Fernando I. Rivera is an attorney at Console Mattiacci Law, LLC, where he represents individuals who have been victimized by illegal employment practices concerning discrimination, retaliation, workplace harassment, wrongful termination, whistleblower claims, medical leaves, disability leaves, wage and hour claims, employment contract disputes, and other employment-related matters.

Prior to joining Console Mattiacci Law, LLC, Fernando worked for a plaintiff-side law firm in Philadelphia, where he handled a wide-range of litigation matters. While in law school, Fernando clerked for the Honorable Norma L. Shapiro of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Fernando was a founding board member of Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law’s Labor and Employment Law Society, and he volunteered at Philadelphia Legal Assistance, where he represented indigent individuals before the Pennsylvania Department of Labor & Industry in matters involving appeals from denials of unemployment compensation benefits.

Fernando has sat on the Board of Directors of the Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania (HBAPA) and the Hispanic Bar of Association of Pennsylvania Legal Education Fund (LEF) since 2014. Fernando currently serves as the President of the LEF. Under Fernando’s leadership, the LEF has raised over $90,000 in donations and awarded $33,000 in scholarships to local area law student—both records for the LEF. Fernando has also sat on the Executive Committee Board of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Young Lawyer’s Division.

E:rivera@consolelaw.com Direct Fax:215-754-4938

Bar and Court Admissions

  • Pennsylvania State Bar
  • New Jersey State Bar
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • United States District Court of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit


  • Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law
  • Post University, Bachelor of Science, Criminal Justice, Magna Cum Laude


  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section (2011)
  • Philadelphia Bar Association (2011)
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Pennsylvania (2011)
  • National Employment Lawyers Association (2017)

Special Honors

  • Named to the "Top Attorneys: Outstanding Young Lawyers In Pennsylvania" by Philadelphia Magazine (2018)
  • Named to the “Pennsylvania Rising Stars” list by Philadelphia Magazine and Philadelphia Super Lawyers Magazine - 2018. According to the aforementioned commercial publication, this designation places him in the top 2.5% of up-and-coming attorneys in Pennsylvania.*
  • The First Judicial District of Pennsylvania, Pro Bono Roll of Honor, 2015, 2016
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