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Mr. Fernandez is peer review rated "A-V"​ by Martindale-Hubbell, a national attorney rating group, the highest rating given. Mr. Fernandez practices civil trial law as an associate with Clark & Martino, P.A., a nationally recognized civil trial law firm ( He is a member of the Hillsborough County Bar Association and currently serves as an officer on the Board of Directors for the Young Lawyer's Division. He was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2015 and one of Tampa's Top Rated Lawyers for 2015 by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell. 


Prior to joining Clark & Martino in 2012, Mr. Fernandez graduated with honors from the University of Florida in 2005 and went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from Stetson University College of Law in 2008. While attending Stetson, Mr. Fernandez served as an intern for the Second District Court of Appeal and also served as a certified legal intern for both the State Attorney’s Office for the 13th Judicial Circuit and the Public Defender’s Office for the 6th Judicial Circuit. 


Upon acceptance to the Florida Bar in 2008, Mr. Fernandez practiced primarily in commercial litigation in both state and federal court as an associate with one of the oldest and most reputable law firms in Manatee County. In 2010, Mr. Fernandez accepted an appointment as a criminal prosecutor with the State Attorney’s Office for the 13th Judicial Circuit in Hillsborough County. During his career as a prosecutor in Tampa, Mr. Fernandez gained significant jury trial experience and successfully prosecuted well over a thousand misdemeanor and felony cases. 


Mr. Fernandez continues to apply his trial experience to his main areas of practice which include:


Auto Accidents 

Dangerous or Defective Products 

Premises Liability (Slip & Fall, Dangerous and Defective Conditions) 

Medical Malpractice

Insurance Dispute Litigation 

Class Action Litigation 

Consumer Protection Litigation

Nursing Home Neglect and Abuse



Languages spoken: Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Car Accident: 25%
  3. Defective Products: 13%
  4. Wrongful Death: 12%



Contingent (33-40%)

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Contact info

Clark & Martino, P.A.

3407 W Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL, 33609-2905


FLMember in Good Standing200806/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2015
Tampa's Top Rated LawyersLexisNexis2015
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyClark & Martino, P.A.2012 - Present
Assistant State Attorney/ProsecutorState Attorney's Office, 13th Judicial Circuit2010 - 2012
Associate AttorneyGrimes Goebel Grimes Hawkins & Gladfelter, P.A.2008 - 2010
Certified Legal InternState Attorney's Office For 13th Judicial Circuit2008 - 2008
Certified Legal InternOffice Of The Public Defender, 6th Judicial Circuit2007 - 2007
Judicial InternFlorida District Court Of Appeal, Second District2007 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
Hillsborough County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Florida BarN/AN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Stetson University College of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A2008
University of FloridaPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts2005