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John Hernandez

John Hernandez

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  • Workers' Compensation, Personal Injury
  • California
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Biography

An experienced trial attorney and former Workers’ Compensation Judge, John has been involved in Workers’ Compensation for over 25 years. John believes in “service above self”. To that extent, he is actively involved in numerous community groups including Boy Scouts of America, Girls Scouts of America, Cub Scouts and Covina Rotary. John is an avid outdoor enthusiast and spends much of his time traveling in his RV camping across the Western United States.

John is a graduate of UC Santa Cruz (College 8) where he earned a B.A. Degree in Latin American & Latino Studies. He is a graduate of Santa Clara University School of Law where in addition to his J.D. degree, he also earned a Certificate in Public Interest Law. John also holds an M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix and is currently a candidate for a Doctorate of Education (Ed.D.) degree in Organizational Leadership from Grand Canyon University.

When not camping, John enjoys golfing, paintball, LAFC Soccer, Dodgers Baseball, Chargers Football, Four Wheel Driving in his Jeep, and riding his Harley-Davidson. His children all attend local Covina schools and all are actively involved in local Boy Scout, Girl Scout, and Cub Scout groups.

John is a Founder and the current President of LatinoComp. LatinoComp is a non-profit 501(c)(6) professional organization that consists of applicant attorneys, defense attorneys, plaintiffs attorneys, hearing representatives, lien representatives, rehabilitation counselors, interpreters, medical providers and attorney support services. The purpose of the organization is to enhance the quality of representation at the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board and better serve our community.

He is also a member of the California Lawyers Association Workers’ Compensation Section and is admitted to practice in all California Courts including the United States Central District Court and The United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims.

Practice Areas
    Workers' Compensation
    Personal Injury
    Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability
Fees
  • Free Consultation
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
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Languages
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
President
John Hernandez, Esq., APC
- Current
Helping people has been the main focus of John’s entire legal career. John started his legal career as a Deputy Public Defender in Santa Cruz County and now represents the rights of people injured in accidents as well as Veterans in disability claims. John knows California’s workers’ compensation regulations inside and out because he has spent time working on all sides of insurance litigation — previously as an attorney representing insurance companies for both personal injury and workers compensation claims, then as a Workers’ Compensation Judge and now as an applicant attorney. Whether you are an injured worker filing a workers compensation claim to collect the benefits to which you’re entitled. Call the best injury attorney.
Workers's Compensation Judge
State of California, Workers' Compensation Appeals Board
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Assigned to Department 6 of the Los Angeles District Office where he presided over, and adjudicated, thousands of disputes between employees and employers that arose from the California Labor Code and Title 8 of the California Code of Regulations. During his time as a Judge, Mr. Hernandez also performed duties of the Acting Presiding Judge and was a supervisor to several law clerks from Loyola Law School. He is an approved Arbitrator for the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board.
Partner
Law Offices of Edward T. de la Loza
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ractice consisted of Workers' Compensation Insurance Defense and Criminal Defense. Represented various leading insurance carriers and employers in workers' compensation and human resources issues. Provided representation in misdemeanor and felony criminal matters.
Education
Univ of California Santa Cruz
Undergraduate Degree
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Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Law Degree
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Professional Associations
Mexican American Bar Association
Member
Current
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California Applicants' Attorneys Association
Member
Current
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Los Angeles County Bar Association
Member
Current
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California Lawyers Association
Board of Representatives
- Current
Activities: Established in 2018, CLA is a nonprofit, voluntary organization and the new home of the Sections of the State Bar of California and the California Young Lawyers Association. Our extensive membership represents the vast diversity of California’s legal community and the various areas of law practiced throughout the state.
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Association of Retired Workers' Compensation Judges
Member
- Current
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LatinoComp
Co-President
- Current
Activities: LatinoComp is a non-profit 501(c)(6) professional organization that consists of applicant attorneys, defense attorneys, hearing representatives, lien representatives, rehabilitation counselors, interpreters, medical providers and attorney support services. The purpose of our organization is to enhance the quality of representation at the Workers' Compensation Appeals Board and better serve our community.
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California State Bar  # 209737
Member
- Current
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Speaking Engagements
Essential Elements Substantial Vocational Expert Reports, CLA Spring Conference
California Lawyers Association
Spring Into Action, But Fall Back On The Basics - Part 5 - PQME Litigation, CLA
California Lawyers Association
Nuances of the New Professional Responsibility Code, CLA Done in a Day, Newport Beach, CA
California Lawyers Association
Convention Recap & New 2020 Regulations, LatinoComp Monthly Series
LatinoComp
Navigating COVID-19 Claims, LatinoComp Monthly Series
LatinoComp
LifeSeize Trial Litigation
LatinoComp
Ethics Do's and Dont's for Lawyer Marketing & Advertising, LatinoComp Monthly Series
LatinoComp
Contact & Map
John Hernandez, Esq., APC
118 W Orange St
Covina, CA 91723
Telephone: (626) 349-4214
Fax: (213) 266-9016