Mauricio R. Hernandez

Mauricio R. Hernandez

Principal, Hernandez Law Office

Mauricio "Mo" Hernandez is a business attorney in Goodyear, Arizona. Before moving to the Grand Canyon State, he was in general practice in Northern Nevada and represented plaintiffs in state and federal court. Prior to his career in law, Mo spent more than two decades working in petroleum marketing operations and management for a Fortune 50 multinational.

For the past five years, Mo has been vigorously engaged in legislative efforts to advance the free speech and freedom of association interests of lawyers in Arizona. He has also continued fighting the foreseeable intensification of lawyer discipline resulting through new lawyer speech codes. In addition, he has rallied opposition against similar regulatory encroachments on attorney autonomy, individual judgment, and economic choice.

In 2015, the Speaker of the Arizona House of Representatives appointed him to the House Ad Hoc Study Committee on Mandatory Bar Associations. In 2016, he was a principal drafter of the House Concurrent Memorial urging the state supreme court to modify its rules related to the state bar to ensure the protection of First Amendment freedoms. He is also the primary author of House legislation to bifurcate the regulatory and non-regulatory functions of the Arizona Bar.

He continues writing, speaking, and advocating for the assertion of attorney rights, greater regulatory transparency, and improved public protection. He graduated with honors from Loyola Marymount University and earned a JD from Western State University College of Law.

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