Our Team

Gilda “Jill” Hernandez

Ms. Hernandez has been a wage and hour practitioner for nearly 20 years, first as a government official for the United States Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division and then as an attorney. She is a tenacious and passionate litigator who works tirelessly for her clients.

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Gilda "Jill" Hernandez

Charlotte Smith

Charlotte C. Smith is an Associate at the Law Offices of Gilda A. Hernandez, PLLC. Ms. Smith focuses her practice on litigating complex class action employment law and wage and hour disputes. Ms. Smith is currently involved in several federal lawsuits, pursuant to the Fair Labor Standards Act, the North Carolina Wage and Hour Act, and the Family Medical Leave Act.

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Charlotte Smith

Brian Holste

Brian Holste is the Firm’s Business Development Administrator. Brian brings to the firm over 17 years of experience as a Wage and Hour Investigator for the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), serving in the San Diego, East Los Angeles and Raleigh District Offices.

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Brian Holste

Rachael Kreuz

Rachael Kreuz is a senior paralegal at The Law Offices of Gilda A. Hernandez, PLLC and has held a career as a paralegal since 2012. Ms. Kreuz is a graduate from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst with a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology and a concentration on Latin American studies.

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Rachael Kreuz

Michelle Romero

Michelle Romero has been with the firm, as a paralegal, since November of 2017. Ms. Romero graduated from the University of North Carolina – Charlotte in May of 2017 with a B.A. in Political Science.

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Michelle Romero

Lisbeth Rivera

Lisbeth Rivera has been a paralegal with The Law Offices of Gilda A. Hernandez, PLLC since February of 2020. Ms. Rivera graduated from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill in December of 2019 with a B.A. in Psychology.

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Lisbeth Rivera