Lance Hernandez is an associate in the firm’s Litigation practice group with a wide range of experience, including in fire and electrical liability and higher education.

He has experience defending clients in litigation involving fire and electrical liability, often in which catastrophic loss occurs. These matters involve a range of claims relating to both product and premises liability, and personal injury.

In the education space, Lance has represented numerous universities in matters involving litigation and dispute resolution through the Colorado Civil Rights Division. He has also conducted detailed compliance reviews and assisted clients in securing various regulatory approvals.

Lance has experience at all stages of litigation including motions drafting, discovery, fact investigation, witness preparation, and civil appeals. He advises clients across practice areas including general litigation, white-collar crime, commercial litigation, employment and labor, class action litigation and telecommunications regulatory disputes.

In addition, Lance has prior experience in the intellectual property area drafting patent applications, patent claims and office action responses for various mechanical, electrical and aerospace-related patents. His background includes significant research experience and training in the mechanical engineering field.


Lance was a summer associate at Armstrong Teasdale prior to joining the firm full time. In addition, he was previously a patent examiner extern at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In addition, he worked as a law clerk for Judge Nina Y. Wang of the U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado.


  • University of Colorado Law School  (J.D., 2018)
  • New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology  (B.S., with honors, 2014)
    • Mechanical Engineering


  • Colorado

Professional Activities

  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers (2010-2014)
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