Kennedy, Hernandez & Associates is a law firm that brings together attorneys who are well-recognized and well-respected in their fields of practice. Mr. Kennedy and Ms. Hernandez each bring a wealth of experience and legal accomplishments in different areas. Their combined expertise provides clients with a unique level of legal representation.
Mr. Kennedy and Ms. Hernandez have extensive experience successfully representing clients in high-stakes personal injury, wrongful death, and civil rights litigation. Mr. Kennedy has been obtaining successful outcomes for individual plaintiffs in these types of cases for decades. In private practice, Ms. Hernandez successfully represented clients in personal injury, wrongful death, and employment cases. In her roles in state and local government, she represented dozens of public officials, departments, and agencies in these same types of cases, as well as in civil rights litigation. Those clients included the Office of the Governor and state executive agencies, as well as the City of Albuquerque, its elected officials, and departments. Mr. Kennedy and Ms. Hernandez’s litigation experience ranges across New Mexico state and federal courts and includes appeals in the New Mexico Court of Appeals, New Mexico Supreme Court, United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States. In addition to their significant litigation experience, Mr. Kennedy and Ms. Hernandez each have extensive experience handling high-profile, complex, and novel legal issues outside of the courtroom.
Recognized as Leaders in Their Field
Mr. Kennedy has been appointed twice, by two different governors, as a Justice on the New Mexico Supreme Court. In addition, he is often asked to represent government institutions and public officials in sensitive legal matters. He served as Special Counsel to the New Mexico Legislature during impeachment proceedings of elected officials and represented the New Mexico Supreme Court in a lawsuit brought against it by the United States Department of Justice involving the legality of New Mexico’s ethical rules for attorneys.
State and local elected officials have appointed Ms. Hernandez to key leadership positions. The Governor of New Mexico appointed Ms. Hernandez as General Counsel for the Office of the Governor of New Mexico. Ms. Hernandez oversaw all litigation and legal matters for the executive departments and was the lead negotiator for the State in negotiating state-tribal gaming compacts that are now in effect for all gaming tribes in New Mexico through 2037. She was also appointed as City Attorney for the City of Albuquerque, where she was lead counsel for the City in the ongoing federal lawsuit monitoring the City’s compliance with the settlement agreement with the United States Department of Justice for the reform of the Albuquerque Police Department.
Committed to Clients
The attorneys at Kennedy, Hernandez & Associates are committed to working closely with each individual client to determine the best course of action under the unique circumstances, including avoiding the courtroom when necessary. When litigation becomes necessary to defend a client’s interests, our firm will commit the resources and expertise needed to provide the highest quality of representation. The entire firm is committed to serving each client to reach the best possible outcome.