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JUAN C. FERNANDEZ

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 Mr. Fernandez has 31 years of experience in labor and employment law and commercial litigation and has also served as Essex County Counsel, Assistant Union County Counsel and Union Township Municipal Prosecutor. He is a former member of the District Ethics Committee and The New Jersey Educational Facilities Authority.


Mr. Fernandez has tried bench trials, jury trials and cases before a Binding Arbitrator including Labor and Employment, Personal Injury, Commercial Litigation, Matrimonial and Criminal cases. He maintains an active litigation practice in labor and employment matters and has represented corporate clients and plaintiffs in the courts of New Jersey, New York and abroad. Mr. Fernandez also provides commercial litigation services to corporate clients focused on restrictive covenants and employment disputes. Mr. Fernandez is a member of the New Jersey State and Federal Bars.


 Mr. Fernandez is fluent in Spanish. 


 MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS 

 

  • Member, New Jersey State Ethics Commission
  • NJ Educational Facilities Authority - Member, 1996 - 2004
  • Member, Council on Litigation Management (CLM)


 PRACTICE AREAS 


  • Appellate
  • Business Litigation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Fiduciaries & Court-Appointments
  • Health Care
  • Labor & Employment
  • Law Firm Defense
  • Municipal and Local Government
  • White Collar Defense and Investigations 


 ADMISSIONS 

 

  • State of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit


 EDUCATION 


  • Creighton University School of Law (J.D.)
  • Kean College (B.A. Political Science)

MICHAEL (MIGUEL) GARCIA

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 Michael (Miguel) Garcia’s practice is dedicated to insurance defense, mass tort, criminal defense and municipal work. Mr. Garcia participates in the defense of clients’ interests in all phases of litigation.  He also conducts corporate and municipal investigations regarding allegations of employee misconduct, harassment and/or discrimination.  Additionally, he works with Township Administrators and Business Administrators, Town Councils and Department Heads to draft Ordinances and Requests for Proposals.


Prior to creating this firm, Mr. Garcia was Of Counsel to O'Toole Scrivo. Mr. Garcia was an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of New Jersey. He was assigned to the Public Protections Unit and was the liaison to the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section of the U.S. Department of Justice.  He also prosecuted mail fraud, social security fraud, passport fraud and narcotics cases. Mr. Garcia is a member of the NJ, NY, and PA Bars.


Mr. Garcia is fluent in Spanish.


NOTABLE REPRESENTATIONS


  • Third Circuit Decisions:
    Hernandez v. City of Union City, 264 Fed. Appx. 221 (3d Cir.2008)
    United States v. Castro, 66 Fed. Appx. 331 (3d Cir. 2003)
  • Appellate Division Decisions:
    In re Ortiz, 2010 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 1296 (App. Div. June 15, 2010)
    In re Trust Under Agree of Vander Poel, 396 N.J. Super. 218 (App. Div. 2007)


HONORS & AWARD


  • Syracuse University College of Law
    Dean’s List, 1992 – 1994
    U.S. Law Week Award, 1994
    Charles H. Revson Fellowship, 1992
  • Syracuse University Graduate College
    Graduate Teaching Assistantship/Fellowship, 1993 – 1994
  • Dartmouth College
    1927 Joseph P. Dallet Memorial Prize, 1991
    Academic Citation, 1989 – 1991


MEMBERSHIPS & AFFILIATIONS


  • Diamond Scholarship and Charitable Fund, Inc., 2004 – 2006 – Secretary
  • Kappa Alpha Psi


PRACTICE AREAS

  • Crisis Management
  • Environmental
  • Municipal and Local Government
  • White Collar Defense and Investigations
  • Toxic and Mass Tort


ADMISSIONS


  • State of New Jersey
  • State of New York
  • Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  • United States Supreme Court


EDUCATION


  • Syracuse University College of Law (J.D.)
  • Syracuse University Graduate College (M.A. in Foreign Languages)
  • Dartmouth College (A.B. in Spanish and Government)
  • Universidad de Salamanca, Spain (visiting student)
  • Richard J. Hughes Inns of Court

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