Gonzalo Fernandez

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Saint Louis, MO

Fernandez Law, LLC
 | 133 South 11th Street, Suite 350
Saint Louis, MO 63102
Phone: 314-621-1252
Fax: 314-621-5705
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1990
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff (30%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
    Attorney Profile

    Gonzalo Fernandez represents clients in the greater St. Louis-area, throughout Missouri and across the United States. A former assistant prosecutor in the City of St. Louis Circuit Attorney’s Office, he now handles personal injury cases. During his career, he has litigated more than 100 cases and earned a spot in the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

    hington University in St. Louis to obtain a Master of Business Administration in 1989. He then graduated with his Juris Doctor from Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. Fluent in both English and Spanish, he is admitted to practice in Missouri, Colorado and Illinois.

    Mr. Fernandez is a member of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of St. Louis, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys, the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, the Hispanic Bar Association of St. Louis and the American Association for Justice. He also serves as chair of The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis. An active member of his community, he does volunteer work with the Downtown St. Louis YMCA and the Board of Accion Social Comunitaria.

    Within the personal injury area of law, Mr. Fernandez manages cases of civil rights/police abuse, dangerous products, medical malpractice and wrongful death. Alive magazine named him one of the Best Lawyers in St. Louis, and he works to set up free legal representation for Mexican nationals through the Consular Office of the Government of Mexico in St. Louis. A well-known injury attorney, he often appears on Spanish television and radio broadcasts to educate the Hispanic community on legal issues.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 40%Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff
    • 30%Personal Injury - Products: Plaintiff
    • 30%Personal Injury - Medical Malpractice: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Motor Vehicle Accidents, Trucking Accidents, Products Liability, Medical Malpractice

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 10 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2020

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    About Gonzalo Fernandez

    Admitted: 1990, Missouri

    Professional Webpage: https://stltriallawyers.com/about/gonzalo-a-fernandez/

    Honors/Awards:

    • Top Attorneys in Missouri and Kansas as well as Best Lawyers in St. Louis as published by Alive Magazine
    • Super Lawyers
    • Million Dollar Advocates Forum
    • Top Attorneys in Missouri and Kansas
    • Best Lawyers Alive Magazine

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • President, Hispanic National Bar Association
    • Chair, Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis' Committee on Minorities in the Law
    • Member, Federal Court's Lead Panel of Criminal Defense Attorneys
    • Colorado, 2001
    • St. Louis Lawyers Association
    • Million Dollar Advocates Forum Association
    • Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis, Chair
    • Illinois, 1989
    • The American Association for Justice
    • Hispanic Bar Association of St. Louis
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
    • Missouri, 1990
    • Missouri Association of Trial Attorneys
    • Hispanic National Bar

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Board of the Friends, Children’s Eternal Rain Forest
    • Board of Directors, St. Louis Hispanic Chamber of Commerce
    • Board of Accion Social Comunitaria
    • Board of Directors, St. Louis Downtown YMCA

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • Wei Wu v. Ryder Truck et al., 330 SW3d 546 (Mo. App. E.D. – 2010) This was a truck accident case in which our client received serious injuries after the tractor-trailer he was in rolled over on the Poplar Street Bridge. The case was tried and we received a judgment in favor of our client Wei Wu in the amount of $13,803,203.46. His wife Xioyan Gu received another 1,500,000.00, 2010
    • Paul Boyce v. Johnny Thornburgh Our client was seriously injured by a falling piece of sheet metal while working at a factory. The case was tried and we received a judgment in favor of our client in the amount of 11 million dollars., 2015

    Transactions:

    • Matthew Scott v. SSM Healthcare et al, 70 SW3d 560 (Mo. App. E.D. 2010) – 4.95 Million Dollars This was a medical negligence case in which we represented a young man who presented to the Emergency Room with signs and symptoms of a serious brain infection, which we alleged the treating doctors failed to timely diagnose and treat. After a nearly two week trial, the jury ruled in favor of our clients and awarded nearly 5 million dollars in damages. The trial court was forced to reduce the amount of damages by several million dollars because of a Missouri law that limits the amount of damages a plaintiff may receive from anyone defendant in a medical malpractice case. This case was appealed all the way to the Missouri Supreme Court and resulted in a historic decision in our favor which changed the law in Missouri with respect to how much money a plaintiff could receive in damages from a defendant in these types of cases. The case continues to be widely cited by courts and scholarly publications throughout the country., 2010

    Educational Background:

    • St. Louis Priory High School
    • Boston College, B.A., 1985
    • Washington University in St. Louis, MBA, 1989

    Industry Groups

    • AAJ
    • MATA
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    Office Location for Gonzalo Fernandez

    133 South 11th Street
    Suite 350
    Saint Louis, MO 63102

    Phone: 314-621-1252

    Fax: 314-621-5705

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