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Edward Antonio Fernandez

Edward Antonio Fernandez

also known as Ed Fernandez

Practice areas:

Mediation, Personal Injury, Slip and Fall Accident, Car Accidents, Brain Injury, Construction & Development

About Me

Edward A. Fernandez has over 25 years' experience in general civil litigation with an emphasis in personal injury, premises liability, construction (both injury and defect) and business litigation. He has tried, arbitrated and mediated hundreds of cases throughout Southern and Central California. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California San Diego in 1979 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego in 1982. More recently, he completed the Pepperdine University School of Law/Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution Mediating the Litigated Case program. He is licensed to practice in the State of California and before the United States District Court and is currently a member of the California Bar Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Riverside Bar Association, The Los Angeles County Bar Association, The American Inns of Court [Leo A. Deegan Chapter], and the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel.

Mr. Fernandez is the recipient of the 2008 Defense Attorney of the Year Award presented by The International Association of Special Investigation Units, Southern California Chapter. He is a former director for Southern California Insurance Professionals and in addition to doing private mediations, also serves as a mediator for the Riverside Consolidated Courts and the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Two. From a personal standpoint, he is married and has five children. He and his family live in Riverside and he has been actively involved in the AYSO Soccer Program where he served as a Board Member, Referee Administrator, Coach and Referee. He is an instrument-rated private pilot and enjoys activities such as flying, skiing and playing golf.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1983

  1. Mediation: 40%
    28 years
  2. Slip and Fall Accident: 20%
    26 years, 500 cases
  3. Personal Injury: 20%
    31 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Car Accidents: 10%
    31 years, 1 thousand cases
  5. Other: 10%
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Payment

Fees:

Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

3 total 

  • Kyle Joseph Scott

    Edward Fernandez was a successful trial attorney that expanded his horizons and became a successful mediator. Ed Fernandez will help you settle your case, whether it is personal injury, medical malpractice or employment law. Edward Fernandez is a TopPickMediator.com and I endorse this attorney.

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    Kyle Scott Car Accidents Attorney
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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Edward. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.

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    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
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Contact Info

Fernandez & Lauby LLP

7700 Irvine Center Drive
Suite 800
Irvine, CA, 92618

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License

StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198308/18/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Awards

Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Top 3 Civil Mediation Panel MediatorsSuperior Court of California County of Riverside2013
A-V Rated Attorney Preeminent 5 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2013
A-V Rated Attorney Preeminent 5 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2012
A-V Rated Attorney Preeminent 5 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2011
A-V Rated Attorney Preeminent 5 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2010
A-V Rated Attorney Preeminent 5 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2009
Defense Attorney of the YearInternational Association of Special Investigation Units, Southern California Chapter2008
A-V Rated Attorney Preeminent 5 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2008
A-V Rated Attorney Preeminent 5 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2007
A-V Rated Attorney Preeminent 5 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2006
A-V Rated Attorney Preeminent 5 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2005
A-V Rated Attorney Preeminent 5 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2004
A-V Rated Attorney Preeminent 5 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2003
A-V Rated Attorney Preeminent 5 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2002
A-V Rated Attorney Preeminent 5 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2001
A-V Rated Attorney Preeminent 5 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2000

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
MediatorTop Pick Mediator2012 - Present
Founding PartnerFernandez & Lauby LLP1998 - Present
PartnerGilbert, Kelly, Crowley & Jennett LLP1984 - 1997

Associations

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Board of Trial AdvocatesMember2008 - Present
California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division TwoMediator2007 - Present
American Inns of CourtMember2002 - Present
Riverside Consolidated CourtsMediator2000 - Present
Riverside County Bar AssociationMember1990 - Present
Association of Southern California Defense CounselMember1985 - Present
Los Angeles County Bar AssociationMember1984 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1982 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Joe Vargas v. Panda Inn RestaurantPrevailed in trial and recovered all costs.

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Publications

Publication NameTitleDate
Riverside LawyerLife After Hanif And Nishihama2007

Education

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
American Institute of Mediation“Impasse Is A Fallacy” a 14-hour Advanced Mediators’ ForumN/A2011
Pepperdine University School of LawN/AMediating the Litigated Case2008
University of San Diego School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of San DiegoN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1979

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Southwest University of Political Science Lecture SeriesMediation and the American Civil Justice System2012
Vons Defense Attorney ConferenceThe California Expedited Jury Trial Program2011
Uninsured Motorist LawUninsured Motorist Law1998