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Zoe Hernandez

Zoe Hernandez

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Practice Areas

  • Family Law Litigation
  • Child Custody and Support
  • Divorce
  • Post-Decree Enforcement
  • Paternity Matters


Zoe Hernandez is an invaluable addition to our firm and is head of our firm’s Paternity Practice Group. At Coates Frey & Hackett, AAL LLLC, Zoe concentrates on family law litigation including divorce, child custody and support, post-decree enforcement, and paternity matters.

Born and raised on O’ahu, Zoe graduated from Punahou School with honors, and went on to play Division I softball at Cornell University (Bachelor of Arts, Anthropology; minors in Law and Society and Inequality Studies). Zoe earned her J.D. from Pepperdine Caruso School of Law, where she worked and interned at multiple Family Law firms and public interest organizations in Los Angeles. At Pepperdine, Zoe was awarded the Dean’s Excellence Scholarship, the Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Fellowship, and two CALI awards for academic achievement. Zoe is a member of the Hawaii State Bar and is licensed to practice law in all Hawaii State Courts and before the Federal District Court for the District of Hawaii. Zoe is also a rising star honoree of Hawaii Super Lawyers, 2023, and a member of the Hawaii Women Lawyers and Young Lawyers Division.


  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California
    • J.D.
    • Honors: Dean’s Excellence Scholarship
    • Honors: Bergstrom Child Welfare Law Fellowship
    • Honors: Two CALI awards for academic achievement
  • Punahou School
    • Graduated
    • Honors: With honors
  • Cornell University

Bar Admissions

  • Hawaii
  • U.S. District Court District of Hawaii

Professional Associations

  • Hawaii Women Lawyers, Member
  • Young Lawyers Division, Member
  • Hawaii State Bar, Member

Current Employment Positions

  • Associate Attorney