Alex Hernandez Jr.
Corpus Christi, Texas
Originally from Port Lavaca, Texas, Alex Hernandez Jr. has lived in Chicago, Houston, and Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. Hernandez graduated from Calhoun High School in 1989 excelling in music and Honors classes. He obtained his degree in Economics from the University of Texas in 1994 and was named Economics Student of the Year in 1994. He excelled in Economic Theory and International Economics having writing his senior thesis on the Economics of Air Pollution of Mexico City. His math background is in Business Economics, Calculus 1 and 2, and Statistics. After graduation he moved to Monterrey to focus on Spanish and business relations with Northern Mexico where his family is originally from. He moved back to Texas and worked with Mutual of New York in Austin then US Global Investors in San Antonio as an Institutional Marketing Representative. Wanting to continue with his education he applied to one law school where he lived at the time St. Mary’s University School of Law and was accepted.
Alex Hernandez Jr received his Juris Doctor degree from St. Mary's University school of Law in 2001. While at St. Mary's, Mr. Hernandez competed in numerous moot court and mock trial competitions statewide and nationally. He was the Vice President of the International Law Association. Hernandez took tax and business law classes while at St. Mary’s thinking that he was going into the financial and estate planning part of law. Fate had something else in store for this future trial lawyer.
Alex Hernandez Jr. started his legal career a few days after taking the Texas Bar in 2001 with the law firm of Wayne Wright Injury lawyers in San Antonio. After passing the bar in November 2001, Mr. Hernandez tried his first jury trial just a month later. Mr. Hernandez and Attorney Richard Hunnicutt formed the litigation department at Wayne Wright Injury Lawyers. In 2002, Mr. Hernandez obtained the largest jury verdict in Brewster County history for his injured client. He continued to work for plaintiffs firms for the next two years.
In 2003, Alex Hernandez Jr. switched from plaintiff to defense and began working in Corpus Christi, Texas for Chaves Gonzales and Hoblit, one of the largest defense firms in South Texas at the time. Mr. Hernandez represented insurance companies, businesses, and injured individuals including Accor (the parent company of Motel 6), Omni Hotels, Kemper Insurance, State Farm, Allstate, Texas Mutual Insurance, Reynolds Metals and oth