As a full-time neutral since 2011, Ed has focused his practice on mediation and is now available in all our offices statewide. He has over 30 years of combined legal experience. As an attorney, Ed was involved in many mediations and recognized the benefits that private dispute resolution offered. Years later, while serving on the Riverside and San Bernardino County Court Panels, he discovered his passion for being a mediator. Ed was recognized by the Riverside Superior Court as being one of its top mediators for several years and now serves as a full-time private mediator.
An attorney had this to say about Ed, “My clients and I are highly impressed by Mr. Fernandez's professionalism, skill, and, most importantly, his mannerism. He is straight to the point and has the ability to put people at ease. He is never pushy but is quite persuasive. He successfully helped us resolve a matter which we were not very optimistic about at the beginning of the mediation. I will definitely put him on the “top pick” list of my future mediator selection.”
One of Ed's perspectives on mediation is that “the same, 'cookie cutter' approach just does not work anymore. Listen to the parties, be patient and build trust and confidence.”
- All Types of Personal Injury
- Government/Public Agencies
- Insurance Coverage & Bad Faith
- Real Estate
Hobbies & Interests
Ed and his wife Kathy have four children. Ed enjoys brewing beer and recently completed “Introduction to Practical Brewing”, a week-long course at UC
Davis. In addition, Ed can be found playing guitar in a couple of local Riverside bands.
"My clients and I are highly impressed by Mr. Fernandez’s professionalism, skill and, most importantly, his mannerism. He is straight to the point and has the ability of putting people at ease. He is never pushy but is quite persuasive. He successfully helped us resolve a matter of which we were not very optimistic about at the beginning of the mediation. I will definitely put him on the “toppick” list of my future mediator selection."
"I absolutely endorse Ed Fernandez as one of the most effective mediators. Thanks Ed for all the great results! More mediations to come! Hats off to you."
"Mr. Fernandez came in and stayed late on the Friday before Christmas. The mediation was time sensitive, much appreciated. Mr. Fernandez persuaded my reluctant client to submit to a mediator’s proposal. This device was effective and settled the case. Well done."
- Attorney on a Premise Liability Dispute
"Ed Fernandez is a very effective mediator who works at reasonable rates and has settled quite a few cases for my law firm--I would recommend him highly!"
"Ed Fernandez always does a great job in my experience."
- Attorney on a Product Liability case
"Mr. Fernandez was able to keep the mediation moving along at a quick pace, recognizing that the participants were in the mindset to do just that."
- Attorney on an Employment Sexual Harassment case
"Mr. Fernandez was extremely effective in assisting us with resolution despite the complex medical issues + appointment challenges."
- Attorney on a Personal Injury Auto dispute
"It is always a pleasure to work with Ed. His opinions and analysis of the case facts prove helpful and he has excellent ideas about how to most efficiently and effectively resolve cases. I look forward to working with him again in the near future. "
- Senior Counsel at a Top-Ranked Law Firm based in California with Offices Statewide