Gerardo V. Hernandez, Esq.
Attorney at Law
Golden Gate University School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 2013
Dean’s List, 2010 – 2013
Honors Lawyering Program
University of California, Davis
Bachelors of Science, Political Science, 2009
American Bar Association
Fresno County American Bar Association
Fresno County Young Lawyers Association
Agricultural Personnel Management Association
Fresno Area Hispanic Foundation
Mr. Hernandez gained valuable legal experience during internships which included civil discovery requests, general corporate compliance issues, mergers and acquisitions, and client management. After law school, Mr. Hernandez worked for a large law firm in Fresno, in the civil litigation department. During his tenure, he specialized in defending business owners in labor and employment matters. Mr. Hernandez worked on wage and hour claims at both the state and federal level. Additionally, he worked on Union de-certifications with the ALRB and NLRB, OSHA citation appeals, discrimination charges filed by the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and unlawful labor practice charges against employers.
Mr. Hernandez joined Raimondo and Associates in June of 2014. During this time period, Mr. Hernandez has continued to litigate labor and employment matters in both judicial and administrative proceedings, including individual and class based wage and hour claims, representative actions under the California Private Attorney General Act (PAGA), elections and unlawful labor practice claims before the NLRB and ALRB, and harassment and discrimination claims under state and federal law. Mr. Hernandez has also served as lead counsel in numerous debt collection actions, whereby he has collected hundreds of thousands of dollars on behalf of his clients. Mr. Hernandez has substantial experience in all facets of litigation, including discovery, law and motion, arbitration, and mediation.
Gerardo was born and raised in the Fresno area. As a teenager, he helped start up his family’s dream of owning a business, a local supermarket that continues to serve the community to this day. Gerardo deeply values his family and has enjoyed working with them and spending quality time with them. Through his involvement with his family’s business, he learned about the need for quality and honest legal assistance for employers, particularly in the Hispanic business community. Through his honest and communicative approach, Gerardo has built up his own dream of becoming an attorney and working with business owners to sustain and further their business ventures.
“A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.” – Malcolm X