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Ergio I. Fernandez

About me

I am the Founder and Managing Partner of Fernandez Legal Group, P.A.  I was born in Havana, Cuba, and raised in Miami, Florida, where I attended and graduated, with honors, from Florida International University in 1995 with dual Bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and International Relations, and a concentration certificate in Latin American Studies.   After graduation from Florida International University, I attended law school at Nova Southeastern University, where he graduated with honors in 1999. 



Upon graduation from law school, I was selected, from amongst thousands of applicants nationwide, to serve as an Assistant State Attorney at the Miami-Dade State Attorney’s Office, which is one of the four largest prosecuting offices in the United States.  As a prosecutor, I was responsible for prosecuting various criminal offenses, from Driving Under the Influence to Homicides, and was quickly promoted as Assistant Chief of the Misdemeanor Division, where I performed important administrative functions, as well as supervised and trained incoming prosecutors.



My career as a prosecutor was served with the utmost honor and distinction, which allowed me to be selected to be part of the specialized Economic Crimes Unit, where I investigated, charged and prosecuted individuals accused of committing a myriad of financial offenses, ranging from Embezzlement to Racketeering.


 


In 2005, I culminated his stellar career as a public servant and went into private practice.  Since then, I have represented countless of individuals and corporations throughout the United States and abroad in civil, administrative and criminal matters.  In addition, I often advise small and large corporations on matters of corporate structure, governance and compliance.   


 


My practice is primarily focused on litigation and trial work, where I have successfully represented clients in a wide array of cases in the areas of commercial litigation, shareholders and partnership disputes, trade secrets, non-compete, temporary restraining orders and injunctions, deceptive practices, real estate disputes (including failure to close and escrow deposits), foreclosure defense, banking litigation, collections, criminal defense, family law (including, divorces, domestic violence injunctions, child support, alimony, and paternity), professional malpractice, personal injury (including dog bites, slip-and-falls, dangerous conditions, car accidents, and negligent security), international litigation and arbitration, and insurance litigation (including property and casualty claims negotiations, denials, and bad faith), administrative proceedings, and appeals.  


 


I have also counseled corporate clients and individuals in a wide range of transactional, administrative and regulatory matters, including, but not limited to, governmental audits, purchase and sale of businesses, real estate closings, corporate governance, personnel and labor issues, employment matters, international trade and business transactions, statutory and regulatory compliance, contract drafting and negotiations, partnership agreements, purchase and sale agreements, employment agreements, franchise agreements, and non-compete agreements. 


 


I am the proud recipient of an AV Preeminent Rating from Martindale Hubbell, which is an honor only bestowed upon a select group of lawyers nationwide who have received the highest peer reviews in the areas of legal knowledge, communication and analytical skills, judgment, ethical standards, and overall legal experience. 


 


I am fluent in written and conversational Spanish and I am a member of various courts and organizations, including the Florida Bar; the United States District Courts for the Southern and Middle Districts of Florida; the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit; the Association of Federal Defense Attorneys, the Cuban American Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.  


 

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Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Criminal Defense: 25%
    16 years
  2. Family: 20%
    11 years
  3. Divorce: 20%
    11 years
  4. Child Custody: 20%
    11 years
  5. Real Estate: 15%
    11 years

Payment

Fees:

Fixed (sometimes), Retainer (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Deric Zacca

    Ergio I. Fernandez is a skilled criminal defense trial lawyer. I had the opportunity to work with him as co-counsel on two separate criminal trials. During those trials, he developed excellent trial strategy and performed skillful examinations of the government's witnesses.

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    Deric Zacca Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

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Contact info

Fernandez Legal Group, P.A.

8321 NW 12th Street
Doral, FL, 33126

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
FLMember in Good Standing199906/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent RatedMartindale-Hubbell2016
Dean's ListNova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center1998
Dean's ListFlorida International University1994
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing PartnerDMGPA2006 - 2012
Prosecuting AttorneyMiami Dade County State Attorney's Office1999 - 2005
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Dade County Bar AssociationMember2016 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Cuban American Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
Florida Bar, General Practice, Solo and Small Firm SectionMember2013 - Present
Florida Bar, Criminal Law SectionMember2013 - Present
Florida Bar, Family Law SectionMember2013 - Present
Association of Federal Defense AttorneysMember2013 - Present
United States District Court for the Middle District of FloridaMember2005 - Present
Florida BarMember1999 - Present
United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh CircuitMemberN/A
United States District Court for the Southern District of FloridaMemberN/A
Florida Bar, Grievance CommitteeMember2010 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mr. Fernandez Obtains Dismissal on Behalf of ClientsCase Dismissed.
Mr. Fernandez Procures Pre-Trial Diversion Program for Client Charged with Serious FeloniesPre-Trial Diversion Program and Dismissal
Mr. Fernandez wins trial over failed real estate closing.Verdict for Real Estate Buyer
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Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law CenterLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Florida International UniversityPolitical Science and Int'l RelationsDual B.A.1995
Florida International UniversityLatin American and Caribbean StudiesCertificate/Area of Concentration1994
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Miami SAO TrainingDelivering Persuasive Closing Arguments2003