Cindie Hernandez focuses a substantial portion of her practice to representing developers, general contractors and subcontractors in construction, construction defect and related insurance disputes, including other complex and mass-tort civil litigation matters, environmental/toxic tort and accessibility matters. Having joined in 2000, she has participated in the firm's expansion to maintain effective and cost-efficient defense litigation techniques to well serve its construction clientele. She has the honor of becoming the firm's first female shareholder, and over the past 13 years, has dedicated her practice to representing developers and general contractors to gain extensive experience in successfully managing and litigating claims involving significant risk exposure and risk transfer.
She holds the highest Martindale-Hubbell Preeminent AV Peer Review Rating.
Mrs. Hernandez earned her dual B.S. degrees from the University of Idaho and her J.D. from the Western Michigan University Cooley School of Law. She is a member of the Nevada and Colorado Bars, permitting her to practice in all courts in Nevada and Colorado, and the United States District Court of Nevada. She maintains memberships in the Las Vegas Defense Lawyers Association and the Colorado Defense Lawyers Association. She is also a Claims Litigation Management (CLM) member, who was selected amongst other nation-wide volunteers to co-develop the Nevada Section of the greater CLM Claims Handling Wiki, a comprehensive state-by-state claims handling guide.
When not representing her construction clients, Mrs. Hernandez, in conjunction with other key firm personnel, worked to secure the 2005 Medium Size Firm Pro Bono Firm of the Year honor from the Legal Aid Center of Southern Nevada. As a direct result of this work, Ms. Hernandez has strong experience in handling general liability and landlord/tenant disputes and maintains her pro bono representation. Adding to this, Mrs. Hernandez achieved success before the Nevada State Legislature (77th Session, 2013) to help secure the enactment of SB 335, a measure to advance the practice of Nevada's health-care providers through her work as the Nevada representative to the National Association of Chiropractic Attorneys.
Ms. Hernandez has also served as a guest moderator for professional seminars offered in the southwest region of the United States.
Ms. Hernandez was recognized as a top lawyer in Vegas, Inc., in 2013.