Mr. Serrano is a born and raised resident of the Orlando area. After graduating from Orlando's Edgewater High School, Mr. Serrrano went on to graduate cum laude from the University of Florida while majoring in Political Science and minoring in Family, Youth and Community Sciences.
During Mr. Serrano's undergraduate studies, he worked at a well respected criminal defense firm in the Gainesville area, Dethomasis and Buchanan. Under the guidance of the attorneys at Dethomasis and Buchanan, he learned the importance of hard work and treating all clients as individuals.
Mr. Serrano continued his pursuit of a legal career by graduating from the University of Florida's Levin College of Law. During his legal studies, Mr. Serrano was recognized by the Florida Supreme Court as a Certified Legal Intern (CLI) for the 8th Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office in Gainesville, FL. This distinction allowed him to represent indigent criminal defendants under the direction of the attorneys at the Public Defender's Office. Mr. Serrano's hard work and dedication to the clients awarded him the ability to be lead counsel on two criminal trials as a CLI in the PD office.
Prior to founding SerranoLaw, Mr. Serrano worked as an Assistant Public Defender in both Orange and Osceola counties for the 9th Judicial Circuit Public Defender's Office. Mr. Serrano represented thousands of clients in juvenile, county and felony cases. He was lead or co-counsel on more than 30 jury trials as well as many non-jury bench trials. Mr. Serrano also handled more than a thousand cases in a Felony Violation of Probation division while working at the Public Defender's Office.
Mr. Serrano founded SerranoLaw with the desire to provide individualized aggressive and experienced representation to those who have been accused of a crime or the victim of negligence.
|FL||Member in Good Standing||2011||06/01/2022|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Pro Bono Certificate||University of Florida Levin College of Law||2011|
|Cum Laude||University of Florida||2007|
|Attorney||SerranoLaw PLLC||2015 - Present|
|Assistant Public Defender||Public Defender's Office, Orlando Florida||2011 - 2015|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2015 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Hispanic Bar Association of Central Florida||Board of Directors||2015 - Present|
|AVVO Legal Guides||Avoid the Trap - Ten Steps to Successfully Completing Probation||2015|
|SerranoLaw PLLC Blog||Calvin Cook Found Not Guilty: A Speedy Victory for the Speedy Seminole||2015|
|Florida Journal of International Law||Student research editor||2010|
|University of Florida, Fredric G. Levin College of Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor||2011|
|University of Florida||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2007|
|Kappa Delta UCF Risk Management Program||Risk Management Program||2016|
|Barry Law Criminal Litigation Course||Guest Lecturer Criminal Litigation||2014|
|State v. A.R||Criminal charges dropped|
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