CACJ is committed to providing the criminal defense bar with a much-needed
voice on legislative matters. Without the tireless efforts of our CACJ
Ignacio Hernandez, and his staff at
Hernandez Strategy Group, CACJ would not be able to accomplish these momentous tasks. Ignacio Hernandez
provides continuous and aggressive representation before the California
legislature on issues of importance to the criminal defense bar.
Please contact our Legislative Committee with any questions.
CACJ's legislation to fight prosecutorial misconduct continues to make
headlines since obtaining Gov. Brown’s signature
Ignacio Hernández founded Hernández Strategy Group in 2003
after having served as a Chief of Staff in both the California State Assembly
and the California State Senate. As an attorney, Ignacio used to represent
clients in employment discrimination, wage theft and criminal cases. He
fuses his courtroom experience with his years of working in the State
Capitol to effectively lobby on behalf of issues of social justice and
the preservation of constitutional protections. He has successfully navigated
a litany of proposals through the legislative process and has worked to
stop hundreds of bills adverse to his clients’ interests. Before
beginning his career at the State Capitol, Ignacio taught in the Political
Science Department at San Jose State University. Currently he sits on
the Public Interest Law Board of Santa Clara University School of Law.