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Daniel R. Hernandez is a social entrepreneur and attorney who brings access to justice to families that once could not imagine affording an attorney. At age 27, Daniel started a law firm with the mission of offering competent legal services at affordable fixed costs. In this short period, shockwaves have hit the legal community caused by Daniel’s innovative business and pricing model—where clients pay flat-monthly fees for legal services, slashing the overall legal cost for his clients. As a practitioner, Daniel assists families in transition through divorce and child custody proceedings. His experience among transitioning families is wide-ranging—he is legal counsel to mothers, fathers, grandparents, and even children as their Guardian Ad Litem.

Outside of the firm, Daniel serves as President-Emeritus of the Board of Directors at Between Friends, a nonprofit committed to ending domestic violence. He is also active among many bar associations. Daniel currently serves as President for the Hispanic National Bar Association Region IX. Prior, he served LGBT Committee Chair for the Hispanic Lawyers Association of Illinois; Membership Chair for the LGBT Division of the Hispanic National Bar Association; and Vice-Chair of the ABA Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Committee of the Young Lawyers Division.

In January of 2022, Daniel was appointed by Mayor Lori Lightfoot to serve as a Commissioner on the Chicago Commission on Human Relations. Daniel is a recipient of the Windy City Times as a 30 under 30 Award (2018); Rising Star by Super Lawyers (2019; 2020; 2021; 2022); Negocios Now Latinos 40 under 40 (2019); Young Lawyer of the Year by HLAI (2019); BEQ Pride Magazine 40 LGBTQ Leaders Under 40 (2020); Crain’s Business Chicago Notable LGBTQ+ Executive (2020); Crain’s Business Chicago Notable Nonprofit Leader (2021); and Hispanic National Bar Association’s Top Attorney Under 40 (2022).

Daniel is humble and compassionate with a radiant smile, to the point that it changes others’ feelings. In his spare time, you may catch Daniel roller-blading the Chicago’s lakefront path or catching up with friends.