Law Office of Miguel C. Fernandez III, P.A.

Justice For All / Justicia Para Todos

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Firm Overview

Our firm was established in April of 1990 and for more than 20 years has been fighting for the rights of the criminally accused. Our job is to competently represent the accused in court regardless of the crime alleged. We will fight to preserve your rights, protect your interests and make sure you get your fair day in court. Our goals include preparing your defense, aggressively challenging the government's evidence and seeking to secure the most favorable outcome of your case.

Example cases

Due to client-attorney confidentiality, we do not share information about prior cases. For more about our firm, please feel free to visit http://fernandezlaw.org.

Main Office

Main
1401 Lee Street
Suite D
Fort Myers  FL  33901

Phone
  • (239) 337-0123
Fax
  • (239) 337-3243

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Yes.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

I mostly have lump-sum retainer agreements and am willing to offer a 5% discount to Nolo referral clients.

Hourly Rates

$250 to $350.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Office Manager

Kimberly

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Languages Spoken

I speak fluent Spanish.

Other Offices

  • Mailing Address
    P.O. Box 1999
    Fort Myers,  FL  33902

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I enjoyed criminal law because it deals with fundamental liberty and justice, more so than any other area of practice.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

It is essential for our clients to educate themselves about the legal process in general and their particular criminal case. The better informed our client is, the more likely that they will not have a similar legal problem in the future.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

In order to better represent our client's interests, we always seek to learn as much about them and their circumstances as possible. To that end, we encourage our clients to share with us as much information as possible.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

We rarely, if ever, recommend that a client represent themselves in court. The legal process, rules of procedure, and evidence code are difficult to understand and master. Individuals without formal legal training will often find themselves at a disadvantage when proceeding pro se. Nonetheless, we can and will attempt to educate as well as inform them as best we can should they still seek to take that approach.

Miguel C Fernandez

Prior to going into private practice, I worked as an Assistant State Attorney (1988 to 1990) with the State Attorney's Office in Fort Myers.

Getting involved in my community (legal and non-legal) gave me a better sense of the human condition, which is essential to becoming a great lawyer.

I consider myself very personable and loyal to your defense.

Personal interests:

I enjoy music, movies, sports, and travel.

License
  • Bar Number: 775584
    Florida , 1988
Education
  • Syracuse University - College of Law
    J.D. , 1988
    Syracuse, NY
  • Syracuse University - Maxwell School
    M.P.A. , 1988
    Syracuse, NY
  • Seton Hall University
    B.A. , 1985
    South Orange, NJ
    Political Science

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