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Fort Myers Attorney Miguel C. Fernández III
In June 1968, the Fernández Family fled communist Cuba and emigrated to New Jersey. Fernández earned his Political Science degree from Seton Hall and his Juris Doctorate, as well as his Masters in Public Administration, from Syracuse. Upon graduation, Miguel moved to Ft. Myers and worked as an Assistant State Attorney until April 1990.
Since 1990, Fernández has maintained a General Trial Practice. He is admitted to practice in Florida and New Jersey. Fernández is a (2005) past President of the Lee County Bar and former Chair of the 20th Judicial Circuit Grievance Committee, and has served on numerous State/Local Bar Committees: Traffic Rules, Small Claims Rules, Unlicensed Practice of Law, and Professionalism. He served on the Second DCA Judicial Nominating Committee and a past President of the Lee County Legal Aid Society. Fernández has volunteered his time and resources to the Teen Court project, local H.S. Moot Court competitions and the Florida Bar Justice Teaching Program.
Locally, Fernández is on the Board of Habitat for Humanity of Lee County, Nation's Association, as well serves on the Lee County Bar Pro Bono Committee. He is a member of 4 Chambers of Commerce. He has repeatedly spoken at Lee County public schools as well as Lee County's Student Leadership Conference. He was the main speaker at the Ft. Myers U.S. Courthouse's first naturalization ceremony.
Fernández is married to his High School sweetheart, Denise P. Fernández (formerly O'Reilly) and is a proud father of three incredible daughters. He has coached girl's soccer/softball teams. The Fernández family has lived in Cape Coral since 1989 and active members at Grace United Methodist Church. Miguel has led three Mission Teams and is currently serving on the Guide Team at Grace UMC.