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John Fernandez is a Raleigh litigator, focusing his law practice on the complex issues of divorce, and specifically those surrounding custody of children.  Counselor and mediator, John has dedicated years of his professional life to the welfare of children in the research triangle.


The family law practice at the Law Office of John P. Fernandez is a natural evolution of John's career.  The term "best interest of the children" is not simply a legal edict for John.  He understands that our children are our future.  He will help you make the best decisions for their future, as well.


Practice areas


  1. Child Custody: 40%
    3 years
  2. Divorce: 30%
    3 years
  3. Child Support: 30%
    3 years

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  • Christopher L. Peck

    John is an excellent lawyer and litigator. I have referred many of my clients to John for business and family law related matters. A great person who genuinely cares about his clients and making the world a better place! Recommended Highly!


    Christopher Peck Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Po Box 61141
Raleigh, NC, 27661-1141


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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Juvenile Court CounselorNorth Carolina Department of Justice1993 - 1998
Adjunct ProfessorAlamance Community College1993 - 1998
Student AttorneyUNC School of Law - Civil Legal Clinic1992 - 1993
Youth CouselorThe Whitaker School1986 - 1991
CorporalUnited States Marine Corps1981 - 1985
Association namePosition nameDuration
North Carolina State BarMemberN/A
North Carolina Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Wake County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
10th Judicial District BarMemberN/A
U.S. District Court, Middle District of North CarolinaMemberN/A
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of North CarolinaMemberN/A
Butner, NC Federal PrisonSpeakerN/A
Carrboro River Cats (Little League Baseball)Head CoachN/A
Publication nameTitleDate
International Academy of Collaborative ProfessionalsBasic Collaborative Training2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of North Carolina School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
North Carolina Central University School of LawPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1990
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
-Legal Ethics2012
-How to Handle the Abusive Litigator2012
-Understanding the Law of Damages2010
-Effective Discovery Techniques2008
-Working with Expert Witnesses2008
-Recognizing Bad Faith Cases and What to Do2007
-How to Handle Post-Trial Issues2007
-How to Present your Case at Trial2007
-How to Select the Right Jury for your Case2007
-Preparing Witnesses for Depositions and Trial2006