Eric Fernandez

Associate Attorney

A licensed real estate attorney and broker, who has more than 10 years of combined experience working in real estate and litigation draws from extensive litigation background to provide strategic and aggressive advocacy for real estate clients. Concentrating in the areas of real estate and litigation, Eric represents clients in unlawful detainer matters, both commercial and residential, partition actions, quiet title and co-ownership disputes, fraud, and other real estate related matters. Eric also serves as outside general counsel to property management firms in our area.

Background & Education

Eric received his J.D. from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. Prior to receiving his law degree, Eric obtained dual B.A. degrees from St. Mary’s College of California with honors. At his previous firm, Eric litigated numerous unlawful detainer matters and has extensive trial experience in these cases.  Eric’s experience was not limited to litigation as he was also the firm’s lead transaction attorney.  As a transaction attorney, Eric has negotiated million-dollar real estate transactions, business-purchase transactions, and general real estate contracts such Deeds of Trust, Easements, and Assignments.

Eric’s respected approach to litigation comes from his vast experience as a Senior Trial Paralegal for several AM100 Law Firms where he worked closely with some of the nation’s top attorneys.  For example, as a trial paralegal with the firm of Heller Ehrman White, and McAuliffe, Eric was selected to be part of the trial team that handled the defense of the then largest civil antitrust class action in United States history for Visa U.S.A., Inc., In re Visa Check/MasterMoney Antitrust Litigation.  By gaining invaluable experience at these top Law Firms, Eric is able to provide “Big Firm” representation, but “Small Firm” customer service.

During law school, Eric gained substantial courtroom experience by completing internships as a Certified Law Student with Sacramento Child Advocacy, the Sacramento Crime Victims’ Clinic, and the Yolo County District Attorney’s Office where he argued numerous civil and criminal motions. Eric was also selected to work directly with the Yolo County District Attorney, Jeff W. Reisig, on a highly publicized capital murder case involving a California Highway Patrol Officer, People v. Volarvich et al.

Immediately after graduating, Eric was employed as a Law Clerk with the State Attorney General’s office to assist trial counsel, Bingham McCutchen, in the successful defense against a coalition of Northern California Water purveyors involving the proceeds of the sale of hydroelectric power generated by the State Water Project.

Personal

In his spare time, Eric enjoys coaching his kids’ soccer and little league team and enjoying the beautiful outdoor lifestyle that Northern California has to offer.