For any legal matter you need a seasoned, competent, and ethical attorney to protect... more
For any legal matter you need a seasoned, competent, and ethical attorney to protect your rights. We give you the help you need when you need it the most. My goal is to build bridges in the community made up of satisfied clients. We work hard to ensure that our work is done in a prompt professional manner with a respect for the confidentiality of your case. My staff is courteous and... view profile
Floyd J Fernandez is founder and managing attorney of Pacifica Legal Services. He... more
Floyd J Fernandez is founder and managing attorney of Pacifica Legal Services. He represents clients in both family-based and employer-based petitions for permanent immigrant visas, petitions for citizenship, as well as petitions for asylum or refugee status along appeal against deportation. He has strong writing and research skills from his work in appellate law along with a rich cultural expe... view profile
The discipline referred to above stems from a case that is more than10 years old.... more
The discipline referred to above stems from a case that is more than10 years old. The Court of Appeal disagreed with my belief that I had an ethical obligation not to reveal attorney-client privileged information to the court.I continued with an appeal which the Court believed was rendered moot. I did so in an attempt toprotect the interests of my clients. There was ample legal precedent to sup... view profile
If you file a lawsuit and lose the case, you can appeal the decision to the next highest court, which is called the appellate court. Appellate lawyers often specialize in arguing appeals; that is, they specialize in arguing why the decision of the lower court was wrong (or why it was right, for the party that won). Appellate attorneys specialize in appeals because they understand the specific and detailed rules that must be followed. It is possible to lose an appeal on technicalities, even when the law is on your side. If you want to appeal the outcome of the trial court, or if you need to argue against another person's appeal, you should work with an appellate attorney.