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David Michael Carrera

Landlord or tenant Attorney at Lake Mary, FL

4.8   20 reviews
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2010
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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About David

Learn David’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Landlord or tenant
    David devotes a large portion of his work to eviction litigation. He helps landlords exclusively, and does not represent tenants.

    12 years

  2. Foreclosure
    David helps homeowners find “foreclosure solutions.” He assists clients with litigation, loan modifications, short sales, and chapter 7 bankruptcy.

    12 years

  3. Wills and living wills
    David works with clients to create thoughtful estate plans, including simple wills, living trusts, powers of attorney, and health care directives.

    12 years

David Carrera focuses his practice on foreclosure defense, landlord/tenant law (landlords only), and estate planning.

Born in Florida, David graduated from the University of Florida where he studied business management and philosophy. During his time at UF, David mentored students through his leadership in Phi Alpha Delta. He also represented UF in statewide trial competitions. His passion for the law led him to the University of Miami School of Law. While studying law, David volunteered in pro bono efforts to help local children and families in need. These efforts spurred his desire to provide easy access to legal services without financial obstacles.

As the founder of his firm, David's primary goal is to deliver personalized representation at reasonable rates. David personally performs all legal work, and never delegates client issues to paralegals or inexperienced associates. His commitment to each client is firmly grounded in professional experience, quality of work, and exceptional service.

When not hard at work, David can be found enjoying the outdoors and reading. He also provides a happy home to a handful of rescued animal companions.

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Lake Mary – Hours by Appointment
1540 International Parkway
Suite 2000
Lake Mary, FL, 32746


4.8 / 5.0
  20 customer reviews
Posted by Colleen | November 8, 2018
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Wills and living wills
We had hired David to do our living wills! Mr. Carrrera was very professional organize.
Posted by anonymous | September 27, 2018
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Setup Wills
David is easy to work with and has a quick system setup to getting a Will in place. We plan on using him for our next steps of Estate Planning.
Posted by Vicky | April 6, 2018
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Bankruptcy Chapter 7
David Carrera represented me on my Chapter 7. I was very confused about making this decision. I went to discuss, and get a consultation. He explained all options and advised which one was best for my situation. Mr. Carrera was very professional. very easy to understand. The process was easy and quick, and even after the process Mr. Carrera was helpful and answer all the questions I had even after the case was close. I have referred Mr. Carrera to other clients and I will keep referring him to anyone. I trust him and if I had another legal matter I will come back to him.
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Posted by Henri | June 19, 2017
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I strongly recommend David Carrera as attorney, good and quick work, all questions treated, fair price
Posted by Mike | July 25, 2016
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Fast, reasonable and easy to deal with.
Mr. Carrera did not try to upsell me when all I needed was a court response to a foreclosure we had previously resolved. Refreshing to deal with this kind of an attorney .
Posted by Rod | January 18, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Guided me through Short Sale and saved me from Foreclosure
From my first conversation with David, I was thrilled with his speed and accuracy. David not only led me through the judicial system, he negotiated with the mortgage company at the same time. David was able to not only stop the foreclosure and eventually get it thrown out of court, but also set me up for the short sale process, help get a tenant removed that was no longer paying rent, get the HOA to help clear up some items as well. He was very reasonable with his pricing and payment methods. I would use David again for anything related to the law. Thank you for your help!
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Posted by Nelson | September 1, 2015
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My Lawyers review
To whom it may concern Thank you for sharing your time with me. I am writing this note in order to express my gratitude and excellent work done throughout the time on my foreclosure and loan modification process of the attorney Mr. David Carrera. Mr. David Carrera has demonstrated the highest level of professionalism, care, understanding and very detail oriented to achieve the best results to my case throughout this past year 2014 – 2015. Mr. David Carrera is a great asset to our community and to society in general, his level of care for his clients is to be noted. He was always in communication with any updates which makes things less stressful on this type of cases. I have a very good knowledge of the legal system and having legal family members makes me understand Lawyers better. (My wife a former member of the Florida Bar herself for 8 years). However not all lawyers are alike, and I have my shares of very bad lawyers in my time. On behalf of my family I wanted to thank Mr. David Carrera from the bottom of my heart and as my daughters said “Thank goodness for people like our lawyer” I will always be thank full and will not hesitate to refer his services to anyone at any time. Thank you for being a loyal part of our family this year. Warmest Regards, Nelson & Maria
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Posted by Nelson | August 27, 2015
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Great experience
Outstanding individual not only as an attorney but a quality person. David handled two issues for me both to my satisfaction. Will be my attorney for all my future legal situations.
Posted by Khalid | August 21, 2015
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Top Lawyer
David Carrera is a prompt professional lawyer, very proficient in handling cases. I have had used his services 2 or 3 times, his was more concentrated on resolving the case in my favor, in addition; the fees for his work were very reasonable, I am very satisfied. I highly recommend him.
Posted by Jerry | October 8, 2014
Tenant Eviction- Highly Recommended
David Carrera is a very personable and professional attorney. He was readily available for questions and always prompt to respond to both my phone calls and emails. I highly recommend Mr. Carrera and consider him to be my go-to attorney for legal matters going forward.
Posted by anonymous | March 14, 2014
Great Attorney
David Carrera was very helpful and patient with our unique situation. He offered guidance and reassurance.
Posted by Christine Henaghan | February 18, 2014
Highest Recommendation
I was completely satisfied with the way Mr. Carrera represented me in this manner. He explained the legal process and my options to me very clearly and in easy to understand terms. His guidance and negotiation techniques were effective in bringing about a quick and satisfactory conclusion. His fees were extremely reasonable and fair. I couldn't have asked for a better result.
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Posted by Ed | November 14, 2013
sucessful Osceola Eviction
David was able to send prompt responses to emails and kept me informed of what was happening, he gave as much assistance as I could hope for and He kept his fee to the estimate given. What he offered for his fee was better value than the courts or sheriffs fees, and it was that side of things that were the only cause of any delay. i would recommend this attorney to other landlords and anyone else.
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Posted by falaree | September 25, 2013
Thank you for all your help in getting my life back on track
I was a sinking ship with no one to care and then I was blessed with David Carrera. He is a great lawyer and overall kind hearted man. I dont know what I would have done without his knowledge and expertise.
Posted by Eduardo | September 23, 2013
Tenant landlord.
Great lawyer, assisted me with the process, always available for consulting. Five stars
Posted by anonymous | August 5, 2013
Legal Representation by Mr. David Carrera
Mr. David Carrera was knowledgeable, informative, friendly, professional, respectful, and trustworthy in his representation of me (i.e. my case). I would strongly and whole heartedly recommend Mr. Carrera to anyone who needs legal representation.
Posted by Diane | June 11, 2011
Highly Recommened Atty. and Firm
I can not tell you just how impressed I am, for all the hard work Atty. Carrera put into my divorce proceedure. I find it hard to explain, just how caring and professional, Atty. Carrera is, and his Firm. He is definately one in a million, in his field, for compassion and a full understanding of my personal concerns and needs. I thank You, Esq. Carrera and your Firm, for allowing me to share my thoughts and heart felt feelings, of just how satisfied I am.
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Posted by anonymous | January 24, 2011
Great service!
Mr. Carrera helped me with my will. Friendly and very helpful.
Posted by Chris | August 4, 2016
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Help with eviction
Mr. Carrera was prompt and knowledgeable in this eviction case. We were comfortable in knowing that any question we had, no matter how trivial would be handled in a professional manner.
Posted by anonymous | September 29, 2019
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Lack of Communication from David M. Carrera
My review for David M. Carrera is from my personal experience. I contacted David Carrera in early August and spoke to him as I was searching for an attorney to represent a friend of mine who was seeking legal counsel and representation to have someone evicted from her home. Since she was going through hardships and a health scare, my husband and I stepped in to try to help her and hire a lawyer for her. Since we lived-on the west coast and she lived in Florida, she had a few questions/concerns about how it would work if we hired/paid for her lawyer. After initially, calling Mr. Carrera a couple of times and asking questions about the whole process of an eviction, he sent an Unlawful Detainer Agreement which included a payment for his service. Again, since we were waiting for her test results to come back, we did not fill out the retainer right away as she was waiting to see what decisions she would have to make if the test results were not in her favor. Thankfully, her results came back in her favor. We were very relieved. That was most important. We could then focus on moving on with the Unlawful Detainer process. I called Mr. Carrera back and left a voice message with 2 questions. No response from Mr. Carrera. I waited a few days and then called again and left another message. Again, no response from Mr. Carrera. Before, when I called, he had readily picked up the phone. Now, the phone just rang and went to voice mail. I called my friend in Florida about a week later. She told me that she also left a message for Mr. Carrera and was waiting for his return phone call. After my friend told me this, I sat down with my husband and told him that I don’t think Mr. Carrera was going to call back because he is not returning our phone calls. Just in case, we had found another attorney for the Unlawful Detainer. However, I wanted to make sure that I wasn’t just being too hasty. So, I went to the website where I initially contacted Mr. Carrera, and sent him an e-mail. I stated that we had 2 questions and reminded him that we still had the Unlawful Detainer Agreement that he had emailed to us. I let him know that we were ready to move forward with his services and ready to sign the agreement and send in the payment through the email that he had previously sent to me. That e-mail was sent to him on Friday. The next day, Saturday morning, he responded to my e-mail. He stated that that he was withdrawing his offer of representation for my friend in Florida. Whatever Mr. Carrera’s reasons are for not representing my friend are his reasons and I respect his decision. I definitely want someone that wants to represent her in this case. What I don’t respect is Mr. Carrera not returning and also ignoring our phone calls. This went on for over 2 weeks. As soon as Mr. Carrera knew that he did not want to represent her, he should have gotten in touch with us and let us know instead of wasting our time calling someone who obviously had no interest in this case or representing my friend. This review is not about a lawyer that has decided to not take a case. For the people that Mr. Carrera has/and will represent, I am sure that he has done and will do an outstanding job representing his clients. For me, I cannot respect someone that chooses to obviously ignore my phone calls in hopes that I will just go away. I cannot respect someone that is not being upfront, wasting my time, and not letting us know that he is not interested in taking the case. A true professional will communicate. In my case, there was a lack of communication from Mr. Carrera.
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Work Experience

  • Attorney/Shareholder
  • Carrera Law, P.A.
  • 2022 - Present
  • Attorney/Shareholder
  • Law Office of David M. Carrera, P.A.
  • 2010 - 2021
  • Judicial Intern
  • Eleventh Judicial Circuit of Florida, Family Division
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Legal Intern
  • Stenstrom, McIntosh, Colbert, Whigham & Partlow, P.A.
  • 2009 - 2009
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  • University of Miami School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2007

Legal Cases

  • Rios vs. Serrano
  • Judgment of eviction and damages
  • Bank of America, N.A. vs. Fernandez, et al
  • Dismissal of foreclosure action
  • Lai vs. Rosario
  • Judgment of eviction and damages


  • The Florida Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • The Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division
  • Attorney Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - 2016
  • American Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division
  • Attorney Member
  • 2014 - 2016
  • Pet Rescue By Judy
  • Volunteer
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Orange County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - 2016
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - 2021
  • Orange County Bar Association, Legal Aid Society
  • Volunteer Attorney
  • 2011 - 2016
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • Attorney Member
  • 2011 - 2021
  • HOPE Public Interest Resource Center
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Past Vice President
  • 2006 - 2006
  • University of Florida Trial Team
  • Founding Member
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2010
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • State Conference Mock Trial Award
  • Phi Alpha Delta
  • 2006
  • Florida Academic Scholars
  • Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (1)
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Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jan 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Landlord or tenant Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Carrera demonstrates a strong understanding of landlord/tenant law."
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Several years ago David Carrera worked as an intern in my office. I found him to be hardworking, diligent and easy to work with. He is a bright attorney who performed all work assigned to him in a timely fashion."
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