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Contact Information
San Bernardino Office
550 E. Hospitality Lane, Suite 300
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Tel: (909) 890-4499
Fax: (909) 890-9877

Practice Areas

  • Land Use


  • J.D., Pepperdine University School of Law, 2016, cum laude
  • B.S., Political Economy/Minor, Spanish, La Sierra University, 2013, magna cum laude


  • California, 2017




Paula Hernandez focuses her practice on land use, handling a wide range of cases involving legal issues related to environmental, zoning, real estate, and property law.  Her experience includes research and analysis of land use issues such as development of impacted properties, redevelopment projects, development agreements, tentative maps and subdivision map issues, zoning, general plan amendments, specific plans, traffic and transportation issues, and conditional use permits and variances.

Prior to joining Gresham Savage, Ms. Hernandez externed at the Van Nuys District Attorney’s Office and the Federal Trade Commission Office in Los Angeles.  While in law school, she was a staff member of the Pepperdine Law Review and worked with the Palmer Center Microenterprise Program in assisting underprivileged members of the Los Angeles community to find gainful employment and launch micro-businesses.  Ms. Hernandez also spent two months in Kampala in 2014 working for the Ugandan Directorate of Public Prosecutions.


  • California Climate Change Reporter, President Trump Signs Executive Order to Reverse Obama’s Ban and Expand Drilling on Outer Continental Shelf (Pending Publication)
  • “Opposing Counsel: Michael H. White,” The Riverside Lawyer, Vol. 67, No. 3 (March 2017)


  • American Bar Association
  • The Unforgettables Foundation, Board Member
  • University Sherpas Foundation, Founder


  • Dean’s Excellence Scholarship
  • Pepperdine Law Review, 2014-2016
  • Straus Institute Certificate in Dispute Resolution
  • CALI Award for Criminal Law
  • Dean’s List
  • Phi Delta Phi Honors Society


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