Our Attorneys

Gary L. Fernandes, Jr.

Gary Lynn Fernandes, Jr., a third generation Gainesville lawyer, is the President and owner of Fernandes and Fernandes P.A. He specializes in Social Security Disability law. Gary graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in Criminology and Florida Coastal School of Law with a Juris Doctorate degree. During law school, he worked at the Alachua County Clerk of Court as an evidence clerk, the State Attorney’s Office in the Eighth Judicial Circuit as a legal intern, and the Public Defender’s Office in the Fourth Judicial Circuit as a law clerk. He is also a member of the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association, Inc.

In 2010, Gary. L Fernandes, Jr. joined his father, Gary L. Fernandes, Sr. and Thomas Davis at Davis & Fernandes P.A. In 2014, Gary, Jr. and Gary, Sr. founded Fernandes & Fernandes P.A. Gary, Jr. handles all the Social Security Disability law for the firm. He has practiced for over 11 years and has handled over 1,000 social security cases from inception to completion.  

Gary L. Fernandes, Sr.

Gary L. Fernandes, Sr. practices in Gainesville, Florida. He specializes in personal injury and workers’ compensation and also practices in the areas of probate, guardianship and other types of insurance claims. He graduated from the University of Florida with a BS degree in 1978 and thereafter attended Nova University Center  and received a Juris Doctorate degree on July 25, 1983. He was admitted to the Supreme Court of Florida on May 23, 1984, and to the United States District Court, Middle District of Florida, in July 1984. He worked for approximately one year with the state attorney’s office in Alachua County, Florida, prosecuting criminal cases and thereafter started in civil practice, specializing in workers’ compensation and personal injury cases.

He continuously represented injured employees filing thousands of workers’ compensation and personal injury cases. He was first admitted to the Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers in June 1988 and is a certified arbitrator approved by the Supreme Court of Florida pursuant to Florida Rule of Civil Procedure 1.810c since April 6, 1989. He was recognized in 2016 and awarded America’s most honored professional award “best of the best” for those who have been publicly awarded multiple times for their professional excellence by trade groups, peers, and clients.