Attorney Fernando L. Bedevia

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Fernando Bedevia has been practicing law in West Michigan for over 34 years, the past 20 of which have been in Holland. Fernando was born in Cuba and is fluent in Spanish. He takes pride in representing many other Latinos who call West Michigan home. Fernando handles both civil and criminal cases including family law matters, personal injuries, Workers’ Disability Compensation, Social Security disability, as well as misdemeanor and felony matters. He assists many parties in resolving legal difficulties, both as an advocate and as a court-appointed mediator.

Fernando is a member of the Ottawa County Bar Association, having previously served on the Board of Directors, and the Michigan Bar Association. He is a past president of the Board of Directors of Legal Aid of Western Michigan and Michigan Migrant Legal Assistance Project. Fernando has also served in leadership roles on the boards of directors of numerous nonprofit community-based organizations.

Education

Thomas M. Cooley Law School 1980
Grand Valley State University 1977

Professional

Michigan Bar Association
Ottawa Bar Association

Areas of Practice

Business Law: Litigation

Civil Litigation: General

Criminal Defense: Felony, Misdemeanor, Drunk driving/DUI, Trials (all courts), Expungements

Family Law: Divorce, Child Custody, Support and Parenting Time

Personal Injury: Automobile accidents, Wrongful death

Social Security Disability

Workers’ Disability Compensation

Legal Assistant: Bett Walters and Naomi Mares (Spanish speaking)