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A true Tampa native, Manuel “Manny” Fernandez has dedicated himself to the service of Tampans for most of his life. He called Ybor City home before entering the National Guard shortly after completing high school. Having proudly served his country in the Armed Forces, Mr. Fernandez returned to Tampa to further his education at the University of South Florida. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in 1977 before attending the University of South Texas, College of Law in 1980 where he received his Juris Doctorate.


Mr. Fernandez launched his law career with smaller Tampa practices before forming his present practice in 1987, a company that consisted of only himself and two legal assistants. In the years that followed, the firm of Kinney, Fernandez & Boire, P.A. evolved into a thriving practice with a total staff of 18, and additional office locations were created in Plant City, St. Petersburg, New Port Richey and Wesley Chapel. In the firm's first 28 years of service, they have earned over $300 million on behalf of their many clients.

Throughout his career, Mr. Fernandez has exclusively represented individuals in well over 25,000 cases involving personal injury, automobile accidents or other types of alleged negligence. He has also counseled clients in various capacities, including cases of slander, defamation, or civil rights violations. Mr. Fernandez's long-standing involvement in the Tampa community extends past his law practice. He has served on a number of advisory boards, including Tampa Catholic High School, Villa Madonna School, and is a proud supporter of Make-A-Wish® Central and Northern Florida.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 70%
  2. Slip and Fall: 15%
  3. Wrongful Death: 15%



Contingent (25-40%)

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  • Marcus Joseph Fernandez

    Manuel Fernandez is a well-respected attorney and is an advocate for those who have been injured in an accident. His success in Tampa Bay is a direct reflection of the numerous decisions he has won on behalf of clients over the past 30 years.


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Contact info

Kinney, Fernandez & Boire

3128 W. Kennedy Blvd
Tampa, FL, 33609-3075


FLMember in Good Standing198306/19/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Wishmaker of the YearMake-A-Wish Central & Northern Florida2014
David Donnelly Memorial AwardSouth Texas College of Law1980
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PresidentKinney, Fernandez & Boire, P.A.1987 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
South Tampa Chamber of CommerceMember2012 - Present
The Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2000 - Present
Academy of Florida Trial LawyersEagle Member1986 - Present
Florida BarMember1983 - Present
Hillsborough County BarMember1983 - Present
Tampa Bay Hispanic Chamber of CommerceMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
South Texas College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1980
University of South FloridaDistributive EducationBS - Bachelor of Science1977