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Mediator Information
Name Edward A. Fernandez
Law Firm Top Pick Mediator
Location Riverside
Practice Areas
Construction Defect Litigation, Construction Injury Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Premises Liability and Personal Injury
Date of Admission to the California State Bar
  • “Impasse is a Fallacy,” American Institute of Mediation, Southern California Mediation Association Fall 2012 Conference
  • Pepperdine University School of Law, Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, (2008)
  • Juris Doctorate, University of San Diego School of Law (1982)
  • Bachelor of Arts, University of California, San Diego (1979)
Bar Memberships
  • State of California (June 1983)
  • U.S. District Court
Professional Association Memberships
  • Member, Section of Dispute Resolution, American Bar Association
  • Member, ADR, Conflict Resolution and Mediation Exchange
  • Member, Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Professionals
  • Member, American Institute of Mediation
  • Member, Commercial and Industry Arbitration and Mediation Group
  • Member, Mediators Beyond Borders
  • Member, Mediators and Peacemakers
  • Member, Mediator Network
  • Member, Southern California Mediation Association (SCMA)
  • Member, San Bernardino/Riverside Chapter, American Board of Trial Advocates Member, Leo A. Deegan Chapter, American Inns of Court
  • Member, Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member, Association of Southern California Defense Counsel
  • Member, State Bar of California
Additional Information

Ed Fernandez has over 30 years of experience in general civil litigation with an emphasis in personal injury, vehicular accidents, premises liability, construction (both injury and defect) business litigation and partnership disputes. As an attorney, he has tried, arbitrated and mediated many hundreds of cases throughout Southern and Central California. He is now a full-time mediator who has been consistently recognized by the Riverside Superior Court as one of its top mediators. See www.TopPickMediator.com for additional information.


  • AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell peer reviews
  • “9.3 Superb” AVVO rating

Teaching and Lectures

  • Speaker, Mediation and the American Civil Justice System, California State University, San Bernardino—Southwest University of Political Science Lecture Series (July 2012)

Hobbies and Interests

Ed and his wife Kathy have four children. At one time, all of the children played AYSO soccer in Riverside, where he served as a coach and referee administrator. Ed and his family enjoy boating, skiing and golfing. On occasion, he can be found playing saxophone with a local jazz band.