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Ergio I. Fernandez

Divorce and separation Attorney at Doral, FL

5.0   25 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1999
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Ergio

Learn Ergio’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    30%

  2. Divorce and separation
    30%

  3. Family
    20%
    I handle all aspects of family law, including pre- and post-nuptial agreements, child support, custody/timesharing, distribution of property, alimony, paternity, restraining orders and domestic violence injunctions.

    19 years

  4. Criminal defense
    10%
    I represent clients in all aspects of criminal defense, including criminal investigations, meetings/debriefing by law enforcement, trials, appeals and post-conviction relief.

    24 years

  5. Litigation
    10%
    I represent individuals and corporations in a variety of litigation matters, including commercial disputes, partnership disputes, and breach of contracts, to name a few.

    24 years

I am the Founder and Managing Partner of Fernandez Legal Group, P.A.  I was 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.  My practice is primarily focused on litigation and trial work. I have tried in excess of 50 jury trials and have successfully represented clients in a wide range of cases in the areas of family law, commercial litigation, criminal defense, and law enforcement, administrative and regulatory investigations. I have also also counseled corporate clients and individuals in a wide range of transactional, administrative and regulatory matters.  

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 have also received the distinct honor of being recognized by the Daily Business Review as one of Florida's Top Rated Lawyers in 2016, and have been selected by the National Trial Lawyers organization as one of Florida's Top 100 criminal defense attorneys for 2017, and have been bestowed the American Institute of Family Lawyers amongst the "10 Best" family law attorneys in Florida.

I am fluent in written and conversational Spanish and I am a current or past 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, the American Bar Association, the National Trial Lawyers Organization, the Florida Bar Grievance Committee for the Eleventh Circuit, the Eleventh Circuit Criminal Division Screening Committee, and the Dade County Bar Association.  

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2017 "10 Best"
Top 100 Trial Lawyers
2019 Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating
2018 Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rated
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Location

Fernandez Legal Group, P.A.
3105 NW 107 Avenue
Suite 400
Doral, FL, 33172

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Reviews

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Posted by Irina Martha Jarrin | January 31, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Un Excelente Profesionak
Ha sido una muy grata experiencia, sobre todo porque compare el nivel de conocimiento y profesionalismo, con respecto a otros (que no vale la pena ser ni mencionados) El Sr Ergio Fernandez se tomo el tiempo de explicarme todos los pros y contras así como indicarme la mejor manera de proceder, no solo quede muy satisfecha sino ademas quede convencida de que todo se haría teniendo en cuenta hasta los mas pequeños detalles, fue muy rápido y satisfactorio, los recomiendo con los ojos cerrados, y si en el futuro necesito de un abogado Ergio I. Fernandez sera siempre mi primera opción.
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Posted by Felix | October 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Ergio Fernandez represented me on my divorce and I'm very thankful for that. He is very professional and I definitively recommend his services.
Posted by Valentina | October 6, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
Amazing lawyer! He did everything to close the case as soon as possible. I would highly recommend him
Posted by Robin | August 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Ergio fought for my family as if it were his own
Ergio Fernandez was overwhelmingly honest about the difficulties, struggles, and “hatred”that my family and I would face if we went to court. However, the above mentioned backlash would be from the court of public opinion. Ergio then explained the complexities of family law and the importance of the best interest of the child in all decisions. This information made us better parents, grandparents, teachers, and friends. We ignored social media, spoke positively about all parties involved, and occupied our time with sports, games, books, and fields trips. Ergio uses his experiences to win cases, but more importantly, he uses his experiences to make his clients better then they were at the start.
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Posted by Alexander | August 3, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Powerhouse
Ergio has always worked hard at protecting my interests. Very professional and “up-front”. Would recommend him any day.
Posted by Nytee | August 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Phenomenal Expertise
I cannot be more gracious and satisfied with the services provided by Fernandez Law Group. The expertise, guidance, and professionalism by far exceeded my expectations. While my case was an exception to most and had to be handled with sensitivity and care, Ergio and his team never wavered. I came to Ergio on a referral; no promises were given. Instead, I was given credible and solid advice and was told "I will make my recommendations, but will always follow your lead." Without fail, this is exactly what was delivered. I'd highly recommend using this firm.
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Posted by Amy | June 10, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
If you don't know, make sure to have the phone number of he who does.
Ergio has a superior professional education and ample background that are the recipie for success in his fields of expertise. He is an honest person that is just by nature and knows how to place himself in his clients shoes. I unarguably recommend Ergio for any family or criminal matter.
Posted by Eikel | February 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
I would recommend Dr. Fernandez with my eyes closed
Dr. Fernandez is an excellent attorney who has successfully represented me in a paternity suit. His professional demeanor earns him credibility with judges, and his results speak for themselves. He is experienced, personable, thoughtful, and is the kind of person who zealously represents his client; but will remain within appropriate ethical and professional boundaries.
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Posted by Jennifer | February 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended!!!
I have retained Mr. Fernandez's services for family matters twice now and have been exceptionally pleased with the outcomes. Exemplary professional with great communication skills.
Posted by Chris | February 3, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
Ergio is an excellent attorney with direct knowledge in a variety of disciplines. During our initial engagement he constantly kept my expectations well managed. I have subsequently hired him for corporate and real estate work, and have been more than pleased with the results. I would highly recommend his services.
Posted by Neisha | October 20, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Ergio has helped me with many of my family related matters. He is honest, to the point and has always pointed me in the right direction. I will continue to use his services for all my legal needs.
Posted by William | October 13, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Contract dispute
I hired Ergio Fernandez to resolve a contract dispute. He was very detailed in explaining the process and limitations to our case. I strongly recommend his law firm.
Posted by Robert tamcsin | October 13, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Very well done
We are very please with the outcome of our case. Ergio handled it very well. Ergio is very good at understanding complex business law and executing legal strategy.
Posted by Wesley | October 13, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Honest and fair.
Ergio was honest and fair to me. He did not sugar coat the information and was honest about the good and bad of my case. Help me feel safe about the decisions we had to make. I honestly feel I would not have gotten what I needed without his help. Thank you Ergio.
Posted by Chris | October 1, 2014
Great Attorney in Miami!
Ergio is a great attorney. He always handles all my cases with the utmost care and attention. I use his services for corporate law, and he is one of those guys that will fight tooth and nail to get things done. He is one of the most gifted litigators that I have had the opportunity to know, and I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by tony | September 24, 2014
i am not big on words but i can tell you that mr fernandez is more then likly the only honest lawyer i have ever met, d
Mr fernandez did everything he said he would and not one time did i feel like i was getting a run around, honestly, this man is true to his words and truly advises you in your best interest,after my claim he not only did more then i hoped for but we remained friends and i will use his services exclusivly for life if needed....i wish all people in any buisness had his integrity..thank you again Mr. Fernandez... I would also like to point out that i have used him on 4 differant cases and all with favorible results..i speak from the heart, this is a fantastic lawyer
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Posted by Ana | September 24, 2014
Excellent lawyer!
I definitely recommend this lawyer. Rarely is such expertise paired with such hard work and friendly attitude. He stays on top of things, and keeps the client informed every step of the way. He pays great attention to detail and has great follow through. Mr. Fernandez is always available to allay any fears and address concerns. He is professional and knowledgeable, as well as courteous and responsible. He works in a timely manner and gets the job done. You will not be disappointed!
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Posted by joshua | March 15, 2014
a trust worthy lawyer.
Ergio I. Fernandez has helped both me and my family more than once. he has become a a great lawyer and a friend. i would ask Mr. Fernandez questions about the personal cases i have for planing of my next step, and he would always come through for me.
Posted by Mari | February 13, 2014
sincere, fair, accommodating and just as important VERY HUMAN
Not only did Attorney Fernandez, represent my son and myself on more than one occasion. Attorney Fernandez has become the legal representative of my for any and all legal issues. I found Attorney Fernandez, to be sincere, fair, accommodating and just as important VERY HUMAN. We look for legal representatives to sympathize and verbalize our injustices in our court rooms before a Judge. I found this Attorney who went above and beyond, A FRIEND the kind you trust with your children and with your heartaches. Thank you, Mari
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Posted by Pedro | December 24, 2013
Ergio Review
Ergio is a true professional who will defend his client with all the experience and knowledge he has of the judicial system, I will highly recommend his services as an attorney.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Always
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Managing Partner
  • DMGPA
  • 2006 - 2012
  • Prosecuting Attorney
  • Miami Dade County State Attorney's Office
  • 1999 - 2005

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Florida International University
  • Dual B.A.
  • 1995
  • Florida International University
  • Certificate/Area of Concentration
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Father's Girlfriend Not Allowed Around Minor Child
  • Motion to Preclude Father's Girlfriend from Coming Around Child is Granted.
  • Father's Timesharing Severely Reduced
  • Motion to Reduce Timesharing is Granted.
  • Mr. Fernandez wins trial over failed real estate closing.
  • Verdict for Real Estate Buyer
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Associations

  • United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2021

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
  • The National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Law Attorneys (2017)
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • America's Most Honored 5% Professionals
  • American Registry
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • 2016 Top Rated Florida Lawyer
  • ALM Daily Business Review
  • 2016
  • Dean's List
  • Nova Southeastern University, Shepard Broad Law Center
  • 1998
  • Dean's List
  • Florida International University
  • 1994
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Speaking Engagements

  • Miami SAO Training
  • Delivering Persuasive Closing Arguments
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (35)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ergio I. Fernandez displays genuine concern in every question he answers on Avvo. His answers reflect a solid understanding of the law and a quick grasp of the applicable law in every situation. I enjoy reading his replies and appreciate his willingness to contribute his knowledge."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Family Attorney | Jan 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ergio is a great professional who is well known in our community. An excellent litigator with plenty of experience as a former prosecutor in Miami. Take it from the "Q", if you are considering hiring Ergio, call him, you won't go wrong."
Litigation Attorney | Aug 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A true professional. Incredibly knowledgeable. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A very insightful and articulate attorney. Ergio is a great lawyer to have on your side when you need the best defense. I endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
Commercial real estate Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. A brilliant, trustworthy and highly respected attorney in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ergio. His outstanding published comments on Avvo, offer great insight and are regularly relied upon by other practicing attorneys."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"A brilliant attorney, and highly respected in the legal community. Can definitely endorse and recommend without reservation."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ergio. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 11
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I had the privilege of serving with Ergio at the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office. Ergio has that rare blend of legal intelligence and personal skills that allows him to thrive in any setting. I highly recommend him as a trial lawyer and criminal defense practitioner."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I met Ergio when I was a young prosecutor in Miami-Dade. He is well-prepared and dogged advocate for his clients. I would absolutely recommend him to anyone in need of a good criminal defense attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 24
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I wholeheartedly endorse Ergio. He is a thoughtful and knowledgeable lawyer. He always puts his clients first."
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Doral Divorce and separation Lawyer Ergio I. Fernandez
Ergio I. Fernandez
Divorce and separation Attorney
Doral, FL
Licensed for 24 years