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Luis Fernandez

Luis Fernandez

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, General Practice, Entertainment, Election Campaigns & Political Law

About Me

Our firm originated in 1949 Cuba and 1976 Miami, FL USA. We are a third generation law firm that hopes to serve our community for many more years. Our firm has been AV-Rated Preeminent for over 20 consecutive years.

Attorney Luis Fernandez is the son of the late Luis Fernandez-Caubi, attorney in Cuba and in the United States until 1997, and founder of the law firm. Our law firm has added Anna Fernandez (St. Thomas, 2011).

Fernandez-Caubi taught law at Santo Tomas de Villanueva in Cuba, and Luis Fernandez taught at FIU in the Criminal Justice Program for many years.

The firm appeared at the United Nations in Geneva, Switzerland in 1988 and assisted in the Human Rights Campaign that led to the freedom of political prisoners in Cuba. The firm has continued to represent the oppressed and with the assistance of Wilfredo Allen, has appeared in cases in Great Britain and assisted refugees in Peru and Nicaragua. Recently, the firm has played a part in identifying violators of Human Rights in Cuba, including attackers of the Ladies in White (Damas en Blanco) through Repression, ID program in which the firm was a founding member.

The firm, with the late Jean Camper Kahn (founder of Antioch Law School in Washington DC), the law firm of Steptoe & Johnson, Legal Aid and others, successfully tried the Meek v. Martinez landmark case, which resulted in the elderly minority receiving their proper share of government funds in the Miami-Dade County area.

The firm has represented El Movimiento Democracia in cases dealing with the interception of rafters at sea, and matters dealing with the Neutrality Act.

The firm has received recognition from groups such as La Brigada 2506, Miami-Dade County Bar Association, Movimiento Democracia, Hermanos de Rescate, Mayoral Proclamations and has twice received the CABA Pro Bono Award.

Anna Fernandez leads the Civil and Family sections of the practice.
Luis Fernandez heads the Criminal, Entertainment, and Election sections of the firm.

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Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1979

  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    2 years
  2. General Practice: 20%
    2 years
  3. Election Campaigns & Political Law: 10%
    2 years
  4. Entertainment: 10%
    2 years

Payment

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

Attorney Endorsements

8 total 

  • Julio M. Gomez

    I endorse this lawyer he has extensive experience..

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    Julio Gomez Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Lizette Monick Sierra

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    Lizette Sierra Immigration Attorney
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Contact Info

Luis Fernandez, P.A.

2250 SW 3rd Avenue
Suite #303
Miami, FL, 33129

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing197905/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Brigada de Asalto 2506 Award of RecognitionBrigada de Asalto 25062013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
AV Rated for the 20th Consecutive YearMartindale-Hubbell2011
Freedom of Speech and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.Movimiento Democracia2002
Pro Bono Legal Services ProjectCuban American Bar Association1995
Pro Bono Legal Services ProjectCuban American Bar Association1994
Pro Bono Legal Services ProjectCuban American Bar Association1993
Pro Bono Legal Services ProjectCuban American Bar Association1992
Services to the Cuban NationMovimiento Insurreccional Martiano1984
Book Award for Criminal Clinic Prep ProgramUniversity of Florida1977
Spanish American Law Students Association AwardUniversity of FloridaN/A
John Marshall Bar AssociationUniversity of FloridaN/A
Price Waterhouse Accounting Scholarship AwardFlorida Atlantic UniversityN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
GESE Pension Plan Board TrusteeCity of Miami2014 - Present
HostWLRN-Ante Usted2007 - Present
ProfessorFlorida International University1987 - 1994
AttorneyLuis Fernandez, P.A.1979 - Present

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Dade County Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1979 - Present
Cuban American Bar AssociationMember1979 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1979 - Present
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1979 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaMemberN/A
United States Tax CourtMemberN/A
Fifth Circuit Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Amnesty InternationalMemberN/A
Human Rights WatchMemberN/A
Willy Chirino FoundationDirectorN/A
United States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaMemberN/A
Florida Supreme CourtMemberN/A
United States District Court for the Northern District of FloridaMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
US v. Alexander M. Henry; Case Number: 11-60299-CR-ROSENBAUMOn the eve of trial, all charges were dropped against Mr. Henry
Francois Illas v. Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera; Case Number: 12-36492-CA-30Case went to trial. The Court ruled in our favor, and Bettina Rodriguez Aguilera is currently a City of Doral Councilwomen!
Meek v. Martinez, 724 F. Supp. 888 - Dist. Court, SD Florida 1987Case outcome resulted in the elderly minority receiving their proper share of government funds in the Miami-Dade County area

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Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
In the RoadsBeware of Facebook in Court2012
The Miami NewsUnmask Bigotry in Official English Ranks1988
The Florida Bar JournalPrinciples of Juvenile Practice1983

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1979
Florida Atlantic UniversityAccountingBS - Bachelor of Science1973

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Espias Cubanos en EE.UU. (II Conferencia)Espias Cubanos en EE.UU. (II Conferencia)2011