Daniel J. Fernandez, Esq.

Partner with Fernandez and Hernandez, LLC
3002 W Kennedy Blvd.
Tampa, Florida 33609

Daniel J. Fernandez defends individuals charged with misdemeanor and felony criminal offenses throughout the Tampa Bay area and the State of Florida.  With more than 30 years experience as a criminal defense attorney and hundreds of jury trials, Daniel earned tremendous accolades from judges, other lawyers, defendants and even jurors.  Daniel started his legal career as a state prosecutor and became the chief of the Narcotics division before opening his own law practice in 1985.

Daniel and members of his staff are fluent in Spanish and are available to answer questions you may have regarding a recent injury or arrest.  Call today and make an appointment with a lawyer in the firm. You will meet the lawyer you hire.


Daniel J. Fernandez, Tampa Criminal Defense Attorney


Criminal Defense

Danny has defended over 3,000 criminal cases in State and Federal Courts over the last 30 years. He has defended clients charged with criminal offenses throughout Florida including: Hillsborough County, Pinellas County, Pasco County, Hernando County, Citrus County, Orange County, Osceola County, Seminole County, Dade County, Brevard County, Duval County, Alachua County, Leon County, Marion County, Gilchrest County, Sumter County, Manatee County, Desoto County, Henry County, Monroe County & Putnam County.

Danny has also defended clients accused of State or Federal crimes in the numerous states including  New York (New York City), Texas (Dallas) (Houston) (Abilene), Arizona (Tucson), Georgia (Atlanta), Mississippi (Jackson), Alabama (Birmingham), Missouri (St. Louis), North Carolina (Asheville) & Tennessee.

Areas of Law

  • Personal Injury
  • Injuries from Auto Accidents
  • Criminal Defense (All Felony & Misdemeanor cases)

Bar Admissions

  • Florida Bar (2001)
  • U.S. Middle District of Florida (2002)
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit


  • Attorney at Law (1984 – present)
  • Special Prosecutor, Division of Narcotics & Dangerous Drugs-13th Judicial Circuit (1982-1983)
  • Assistant States Attorney, 13th Judicial Circuit (1980-1983)
  • South Texas College of Law Houston, Texas (1979)
  • University of South Florida (1976)
  • Hillsborough High School in Tampa (1972)

News Coverage & Reported Cases

Cases defended by Daniel Fernandez have been reported in the St. Pete Times, Tampa Tribune, Gainesville Times, WTSP T.V Channel 10, and WTVT-Fox News.

Personal Statement

I have dedicated my life to the practice & Law. I take every clients’ case personally. Once you are my client you are my personal responsibility. You will have my personal cell phone number and will have access to me to answer all your questions 24 hours day and 7 days a week. If you have a question about a criminal case or an auto accident just call me at 813-229-5353.

It’s important to contact a defense lawyer as soon as you can. The more time you wait, the more time you give the prosecution to get their “ducks in a row”. Additionally, valuable time-sensitive evidence and testimony must be gathered. We will provide you with a free consultation where you will speak directly with one of our attorneys. Call 813-229-5353.

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