Alex R. Hernandez Jr. PLLC Personal Injury Law Firm

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Or locally call us today we have offices in Corpus Christi 361-792-3811 (Principal Office)  San Antonio 210-960-9008 Victoria 361-575-3101 Rio Grande Valley 956-307-4577 Dallas 972-363-6616 El Paso 915-777-3310 Laredo Austin 512-640-4099


To run a successful personal injury law practice you have to have a strong foundation and group of experienced employees and lawyers. Our lawyers and employees have tremendous wealth and knowledge to handle your injury, litigation, business matter or really any other legal matter possible in a court at law. At  Alex R. Hernandez Jr. PLLC, our reputation precedes us in that we have built a national reputation as being the law firm that cares about the people. We even get referrals from other attorneys who know our reputation.

We are experienced attorneys, see below for our credentials.




Trial Attorney – Personal Injury, Mass Torts and Commercial Litigation; Hurricane Insurance Claims, other litigation includes complex white collar criminal defense,  probate, and complicated property division in divorces

Alex R. Hernandez, Jr. is an acclaimed trial attorney. With experience on the plaintiff’s and defense side, Alex brings a wealth of knowledge to helping client’s with serious injuries nationwide. Having tried to judge and jury hundreds of civil and criminal cases Alex R. Hernandez Jr has various national trial lawyers accolades. The son of a judge and trial attorney Alex R. Hernandez Sr., Alex R. Hernandez Jr. has deep roots in the practice of law. Today he runs Alex R. Hernandez Jr. PLLC a trial law firm concentrating on personal injury and mass torts matters and Hernandez and English LLP an Austin based legal partnership with his lifelong friend and law partner Jason English where they handle mainly criminal and probate law matters for Central Texas.


Alex R. Hernandez Jr. has represented tens of thousands of individuals over the past two decades in :

Car Accidents – has represented thousands of clients in auto accidents nationwide

Motorcycle Accidents- has represented motorcycle riders throughout the country against negligent and distracted driving cases

Mesothelioma- representing mesothelioma clients nationwide who have been exposed to asbestos

Dangerous Drugs and Mass Torts- representing thousands of victims of recalled drugs

Dangerous Medical Devices – representing thousands of victims of defective medical devices including MultiDistrict Litigation matters nationwide for Xarelto, PPI, Hip Replacement, Mesh, Talc, Rispderal, and others

Offshore Litigation and Injuries including Oilspill issues on the Gulf of Mexico coastline.

Commercial Litigation – representing small and medium business owners with lawsuits

Breach of Contract- Has represented hundreds of clients in Breach of Contract disputes

Commercial Transactions – representing small business owners in setting up corporations, real estate issues, leases, and contracts

Personal Injury – record setting verdicts in work related injury matters – largest verdict in West Texas County

Toxic Torts – represented clients exposed to toxic materials in Texas plants

Pipeline Explosion- represented clients in South Texas pipeline explosion

Products Liability – represented client in defective motorcycle case

Swimming Pool injury- represented quadriplegic in unsafe apartment swimming pool

Entertainment Law- representing artists and musicians in contract disputes and copyrights

Consumer and DTPA litigation – representing thousands of consumers with issues in consumer, fraud and warranty matters

Thousands of criminal defendants and divorces handled by Mr. Hernandez over the past two decades

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • STATE LICENSES, State Bar of Texas 2001, [Sections:  Business Law, Construction Law, Consumer and Commercial Law, Criminal Justice, Hispanic Issues, Litigation Section, Litigation Sustaining Section]
  • FEDERAL LICENSES:  U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, U.S. District Court Western District of Texas. U.S. Eastern District of Texas
  • MEMBER: Bar Association for the Fifth Federal Circuit, Corpus Christi Bar Association, Hidalgo County Bar Association, San Antonio Bar Association, Houston Trial Lawyers Association, Texas Trial Lawyers Association


2001 J.D. St. Mary’s University School of Law San Antonio
1999 Certificate in International Law – The University of Houston School of Law – Mexico City

1994 B.A. Economics, The University of Texas at Austin – Economics Student of the Year
1990 A.A. Victoria College 

1989 Calhoun Port Lavaca High School Port Lavaca, Texas

Dhahran Saudi Arabia Schools – ARAMCO
Corpus Christi Catholic School, Houston Texas
St. Vincent De Paul Catholic School, Houston Texas
St. Gertrude Catholic School Chicago, Illinois

Direct Phone (361) 792-3811 ext 101

Mr. Hernandez is fluent in Spanish and conversational in French having won the French Award in high school and tutored French while in college.

See Full Biography on Wikipedia Here

Avvo Rating 10.0

Jason English – Criminal Defense Section

Jason EnglishJason English is the firm’s Austin office attorney. He handles civil and criminal cases but has worked in the Travis County District Attorney, Hays County District Attorney and Cameron County District Attorney’s offices since graduating from law school with Alex R. Hernandez Jr. Jason was the head of the Public Integrity Unit at the Travis County District Attorney’s office and helped police officers maintain decorum and stability with Austin public citizens. Now he defends those wrongfully accused or arrested in Travis County and surrounding counties.

Areas of Practice:

  • Personal Injury
  • Criminal Law Defense
  • Probate

2001 JD St. Mary’s University School of Law
BA Texas A&M University

Jason is a semi pro tennis player

Call Jason today for an appointment or if you need legal help

Mr. English Phone 512-640-4099

Austin at 700 Lavaca Suite 1400 Austin Texas 78701


Yvonne Toureilles – Family Law and Probate Section

Associate Attorney – Texas Trial Lawyer

Mrs. Toureilles is a trial associate attorney with the firm.  She is the former State Representative for District 43 having spent three terms in the Texas Legislature.

Her bills passed by the Texas House include:

  • HB 139 – Relating to the creation of the offense of unlawful transport of an undocumented person
  • HB 455 – Relating to creating an offense for the trapping of wild deer by a deer breeder and to the civil and criminal consequences of engaging in certain conduct associated with deer breeding; providing penalties.
  • HB 2574 – Relating to eligibility to be a candidate for, or elected or appointed to, a public elective office in this state.
  • HB 2582 – Relating to the production and taxation of renewable diesel fuel.

She has been a prosecutor the Jim Wells and Brooks County District Attorneys’ Office (2013-2017), has worked as Assistant Attorney General of Texas, Legal Counsel for the Texas Workforce Commission, and researcher for the Texas State House of Representatives. She was a trial lawyer with the Law Offices of Baldemar Gutierrez in Alice, Texas for several years and was responsible for hundreds of personal injury cases. She is a member of the Alice Counseling Center, Brush Country Cattlewomen’s Association, Coastal Bend Women Lawyers Association, and Community Action Incorporated, and the Texas Democratic Women Association.

Yvonne Gonzalez Toureilles was a 2014 judicial candidate for the Jim Wells County Court at Law in Texas.

Texas State Bar of Texas 1996
Certified Civil Law and Family Law Mediator
Licensed in Eastern, Western and Southern Districts of Texas
1996 – JD – The University of Texas at Austin
1992 – BA – Honors – The University of Texas at Austin
Salutatorian – High School for Law Enforcement and Criminal Justice, Houston, Texas

Mrs. Toureilles is fluent in French and Spanish

Direct Phone (361) 792-3811 ext 106


John Sopuch – Of Counsel – Business Litigation Department

John A. Sopuch III is a trial lawyer with a history of winning some of the nation’s biggest verdicts. He joins Alex R. Hernandez Jr. PLLC Of Counsel in the business litigation and probate department.

In 2002, the National Law Journal recognized John’s nearly $43 million verdict (in Miami Cigar v. UST, et al., a business fraud case) as among the top 100 verdicts in the nation that year. In 2004, John did it again, with his $30 million verdict in a breach of contract case, Basic Capital Management Inc. v. Dynex Commercial, Inc.

Hailing from St. Louis, MO, John was born on March 21, 1965. Attending prep school at The St. Louis Priory, he went on to study at the University of Texas where he graduated in 1987. John received his law degree from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1990. During law school, John was a member of the Law Review, a Dean’s Merit Scholar and he was selected to write for The Law Review’s California Supreme Court Survey. Also, John clerked for J.P. Vukasin, Jr., who was at the time, a federal district court judge in Northern District of California, sitting in San Francisco.

Upon graduating from law school, John joined a boutique litigation firm of Bickel & Brewer, working at the firm’s Chicago offices. John remained at Bickel & Brewer until 1997, becoming, at the time, the youngest person to make partner at the firm.

John left Bickel & Brewer in 1997 and started his own firm – Sopuch Annett Higgins & Gaubert – with offices in Chicago and Dallas. With growth of their practice/practice areas, in 2002 John and his partners opened an affiliated office, Moore & Sopuch, in St. Croix, United States Virgin Islands, USVI.

In 1999 and again in 2001, John was appointed by Governor Charles W. Turbull of the USVI to be a Special Assistant Attorney General to aid the government of the Virgin Islands Bureau of Internal Revenue in several substantial pieces of litigation and favorably settled those matters for more than $10 million collectively.

In 2005, John left the firm he had been instrumental in founding, and became Of Counsel to the Honolulu firm of Starn O’Toole Marcus & Fisher. During his time in Hawaii, John represented the widow of a man who had died with serious liver failure and was able to secure one of the highest settlements in a wrongful death case in the State of Hawaii.

Recently, John moved back to his hometown of Corpus Christi and joined Alex R. Hernandez Jr. PLLC, where his trial lawyering skills and list of verdicts for his clients add to the depth of talent at ARH LAW. John’s practice areas are focused on business litigation and other forms of commercial dispute resolution.

J.D., Pepperdine University, Malibu, California
1990 B.S, The University of Texas at Austin
Major: History/English

Professional & Bar Association Memberships

  • Texas
  • Illinois
  • Virgin Islands
  • Hawaii
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. District Court District of the Virgin Islands
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 7th Circuit

RACHEL HERNANDEZ – Of Counsel – Family Law only


FAMILY LAW – Williamson and Travis Counties only

Rachel Hernandez is Mr. Hernandez’ sister. Law runs deep in the family and their family can take care of your family.

Licensed for nearly two decades, Rachel Hernandez Blair is Of Counsel. In her capacity she handles family law matters in the Austin, Round Rock, Georgetown areas including Travis and Williamson County at the firm’s Austin and Round Rock locations.

State Bar of Texas 1999

Western District of Texas

1998 J.D. The University of Texas at Austin School of Law

1995 B.A. St. Edwards University – Austin, Texas

Former Austin Tennis Professional and the mother of two, Rachel’s husband Eric is a hardware engineer for Stoneware a Lenovo Company and builds computers, Rachel and Eric love Jack Russell Terriers

Austin Phone (361 ) 792-3811 ext 113

Rachel has her own office in the Austin area can be found at

213 S. Mays
Round Rock, Texas 78664




Lead Paralegal – Litigation – Corpus Christi

M.A. Legal Studies – Legal Studies

Texas State University-San Marcos – San Marcos, TX

B.A. English – English with Teacher Certification

Texas A&M University, San Antonio – San Antonio, TX

Licensed Realtor

Notary Public


Mass Torts Case Administrator/ Billing Department

Educated at St. Mary’s University and the University of Maryland, Joseph Navarro is a US Army Reservist having spent the past 30 years in the US Army.

Mr. Navarro is the former office manager for Watts Guerra Craft where he handled the call center of a busy personal injury firm.
He also handled their busy mass torts docket. He worked for Thomas J. Henry as a paralegal for several years and brings 20 years of legal experience to the firm.

Mr. Navarro is currently a Platoon Sargent with the US Army Reserves.

Phone (361) 792-3811 – Corpus Christi and San Antonio offices

Luis Gomez

Intake Department – Marketing Manager

BA Texas A&M – Business Admininistration



Litigation Legal Assistant  – Criminal Law Department – White Collar, Felony and Misdemeanors, DWI

Legal Assistant to Alex R. Hernandez Jr.

Legal Assistant to criminal defense lawyer Rudy Garza for over 30 years

Phone (361) 792-3811 – Corpus Christi office




Prelitigation Case Manager  and Corpus Christi Office Manager

Roxanna Hernandez’ medical field background brings a unique perspective to the field of personal injury. Having worked in the medical field with doctors and hospitals since 2000, Mrs. Hernandez has certificates in various medical areas including nursing, medical assisting, medical billing and codes, records and phlebotomy. She worked in the oilfield in sales during the boom and has a strong sales background. She now merges public relations and medicine to the law firm.

Mrs. Hernandez is in charge of the day to day office matters and is the case manager for all personal injury clients. Corpus Christi office.

Phone (361) 792-3811 ext 103


Andrea Hernandez

Office Comptroller

Mrs. Hernandez (Alex R. Hernandez Jr.’s mother) is the bookkeeper for the law firm. She has 40 years of legal and bookkeeping experience. She is semi retired from the legal part of the firm instead dealing with the finances and bookkeeping. 

Port Lavaca (361) 552-3100

402 W. Main St. Port Lavaca, Texas 77979