Membership Spotlight, 1121 COBJ, Vol. 50, No. 10 Pg. 96

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Colorado Lawyer

November, 2021

Raquel Hernandez

Raquel Hernandez is a self-described “military brat.” She was born in Germany, spent most of her early childhood in Florida, and moved to Colorado in 2000. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. She is the chair of the El Paso County Bar Association’s New Lawyers Division and treasurer of the CBA Young Lawyers Division.


Hometown: Colorado Springs

Law School: Florida Coastal School of Law

Lives in: Colorado Springs

Works at: The Drexler Law Group, LLC

Practice Area(s): Family Law, Protection Orders, Guardianship, and Adoption

CBA Member Since: November 2015

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?

Learn how you learn. While this may seem commonplace, it has helped me immensely as a visual learner. Learning how I learn helped me study for the bar and has changed how I approach CLE courses and develop new skills (like caring for succulents and cooking new dishes).

What’s the worst advice you’ve ever been given?

Don’t become an attorney—you won’t be happy. I heard this a lot both growing up and throughout law school. Not only is this statement rude and dismissive, but I’ve found it to be untrue. We all have days that are stressful and hard, but I love my job and wouldn’t change it for any other profession. Finding a niche is important, and so is finding balance in your professional endeavors. Without balancing who you are as a person and who you are in your practice, you will likely struggle with any profession.

What do you like best about your practice area?

My family law practice gives me the opportunity to improve the lives of my clients and their families. When I witness a client’s relief and gratitude at the conclusion of a case, I feel a sense of accomplishment that I was able to help someone through a difficult situation. This is true whether I’ve helped a client adopt a child, secure a permanent protection order, or obtain a divorce decree. We family law practitioners touch on some of the most intimate parts of people’s lives, and it’s a difficult but rewarding practice.

If you weren’t a lawyer, you’d be?

I love cooking and baking, so I think I would have gone to culinary...

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