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Abel H. FErnandezundefined

Founding Partner

Abel H. Fernandez is a founding partner of Diefer Law Group, P.C. and the head of Diefer Law Group’s Family Law Group.


Mr. Fernandez is a Certified Family Law Specialist by the California State Bar Association and has over 15 years of experience in litigation. In his experience as a family law attorney, he has handled every type of complex family law issues from cases dealing with international relocation of minor children requiring expert testimony and cross examination of experts, to complex asset division cases and complex reimbursement/tracing cases involving expert testimony and cross examination of experts such as forensic accountant and business appraisers.

In cases dealing with assets, property, or reimbursement/tracing issues, Mr. Fernandez's clients benefit from his experience and training as well as his education. Mr. Fernandez obtained his B.A. in Economics from San Diego State University and is therefore very adept at understanding the financial side of divorce cases. Furthermore, he has handled multiple cases in which experts are required and has therefore gained valuable knowledge regarding accounting issues and valuation strategies. All of this experience helps him prepare for his clients’ cases and he knows and understands what courts need and what has to be proved at trial to win his cases for his clients.

As a parent, Mr. Fernandez also understands the complexities and emotional issues of a custody case. Mr. Fernandez has tried hundreds of custody cases which gives him a unique knowledge of courts, mediators, and judges and is therefore very capable of obtaining the best results for his clients.

Mr. Fernandez has dedicated his entire career in obtaining the best result for his clients either by litigation or negotiations. But he also understands the highly emotional issues involved in a divorce case and does an excellent job at helping his client with the emotional part of their divorce. He is aggressive but also attentive and considerate of his clients.

The other benefit to Mr. Fernandez's vast experience in family law is that he is able to recommend settlement options and alternate solutions besides trial to his clients. Mr. Fernandez knows when he can instruct his clients to make a settlement offer or to accept one based in his experience. In some cases, settlement is a better solution. In those cases, Mr. Fernandez will make sure his client's get the best result. However, if settlement is not possible Mr. Fernandez's clients will be assured that he has tried and successfully litigated hundreds of cases and therefore has the trial experience necessary to litigate their case.

In addition to his work in family law, Mr. Fernandez also leads all of our workers' compensation cases. He has been practicing in this area of law for 15 years and has achieved remarkable results, as evidenced by the glowing reviews he has received from past clients.


  • Loyola University School of Law JD - 2002
  • San Diego State University BA - Economics, 1999


  • Association of Certified Family Law Specialist
    Member 2013 - present
  • American Bar Association
    Member 2002 - present
  • Orange County Bar Association
    Member 2002 - present


  • 2014 Top Contributor Award by AVVO
  • 2014 Superb Rating by AVVO
  • 2014 Five Star out of Five Star Client Rating by AVVO
  • 2013 Rising Star by Super Lawyers Magazine

To learn how you can benefit from the help of Attorney Fernandez and the entire team at Diefer Law Group, P.C., please call today and schedule a consultation.

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