Mr. Fernández-Martínez is a founding member of Delgado Fernández, LLC. He is currently the Managing Partner and Head of the Litigation Practice Group at Delgado Fernández, LLC.

During the Puerto Rico Supreme Court’s 1993-1994 term, Mr. Fernández-Martínez clerked for the Honorable Antonio S. Negrón García.

Since he started practicing law in 1994, Mr. Fernández-Martínez has been dedicated to litigation at both the federal and state court levels and has developed extensive experience in commercial litigation. He has also led several complex high profile cases, involving construction, banking, employment and distribution relationships. Given his business education and acumen mixed with his extensive trial experience, Mr. Fernández-Martínez is coveted by many commercial clients for his ability to understand their business needs and objectives when faced with judicial processes.

Mr. Fernández-Martínez has extensive trial experience as he has participated in dozens of jury trial cases in federal court and has also lead many trials in local court. In his practice, Mr. Fernández-Martínez has also successfully argued many cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

Mr. Fernández-Martínez has counseled the Puerto Rico Court’s Administration, the Associated General Contractors, and the leading financial institutions, commercial and manufacturing companies in Puerto Rico. He has served as counsel and Secretary of the Board of Directors of more than fifteen of the leading manufacturing and distribution companies in Puerto Rico. He has also counseled many non-profit organizations including Colegio San Gabriel for the Deaf and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the Puerto Rico Chapter of the Make a Wish Foundation and of the Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. Mr. Fernández-Martínez has also provided legal services to disabled public school students in need for services allowing them to maximize their potential in school and in life.

Some of the published cases in which Mr. Fernández-Martínez has appeared as counsel include:
Ernest Alers v. Fullerton Tires, et al, 937 F. Supp. 122 (1996), aff’d 115 F. 3d 81 (1st Cir. 1997); Alvarez-Pumarejo v. Municipality of San Juan, 972 F. Supp. 86 (D.P.R. 1997); Re-Ace v Wheeled Coach Industries, Inc, 270 F. Supp. 2d 223 (D.P.R. 2003); aff’d 363 F.3d SI (1st Cir. 2003); Bercovitch v. Baldwin School, Inc., 191 F.3d 8 (1st Cir. 1999); Bercovitch v. Baldwin School, Inc., 133 F.3d 141 (1st Cir. 1998); Meléndez González v. Oficina de Administracion de Tribunales, 218 F.Supp. 2d 227 (D.P.R. 2002); Badillo-Santiago v. Andreu García, 167 F.Supp. 2d 194 (D.P.R. 2001); Latin American Music Col, v. Archidiocese of San Juan of Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church, 194 F.Supp.2d 30 (D.P.R. 2001); Latin American Music Co., Inc. v. Archidiocese of San Juan of the Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church, 135 F. Supp. 2d 284, D.P.R. 2001); Colon v. Chart House Enterprises, Inc., 79 F. Supp.2d 25 (D.P.R. 1999); Santiago v. García, 70 F.Supp.2d 84 (D.P.R. 1999); Santiago v. Commonwealth of P.R., 2010 WL 3419985; Piñeiro v. Oriental Group, 2010 WL 3452364; Navarro-Rosario v. Fuxá Catalán, 2010 WL 1994092; Cuadrado Ramos v. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, 2010 WL 1416016; Kellogg USA, Inc. v. B. Fernández & Hnos., Inc., 2010 WL 376326; Sánchez v. Comm. Of Puerto Rico, 2010 WL 174888; Portugués Santa v. B. Fernández & Hnos., Inc. 614 F. Supp. 2d 221 (D.P.R. 2009); Ivyport Logistical Services, Inc. v. Caribbean Airport Facilities, Inc., 502 F. Supp. 2d 227 (D.P.R. 2007); Juan Zayas, et als. v. Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, 451 F. Supp. 2d 310 (D.P.R. 2006); A&W Maintenance, Inc. v. Pipeliners of P.R., 2010 WL 455011; Joshua Nieves Márquez v. Comm. of P.R., 353 F. 3d 108 (1st Cir. 2003); B. Fernández & Hnos., Inc. v. International Brotherhood of Teamsters, 2012 WL 1828048; Rodríguez v. Oriental Financial Group, Inc., 802 F. Supp. 2d 350 (D.P.R. 2011); Miramar Construction Co., Inc. v. Home Depot, Inc., 167 F. Supp. 2d 182 9D.P.R. 2001); Méndez Internet Management Services, Inc. v. The Bankers Ass’n of Puerto Rico, 2011 WL 336247; Asociacion de Enfermeria Vistante Auffant, Inc. v. Great-West Life and Annuity Ins., 775 F. Supp. 2d 333 (D.P.R. 2011); Navarro-Rosario v. Fuxa-Catalan, 2011 WL 2693957; Constructora Estelar v. Aut. De Edificios Públicos, 183 D.P.R. 1 (2011); Acevedo-Reinoso v. Iberia Líneas Aéreas de España, SA, 449 F. 3d 7 (1st Cir. 2006); Melendez v. M. Cuebas, 193 D.P.R. 100 (2015); Byrne Veve v. OFG Bancorp, 2016 WL 1261053; Peaje Investments v. Garcia Padilla, 845 F-3d 505 (1st Cir. 2017); Ocasio v. Oriental Bank, 2016 WL 3945172.

Education

  • Harvard Law School, LLM 1995
  • University of Puerto Rico, Juris Doctor, 1993 – Cum Laude
  • University of Notre Dame, 1990 BBA

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
  • United States Court for the District of Puerto Rico
  • United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit
  • United States Supreme Court

Memberships

  • Puerto Rico Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association
  • Puerto Rico Notary Public Association

Publications

  • "La Conveniencia de Litigar los Casos de Hostigamiento Sexual en el Foro Arbitral", 62 Rev. Jur. U.P.R. (1993)
  • Puerto Rico Chapter, State-by-State Guide to Design and Construction Contract and Claims, Aspen Publishers, Inc.
  • Puerto Rico Chapter of Taxation and Investment in the Caribbean, International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (1992-2003).
  • "The Constitutional Validity of the Puerto Rico Educational Voucher Program", Thesis presented at Harvard Law School.