Overview

Gerardo V. Hernandez defends employers in both judicial and administrative proceedings and has significant experience in all stages of litigation. He regularly represents clients against claims under state and federal law involving wage and hour compliance, discrimination and harassment, unfair labor practices, and the California Private Attorney General Act (PAGA).

Gerardo has defended business owners in labor and employment matters, and wage and hour claims at both the state and federal level. Additionally, Gerardo has advised on Union decertifications with the National Labor Relations Board and the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board, as well as Occupational Safety and Health Administration citation appeals, discrimination charges filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and unlawful labor practice charges against employers. He also served as lead counsel in numerous debt collection actions, where he collected hundreds of thousands of dollars on behalf of his clients. Early in his career, Gerardo gained valuable legal experience during internships which included civil discovery requests, general corporate compliance issues, mergers and acquisitions, and client management.

Having grown up in an entrepreneurial family, Gerardo is dedicated to providing legal assistance to employers, particularly in the Hispanic business community. He is committed to working with business owners to sustain and further their business ventures.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Fresno County American Bar Association

Member

Fresno County Young Lawyers Association

Member

Agricultural Personnel Management Association

Member, Vice Chair of Board of Directors

Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation

Recognition

Dean's List

Golden Gate University School of Law

2010-2013

Honors Lawyering Program

Golden Gate University School of Law

News, Analysis & Press

Education

  • J.D., Golden Gate University School of Law, 2013
  • B.S., University of California, Davis, 2009

Languages

  • Spanish

Bar Admission

California

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Central District of California
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of California