|FL||Member in Good Standing||2008||01/29/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|2015 Up & Comers Award||Tampa Bay Business Journal||2015|
|Associate||Kinney, Fernandez & Boire P.A.||2008 - Present|
|Summer Associate||Swope, Rodante, P.A.||2007 - 2007|
|Summer Associate||Office of Honorable Chris W. Altenbernd in the Second District Court of Appeal and the State Attorney for the Thirteenth Judicial District||2006 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Tampa Catholic High School||Advisory Board||2014 - Present|
|South Tampa Chamber of Commerce||Education Committee||2013 - Present|
|Make-A-Wish Central and Northern Florida||Advisory Board, Board of Directors and Advisory Board Chair||2010 - Present|
|Florida Bar||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Hillsborough County Bar Association||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Florida Justice Association||N/A||2008 - Present|
|Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association||N/A||2008 - Present|
|South Texas College Of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|University of Central Florida||Hospitality||BS - Bachelor of Science||2005|
Posted by Lori
Marcus Fernandez is a top notch attorney. I hired him for an injury case. He went above and beyond my expectations. He would keep me posted on my case often, via phone calls, since my schedule didn't all time for a face to face. He was willing to incorporate my time into his schedule.
One thing I have to say is that he asked me one question. "What do you expect to get out of this suit financially" he said to take a week and honestly think about it. Well I did just that. Now I could have thrown out a number and that would have been it. But I took his advice and listed all the specific details. Every night I was up in pain all night. All the days I missed work, family finances that occurred from this incident. I wrote the list so specific that I came down to every penny that I felt was owed to me, and details as to why.
Mr. Fernandez called me and said that with all his experience he never had someone do that. Normally they would come up with a number and that was that. I said well you asked me to really think about it and be specific. Well that's what I did.
The next step was the deposition, in which he did explain to me how difficult they defense would be and he would correct. He prepped me for just that.
One thing I have to say is that at first I went with a "popular" law firm Morgan & Morgan, because of their popularity. And they dropped the ball on my case. I learned that it's not about the person with Morgan & Morgan. You're just a number there. But with Fernandez you're an individual who matters.
Bottom line we won the case and he did get the amount I wanted and felt was fare. He was amazing and I would recommend him 100%.