Miguel C. Fernández III Profile and Qualifications
In June 1968, the Fernández family fled communist Cuba and emigrated to New Jersey.
Attorney Fernández earned his Political Science degree from Seton Hall and his Juris Doctorate, as well as his Masters in Public Administration, from Syracuse University College of Law. Upon his graduation in 1988, he moved to Ft. Myers and worked as an Assistant State Attorney until April 1990.
Since 1990, Attorney Fernández has maintained his Law Office in Downtown, Ft. Myers. He is admitted to practice in Florida, the United States District Court (Middle District of Florida), as well as the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals. During his 28 year legal career, he has personally handled thousands of cases, tried more than 100 jury trials as well as countless non-jury trials and administrative hearings.
Attorney Fernández is a past (2005) President of the Lee County Bar Association and former Chair of the 20th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee. He has also served on numerous State/Local Bar Committees: Traffic Rules, Small Claims Rules, Unlicensed Practice of Law, and Professionalism. Additionally, Attorney Fernández served on the Second DCA Judicial Nominating Committee and was a past President of the Lee County Legal Aid Society.
Over the years, Attorney Fernández has likewise volunteered his time and resources to the Lee County High School Mock Trial competitions, the Teen Court Project and the Florida Bar’s Justice Teaching Program. He has served on the Board of several charitable organizations including Nation Association Charities, Habitat For Humanity of Lee & Hendry Counties, and the Southwest Florida Council of the Boys Scouts of America. Currently, he is a Board member with the Edison Festival of Light.
Additionally, just as he has done throughout the years, Attorney Fernández continues to give back to his community by volunteering his time as a guest speaker at numerous Lee County Public Schools.