RICARDO N. FERNANDEZ, JR.

Ricardo N. Fernandez, Jr. founded Fernandez & Olivas in 1991 with Rosario Olivas. He practiced with Atty. Verena Kasilag-Villanueva from 1997-2011.

Graduated from the University of the Philippines: AB, 1972; LLB, 1977. Passed the bar in 1978 with a grade of 88.125%

Atty Fernandez counts the beginning of his law career from 1978 as an associate of Duavit Gozon Elma & Berenguer. By the time he left that practice in 1991, the firm name had changed to Gozon Fernandez Defensor & Parel.

His field of expertise is in corporation and contracts law and, in particular, the legal aspects of the logistics business and civil aviation regulatory law. Other than giving legal counsel, he acts as corporate secretary and board director for most of his clients.

All throughout his career, Atty Fernandez also engaged in human rights work. He successfully defended a convict sentenced to death penalty (People v Rufino Bermas, G.R. No. 120420. April 21, 1999). He litigated one of the first writ of amparo cases (Edita Burgos v President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo et al., GR No. 183711, 183712, 183713) where the Supreme Court found the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police accountable and one Army Major responsible for the enforced disappearance of Jonas Joseph T. Burgos.

He is a Professional Lecturer at the De La Salle College of Law.

He is married, father of four children, grandfather to three boys, and a member of the Valley Golf & Country Club.

Practice Areas

  • Corporation Law
  • Contracts Law
  • Logistics Business
  • Civil Aviation Regulatory Law