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Miguel C. Fernandez III

Miguel C. Fernandez III

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense

About Me

MIGUEL C. FERNANDEZ III, ESQ. (Updated February 2015)


     I fight for Justice and agressively defend my Client's rights.  I bring 26 years of courtroom experience to your side of the table.  My rates are affordable, my service is professional and my reputation is well known throughout the 20th Judicial Circuit.


     Upon graduation from Syracuse University Law School, I moved to Ft. Myers and worked as an Assistant State Attorney until April 1990. Since 1990, I have maintained a General Trial Practice with a heavy concentration of criminal cases. I am admitted to practice in Florida.


     I am a (2005) past President of the Lee County Bar (2005) and former Chair of the 20th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, and have served on numerous State/Local Bar Committees: Traffic Rules, Small Claims Rules, Unlicensed Practice of Law, and Professionalism. I served on the Second DCA Judicial Nominating Committee and a past President of the Lee County Legal Aid Society. I have volunteered my time/resources to mentoring, the Cape Coral Junior Leadership Law & Order program, local H.S. Mock Trial competitions and the Florida Bar’s Justice Teaching Program.

     Locally, I currently serves on the Board of Habitat for Humanity of Lee County, The Edison Festival of Light, and the SW Florida Council of The Boy Scouts

of America,as well as regularly volunteer with the Lee County Bar Pro Bono projects. Additionally, I have served on the 2012 Edison State College Presidential Search Committee. I am member of two (2) Chambers of Commerce. I was also a long term board member with the Nation's Association Charities. I have repeatedly spoken at Lee County public schools as well as Lee County's Student Leadership Conference. I was a main speaker at the Ft. Myers U.S. Courthouse's first naturalization ceremony.


     I am married to his High School sweetheart, Denise P. Fernandez (formerly O'Reilly) and am a proud father of three incredible daughters, Desiree, Mariah & Gabrielle as well as proud grandfather of grandson Jonathan Patrick.  I have coached girl's soccer/softball teams. My family has lived in Cape Coral since 1989 and we active members at Grace United Methodist. where I have led three Mission Teams.


      Over the years, I have been nominated for several judicial vacancies and it is my sincere wish to one day serve in the capacity of a Trial Judge.


Languages Spoken: Spanish, English

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1988

  1. Criminal Defense: 100%
    27 years, 5 thousand cases



Hourly ($250-350/hour), Contingent (25-40%), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (30 minutes), Pro Bono (1%)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

9 total 

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    I fully endorse Mr. Fernandez. I have known him for well over ten years. He has the respect of his peers and a great deal of respect and compassion for his clients who find themselves in difficult situations when faced with criminal charges. He is a great advocate! -Mary Elizabeth Fletcher, Esq.


    Mary Fletcher
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Thomas DeMine III

    I endorse Mr. Miguel Fernandez, he is a fine attorney who always fights for his clients and receives the best possible results.


    Thomas DeMine Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Fernandez Law Office

1401 Lee Street
Suite D
Fort Myers, FL, 33901


FLMember in Good Standing198805/07/2015
NJResigned Without Prejudice198905/29/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Pro Bono ServiceLee County Bar AssociationN/A

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyLaw Office of Miguel C Fernandez III1990 - Present
Assistant State AttorneyState Attorneys Office 20th Judicial Circuit1988 - 1990

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Lee County Bar AssociationPresident2005 - 2005
Lee County Bar AssociationVice President2004 - 2004
Lee County Bar AssociationSecretary2003 - 2003
Lee County Bar AssociationTreasurer2002 - Present
Lee County Bar AssociationMember At Large2001 - 2001
Habitat for HumanityBoard MemberN/A
Southwest Florida Council Boy Scouts of AmericaBoard MemberN/A
Hodges University Hispanic InstituteAdvisory BoardN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Syracuse University Maxwell SchoolPublic AdministrationMBA - Master of Business Administration1988
Syracuse University College of LawN/AlawN/A