ATTORNEY ADAM J. FERNANDEZ
Adam J. Fernandez, of counsel, focuses his practice on representing clients injured as a result of Motor Vehicle/Commercial Vehicle/Trucking Accidents, Maritime/Boating Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facility Negligence, Defective/Unsafe Products, and Trip/Slip Hazards. Adam focuses his practice on representing clients injured as a result of Motor Vehicle/Commercial Vehicle/Trucking Accidents, Maritime/Boating Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home and Assisted Living Facility Negligence, Defective/Unsafe products, and Trip/Slip Hazards. Adam also focuses his practice on “Dram Shop” claims against bars and restaurants for the sale of alcohol resulting in Intoxication-Related Injuries, such as Drunk Driving/DUI Motor Vehicle Crashes. In the field of Medical Malpractice, Adam has taken a particular interest (and has successfully prosecuted) the failure to timely diagnose and/or properly treat a medical condition known as Heparin Induced Thrombocytopenia (“HIT”), which can result in amputation of limbs or death. Adam also litigates first party insurance claims against insurance carriers that have wrongfully denied insurance coverage. As a result of his steadfast efforts, knowledge and experience, Adam has secured multiple settlements for his clients in the millions of dollars up to eight figures.
Adam is a native Floridian raised in Bradenton, Florida. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, cum laude, in 2005 from the University of Florida. Adam went on to receive his juris doctorate from Stetson University College of Law in 2008. Adam began his legal career in 2008 as an associate with a firm in Manatee County practicing general litigation. In 2010, Adam accepted a position as a criminal prosecutor with the State Attorney’s Office for the 13th Judicial Circuit in Hillsborough County. During his career as a prosecutor in Tampa, Mr. Fernandez gained significant jury trial experience and successfully prosecuted well over a thousand misdemeanor and felony cases, many of which involved serious injury to the victim. In 2012, Adam transitioned from criminal prosecution to Plaintiff’s Personal Injury Trial Law and has since gained the respect of both his peers and members of the judiciary in the field of personal injury, earning an AV Preeminent Rating by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating an attorney can obtain in the areas of legal ability and ethical standards. He has also been honored each year as a Super Lawyer Rising Star from 2015 through 2022.
Adam is an avid outdoorsman with a passion for saltwater fly fishing. Adam’s love for the water has inspired him to fight for clean water in Tampa Bay as board member of Tampa Bay Waterkeeper, a non-profit organization dedicated to protecting, improving and preserving the Tampa Bay watershed. Adam and his wife, Meaghan (an attorney and certified circuit court/family law mediator), reside in South Tampa with their two sons.
HONORS AND AWARDS
- Selected to SuperLawyers®️️ Rising Stars 2015-2023.
- Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell, the highest rating an attorney can obtain in the areas of legal ability and ethical standards.
- Recognized by Best Lawyers for 2024.
- Tampa Bay Waterkeeper, Board of Directors 2020-Present.
- Hillsborough County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division, Board of Directors, 2015-2018.
- Hillsborough County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division; Chairman, Professionalism and Ethics Committee, 2015.
- Hillsborough County Bar Association Leadership Institute, 2014-2015.