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Edward A. Fernandez

Edward A. Fernandez

Edward A. Fernandez

Founding Partner
Riverside, California
951-320-1444 (Current Clients)
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Edward A. Fernandez has over 25 years' experience in general civil litigation with an emphasis in personal injury, premises liability, construction (both injury and defect) and business litigation. He has tried, arbitrated and mediated hundreds of cases throughout Southern and Central California. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California San Diego in 1979 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego in 1982. More recently, he completed the Pepperdine University School of Law/Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution Mediating the Litigated Case program.  Mr. Fernandez also recently attended "Impasse Is A Fallacy" a 14-hour Advanced Mediators' Forum with Lee Jay Berman, Doug Noll, and Tim Corcoran of the American Institute of Mediation. He is licensed to practice in the State of California and before the United States District Court and is currently a member of the California Bar Association, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Riverside Bar Association, The Los Angeles County Bar Association, The American Inns of Court [Leo A. Deegan Chapter], and the Association of Southern California Defense Counsel.

Mr. Fernandez is the recipient of the 2008 Defense Attorney of the Year Award presented by The International Association of Special Investigation Units, Southern California Chapter. He has obtained the ranking of "AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5" from Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings for the past ten years. He has also achieved a rating of "9.3 Superb" from Avvo®. Mr. Fernandez recently had the honor of being recognized by The Riverside Superior Court as one of the most successful mediators on the Court's Civil Mediation Panel for 2009-2010.  He is a former director for Southern California Insurance Professionals and in addition to doing private mediations, also serves as a mediator for the Riverside Consolidated Courts and the California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Division Two. From a personal standpoint, he is married and has five children. He and his family live in Riverside and he has been actively involved in the AYSO Soccer Program where he served as a Board Member, Referee Administrator, Coach and Referee. He is an instrument-rated private pilot and enjoys activities such as flying, skiing and playing golf.

Bar Admissions

  • California
  • U.S. District Court


  • University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, California
    • J.D. - 1982
  • University of California, San Diego, California
    • B.A. - 1979
  • Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution, Pepperdine University School of Law

Honors and Awards

  • Recognized as “One of the Top 3 Civil Mediation Panel Mediators in 2012” by the Riverside Superior Court.
  • 2008 Defense Attorney of the Year, International Association of Special Investigation Units, Southern California Chapter
  • AV Rated Preeminent 5.0 out of 5, 2000 - 2013
  • Recognized as one of the most successful mediators on The Riverside County Superior Court's Civil Mediation Panel, 2009 - 2010

Speaking Engagements and Publications

  • Speaker, “Mediation and the American Civil Justice System”, California State University San Bernardino, Southwest University of Political Science Lecture Series, July 10, 2012
  • Speaker, “The California Expedited Jury Trial Program”, Vons Defense Attorney Conference, 2011
  • Speaker, “Uninsured Motorist Law”, Uninsured Motorist Law, 1998
  • Author, “Life After Hanif And Nishihama”, Riverside Lawyer, 2007

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • California Bar Association, Member
  • American Board of Trial Advocates, Member
  • Riverside Bar Association, Member
  • Association of Southern California Defense Counsel, Member
  • The American Inns of Court, Leo A. Deegan Chapter, Member
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association, Member
  • Riverside Consolidated Courts, Mediator
  • California Court of Appeal, Fourth Appellate District, Mediator
  • Civil Air Patrol, Former Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Coach, AYSO Soccer Program
  • Referee, AYSO Soccer Program
  • Referee Administrator, AYSO Soccer Program

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