Carlos A. Fernández

Associate

Atlanta, GA
D 678.996.9064
carlos.fernandez@fmglaw.com

Education

  • B.A., Emory University
  • J.D., University of Florida Levin College of Law

 

Interdisciplinary Teams

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Overview

Carlos Fernández is an Associate in Freeman Mathis & Gary, LLP's Atlanta office. Born and raised in Coral Gables, Florida, he graduated from Belen Jesuit Preparatory School and graduated from Emory University with degrees in Political Science and English.

Mr. Fernández completed his legal studies at the University of Florida Levin College of Law where he earned a Certificate of Family Law, was a trial practice teaching assistant. Subsequently, he moved to Atlanta to practice family law and then completed a tour with the Fulton County Solicitor General’s Office.

Professionally, Mr. Fernández is fluent in Spanish and is barred in Georgia and Florida. Personally, he spends most days with his wife and golden retriever, Pancakes. He plays basketball and tennis, enjoys crime fiction books, and tends to his garden of cacti.

Bar Admissions

All Florida Circuit and County Courts

Court of Appeals of Georgia

Florida

Georgia

Supreme Court of Georgia

U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia

Publications & Engagements
  • “Smashing Success: What Pickleball Taught Me About Advocacy” The YLD Review (2024)
  • “Book Review: Never Split the Difference” The Atlanta Lawyer (2023)
  • “Recent Changes in Georgia Law and How it Impacts Your Business” Freeman Mathis & Gary, LL and Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (2023)
  • “Intellectual Pot-perty” Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia (2022)
  • “Future of Cannabis” Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia (2022)
Affiliations
  • Atlanta Bar Association – Member of Judicial Selection Committee (2024)
  • Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers of the Atlanta Bar Association – Secretary (2024)
  • CLM Young Professionals Advisory Board (2024)
  • Cristo Rey Atlanta Jesuit – Junior Board Member (2023)
  • Georgia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce – Cultivating Hispanic Leadership Institute (2023)
  • Georgia Hispanic Construction Association (2023)
  • Super Lawyers – Rising Stars (2023)
  • Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia – Board Member (2023)
  • Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia – Leadership Academy (2020)
  • Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia – Litigation Chair (2020–2022)
  • Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia – Litigation Director (2022-2023)
  • Atlanta Council of Younger Lawyers of the Atlanta Bar Association – Member at Large (2021-2023)
  • Georgia Bar – Attorney-Client Solicitation Committee (2021-2023)
  • Best Lawyers – Ones to Watch (2023)
  • Georgia Defense Lawyers Association – Trial & Mediation Academy (2022)
Client Successes
Awards and Recognition

Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch 

  • 2023-2024 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America™
  • 2023 CLM – Phenoms Under 40
  • 2023 Super Lawyers – Rising Stars
  • Recipient of the 2022 YLD Award of Achievement for Service to the Profession
  • Recipient of the 2022 YLD Joe Dent Hospitality Award
  • Recipient of the 2021 YLD Award of Achievement for Service to the Profession
Classes/Seminars Taught
  • “Strategies for Responding to Time Limited Demands: What You Need to Know in FL, GA & CA” (2024)
  • “Recent Changes in Georgia Law and How It Impacts Your Business” (2023)
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