Daniel R. Hernandez

Daniel R. Hernandez

  • Family Law, Domestic Violence, Divorce
  • Illinois
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Daniel R. Hernandez is a Founder and Principal Attorney at NextLevel Law, P.C. As an advocate and legal counsel, Daniel assists families going through a divorce, child custody and support, and DCFS proceedings. His experience is wide-ranging. Daniel has advocated on behalf of mothers, fathers, and even grandparents. Daniel is regularly appointed by Circuit Court judges to advocate on behalf of children as Guardian Ad Litem and Child Representative. Daniel also assists home buyers and sellers through real estate transactions, bringing parties together to ensure a smooth transition and closing process.
In addition to Daniel’s legal practice, Daniel has a passion for assisting the LGBT and Latino communities by volunteering his time to different nonprofit and membership associations. Daniel is the Chair of the LGBT Committee at the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois. He also serves as the Membership Chair of the LGBT Division at the Hispanic National Bar Association. Daniel is a member of the American Bar Association and served as Vice-Chair on the Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Committee of the Young Lawyers Division. Daniel has written multiple publications and continuously follows issues affecting LGBT Latinos. In 2018, he co-chaired the HNBA LGBT Division’s Annual LGBT Summit, bringing together panelists from across the nation to discuss issues affecting the LGBT Community and forming a plan of action.
Daniel serves as the Vice-President of the Board of Directors at Between Friends, a Chicago nonprofit agency that provides free social services to survivors of Domestic Violence while also educating our youth on domestic violence prevention education.

Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights , Victims Rights
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Additional Practice Area
  • Child Custody
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Supreme Court of Illinois
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  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Co-Founder and Principal Attorney
Walczak Hernandez, P.C.
Loevy & Loevy
Legal Intern
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation
Judicial Extern
Circuit Court of Cook County - Judge Meyerson
The John Marshall Law School
J.D. (2016) | Doctor of Law
Activities: Student Bar Association, President 2015-2016
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Florida International University
Bachelor of Health Services Administration (2011)
Honors: Dean's List
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40 LGBTQ Leaders Under 40
BEQ Pride Magazine
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Young Lawyer of the Year
Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois
Top Contributor Award
Business Network International
Distinguished Service Award
Chicago Volunteer Legal Services
Latinos 40 Under 40
Negocios Now Magazine
30 Under 30
Windy City Times
Favorite Adjunct Professor Award
The John Marshall Law School Student Bar Association
Professional Associations
State Bar of Illinois  # 6324043
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Hispanic National Bar Association
Vice President, Region IX
- Current
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Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois
Chair, LGBTQ Committee
- Current
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American Bar Association
- Current
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American Bar Association
Vice Chair, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity, Young Lawyers Division
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Websites & Blogs
NextLevel Law, P.C. Website
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Contact & Map
NextLevel Law, P.C. by Daniel R. Hernandez, Esq.
3354 N. Paulina St., Suite 200
Chicago, IL 60657
Telephone: (312) 442-2225
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