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Fermin Lopez

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Prior to becoming an attorney Fermin Lopez served with the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division in Operation Restore Hope in Somalia, Africa and served as a paratrooper with the 18th Airborne Corps in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina. He finished his undergraduate studies at the University of Central Florida and graduated from the University of Florida College of Law with honors in trial advocacy.

Mr. Lopez is an adjunct professor at the Barry University School of Law and is on the Board of Directors for the Coamed Foundation

Education

  • University of Central Florida, B.A, 1999
  • University of Florida College of Law, J.D., 2003

Practice Areas

Languages

Career Experience

  • U.S. Army, Sergeant, 1991–1996
  • Fine, Farkash & Parlapiano, Clerk, 2002
  • Payas, Payas & Payas, Trial Attorney, 2003–2012

Jurisdictions and Courts Admitted to Practice

  • Florida, 2003
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2004

Awards, Recognition and Professional Associations

Fermin Lopez was voted by his peers to be one of Florida Trend Magazine’s “Florida Legal Elite” in 2016 & 2017. Less than 2% of the 61,500 practicing attorneys in Florida are voted into the “Legal Elite” by their peers.

Professional Associations

  • Central Florida Trial Lawyers, Board of Directors, 2009–2012 (current president)
  • Florida Justice Association, 2005–2012
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida, Board of Directors, 2012 – 2017
  • Board of Directors of the Colombo American Medical Association’s Foundation, Orlando FL
  • Board of Directors of the Coamed Foundation 
  • SuperLawyers 2018

Selection as Super Lawyer

Mr. Lopez was selected as a “Super Lawyer” in the State of Florida for 2018. Previously, Mr. Fermin had been selected to the “Super Lawyers Rising Stars” for the years 2010-2013. Only five (5%) percent of the lawyers in each state or region are named Super Lawyers.

Florida Legal Elite

  • 2017 Florida Trends Legal Elite

Classes/Seminars

  • Insurance Law Professor, Barry Law School, 2004 – 2012
  • Mock Trial Coach, Barry Law School, 2004 – 2012
  • Adjunct Professor of Legal Studies at the University of Central Florida , 2014
  • Adjunct Professor, Barry University School of Law, Present Day

Pro Bono Activities

  • Legal Aid Society-GAL program, 2005–2011
  • Barry Law School, 2004–2012
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