Legal Lotus, P.A. was founded by third-generation attorney, Anna Fernandez. Ms. Fernandez, a Miami-native, graduated from La Salle High School and received her Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Florida International University in 2007. Ms. Fernandez graduated from St. Thomas University School of Law and is admitted to practice in all Florida State Courts and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
At St. Thomas University School of Law, Ms. Fernandez was a member and competitor of the State Championship Trial Team, an Executive Board member for the Public Interest Law Students' Association, and a member of the Cuban American Student Bar Association.
Prior to founding the Firm, Anna Fernandez worked with her father and mentor, Luis Fernandez, heading his firm's Civil and Family divisions, where she gained courtroom experience and exposure in several complex legal areas including contested divorces and children issues such as relocation and child support, breach of contract matters, and election law disputes. Ms. Fernandez credits her strong work discipline, and moral and ethical values to her father.
Ms. Fernandez also worked for Florida Keys-based firm, Hershoff, Lupino, & Yagel, LLP (HLY), handling Family Law Issues and disputes concerning real estate contracts and property rights. Through HLY, Ms. Fernandez expanded her knowledge in different areas of the law under the supervision of Mr. James S. Lupino, Esq, partner of HLY, to whom she credits for obtaining invaluable skills in legal research and on running a business.
Ms. Fernandez is a member of the City of Miami's Equal Opportunity Advisory Board (EOAB), Florida Association of Female Lawyers (FAWL), the Dade County Bar Association, the Cuban American Bar Association (FAWL), the Animal Legal Defense Fund, and a founding member of the non-profit organization Business Educational Assistance for Tomorrow, Inc. (BEAT).