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Gonzalo Fernandez

Medical malpractice Attorney at Saint Louis, MO

5.0   25 reviews
  • State Years
    Colorado - CO 21 years
    Missouri - MO 33 years
    Illinois - IL 34 years
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State CO
    Acquired 2002
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State MO
    Acquired 1990
    Status
    Good Standing, Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found

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

About Gonzalo

Learn Gonzalo’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Medical malpractice
    30%
    Over the years, we have recovered more than $60 million in damages against physicians, hospitals, medical technicians, and other health care professionals whose negligent approach to patient care resulted in the wrong diagnosis and a delay in treatment. Because a doctor can’t treat an unidentified or misidentified medical condition, any failure to diagnose the patient’s condition correctly and soon enough for effective treatment can result in disastrous consequences for the patient and the patie

    32 years

  2. Personal injury
    25%

    32 years

  3. Trucking accident
    25%
    Any accident involving a semi truck or heavy construction vehicle is likely to result in severe physical injuries, if not death. It is also likely to generate difficult and complex litigation against several corporate defendants involved in different aspects of the trucking industry. Our experience with truck accident litigation allows us to cut through the tangle of liability issues by finding violations of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations wherever they might have occurred.

    32 years

  4. Wrongful death
    10%
    The loss of a loved one is a life-altering event. It is made even worse if the surviving family members feel that this death could have been prevented. It is crucial to get an experienced team of lawyers who can handle these complicated cases and help you and your family put your life back together.

    32 years

  5. Brain injury
    5%
    At Devereaux, Stokes, Nolan, Fernandez & Leonard, we have extensive experience in cases involving traumatic brain injury. We understand the complex medical aspects of such cases, the suffering of brain injury victims and the heartache that family members experience. We also know how to properly evaluate these injuries and get the medical care and compensation that brain injury victims deserve.

    32 years

  6. Spinal cord injury
    5%
    Severe truck or auto accidents, falls from heights, or an undiagnosed infection at a hospital can all result in paralysis due to spinal cord damage. If you need legal advice about your options for recovering damages from the person or institution responsible for a serious injury to the neck or back, contact an experienced trial attorney at Devereaux, Stokes, Nolan, Fernandez & Leonard in St. Louis. Even while we are working up the liability side of your case, we monitor your physical condition.

    32 years

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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Location

Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard
133 South 11th Street
Suite 350
Saint Louis, MO, 63102

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Reviews

5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Tasha | October 31, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate and wise help
Our 19yo son found himself in legal trouble in St. Louis. We were referred to Gonz and he did an amazing job listening to us, collecting and presenting our evidence and guiding us through the legal system of arrest, court dates, bail bond, house arrest and in the end we had the best outcome of charges dismissed. He helped us navigate a system we had never experienced before. He was kind compassionate and most of all a brilliant lawyer. We could not have had success without him. We highly recommend him. Our son got a second chance. We are so grateful. Thank u Gonz!
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Posted by Caitlyn | September 6, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend!!
I hired Gonzalo Fernandez to represent me in a serious car crash I had over in Illinois. I was left with herniated discs in my neck and a concussion that bothered me for years. Gonz and Kim were amazing! The helped me understand what was happening every step of the way. Most importantly, they understood how this accident turned my life upside down and I always felt they had my best interests at heart. I wasn’t just another case to them. They got an amazing result that exceeded all my expectations. I can’t say enough about how happy I am that I chose Fernandez Law. I will always be grateful.
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Posted by Kate | December 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
My husband and I could not recommend Gonzalo Fernandez enough. We were referred to Gonz for a medical malpractice case, which resulted in the death of our infant son. Over the five years we worked with him and his team, they all were continuously kind, caring and kept us informed of the case status. Because of his tireless work and knowledge, we were able to successfully settle our lawsuit, and finally move forward with our lives. I cannot thank Gonz and his team enough.
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Posted by Michelle | November 28, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Family Immigration assistance
Gonzalo Fernandez is knowledgeable, friendly and professional. He helped me 10 years ago so I knew exactly who to contact when I had family immigration questions again. I highly recommend Fernandez Law!
Posted by Donah | September 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
We won my Civil Rights Case!
My Civil Rights case was represented by Mr. Fernandez in 2011. I don''t know how I found him but I'm glad I did. My rights were violated by a Police detective outside of St. Louis in Uplands Park. This Law firm was able to be supportive during a Federal Conviction, as well as a civil suit that ended up in a 9 million dollar default judgement. We took an additional settlement for a substantial amount that settled fairly quickly. Civil Rights cases are traumatizing, hard to convict and very hard to cope with. Fernandez Law gave me the strength I needed to be able to fight my case with confidence. Not a day went by that I doubted the ability to win my case. Thank you very much!
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Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Safe Harbor
During a turbulent time in my life, Fernandez Law brought calm and order. Working with Gonzalo Fernandez was a pleasure from start to finish. I was extremely grateful for his never-ending patience and unshakeable commitment. From the start, Gonz was always upfront about the case and the possible outcomes. He kept my expectations in check and grounded in reality. I was always impressed by the considerable knowledge and expertise Mr. Fernandez possessed. My calls and emails were always promptly responded to. I was regularly kept abreast of developments or lack there of. I never felt pressure to settle. I was deeply appreciative of the empathy Gonz demonstrated in regard to my situation. I will definitely recommend Fernandez Law to any friend or family member in need of legal representation.
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Posted by Joel | December 17, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Outstanding attorney
Mr. Fernandez is a hands-on lawyer with a winning combination of a sharp legal mind and a knack for understanding people. The outcome of the case that he handled for me was well beyond my expectations.
Posted by María Maldonado | November 23, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Criminal
El señor Fernández aceptó defender el caso de mi familiar y mostro una aptitud positiva todo el tiempo , nos mantuvo informados de cómo iba el caso cada día . Su profesionalismo es digno de admirar y reconocer , abogados como el son los que nuestra sociedad necesita y nos hacen sentir orgullosos . Por la forma tan apasionada que defiende el caso nuestra familia siente que lo conocemos de siempre . Gracias Señor Fernández :)
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Posted by Lorena | November 23, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
The lawyer Gonzalo Fernandez took my immigration case and everything went perfectly fine. Even though I had some complications, he was able to help me and answered promptly all my questions. He referred me for a divorce case and it was fast, professional and honest. Thus, I do recommend this lawyer because he accompanied me in the whole process and he did everything for my case.
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Posted by Shaun | September 16, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
A satisfied client
Gonzalo Fernandez handled a car accident case for me that involved a mystery phantom vehicle that nobody was able to locate. The police report listed a witness that they said was against me but when Mr. Fernandez did his investigation she turned around and completely supported our version. He did a great job and got the insurance company from refusing to pay anything to paying out the maximum insurance limits. Would definitely recommend Gonzalo Fernandez to anyone looking for a lawyer.
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Posted by Gwynn | April 30, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Car Accident
Gonz and his paralegal, Kim, have gone above and beyond to help me after my mother was in a serious car accident. Even though it took a while, he did not give up until he got a settlement. Kim even drove to the nursing home for signatures when my mom was not able to come into the office. I most definitely will recommend Gonzalo Fernandez to anyone in need of a lawyer who is intelligent, knowledgeable and persistent in completing the job.
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Posted by Lisa | December 3, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Honesty, Experience And Compassion
My father was involved in a serious car accident that resulted in the death of one of the parties involved. Gonzalo Fernandez handled the situation for my dad with great professionalism and compassion, ensuring that absolutely no details were left unattended. The peace of mind you have knowing you are working with a highly experienced attorney who is looking out for your best interests, in a situation like this, is invaluable. I can’t recommend Gonzalo Fernandez highly enough.
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Posted by Tiffany | June 15, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy legal services
I've just settled my case with the insurance company, and I couldn't have done it without the professional guidance of Mr Fernandez. He was so very personable, helpful, and clear on what my legal options were. This is not the first time I have used the legal services of Gonzalo, but after disappointing past experiences with another lawyer, he is now my first and only choice in a lawyer. If for some reason I would need legal services in the future, no question I would return to him. I felt so well taken care of that I have referred not only two close friends of mine to him, but my mother as well for a serious medical lawsuit. This guy gets it done! It's not always easy to find a trustworthy lawyer who actually cares about you, and I appreciate Gonz hard work so much that it actually motivated me to write my first review ever right here! Great trustworthy work!!
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Posted by Jeanelle | January 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Compassionate Attorney
Mr. Fernandez took my daughter’s case, which was both extremely serious and very emotional. Gonz helped all of us understand the process and discussed all of the strengths, challenges, and opportunities involved in each step of the process. More importantly, Gonz conveyed a deep compassion for her situation and listened thoroughly to her concerns and questions. He was very easy to contact and was very responsive to questions and requests for communication. I am very pleased to announce that this case had a positive outcome. We felt that this was not just another case for him, but a wrong that he wanted to set straight. I cannot convey enough the deep appreciation I have for his professionalism, compassion, and sensitivity toward this serious situation and toward my daughter. I am deeply grateful and I would strongly recommend Mr. Fernandez to any individual needing legal assistance.
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Posted by Mari | February 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent support
After being ran over by a car in a pedestrian crossing I felt a lack of concern from people in general and I didn't have the will to fight. Gonzalo, never let it go and he made sure that I got compensated. He is very personal and understanding of one's situation and emotions. At the same time, he is objective and honest and would fully disclose the pros and cons of any scenario. It was good to have his support and his legal advice.
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Posted by Mark | February 24, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thought I was in big trouble
So this was a very strange case, I acadently hit a pedestrian and my insurance company refused too pay saying they had canceled my policy , not only did my attorney prove that I wasn't canceled he and a associate got them too pay the victims relatives a very large sum of money . I am so happy for the victims of this. He also made sure I was protected. And the case seemed too settle quickly best attorney ever thank you mr gonzalo don't know what I would have done with out you.
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Posted by Michelle | September 22, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Simply Amazing
Gonz did everything in his power to get my case closed as soon as possible him and his team is simply amazing they stayed in constant contact with me to let me know the progress of my case. I could tell that they actually cared about my personal welfare I would recommend them to everyone
Posted by Jeff | May 5, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Outcome for a Accident with Injuries Case
Gonzalo expertly handled an auto accident case for my mother, who was injured by an intoxicated driver. He always spent the needed time explaining the details of the case and the insurance settlement with both my mother and me. He was able to translate the often complex legal jargon into terms that my mother could understand so that she could decide upon the best course of action. By taking the time to understand the unique nature of my mother’s injuries, her lost wages, the Medicare requirements, the other party's insurance coverage, and the police reports, Gonzalo was able reach an appropriate settlement with the insurance company. We are extremely pleased with the outcome and would recommend Gonzalo to anyone who needs an experienced and hardworking attorney on their side.
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Posted by Barbara | January 25, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney
We hired this attorney for an important family matter and his help was invaluable. He is extremely knowledgeable, professional, prepared and was able to get us a favorable resolution. Highly recommend!
Posted by Alonso | January 5, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Suggest him highly!
He has been such a pleasure to work on my case with. He is such and amazing lawyer and can't thank him enough for his work. Working through my immigration status with him has been very pleasing. Me and my family are truly blessed for just a great lawyer overall!! Highly recommend to anyone!
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Cost

Rates
  • Contingency 25%-45%

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Devereaux, Stokes, Fernandez & Leonard P.C.
  • 2001 - Present
  • Founding Partner
  • Mullen & Fernandez
  • 1997 - 2001
  • Associate General Counsel
  • Anheuser Busch Companies
  • 1994 - 1997
  • Associate Circuit Attorney
  • St. Louis Circuit Attorney's Office
  • 1991 - 1994
  • Associate Counsel
  • Baker & McKenzie, LLP
  • 1989 - 1991
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Education

  • Washington University
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • 1989
  • Boston College
  • BA
  • 1985
  • St. Louis Priory
  • High School
  • 1981

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Paul Boyce v. Johnny Thornburgh
  • Judgment after trial for 11 Million Dollars
  • Teasley vs. Deputy Nic Forler, Sheriff Dan Torres and Lincoln County
  • Settlement - 1.125 Million Dollars
  • Mathew Scott v. SSM Healthcare, 70 SW3d 560
  • Jury Verdict - 4.95 Million Dollars
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Associations

  • American Association for Justice
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Colorado Bar Association
  • Licensed Attorney
  • 2002 - Present
  • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • St. Louis Lawyers Assoc.
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1995 - Present
  • Missouri Bar
  • Licensed Attorney
  • 1990 - Present
  • Illinois State Bar Association
  • Licensed Attorney
  • 1989 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Million Dollar Advocate
  • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Top Attorneys in Missouri
  • KC Magazine
  • 2015
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top Attorneys in Missouri
  • KC Magazine
  • 2014
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2013
  • Top Attorneys in Missouri
  • KC Magazine
  • 2013
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • Top Attorneys in Missouri
  • KC Magazine
  • 2012
  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Top Attorneys in Missouri
  • KC Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • 40 Under 40
  • St. Louis Business Journal
  • 2004
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Speaking Engagements

  • KSHE, KPNT, KNOW, Cool Jazz, Classical 107
  • Missouri Medical Malpractice Caps
  • 2015
  • KTRS, KMOX,
  • Illinois Speeding Law
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (15)
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Personal injury Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Mr. Fernandez is an excellent attorney. He is extremely conscientious and dedicated to his clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gonz is a tremendous, dedicated, hard-working attorney who always seeks to secure the best results for each and every client."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Aug 19
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"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."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 18
Relationship: Co-worker
"Gonz is an experienced attorney and a skilled negotiator. He always works hard to get the best outcome for his clients."
Medical malpractice Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Friend
"Gonz is a friend to whom I've referred legal cases and he achieved results better expected in both cases. He's also been a valuable resource to me on legal matters outside my areas of expertise; he's given me advice on immigration law, personal injury, criminal matters, traffic law and civil procedure. He is a very smart, ethical lawyer."
Personal injury Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Gonz is not only an experienced, skilled and successful litigator but also a personal injury lawyer who truly cares about his clients."
Personal injury Attorney | Apr 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gonz is a top-notch lawyer. He has turned very difficult cases into winners. He always has his clients' best interests at heart and he works extremely hard. I would highly recommend him for any personal injury case, especially catastrophic injury cases or wrongful death cases. Gonz is also excellent at medical malpractice."
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Saint Louis Medical malpractice Lawyer Gonzalo Fernandez
Gonzalo Fernandez
Medical malpractice Attorney
Saint Louis, MO
Licensed for 34 years