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Donald Blake Serafano

Donald Blake Serafano

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Divorce & Separation, Debt Settlement

About Me

Attorney Donald Serafano exemplifies that unique balance between aggressive criminal defense attorney and prudent protector. With over 20 years of experience, Donald has learned exactly what it takes to help a client navigate the complex waters of their ciminal case to obtain the best possible outcome. 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.

Donald has served in several prestigious law firms over the years. He has handled all levels of criminal defense matters from strike felonies to misdemeanors and even traffic tickets for friends and family.  He has been involved in all aspects of criminal defense from investigation through motions, hearings and jury trials.  He is equally comfortable in handling matters in negotiation or in front of a judge or jury.

Donald is the 'reasonable man."  He will be straight with you regarding likely outcomes including the best case and worst case scenarios.  He will keep you updated regarding your case, your choices and is personally avilable for his clients.  Contrast this with larger firms that may use fire and brimstone scare tactics to get your business.  Donald also keeps his costs low so that he can offer you excellent service for your fee. 

Bar Admissions

  • State Bar of California (1993), SBN 169270

  • State Bar of Arizona (1994), SBN 016013 (Inactive)

For legal advice or legal representation in a Criminal Defense Legal Matter in Orange County, Riverside, San Bernardino, and Southern Los Angeles County, contact an experienced California Criminal Law Defense 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.

"In matters of style, swim with the current.  In matters of principle, stand like a rock." - Thomas Jefferson



Practice Areas

Licensed since 1993

  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
    12 years, 1.5 thousand cases
  2. Divorce & Separation: 35%
    5 years, 75 cases
  3. Debt Settlement: 5%
    22 years, 10 thousand cases



Free Consultation (30 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

7 total 

  • Amy Randall Schroder

    Mr. Serafano is an excellent attorney and person. He is a true professional.


    Amy Schroder DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Moshe Sinar

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Moshe Sinar Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Serafano & Snyder, LLP

333 City Blvd West
17th Floor
Orange, CA, 92868



AZInactive 199405/22/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Dean's ListClaremont McKenna College1990

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Senior PartnerSerafano & Snyder LLP2010 - Present
Associate AttorneyHollins Schechter2008 - 2010
ProfessorCalifornia Southern University2008 - 2014
Managing Attorney - California OfficeEltman, Eltman & Cooper PC2006 - 2008
Managing Attorney - California OfficeResurgence Financial LLP2005 - 2006
AttorneyDebt Consolidation and Bankruptcy Management LLP2003 - 2005
Senior Associate AttorneyLaw Offices of Charles B. Carey PC1998 - 2003


Association NamePosition NameDuration
North Orange County Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
West Orange County Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Newport Harbor Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
Orange County Criminal Defense Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1993 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationMember1993 - Present
Claremont McKenna Alumni AssociationMember1990 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
DUIProbation with fines and fees

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California at Davis School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
Claremont McKenna CollegeDouble-History & PPE (Philosophy, Political Science and Econ)BA - Bachelor of Arts1990

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Law School Class - Criminal ProcedureCriminal Procedure2015