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Gonzalo Fernandez has been a trial attorney in the court room fighting for his clients for over 25 years.   After graduating from Washington University Law school in St. Louis with a law degree and an MBA he accepted a position with Baker & McKenzie, the world's largest law firm, in their home office in Chicago.  He left Baker to work for the Circuit Attorney's office in the City of St. Louis where he was an Assistant Prosecutor and part of the Sex Crimes/Child Abuse Unit as well as a member of the Special Victims Unit.   Gonzalo then worked as in-house counsel for Anheuser Busch where he worked closely with the marketing department and field sales and oversaw antitrust and wholesaler litigation.   Since 1996 Gonzalo has been in private practice focusing his practice on Plaintiff's personal injury cases.  He has won numerous multi million dollar verdicts in areas such as medical negligence, trucking accidents, defective products, bad faith insurance cases and police officer excessive force cases.   He is a member of the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, American Association for Justice, the Hispanic Nation and St. Louis bar associations, and has received the highest possible AV rating from Martindale Hubbel for 15 straight years.  He is also a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Club, Super Lawyers and has been selected to Best Lawyers in Missouri for personal injury work on multiple occassions.

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Languages spoken: Spanish

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Medical Malpractice: 30%
    24 years
  2. Wrongful Death: 25%
    24 years
  3. Trucking Accident: 25%
    24 years
  4. Brain Injury: 10%
    24 years
  5. Spinal Cord Injury: 10%
    24 years

Payment

Fees:

Contingent (25-45%)

Attorney endorsements

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  • John William Peel

    Gonz is a tremendous, dedicated, hard-working attorney who always seeks to secure the best results for each and every client.

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    John Peel Criminal defense Attorney
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    Gonzalo is an expert in his field. He provided my clients with an honest and compassionate assessment of their claim. He has since worked hard to achieve the result that they deserve.

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    Christopher Stokes Personal injury Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard

133 S 11th Street
Suite 350
St Louis, MO, 63102

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
COActive200206/16/2016
MOGood Standing, Active199001/08/2013
ILActive And Authorized To Practice Law198905/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Million Dollar AdvocateMillion Dollar Advocates Forum2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Top Attorneys in MissouriKC Magazine2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Top Attorneys in MissouriKC Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top Attorneys in MissouriKC Magazine2013
Top Attorneys in MissouriKC Magazine2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2012
Top Attorneys in MissouriKC Magazine2011
Super LawyerSuperLawyers2011
40 Under 40St. Louis Business Journal2004
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerDevereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard P.C.2001 - Present
Founding PartnerMullen & Fernandez1997 - 2001
Associate General CounselAnheuser Busch Companies1994 - 1997
Associate Circuit AttorneySt. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office1991 - 1994
Associate CounselBaker & McKenzie, LLP1989 - 1991
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
American Association for JusticeMember2002 - Present
Colorado Bar AssociationLicensed Attorney2002 - Present
Missouri Association of Trial AttorneysMember2000 - Present
St. Louis Lawyers Assoc.Member1997 - Present
Hispanic National Bar AssociationMember1995 - Present
Missouri BarLicensed Attorney1990 - Present
Illinois State Bar AssociationLicensed Attorney1989 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Mathew Scott v. SSM Healthcare, 70 SW3d 560Jury Verdict - 4.95 Million Dollars
Wei Wu v. Ryder Truck, 330 SW3d 546Judgment after trial for 15.3 Million Dollars
Paul Boyce v. Johnny ThornburghJudgment after trial for 11 Million Dollars
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
STL BlogTrucking Accidents - We May be Seeing More2015
Red LatinaMissouri Expands Texting Bans2014
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Washington University School of LawLaw & FinanceJD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA1989
Boston CollegePsychologyBA - Bachelor of Arts1985
St. Louis PrioryCollege PrepHigh School1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
KPLR TVTruck Drivers Safety Laws2016
KSHE, KPNT, KNOW, Cool Jazz, Classical 107Missouri Medical Malpractice Caps2015
KPLR TVConcussions in Sports2015
KPLR TVTracy Morgan - Truck Accidents2015
KPLR TVSt. Louis Crime Rate2015
KMOX Radio InterviewSocial Media and the Law2015
KMOX InterviewQuarantine Law and Individual Rights2015
Fox2 News TVConstitutionality of Red Light Cameras2015
KTRS, KMOX,Illinois Speeding Law2014
KPLR TVRed Light Camera2014
CBS RadioNativ American Names in Sports2014
CBS BroadcastingNative American Names in Sports2013