Richard J. Fernandez, Attorney

Owner/Managing Member

Location: Metairie, Louisiana
Phone: 504-834-8500

Richard J. Fernandez was admitted to practice law in the State of Louisiana in 1981 and has represented injured people throughout Louisiana and the Gulf Coast Region. He appreciates the practice of law because he genuinely enjoys helping other people.

"The greatest satisfaction in my life, other than my family, is helping the injured people that I represent."
-Richard J. Fernandez.

Areas of Practice

    Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
    Maritime Injuries
    Admiralty & Maritime Law
    Toxic Torts
    Workers' Compensation Law

Litigation Percentage

    100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

    Louisiana, 1981
    U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
    U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana
    U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
    U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
    U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit
    U.S. Supreme Court


    Southern University Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
      J.D. cum laude
    Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana
      LL.M., Master of Laws
      Major: Admiralty
    Nicholls State University, Thibodaux, Louisiana
      B.A., Economics
    Nicholls State University
      M.B.A., Master of Business Administration

Professional Associations and Memberships

    Louisiana State Bar Association
    American Bar Association
    Jefferson Parrish Bar Association
    Louisiana Association for Justice
    American Association for Justice
    Maritime Law Association of the United States
    Federal Bar Association
    Better Business Bureau

Past Employment Positions

    Louisiana 5th Circuit Court of Appeal, Law Clerk



Our firm helps people suffering from serious injuries understand their rights. In particular, we can show them how the law can help them meet their financial and medical needs.

Mr. Fernandez recognizes that a successful case is built upon a successful attorney-client relationship. This means providing skillful legal guidance in a compassionate way to clients who are facing some of the most significant financial, medical and personal challenges of their lives.

Amber E. Cisney, Attorney


Amber Cisney graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor’s of Science in Physics in math in 1991. She then moved to Louisiana and began working as a Field Engineer for Schlumberger Well Services. She worked in the offshore oil and gas industry in the Gulf of Mexico for several years.

From 1999-2001 Amber worked briefly as a consultant in the area of oilfield industry knowledge. In 2001, Amber return to school at Tulane Law School. She obtained her Juris Doctorate in 2003.

Ms. Cisney began working with law office of Smith Stag, LLC in 2004. At this time she predominately worked on land contamination and breach of lease claims involving improper waste disposal of hazardous materials.

Beginning in late 2010 Amber began work for the Law Office of Richard Fernandez, LLC. Since that time she has been involved with personal injury litigation involving exposures to hazardous substances (benzene, asbestos, gasoline and petroleum products), maritime personal injuries, product liability, land lord-tenant personal injuries, and other personal injury litigation.

Areas of Practice

    Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
    Toxic Tort
    Maritime Injuries & Jones Act
    Land Contamination/ Oil Field Waste disposal

Bar Admissions

    Louisiana, 2003
    U.S. District Court Eastern District of Louisiana
    U.S. District Court Western District of Louisiana
    U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit