Whether your financial situation is going smooth or poorly, Hernandez Law and Realty will be there for your family’s legal needs. Specializing in legal matters that involve personal finance and real estate, we know that you have to trust your legal team. That’s why our attorneys and staff go out of their way to make all clients feel comfortable and supported. Whether you’re visiting us for debt problems, the creation of a Will or Trust, going through a divorce, or planning the sale of your home, our law firm is committed to providing outstanding, affordable legal services.

 

When you visit Hernandez Law and Realty, expect a hot cup of coffee brewing, a genuine smile from our staff members, and a homey environment. At our office, you’ll meet friendly staff and attorneys with personality and a sense of humor. We understand that the practice of law is a customer service industry.
At Hernandez Law and Realty, you are not a case number or a dollar sign – you are a valued member of our legal family.



All of our attorneys are consummate professionals with years of experience in their designated practice areas. When you hire our attorneys, you work with the best and brightest in their area of expertise. Our attorneys and staff view the practice of law as a collaborative effort between the law firm and the client.
Our goal is to form lasting relationships between clients and attorneys. We do that by achieving
excellent results and charging fair prices. We want to be your legal counsel not just for one case, but for a lifetime.

Who We Are
A Personal Touch
Experience
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KRISTY HERNANDEZ

Managing Attorney

Clients always seem surprised when Kristy personally walks out to greet them with a big smile and an offer of donuts or coffee. But her reputation as one of the best financial attorneys in the area isn’t just based on her genuinely warm personality. With more than 15 years experience in financial law and real estate, and her management of thousands of cases, Kristy is widely recognized as an expert in her field. Her down to earth personality allows her to take highly complex legal ideas and explain them so that anyone can understand. Whether you’re dealing with the loss of a loved one, struggling with debt, or planning the financial future of your family, Kristy can offer helpful advice and solutions at an affordable cost. You’ll be blown away by her knowledge and creative thinking. Plus, your consult with Kristy is just as likely to end with a hug as it is with a handshake. Seriously, you’ll love her.

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ENESSA ZHILOVSKIY

Paralegal

Enessa is simply the best money management paralegal in the Sacramento region. She’s worked at some of the largest debt firms in the area and chose Hernandez Law and Realty to call home. Enessa works with clients to assemble the documents they need to have outstanding bankruptcy and probate cases. In her more than 10 years of experience, Enessa has navigated thousands of cases. There’s no asset or repayment plan too big or complicated for Enessa to manage. Like all of our staff, Enessa is multi-talented. Her background working as a former loan officer gives her a unique attention to detail and understanding of how to qualify clients for complex financial cases. While other firms are constantly trying to steal her away, we plan on keeping her as part of our firm family for many years to come. You’ll find Enessa to be knowledgeable, courtesy and professional at every turn.

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MIA STEPHENS

Property Manager (In the Office)

Mia prides herself in her outstanding customer service skills, and strives to provide prompt, friendly and efficient service to all our landlords and tenants. Mia is the main point of contact for all tenants living in the properties we manage. She is responsible for managing the receipt of monthly rents, providing accountings to landlord, arranging as-needed maintenance on rental properties, and making sure that both our landlords and tenants have all their needs met. Mia also maintains the landlord/tenant online portals for all our property management clients.

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DAEGAN BUCKNER-WHITTAKER

Law Clerk

Deagan has a strong intellectual curiosity that serves him well as a law clerk. In this position, Daegan acts as a research assistant to all the paralegals and attorneys on staff, so he has his hands in every type of case the law firm handles. Whether he’s computing a client’s bankruptcy eligibility or hunting down complex legal information, Daegan is proficient at all things research-related. In addition to being our resident book-worm brainiac,  Daegan is a competent musician and music lover, spending his free time honing his craft.

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INNA ODOVIYCHUK

Office Manager

Bilingual in Russian and English, Inna is the newest addition to our law firm family. Inna is a master organizer that skillfully manages the appointment calendar for all staff while also maintaining the attorney appearance calendar for all scheduled court hearings. Considering our attorney regularly appears in six local county courts and the federal court, Inna’s job is no small task! Inna works with clients to make sure that they regularly have access to the paralegals and attorney assigned to their case. She’ll also greet you with a smile when you walk into the office, make you a cup of tea, and show your little ones around our office “Kid’s Corner” play area if you bring them to your appointment.

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JEFF AMBERSON

Property Manager (In the Field)

At a firm where we’re constantly assisting clients with real estate matters, Jeff is a client’s dream come true. Jeff is a seasoned real estate investor that helps clients evaluate a home to assess market conditions, rentability, and ROI on rehabilitation costs to maximize rental returns and sales price. Jeff has assisted the firms’ clients and realtors in countless private and public real estate sales for homes at all price points. His experience helps clients navigate the decision to sell or lease their residential rental properties to maximize returns. Jeff also oversees all on-site construction and remodeling projects, and handles all our tenant move-outs and new rent-ups to make sure that our landlord clients get excellent results. You may not see Jeff in the office much because he’s constantly on the go visiting the properties in our care.