Fermin Lopez currently serves as the Chair of the COAMED Foundation’s legal department. As an attorney and a former U.S. Army soldier he is dedicated to service to others and is committed to advance the values of the COAMED Foundation.
Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Lopez served in the Army’s prestigious 10th Mountain Division, the 2nd Infantry Division in South Korea, as well as a paratrooper with the 18th Airborne Corps in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Fermin was part of many humanitarian missions, including Operation Restore Hope in Somalia, Africa. During and following his military service, Mr. Lopez obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Central Florida and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Florida College of Law, with honors in trial advocacy.
Mr. Lopez has continuously been selected as one of Florida Trend Magazine’s “Florida Legal Elite” attorneys, a Florida Super Lawyer Rising Star and this year earned a spot in the Top 100 Civil Plaintiff Trial Lawyers in Florida by The National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers. Since 2012 he has been a trial attorney with the Orlando law firm of Colling, Gilbert, Wright & Carter.