In 1982, Fernando D. Vargas graduated from DePaul University in Chicago, Illinois where he majored in Political Science and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. Fernando Vargas attended McGeorge School of Law, at the University of the Pacific and distinguished himself amongst his law school peers by earning a position on the International Moot Court Competition Team. He earned his Juris Doctorate degree in 1986 and obtained his license to practice law in 1987.
Mr. Vargas began his law career in 1987 with a private and very prominent defense firm in Los Angeles, which had satellite offices in San Francisco, Santa Ana, and Riverside. Attorney Vargas worked out of the office based in Los Angeles. The firm handled defense matters on behalf of insurance companies in medical malpractice claims, government tort liability claims, and personal injury accidents involving automobiles, motorcycles, semi-trucks, buses, bicycles, pedestrians, premises, slip and falls, trip and falls, and death.
While at the defense firm, Mr. Vargas litigated cases with great success. In his last defense trial, Mr. Vargas defended a doctor with a specialty in oncology that was accused of failing to diagnose a cancerous mass in the patient’s breast which resulted in the cancer spreading and ultimately in the patient’s death. The surviving husband and children sued for medical negligence and wrongful death.
After a very emotional and well fought battle, Mr. Vargas won the trial on behalf of the doctor. Following this defense victory, attorney Vargas left the defense side of the legal practice and began to represent clients who suffered injuries in accidents. Instead of working for the insurance companies by defending the party responsible for causing the accident, Mr. Vargas began fighting the insurance companies in lawsuits filed against the party responsible for causing the accident.
In 1995, Attorney Vargas founded the Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas, a highly successful boutique, plaintiff personal injury law firm, which has been providing legal representation with personal attention to clients that have suffered death, catastrophic and other personal injuries in accidents involving automobiles, motorcycles, semi-trucks, buses, trains, bicycles, pedestrians, premises, slip and falls, trip and falls, and dog bites. The firm represents clients who have suffered all types of injuries such as spinal cord injuries, neck and back injuries, traumatic brain injuries, electrocution injuries, burn injuries, laceration injuries, fracture injuries, amputation injuries, dismemberment injuries, drowning injuries, and the wrongful death of a loved one.
Centrally located in the City of beautiful Rancho Cucamonga, the firm provides intelligently aggressive legal representation to personal injury clients with a disciplined work ethic supported by principles of respect, compassion, and integrity. The firm represents injury victims throughout the State of California with an emphasis in the counties of Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Orange. To better serve our Hispanic communities, the firm is fully staffed with bi-lingual personnel that are completely fluent in Spanish.
Equipped with the wisdom that comes from having successfully litigated personal injury cases as a defense attorney, an extraordinarily disciplined work ethic, and the uncompromising ambition to succeed by extending every client his personal attention, attorney Vargas consistently obtains the highest settlements for the firm’s clients. The Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas, which is extremely experienced, remarkably focused, and tremendously committed to winning each and every case, deeply embraces a philosophy of one goal; one passion – client success! Because of this philosophy, the firm has successfully championed the rights of clients that have suffered death, catastrophic and other personal injuries by wining millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for their clients.
Mr. Vargas’s passionate and disciplined work ethic has earned him a current rating of “Superb” with Avvo and “Preeminent” with Martindale Hubbell/Lawyers.com. In the year 2013, attorney Vargas received an award for Top Lawyers in California from American Lawyer Media; an award for Top Lawyers from the Latino American Who’s Who; a Client’s Choice award for from Avvo; and an award for Client Distinction from Martindale-Hubbell/Lawyers.com. Fernando Vargas is a member of the American Bar Association, President Elect for the Western San Bernardino County Bar Association, Consumer Attorneys of California, Los Angeles County Bar Association, Riverside County Bar Association, San Bernardino County Bar Association, and the Western San Bernardino County Bar Association.