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Stephen Fernandez

Stephen Fernandez

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  • Personal Injury
  • Florida
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Biography

Stephen M. Fernandez received his law degree, with honors, from the University of Florida College of Law. While in law school he focused on courses relevant to the field of personal injury and trial practice. Mr. Fernandez was also an active member of the University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy.

Mr. Fernandez has focused his career on representing accident victims and their families in personal injury and wrongful death claims. He also represents the victims of wrongful insurance denials.

Mr. Fernandez is licensed to practice law in both Florida and Georgia. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida and the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Florida. His experience includes handling automobile accidents, uninsured/underinsured motorist claims, motorcycle accidents, commercial trucking cases, premises liability, negligent security, watercraft accidents, assault/battery, and insurance denials under both state law and ERISA.

Stephen has quickly built a reputation as a skilled litigator and zealous advocate for his clients. He has been named a Rising Star by Florida Super Lawyers magazine in 2010 and 2011. This distinction is awarded to no more than 2.5% of attorneys and is based on factors such as academic achievement, peer recognition and professional accomplishments.

In 2011 Stephen was named one of the Top 40 Under 40 by The National Trial Lawyers organization. He maintains a Superb rating by Avvo.

Mr. Fernandez is a member of the American Association of Justice, the Florida Justice Association, the Tampa Bay Trial Lawyers Association, the Manasota Trial Lawyers Association Board of Directors, the Sarasota Bar Association, and the Association of Plaintiff's Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America. He is also on the Board of Sarasota Bay Watch, a non-profit organization committed to preserving and restoring Sarasota Bay.

Education
University of Florida Levin College of Law
J.D. (2003)
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University of Florida
B.A. (2000)
Honors: Honors
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Professional Experience
Partner
Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Medicare Liens: What You Don't Know Can Cost You
The Docket Sarasota County Bar Association
Effective Colossus Settlement Demands and Preparing to File Suit
Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers
A Market Approach to Sturgeon Conservation Under the U.S. Endangered Species Act
Fisheries Magazine
Captive-bred Exceptions: An Unconventional Approach to Conservation Under the ESA
University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy
Speaking Engagements
Handling Personal Injury Claims, Personal Injury - A Multi-faceted Overview
Sovereign Immunity & State Tort Litigation, SFGAP Certification Review Course I: The Sunshine State
Auto Insurance Law, What to do After an Automobile Accident
Florida PIP/No-Fault Law, Florida PIP: Changes to the Law and Unresolved Questions
Awards
Top 40 Under 40
National Trial Lawyers
Barbara W. Makar Writing Award
U.F. Journal of Law and Public Policy
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
2010, 2011
Professional Associations
Florida Justice Association (Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers)
Eagle Member
Current
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American Association for Justice
Member
Current
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Florida Bar, Trial Lawyers Section
Member
Current
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Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking Lawyers of America
Member
- Current
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Sarasota Bay Watch
Board Member
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Florida
The Florida Bar
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Fees
  • Free Consultation
Practice Area
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
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Sarasota, FL 34243
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Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh
6446 Central Ave
Saint Petersburg, FL 33707
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Goldman Babboni Fernandez & Walsh
3986 S. Tamiami Tr
Venice, FL 34293
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Telephone: (941) 485-3777
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Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Sunday: Open 24 hours
Notice: We're here for you 24/7.