David Dwyer and Amy Hernandez are the sole owners of Dwyer Hernandez, P.C. They focus their practice exclusively on representing people who have been injured and damaged at the hands of others. Specifically, this includes the areas of personal injury, nursing home negligence and abuse, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, wrongful death, and catastrophic injuries and losses.
David Dwyer earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Connecticut in 1985, and his J.D. from Western New England College (now Western New England University) School of Law, located in Springfield, Massachusetts, in 1991. He graduated with Honors.
Mr. Dwyer’s legal career began in Connecticut, then relocated to Tucson in 1997. While in Connecticut, he spent most of his career as a Trial Attorney for Nationwide Mutual Insurance Co. (he worked for what is known as an “in-house counsel” office). Mr. Dwyer has been representing plaintiffs since he moved to Tucson in 1997. He has tried over 60 jury trials across his time in Connecticut and Arizona, participated in numerous arbitrations, and has served as an arbitrator and mediator in several cases. He has presented and participated in seminars and forum discussions on the civil litigation process, tort reform, arbitrations, discovery in civil cases, expert witnesses, witness preparation, trial preparation, the mechanics of a civil jury trial, and numerous other topics concerning civil litigation.
He is a sustaining member of the Arizona Association for Justice/Arizona Trial Lawyers Association (AAJ/AzTLA) and currently sits on the AAJ/AzTLA Board of Directors. He has served as Chairperson of the Pima County Bar Association’s Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Committee, and served for six years as an active member of the Pima County Bar Association’s Board of Directors. He is a member of the Arizona State Bar Association, Pima County Bar Association, Connecticut State Bar Association, and the federal bar in the districts of Arizona and Connecticut.
In his free time, he likes to spend time with his family, including coaching Little League and attending his children’s sporting events and activities. He also enjoys bicycle riding, weight-lifting, hiking/backpacking, physical fitness, and home improvement projects.
Amy Hernandez received her law degree in 2003 from Drake University (with Honors). She served as a law clerk at the Arizona Court of Appeals for a year following law school.
Ms. Hernandez has served as a board member for the Arizona Association for Justice. She is also the past Chair of the Trial Practice Section and a former member of the Civil Practice and Procedure Committee for the State Bar of Arizona. Additionally, she is a former member of the Morris K. Udall Inn of Court.
Ms. Hernandez served as the 2007-2008 President of the Young Lawyers Division of the Pima County Bar Association and as a Board Member for the State Bar of Arizona Young Lawyers Division from 2006 – 2008.
Ms. Hernandez is a United States Army veteran who served as a military intelligence analyst from 1996-2000. She was stationed in Fort Hood, Texas, where she analyzed and distributed intelligence information.
Ms. Hernandez is admitted to practice in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the United States District Court for Arizona and all Arizona state courts. She is a member of the Arizona Association of Justice, the State Bar of Arizona, and the Pima County Bar Association.
In 2013, Ms. Hernandez was named one of Tucson’s Top 40 community leaders under 40 years old. She was also named a Southwest Super Lawyer Rising Star in 2012 thorough 2016.