Association of Professional Women. She also dedicates her time serving on the Board of Directors for the Domestic Violence Intervention Center of Sacramento County.