GDF Law attorney Gabriel Fernández was born in Mesa, Arizona. He received his Undergraduate Degree from Arizona State University, graduating Cum Laude with a History major, and a Spanish minor. He attended the University of Arizona where he received his law degree in 1995. He is licensed to practice in the State of Arizona, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court (District of Arizona). Mr. Fernández is also bilingual, fluent in English and Spanish. His associations include the Arizona Trial Lawyers Association, the American Trial Lawyers Association, the Pima County Bar Associations, the Hispanic National Bar Association, and is a member of the Arizona Supreme Court’s Committee on Character and Fitness governing new attorney admissions to the Arizona Bar.
GDF Attorney Rick Fernández helps find solutions for clients with problems and needs involving personal injury, real estate and business law, and consumer defense. He also has extensive experience in foreclosure defense and affordable housing development. He is bilingual in English and Spanish. Rick received his law degree from the University of California at Berkeley and is admitted to practice law in Arizona and Oregon.
Our Primary Care Physician (PCP) called us “the walking wounded” when we came into his office. We were involved in a car accident in another state, and my husband and I were seriously injured. Due to our injuries, neither one of us could work, and as a result, our medical bills began to pile up.
Unfortunately, the driver responsible for our injuries did not have enough insurance to fully compensate us. Therefore, we opened up an underinsured motorist claim against our auto insurance, and we were promised our bills would be promptly paid. However, our insurance company started stalling instead of paying.
We consulted with one attorney who advised us that we did not have much of a case. Then our chiropractor suggested we contact a friend of his, a young attorney name Gabriel “Gabe” Fernandez. We decided it was worth talking to Gabe, so we called for an appointment. What a difference between talking to Gabe and the previous attorney. Gabe treated us like we were family. Every time we met with him, every consideration was given to our physical injuries. More than that, Gabe went to work for us! He diligently gathered reports and information from every entity involved in every aspect of the accident. We no longer had to deal the various medical facilities’ collections departments. Those calls now all went to Gabe’s office. We no longer had to deal with the run-around put out by the representatives from our auto insurance carrier. Starting the first day we engaged Gabe, we could at last concentrate on our recovery! Gabe even talked to our daughter, who was the other injured party in the accident. Even though she lived in another state, he helped her find an attorney in her state of residence that was able to assist her with the similar problems she was having with our auto insurance carrier paying her medical expenses related to the accident.
Moreover, Gabe’s diligent investigation had uncovered unethical practices on the part of our auto insurance carrier; so thanks to Gabe, he not only settled our personal injury claims, but also settled bad faith claims against our insurance carrier. It was such a relief when the papers were signed and that check was in our hands. All the bills were paid!
After our case was settled we immediately found a new auto insurance carrier, but we have never found another attorney. In the intervening years we have consulted with Gabe over several other issues, always receiving the best advice and care possible, and above all we always receive the “straight-up” information. Gabe is always honest and straight forward in his dealings. We think of Gabe as “family.” Without hesitation we recommend him to all our friends, family and acquaintances who express a need for legal advice and service. We always tell them, “If Gabe can’t help you; he will know someone who can.” And as he did from that very first day we sat down in his office, Gabe always comes through — for us and for those we steer to him. So, if you find you have need for a good, honest, hard-working attorney who will treat you with the utmost respect and always be on and by your side, do what we do – call Gabe!
Gabe has the ability to communicate information and ideas in a way that made it easy for me to understand. He also has the ability to recognize potential problems early on, and prevents them from becoming major issues. Gabe has the ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific law or set of laws. I had severe complications following a closed head injury. However, Gabe was able to interpret what was needed even though I was not able to express the needs of my family, and myself, and Gabe stepped up to the plate and took care of us. He truly became a part of our family, even going so far as attending my mother’s funeral long after the case was over.