SUPPORT STAFF

DeAsia Barnes

  • Criminal Paralegal

DeAsia is from Northern Alabama and came to Mobile to attend the University of South Alabama where she graduated in 2022. She joined the Hernandez & Associates Law Firm as an intern while she was still in undergraduate school. After graduation she joined the firm full-time and began working completely remote for the last year when she returned home. Now that she has enrolled in graduate school at the University of South Alabama she has returned to Mobile and currently works as a full time paralegal and mentor for others at the Firm. DeAsia is very organized and professional and is an excellent resource and member of our trial team.

Elizabeth “Ely” Collazo

  • Spanish Interpreter

Elizabeth “Ely” Collazo is originally from the island of Puerto Rico. She is currently living in west Mobile with her 10-year-old daughter, Catalina. She is the Spanish interpreter here at the Hernandez Law Firm and part of our intake team. As well as our onboarding specialist team. If you are going to retain our services, she will very likely be the first smile you will receive. Some of her main duties include, court interpreting, Jail visits, Spanish consultations, contracts, and all intake and onboarding duties. She is very outgoing and fun to be around. When she is not working, she enjoys the beach, singing, shopping and traveling.

Eric Ackerman

  • Client Onboarding Specialist 

Eric is a 1992 graduate of Spring Hill College where he was a 4-year starter on the men’s soccer team. In 1994 Eric received his Masters in Counselor Education from the University of South Alabama. Eric joined the firm in 2023 and has quickly become an intricate part of our new client on boarding and collection team. He began working for the Firm as an intake specialist and quickly moved into a key position with the Firm. He is the onboarding specialist for the firm and he assists clients with acclimating to the firm procedures and assists in keeping clients informed, and ensures they have information related to their billing statements in a timely manner. He assists in helping clients schedule necessary meetings with the attorneys, and in answering questions related to court dates, times and changes related to their cases. In his free time, he works as a soccer referee and watches professional soccer, especially Manchester United!

Hannah Sutherland

  • Project Specialist

Hannah Sutherland lives in Axis Alabama. She graduated from Citronelle High School. She has been working in the legal field for a year in a half. She is the firm’s project specialist. She helps with collections, drafting and filing motions, interacts with clients, and big projects behind the scenes. She also serves on the Capital Mitigation and Post-Conviction teams. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Jake Bossert

  • Paralegal to Christine Hernandez

Jake is from Dothan, Alabama. He moved to Mobile to attend the University of South Alabama. In 2021 he graduated from USA and began working in the legal field. He has worked in the legal field for the last three years and has settled in as the primary paralegal for Christine Hernandez, the founder of the Hernandez and Associates Law Firm. He works on a lot of different types of cases with Christine and the rest of her trial teams. Jake has become a respected and dependable asset to the trial teams and plays a key role in developing the theories and witness lists for criminal and civil trials as well as the administrative hearings for our educational and employment cases. He is a dedicated member of the Firm. When he is not working, Jake likes to play video games, and enjoys reading comics and books. Every year he goes deep sea fishing and he chooses to continue to live in Mobile because he loves the rain and it’s continuously raining here.

Madison Perryman

  • Trial Coordinator

Madison Perryman graduated from Huntingdon College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, and a Minor is Psychology. She handles the incoming discovery, requests missing discovery, and puts together the trial notebooks for Christine Hernandez. Other tasks include drafting motions and drafting subpoenas. When she is not in the office, she enjoys playing video games and cuddling with her dogs.

Mason Perryman

  • Trial Coordinator

Mason is from Mobile, Alabama. He graduated from the University of South Alabama with a bachelor’s degree in business and a concentration of finance. Mason handles discovery whether it is in physical form or digital from. He pays close attention to details when handling cases and creates something from nothing. Other tasks may include drafting subpoenas, working closely with investigators, and assisting attorneys in trial. Mason has been working at the firm for a year and all his cases have either settled or ended in favor of the client. When he is not working Mason enjoys playing golf, traveling, and watching football.

Michelle Bozeman

  • Paralegal

Michelle Bozeman is from Fairhope, Alabama, where she lives with her husband and two children. Michelle is a graduate of Coastal Alabama Community College, with an associates degree in Paralegal Studies. She has been with The Hernandez & Associates Law Firm for two years. She is the Domestic Relations Paralegal for the Firm, and as such, she manages Divorce, Custody, and Probate cases; she maintains contact with clients and helps attorneys with day to day tasks involving these different types of cases. Some of her tasks include taking dictations and filing motions, and interacting with the clients daily through emails, phone calls, and meetings. She is the primary go between for the attorney and client interaction. When she is not in the office, Michelle enjoys spending time with her family and playing video games.