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Personal Injury Attorney Stephen Fernandez

Stephen Fernandez Personal Injury Attorney

"If you want peace, work for justice." - Stephen Fernandez
  • Personal Injury
  • Trucking Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Brain injury
  • Car Accidents
  • Wrongful dealth
  • Slip and Fall
  • Drunk Driving Victims
  • Workplace Accidents

About Attorney Stephen Fernandez

Education

Stephen M. Fernandez received his law degree, with honors, from the University of Florida College of Law. While in law school he focused on courses relevant to the field of personal injury and trial practice. Mr. Fernandez was also an active member of the University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy. Prior to studying law, he graduated with high honors from the University of Florida with a degree in Political Science. He also earned minors in Business Administration and Environmental Studies.

Professional Experience

Mr. Fernandez has focused his career on representing accident victims and their families in personal injury and wrongful death claims. He also represents the victims of wrongful insurance denials.

Mr. Fernandez is licensed to practice law in both Florida and Georgia. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. His experience includes handling automobile accidents, uninsured/underinsured motorist claims, motorcycle accidents, commercial trucking cases, premises liability, negligent security, watercraft accidents, assault/battery, and insurance denials under both state law and ERISA.

Activities, Associations and Awards

Mr. Fernandez has quickly built a reputation as a skilled litigator and zealous advocate for his clients. He has been named a “Rising Star” by Florida Super Lawyers magazine in 2010 and 2011. This distinction is awarded to no more than 2.5% of attorneys and is based on factors such as academic achievement, peer recognition and professional accomplishments.

In 2011 he was also named one of the “Top 40 Under 40” by The National Trial Lawyers organization. He maintains a “Superb” rating by Avvo.

Mr. Fernandez is a member of the American Association of Justice, the Florida Justice Association, the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association, the Manasota Trial Lawyers Association Board of Directors, the Sarasota Bar Association, and the Association of Plaintiff's Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America. He is also on the Board of Sarasota Bay Watch, a non-profit organization committed to preserving and restoring Sarasota Bay.

Mr. Fernandez has written various publications on subjects ranging from the handling of insurance claims to fly-fishing. In 2003 his article "Captive-bred Exceptions: An Unconventional Approach to Conservation Under the ESA" won the Barbara W. Maker award and was published in the UF Journal of Law and Public Policy. He has also published fishing and conservation articles in Fisheries Magazine, Florida Sportsman and Salt Water Fly Fishing. When not representing his clients, Mr. Fernandez can most often be found fly fishing the inshore waters off Florida's west coast.

Attorney Stephen Fernandez, Activities, Press & Articles

Attorney Stephen Fernandez, Community Involvement

Attorney Fernandez is on the Board of Sarasota Bay Watch, a non-profit organization committed to preserving and restoring Sarasota Bay.

Mr. Fernandez has written various publications on subjects ranging from the handling of insurance claims to fly-fishing. In 2003 his article "Captive-bred Exceptions: An Unconventional Approach to Conservation Under the ESA" won the Barbara W. Maker award and was published in the UF Journal of Law and Public Policy. He has also published fishing and conservation articles in Fisheries Magazine, Florida Sportsman and Salt Water Fly Fishing. When not representing his clients, Mr. Fernandez can most often be found fly-fishing the inshore waters off Florida's west coast.

As an experienced auto accident and personal injury lawyer, Attorney is a member of several prestigious legal and community organizations.

American Association For Justice
American Association For Justice

The Mission of the American Association for Justice is to promote a fair and effective justice system—and to support the work of attorneys in their efforts to ensure that any person who is injured by the misconduct or negligence of others can obtain justice in America’s courtrooms, even when taking on the most powerful interests.

Florida Justice Association
Florida Justice Association

The Florida Justice Association (FJA), formerly the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers (AFTL), is dedicated to strengthening and upholding Florida's civil justice system and protecting the rights of Florida's citizens and consumers.

Super Lawyers
Super Lawyers

Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The selection process is multi-phased and includes independent research, peer nominations and peer evaluations.

Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA)
Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America (APITLA)

The Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America is a national association of committed lawyers who have joined together to help eliminate unsafe and illegal interstate trucking practices. Through our combined efforts in learning, litigation and legislation, we are working today to make America's highways a safer place tomorrow for our families, our clients, and all Americans.

Manasota Trial Lawyers Board
Manasota Trial Lawyers Board

Manasota Trial Lawyers Board is a local organization composed of some of the foremost trial lawyers in Manatee and Sarasota Counties. Membership is obtained through special invitation and is extended only to those attorneys who exemplify superior qualifications of leadership, reputation, influence, stature, and profile as civil plaintiff or criminal defense trial lawyers.

The American Society of Legal Advocates
The American Society of Legal Advocates

The American Society of Legal Advocates, ASLA, is an invitation-only, nationwide organization of elite lawyers in practice today. ASLA draws its membership from lawyers who combine stellar legal credentials with a proven commitment to community engagement and the highest professional standards. Through ASLA’s Top 100 Lawyers and Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 listings, we recognize exceptional legal talent and early promise among the next generation of great lawyers.

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Member Of The Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Member Of The National Justice Association
Member Of The Insurance Bad Faith Trial Lawyers Association
Member Of The Florida Justice Association
Member Of The Motorcycle Injury Trial Lawyers Association
Member Of The Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association
Member Of The American Association Of Justice
A Plus Rating With the Better Business Bureau
Recognized By SuperLawyers
10 out of 10 client rating from AVVO
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