Christine M. Hernández is a seasoned immigration litigation and appellate attorney with over ten years of experience. Her practice is based in Denver, Colorado where she is a partner at Hernández & Associates, P.C. Christine's work in immigration law includes the representation of individuals and families before administrative, judicial, and appellate immigration proceedings.
Christine is bilingual in English and Spanish. She is dedicated to serving immigrant populations and is a member of many impactful legal organizations and community committees. Christine earned her law degree from the University of Denver Sturm College of Law and graduated magna cum laude with a B.S.B.A. from American University. She began her legal career as a judicial clerk with the Denver Immigration Court and the Supremo Tribunal de Justicia in Guanajuato, Mexico.
Annie Martinez is an attorney and community activist. The daughter of Cuban refugees, she was raised in Hialeah, Florida and is fluent in Spanish. She moved to Colorado almost five years ago and has made Denver her home. Annie was the first in her family to graduate and attend college. She received her Bachelor’s from the University of Miami, where she double majored in Psychology and Chemistry. After earning her Master’s Degree, she enrolled at St. Thomas School of Law to earn her Juris Doctorate. In law school she was on the Honor Moot Court Board. Throughout her studies she danced ballet semi-professionally, and continues to take dance to this day.
Annie is currently in solo practice as a Guardian ad litem, which is an appointed attorney for children in Dependency and Neglect and Juvenile Delinquency cases. Her practice also includes divorce, parental rights allocation, criminal defense and child advocacy. Her practice as a low-bono and court appointed attorney informs her outlook towards the justice system and is an impassioned advocate striving to bridge the access to justice gap.
She joined the CHBA and has chosen to be involved because of a sincere and zealous belief in upholding our associations motto: “Serving Colorado, Promoting Justice.” She looks forward to serving as President-Elect in 2019 and President in 2020.
Sonia Anderson joined the Colorado Hispanic Bar Association to create a network with her fellow Hispanic attorneys and to give back to the community. She is a first generation college graduate and believes in the power of mentorship for underrepresented students who want to become attorneys. She is dedicated to opening the pipeline for more diverse individuals to join the legal community. To help open the pipeline, Sonia mentors diverse college students that want to go to law school through Judge Arguello’s Law School Yes We Can! program as well as summer associates at her firm, Husch Blackwell.
As an employment law attorney at Husch Blackwell, Sonia both advises employers on compliance with various state and federal employment laws and litigates employment claims. The advisory part of her practice includes training employers on providing accommodations and leave under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). She also drafts employment handbooks, restrictive covenants, and severance agreements. The litigation portion of her practice involves responding to allegations of workplace discrimination or workplace safety violations.