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Christine Dauphin Hernandez

Christine Dauphin Hernandez

Attorney at Hernández Dauphin Legal, P.C. | Criminal Defense & Traffic Tickets
  • Criminal Law, Traffic Tickets, DUI & DWI
  • Texas
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I was born in Lafayette, Louisiana and moved to San Antonio, Texas in the Summer of 1987 with my mom and younger brother. That was the year that Mom, the late Jo Ann Dauphin Moore, was recruited by former Mayor Henry Cisneros as the first Executive Director of Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) of San Antonio. As a child, I often accompanied my mom to work, where I learned the value of community service and community leadership. As a result, my family and I began to see San Antonio as home.

Although time with my mom was cut short by her sudden passing in 1997, the impression she made on me was tremendous. She left a great legacy and I strive to live up to that legacy everyday as a mother and public servant. I am grateful to my dear father, criminal defense attorney William Michael Dauphin, Jr., who inspired me to always value fairness and justice.

I graduated from Xavier of Louisiana and Tulane Law School and became licensed to practice law in the State of Texas in 2005.

No stranger to adversity, my life experiences have made me a compassionate and realistic attorney. I understand that for many people like myself, life can be challenging at times, but it is what we do in those challenging times that defines us. I look at all of the things in my life that might bring someone down, as tools of strength and character building.

I was a judge for the City of San Antonio for twelve years and developed a passion for rehabilitative and therapeutic justice. Now as a practicing attorney, I enjoy helping people to rebuild their lives and families when facing the most challenging of times.

I volunteer and make regular charitable contributions to non-profit organizations focused on children and victims of domestic violence as I hold both of these populations near and dear to my heart.

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    Traffic Tickets
    Suspended License
    DUI & DWI
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of Texas
ID Number: 24048419
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  • English
Professional Experience
Hernandez Dauphin Legal, P.C.
- Current
Attorney / Founder
Dauphin Law PC
Municipal Court- San Antonio
Tulane University School of Law
Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.) | Law
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Xavier University of Louisiana
B.A. (1999) | Political Science
Honors: Honors in English
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Top Criminal Defense Lawyer
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referred by professional peers
Top Female Lawyer
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Judicial Champion Honoree
NAACP San Antono Branch
40 Under 40
Xavier University of Louisiana
Professional Associations
Bexar County Womens Bar Association
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Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association
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Texas Lawyers for Children
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San Antonio Black Lawyers Association
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Big Brothers / Big Sisters
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State Bar of Texas  # 24048419
- Current
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Girls Inc. of San Antonio
Board Member
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Speaking Engagements
Keynote Speaker, Young Women's Leadership Symposium, Trinity University
Texas Diversity Council
At the time of this speech, Christine Dauphin Hernández was a full-time judge for the City of San Antonio and was asked to give the keynote address to an auditorium of college women. Known as Judge Lacy at that time, Christine provided the girls with insight, inspiration and hope. She is often asked to speak to young people to share her personal story as it it one of perseverance in the face of adversity. Christine has endured many struggles, but this has made her stronger and compassionate.
Certified Mediator
Austin Dispute Resolution Center
Websites & Blogs
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Contact & Map
Hernández Dauphin Legal, P.C.
85 NE Loop 410
Suite 412
San Antonio, TX 78216
Telephone: (210) 267-9611
Fax: (210) 855-0505
Monday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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