Kristina Hernandez

Attorney at Law

Kristina M. Hernandez is an attorney in the H-1B department at Reddy & Neumann, P.C. Her practice covers all phases of the non-immigrant visa process including filing H-1B, H-4, and H-4EAD petitions, responding to Requests for Evidence (RFE), and drafting motions and appeals. She has completed over 250 RFEs to date in response to H-1B, L-1, TN, AOS, N-400, and OPT applications. Kristina also has knowledge of the I-140, AOS, and the N-400 process. Additionally, she has created webinars and presentations in I-9 compliance for HR professionals, as well as for foreign students regarding CPT, OPT, STEM OPT, H-1B, and the green card process.

Kristina is also a part of the Reddy &Neumann Litigation Team, where she advises clients regarding litigation options in federal court pursuant to the Administrative Procedures Act (APA) regarding unreasonable delays in adjudication, denials, or shortened approval notices. She is actively involved in the litigation process of the current H-4/H-4 EAD delay lawsuits filed by the firm. She brings her 6 years of prior litigation experience in state and federal court to the Reddy & Neumann Litigation Team. 

Kristina earned her J.D. from the University of Houston Law Center in May 2011. Before entering the practice of immigration law, Kristina represented clients in personal injury suits, assisted in contract disputes, commercial and business litigation, and provided administrative counsel and litigation services for healthcare professionals across Texas. She has also participated in providing pro bono services for the Tahirih Justice Center and Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative to assist women and children with asylum claims.

Kristina is currently serving as the Immediate Past President of the Mexican American Bar Association of Houston (MABAH), one of the largest Hispanic legal organizations in the state of Texas. She has also been elected as a Fellow to the Texas Bar Foundation. Fellows of the Foundation are selected for their outstanding professional achievements and their demonstrated commitment to the improvement of the justice system throughout the State of Texas. The Fellows of the Texas Bar Foundation is an honorary organization limited to 1/3rd of 1% of Texas Bar members.

Areas of Practice

H-1B, H-4, H-4 EAD, L-1, I-140, AOS, N-400, F-1 (CPT, OPT & STEM OPT)

Education

University of Houston Law Center (J.D., 2011)
University of Houston (B.B.A. Accounting, 2008)

Admitted

Texas

Professional Accomplishments/Memberships

Mexican Bar Association of Houston, President 2018-2019

Houston Bar Association

Fellow of the Texas Bar Association