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Donald Blake Serafano

Donald Blake Serafano

Practice areas:

Debt Settlement, Criminal Defense, Litigation, Divorce & Separation

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About Me

Donald Serafano exemplifies that unique balance between aggressive litigator and prudent protector. With over a decade of experience in all matters of civil litigation, Donald has learned exactly what it takes to help a client navigate the complex waters of case management to obtain the outcome they desire. His ability both in and out of the courtroom has earned him the mark of respect from his colleagues and peers. Donald never forgets that his first goal in any matter is to protect his client’s rights and to make sure a matter is thoroughly resolved to their satisfaction.

Donald has served in several prestigious law firms over the years. He has litigated matters ranging from construction defect and commercial litigation to receiverships, personal injury and criminal defense matters. He has been involved in all aspects of discovery, motion and appeal writing, case analysis, compliance assurance and judgment enforcement. He is equally comfortable in handling matters in arbitration settings or in front of a judge or jury.

In addition to his skills as an attorney, Donald has proven himself to be a dynamic leader by managing the day-to-day operations of large businesses. He was the in-house General Counsel for a national debt consolidation and bankruptcy company with over 160 employees and 11,000 clients. He was the managing attorney at two law firms responsible for the oversight of all cases, development of policies and procedures, and the fiscal accountability of the firm’s attorneys. This included handling a caseload of over 19,000 matters representing a value of $109 million.

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California: 169270

  • State Bar of Arizona: 016013 (Currently Inactive)

For legal advice or legal representation in a Criminal Law Matter in the Los Angeles area, contact an experienced Southern California Criminal Law Attorney. Mr. Serafano provides his clients with expert legal counsel with the utmost in personal attention. Mr. Serafano represent clients throughout Southern California with the most effective and responsive legal representation available.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Debt Settlement: 79%
    22 years, 10 thousand cases
  2. Criminal Defense: 11%
    12 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  3. Litigation: 8%
    22 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Divorce & Separation: 1%
    5 years, 50 cases



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Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

5 total 

  • Mark Jarrod Bigger

    I endorse this lawyer. Donald genuinely cares about his client and has the legal expertise and experience to get the best results.


    Mark Bigger Speeding & Traffic Ticket Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Donald. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Serafano & Snyder, LLP

Po Box 3531
Huntington Beach, CA, 92605


AZInactive 199402/15/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Associate- Civil LitigationHollins Schechter2008 - 2010
ProfessorCalifornia Southern University2008 - 2014
Managing Attorney of the CA OfficeEltman, Eltman & Cooper PC2006 - 2008
Managing Attorney of the California OfficeResurgence Financial LLP2005 - 2006
In-House, General CounselDebt Consolidation and Bankruptcy Management, LLP2003 - 2005
Senior Associate Attorney- Civil LitigationLaw Offices of Charles B. Carey1998 - 2003

Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1993 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Claremont McKenna Alumni AssociationMember1990 - Present
West Orange County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Newport Harbor Bar AssociationN/AN/A
North Orange County Bar AssociationN/AN/A
Orange County Criminal Defense Bar AssociationN/AN/A

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
UC Davis SOL King HallLawlaw1993
Claremont McKenna CollHistory and P.P.E. (Philosophy, Political Science, Economicsundergraduate1990