Mark E. Thompson, Sr.

Comptroller/Office Manager

Mark, born in Florida and raised in Michigan, came to Jacksonville with the military. He brings to the firm more than 25 years experience in management and 18 years in accounting. Mark has been working with Mr. Fernandez since July of 2003. He is happily married with three children. Although crunching numbers is what he does best, he is also an avid computer junkie.

R. Cristina Hazel

Administrative Assistant to Mark E. Thompson, Sr.

Cris, originally from Maryland, moved to Florida to be closer to her family. She joined our firm in January, 2003 and brings her professionalism, knowledge and more than 30 years administrative support experience.

Bobbie J. Stewart

Administrative Assistant to Mark E. Thompson, Sr.

Bobbie is a Jacksonville native who joined the firm in 2016. She attributes to a variety of assistance within the firm. Bobbie enjoys spending time with family, friends and her two children and traveling and spending time outdoors.

Savannah L. Pipkins


Savannah started working for Fernandez Trial Lawyers, P.A. part-time in May of 2013 and became full-time in December of that year. She has worked in the clerical field for a number of years and enjoys the varied learning opportunities involved in helping members of the firm. Savannah has been a resident of Clay County for most of her life and spends her free time with her husband and extended family.

Benjamin J. Swart

File Room Professional

Ben is from Wyoming, Michigan and moved to Jacksonville in 2009. He is very passionate about football (aka soccer) and enjoys watching it on the weekends with friends.