Associate San Antonio, Texas

Associate
San Antonio, Texas

Guillermo Hernández, III

Guillermo is a Texas native from the small rural town of Uvalde. He is a graduate of McMurry University and St. Mary's University School of Law. During law school, Guillermo interned as a law clerk with the Equal Justice Center in San Antonio helping clients recover unpaid wages, regardless of immigration status. He also interned for the United States District Court in San Antonio and the Texas Fourth Court of Appeals. Guillermo is the author of an article regarding the discoverability of immigration-related facts in civil litigation, which is published in The Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Race and Social Justice.

Prior to joining VLRH in 2016, Guillermo worked as an immigration attorney for the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services in the San Antonio office. Guillermo began his legal career as an associate attorney for a private law firm in San Antonio practicing civil litigation and real estate litigation. Guillermo is based out of the San Antonio office and focuses his practice on representing individuals and businesses in U.S. Immigration and Nationality law cases.

Education
J.D., St. Mary’s University School of Law, 2011
B.A., McMurry University, 2007

Professional Licenses
Supreme Court of Texas, 2011
U.S. District Court, Western District of Texas, 2012

Areas of Practice
100% Immigration and Nationality Law

Professional Associations and Memberships
Stat Bar of Texas, Immigration and Nationality Law Section
San Antonio Bar Association, Immigration and Nationality Law Section
American Immigration Lawyers Association, Texas Chapter
Mexican American Bar Association
San Antonio Young Lawyers Association
William S. Sessions Inns of Court
St. Mary’s School of Law Hispanic Law Alumni Association, Board of Directors (past)
Texas Young Professionals Association
San Antonio Young Professionals Association

Published Works
“Closing the Courthouse Doors: The Implications of the Discovery of Immigration-related Facts and the Effects of Section 30.014 of the Texas Civil Practice and Remedies Code, 13 SCHOLAR 673 (2011).

Representative Cases
Canyon Lake Island Prop. Owners Ass'n v. Sterling/Suggs Ltd. P'ship, No. 03-14-00208-CV, 2015 WL 3543125 (Tex. App. June 5, 2015) – prevailed on interlocutory appeal from district court certification as a plaintiff class action lawsuit.

Woodglen Homeowners Ass'n v. Odom, 452 S.W.3d 489 (Tex. App. 2014) – prevailed on appeal of judgment of district court denying judicial foreclosure.

Past Employment Positions
Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, Immigration Attorney, 2016

Guillermo M. Hernández, III, Attorney at Law, Solo Practitioner, 2015-2016

Archdiocese of San Antonio, Associate Director, 2015-2016

Allen, Stein & Durbin, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2011-2015