As a full time neutral since 2011, Ed has focused his practice on mediation and is now available in all Judicate West offices statewide. As an attorney, Ed was involved in many mediations, and recognized the benefits that private dispute resolution offered. Years later, while serving on the Riverside and San Bernardino County Court Panels, he discovered his passion for being a mediator. Ed was recognized by the Riverside Superior Court as being one of its top mediators for several years and now serves as a full-time private mediator.
An attorney had this to say about Ed, “My clients and I are highly impressed by Mr. Fernandez’s professionalism, skill and, most importantly, his mannerism. He is straight to the point and has the ability of putting people at ease. He is never pushy but is quite persuasive. He successfully helped us resolve a matter of which we were not very optimistic about at the beginning of the mediation. I will definitely put him on the “toppick” list of my future mediator selection.”
One of Ed’s perspective on mediation is that “the same, ‘cookie cutter’ approach just does not work anymore. Listen to the parties, be patient and build trust and confidence.”
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Ed and his wife Kathy have four children. Ed enjoys brewing beer and recently completed “Introduction to Practical Brewing”, a week-long course at UC Davis. In addition, Ed can be found playing guitar in a couple of local Riverside bands.