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Daniel J Fernandez

Criminal defense Attorney at Tampa, FL

5.0   109 reviews

also known as Danny, Daniel J. Fernandez, Danny Fernandez

  • Licensed for 44 years
    State FL
    Acquired 1980
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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

About Daniel

Learn Daniel’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Over 42 years, I have defended more than 150 cases per year

    44 years, 30,000 cases

  2. Personal injury

    44 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Car accident
    Over 42 years, I have helped more than 300 families per year in their time of need.

    44 years, 2,500 cases

  4. DUI and DWI

  5. Drug Crime

  6. Sex crime

  7. Expungement

  8. Federal crime

  9. Violent crime

  10. Motorcycle accident

  11. Trucking accident

  12. White collar crime

AV Rated Lawyer: Highest Rating Possible Based On Peer Review.

Daniel J. Fernandez has been practicing law in Tampa, Florida for over 30 years. He has successfully represented clients in criminal cases in Florida, Arizona, Texas, Tennesse, North Carolina, Georgia, New York and Alabama. In both state and federal courts.

Mr. Fernandez is also  available to represent clients who have been injured in automobile accidents, motorcycle accdients, tractor-trailer crashes and serious slip & fall cases. Over $ 10,000,000,00 in verdicts and settlements in injury cases. 

  • All Felony Charges
  • Federal Criminal Cases
  • Criminal Appeals
  • DUI / DWI Defense
  • Bail Reductions
  • Violation of Probation
  • Record Expungements and Sealing
  • All misdemeanor charges

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Daniel J. Fernandez, P.A.
3003 W Azeele St #200
Tampa, FL, 33609

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5.0 / 5.0
  109 customer reviews
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Posted by Frank | August 25, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great person.
For the first time in my life, I encountered a legal challenge unbeknown to me. I was in desperate need of a lawyer to review my situation. I immediately went to the law firm of Fernandez and Hernandez on the advice of a friend. After meeting with Attorney Daniel Fernandez and his team, Mr. Fernandez review my situation and treated me with fairness and the upmost respect and professionalism after meeting with me for the first time. Attorney Daniel Fernandez advice was meaningful and relentless that I felt comfortable in his setting. I am grateful to this day, that I had an attorney that would listen and fight for his client with wisdom and determination. I will recommend Daniel J. Fernandez and his firm to anyone in need of an attorney with integrity and character to reach out to his firm for legal guidance. Frank Reddick
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Posted by Odie | September 20, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Hernandez Property Enterprises
First and foremost, Danny Fernandez is a Tampa Native a great attorney, which I’ve known for many years. He’s a top gun, very talented, professional and experienced. He will be there for you too. Don’t even think about it, schedule your consultation today. Secondly, this guy goes beyond the call of duty in order to get you the best results possible for the charges you or your family members may be facing. He knows the system. He’s been there for me always, since I was a teenager 19, years old. I’m 55, now.and very grateful. I thank God for our friendship and the blessings he and his staff have been able to provide me and my family with over many years. He’s my “Attorney” for life‼️ Gotta luv this guy, he’s one of the best.
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Posted by Edgardo colon | September 4, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Buen abogado
Excelente abogado. Totalmente recomendado. Nos ayudó mucho en nuestra situación.
Posted by Denise | June 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal attorney
Danny represented my husband who has a language barrier. Danny and his PA went above and beyond to assist us in his charges. They Were non judgemental and gracious as they walked us through the process. We know they did an excellent job in representing us. There is no one better qualified to represent us here in Tarpon. We are eternally grateful for their service.
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Posted by Gina | March 26, 2020
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Daniel J Fernandez is a miracle worker!!
Praise God for Daniel J Fernandez!!! He got my charges dropped completely and I was facing a felony!!! This man works nationwide and if you ever need legal help he is your guy!! Austin was also incredible at keeping me calm, cool and collected the while way through!! God bless this team of amazing individuals!! Thank you thank you thank you!!! Forever grateful I can move on with my life and not have to look back!
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Posted by Julio Gonzalez-Roel | March 20, 2020
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Talented and Motivated
Danny is a life long Tampa native and dear friend, who listened and understood my case. Besides his knowledge and experience, he is honest and professional. Bottom line: Danny and his staff, including his assistant Austin Crocker, paid attention to every detail and got my case resolved. His counsel has made a huge difference in my life, and I am forever grateful. He is a talented and motivated attorney who will fight for you, too!
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Posted by Michell | February 11, 2020
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Beyond Grateful for him
Daniel Fernandez is by far THE BEST ATTORNEY I've ever hired. He's straight to the point, he had my husband's sentence reduced to HALF on a 7 year sentence and was on top of contacting me about new important updates. I've hired attorneys in the past and from now on I will recommend him to everyone. He GETS THE JOB DONE!!!!
Posted by LN | December 10, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney Daniel Fernandez
My daughter was facing a few issues that was going to effect her for a very long time. I did not know which direction to turn or what to do. I googled 5 star attorney's and Mr. Fernandez's name displayed. I called his office and spoke to his paralegal Austin. He was very kind, understanding and gave me peace of mind just by speaking to me. I then met Mr. Fernandez shortly thereafter. This Attorney is very kind, compassionate, understanding and truly cares about his clients. His proven results were simply phenomenal. He basically saved my daughter from going away for a very long time instead she is going to receive some medical treatment and soon released with a short period of supervision. Afterwards Mr. Fernandez sat down with me and explained the out come and also has a plan for her moving forward. I know that each situation is different however this attorney not only has proven results he cares and looks for cures for his clients. If your in need of an attorney for any situation I suggest that you call Attorney Daniel Fernandez. I assure you that you will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Keith | August 7, 2019
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Don't step foot into a courtroom without Me. Daniel Fernandez
Mr. Fernandez took my case, which may have been a likely loss, and turned into a fairly convincing win. His straightforward, methodical approach guided the judge towards the correct decision in my favor.
Posted by Jenn | June 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
If your looking for the BEST legal representation in Tampa, it's DANIEL J FERNANDEZ
I had an extremely complicated case, & felt completely hopeless until I walked into Mr. Fernandez office for my 1st consultation. After explaining my situation, Mr. Fernandez & his team instantly put me at ease & assured me everything would be taken care of. I was more than pleased with how patient & prompt he & his team, in particular AUSTIN, were with answering my numerous questions. I can't even come close to expressing my gratitude for how hard this firm worked to reach our desired outcome. THANK YOU!! Jenn
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Posted by Ashok | February 16, 2019
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Grate person
Daniel J Fernandez a kind of person that still you can trust humanity . I was bad experience previously and I was nervous. I never meet him face to face just talk once and he give me trust and I can say he fully brings his trust on results and delivered me what I was want in time frame bounded . You can trust him even not seen face and his team is working as a family. You will be in good hand with him .
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Posted by Deborah | November 8, 2018
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Professional, Patient, Passionate, Personable, and Proficient
Mr. Fernandez was hired by our family because he is the person to choose when you are faced with serious consequences. He was chosen because of his passion for his profession and his expertise. This very complicated case was handled by him and his staff guiding us along the way with a successful outcome.
Posted by anonymous | October 25, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding Criminal Attorney
I had the opportunity to sit in Court today and observed the handiwork of Daniel J. Fernandez. He provided effective, concise out of the box thinking with his representation, keeping in mind the objective of obtaining the best possible outcome for his client. He is diligent and found that he fights aggressively for his client while maintaining a professional decorum. He prepares his client by explaining in detail clearly what options are available, giving sound advice and providing his professional opinion. His legal knowledge, integrity and professionalism is definitely a cut above and believe Daniel Fernandez is Tampa Bay's finest. You can't go wrong with Daniel Fernandez in your corner. Sonia T.
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Posted by anonymous | October 23, 2018
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Abogado increíble
El abogado Daniel F. Fernandez es un abogado muy bueno es muy honesto y correcto. Se lo recomiendo a todo el mundo tuvo resultados muy buenos con mi caso.
Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
I interviewed at least 10 lawyers . I was looking for someone to represent my son on a serious criminal matter. I chose Daniel Fernandez because he seemed honest and Sincere . He was direct and explained everything to us with patience and clarity. When we got into court he was spectacular. When he spoke everyone listened .. It was evident that he had the respect of the other lawyers and court personnel. We got a great result . I cannot say enough about Mr. Fernandez. I will be forever grateful for him .
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Posted by Kevin | September 18, 2018
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Absolutely fantastic lawyer and team, cannot recommend enough! He got the minimal possible sentence for my girlfriend, and it could've been bad, really bad. He is a fantastic lawyer with extremely reasonable prices! Cannot recommend enough!
Posted by Bayron | June 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Profesionalismo en céntido de palabras
D. Fernández , un abogado muy profesional que llenó todas mis necesidades en cuanto a mi caso de la A ala Z, satisfaciendo todos mis puntos legale nuevamente doy fe de su interés en mi caso y el profesionalismo con que lo condujo ,,indudablemente volvería a contratar sus cervicio !
Posted by Misty | June 13, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Mr. Fernandez helped us will all our needs. He is an excellent lawyer. He kept in contact with my husband and myself. Thank you.
Posted by Vanessa | May 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Mr. Fernandez and his assistant, Austin, are the best there is when everything goes south. I am more than satisfied with the outcome of my case. He managed everything the way he said he would, even when there was new information that came to light, unexpected, he was there and managed it to the T. In the end things didn't look so bright, but once again Daniel came through with his promises. If there is one thing I am sure of its that I wouldn't be giving him this amazing review here today if it wasn't for his help. (Honestly I'd probably be starring at a grey brick wall right now) God bless him and his staff for everything they have helped me through. HANDS DOWN, BEST LAWYER IN TOWN !!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2018
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Gracias al equipo de Daniel Fernandez y su profesionalismo estamos my contento con los resultados bendiciones
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AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Daniel J. Fernandez, P.A.
  • 2022 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • Fernandez & Hernandez, LLC
  • 2005 - 2022
  • Special Prosecutor, Division of Narcotics & Dangerous Drugs
  • State Attorney's Office, 13th Judicial Circuit
  • 1982 - 1984
  • Assistant State Attorney
  • State Attorney's Office, 13th Judicial Circuit
  • 1980 - 1982
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  • South Texas College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1979
  • University of South Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State of Florida vs. Ruiz
  • Motion to Suppress Granted


  • Hillsborough County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1980 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Rotary Club
  • Criminal Justice Today
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked on a very delicate matter with Mr. Fernandez. He displayed displayed extreme professionalism and knowledge, and I wholeheartedly endorse him."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Attorney Danny Fernandez is a wealth of knowledge and isn't afraid to go to battle for his clients. He will go to far lengths to make sure his clients get the best results. When Attorney Fernandez walks int the courtroom he makes heads turn. Attorney Fernandez is always professional, courteous, and knowledgeable. Not only does Attorney Fernandez have the respect of his clients but also, opposing counsel, the Court, and court personal. I would recommend Attorney Fernandez to represent anyone in trouble or a victim of a car crash."
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Tampa Criminal defense Lawyer Daniel J Fernandez
Daniel J Fernandez
Criminal defense Attorney
Tampa, FL
Licensed for 44 years