ADRIANA HERNANDEZ CARDENAS has been practicing law at Atlas, Hall & Rodriguez, LLP since 1997. Her main area of practice is civil litigation, including complex commercial litigation and personal injury.
Adriana is a Rio Grande Valley native, born and raised in Brownsville, Texas. She received her B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin in 1994. While studying at the University of Texas, Adriana worked for then Governor Ann Richards, and in 1992 was recognized by Governor Richards for her service to the people of Texas. Adriana interned with the Court of Appeals, First District of Texas in 1995 and received her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in 1997. She was admitted to the Texas bar later that year.
Adriana has served as a Director and Secretary on the Board of Directors of the Hidalgo County Young Lawyers’ Association and has served two terms as a Director on the Board of Directors of the Hidalgo County Bar Association. She has also served two terms on the State Bar of Texas Advertising and Review Committee (Member, 2005 – 2009, Vice-Chair 2010 – 2011). Adriana is a member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, a member of the Texas Association of Defense Counsel and a Fellow with the Texas Bar Foundation. She was named a Texas Rising Star (2005 – 2012) and Texas Super Lawyer (2012 – present) as awarded by Thompson Reuters and published in Super Lawyers/Texas Monthly magazine.
- Areas of Practice:
Complex Commercial Litigation
- Bar Admissions:
U.S. District Court Southern District of Texas, 1998
U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit, 2015
University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas, 1997
J.D.The University of Texas, Austin, 1994
- Honors and Awards:
2005 – 2012, Named a Rising Star as awarded by Thompson Reuters and published in Super Lawyers/Texas Monthly magazine
2012 – present, Named a Texas Super Lawyer as awarded by Thompson Reuters and published in Super Lawyers/Texas Monthly magazine
Martindale-Hubbell AV® Preeminent Rating
- Professional Associations and Memberships:
American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
Texas Bar Foundation, Fellow
Texas Association of Defense Counsel, Member
Hidalgo County Bar Association, Member
State Bar of Texas Advertising Review Committee, Member (2005 – 2009)
State Bar of Texas Advertising Review Committee, Vice-Chair (2010 – 2011)