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Manuel "Manny" Serra-Jovenich

DUI and DWI Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

5.0   35 reviews

About Manuel "Manny"

Learn Manuel "Manny"’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    50%
    When bad things happen to good people, we are here to help.

    1 year, 1,000 cases

  2. DUI and DWI
    50%

    1 year

Who Are You?

Hi, I’m Manny Serra-Jovenich, Partner at the Rossen Law Firm. In 2018 I was named to the National Trial Lawyers' Top 40 Under 40 list and also named 10 Best in Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys. I graduated from the University of Florida, where I was a member of the Dean's List and a Florida Bright Future Scholarship recipient. I then graduated from Nova Southeastern Law School as a member of the school's Law Review, Moot Court Society, and Dean's List. During all three years of law school I was a recipient of the Shepard Broad Scholarship.


Why did you become a lawyer?
I became a lawyer to use my talents to help others and experience the thrill of litigating. I have tried more than 25 jury trials in my career and handled over 1,000 cases.
I fought against big banks during Florida's foreclosure crisis. I protected people's constitutional rights as a Broward County Public Defender. I represent homeowners when their insurance claims are underpaid or denied - even though they pay their premium month after month for years and years. I love to represent a “David” against a “Goliath”.
A Samuel Adams quote I live by is: "A true Statesman should be incorruptible and fearless." I carry that quote with me everywhere - especially into the courtroom.


What made you decide to join the Rossen Law Firm?
I joined the Rossen Law Firm because Adam and I have worked together on a basketball court, where we won big and often. I knew we could bring the same results to clients in courtrooms when bad things happened to them.
You can find out more information about Manny practicing home insurance law on his Manny Protects Your Home website here.

What was it like having Adam as a basketball coach in high school?
Adam is a combination of Billy Donovan and (a much more tame) Bob Knight. He was tough on me because he saw potential in me, and as a result we won a ton of games and statistically I had the best season of my high school career.

What do you do when you’re not working at the Rossen Law Firm?
I think it's important to keep the body in good health and the mind sharp, so I play a lot of sports and read anything I can get my hands on. I am an avid Florida Gators Athletics fan.

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Licensed for 8 years
State FL
Status Member in Good Standing
Acquired 2014
Updated 11/23/2022

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

Contact Manuel "Manny"

Rossen Law Firm
6400 N Andrews Ave, #510
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33309
Rossen Law Firm
6190 NW 11th St
Sunrise, FL, 33313
Rossen Law Firm - Boca Raton Office
5301 N Federal Highway #190
Boca Raton, FL, 33487
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Posted by Roman | December 13, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great DUI Defense made second case go dismissed!
The Rossen Law Firm has been one of a kind miracles. From being illegally pulled over by Fort Lauderdale Police Department, to a case that was build and manufactured on pure lies, Manny and Adam were able to get to the truth, uncover the lies, and confront the officer in court with a video footage off the car's camera that contradicted his story in a million ways. Officer's testimony was scary with lie in every sentence. Should there not have been a dash cam, I don't think they would take my word for it. How many other people did he do wrong this year? That officer needs to go. Manny was able to get motion to suppress granted and all charges ended up being dropped after the judge heard the testimony and the actual video proof of his testimony being bs. Adam, Manny and others have done it again! Great job guys and thanks a million!
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Posted by Otto | August 31, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
After months of dealing with an unresponsive insurance company, we gave up and turned our homeowners' damage claim over to Mr. Serra-Jovenich for legal action. Best decision we ever made. Manny was able to get a response and resolved the claim to our satisfaction in a short period of time. He was very knowledgeable and professional. Most importantly, he kept us informed every step of the way, which is not always the case with attorneys. We would highly recommend his services. Hopefully, we won't need an attorney in the future, but if we do, he will be our choice.
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Posted by Sarah | February 18, 2020
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Fantastic choice
After difficulties with our insurance company, we called Manny to help us resolve the situation. He was professional, knowledgeable, and thorough. He made sure we were in the loop during every step of the process and was quick to respond to all of our questions and concerns. He went above and beyond, and we highly recommend him.
Posted by Brett | January 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Exceedingly Competent and Thorough
I hired Manny to deal with a very serious insurance issue that I was originally trying to navigate on my own. He tactfully navigated through legal minutia and put me at ease when I was stressed to the max. Thank you so much, Manny! I can't imagine where I'd be without his help.
Posted by Reyna | January 26, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Dui case
Manny did such a great job in court he made sure all the facts were there. He made sure I was comfortable with things. He was very very well organized and he did a great job arguing and proving points!
Posted by Ryan | November 15, 2019
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I had very little faith that I was going to get my charges dropped down but I was proven wrong by Manny and everyone at Rossen law firm, he did a great job with finding every little detail and keeping me updated with everything! Thank you Manny!
Posted by anonymous | October 30, 2019
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Saved my life!!
Adam and Manny did an amazing job getting my DUI case dismissed. They were with me for every step of the way, in all facets. I was incredibly down throughout the process yet they continually helped to keep me in good spirits. I would recommend there services to any and all!!!
Posted by Nick | October 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended, the best!
I was facing a felony and after doing a research online and reading reviews I contacted ROSSEN law firm and put all my trust into the firm. Manny and Adam made the case their priority, and they were able to have the case removed from the felony courts and changed the charge to a misdemeanor and eventually had the case dismissed. Manny went above and beyond and did everything he could to ensure a great outcome. I couldn't have asked for a better law firm or attorney to take care of my case. Thank you Manny for being so knowledgeable and responsive!
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Posted by Eric | August 28, 2019
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There when you need them the most
Manny and Adam make an amazing team they have plenty of experience and are very talented . I felt extremely confident having both of these guys by my side through the whole process. I was facing a felony conviction and got off with a misdemeanor . My attorneys did their diligence and filed a motion to suppress to get it knocked down to a misdemeanor. I am extremely happy with this outcome and I am extremely happy that I went with Adam and Manny. You would have to be a fool not to use these guys they changed my life for the better and I'm recommending them to all my friends and family .Five stars all the way!
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Posted by Brian | July 11, 2019
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Thoroughly Impressed!
After going through a rough situation and not knowing what would happen next, I was admittedly nervous about how my case would play out. These fears were all put to rest when I talked to Manny and later witnessed his undeniable work-ethic and passion. One of the many moments I realized I made a great choice was when I read the transcripts for the deposition of my arresting officer. Manny handled this deposition with an experience and passion that made me feel like I was reading the script from a key scene of an intense movie. The questions he asked, the way he asked them, and the skills he used to attain the truth was applause-worthy. In addition, the day of my court case, Manny took his time to walk me through everything and explain the documents I was given. He was relaxed, confident, patient, and answered every single one of my questions… and trust me, I had a bunch. In the end, my biggest charge was changed / lowered and the other 2 charges were dismissed all together! I’m forever grateful and hope all lawyers are as focused and engaged as Manny is. Thanks again Manny - I appreciate all of your hardwork and for the attention to detail. I recommend 10 out of 10!!
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Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2019
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Weight Lifted
I am a professional who experienced an unfortunate incident that could have derailed my career and left a stain on my life. Attorneys Rossen and Sera-Jovenich made sure that did not happen. The professionalism, knowledge and communication from this law firm is impressive. My case was dismissed and and I could not be happier with my representation. When bad things happen to good people you need Rossen.
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Posted by Jessica | April 24, 2019
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Awesome!
I hired the law firm because unfortunately I got a DUI with 4 hit and run charges. Manny works hand in hand with Adam. They are a great team! Manny was always there to answer any and all questions I had and reassured me that he will do the best he can and he did! Manny spent a lot of time reviewing my case to make sure the best outcome was possible for me. Trust Manny and the firm for any criminal, DUI case. He is great and so is the firm! With all the hard work between the depositions with the arresting officers and the back and forth with the state prosecutors my DUI case was dropped and 2 out of the 4 hit and rund were dropped also. A big thank you!
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Posted by Elvin | April 11, 2019
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I got my life back!
I was arrested for a DUI in March 2018 and blew 180. I thought my that my aviation career and my life were over specially since it was my 2nd DUI. I knew my only hope was to hire the best DUI law firm money could buy. I got in touch with my union representative and they referred me to Manny. I did my research and reviewed online about The Rossen Law firm. I also read there self written “7 rules you need to know to survive a Florida DUI” which was so helpful. I called the firm and was immediately put at ease by a knowledgeable, calm and supportive attorney who was able to convince me The Rossen Law Firm was the correct choice for me. Manny and Adam were always available on there direct line to answer my questions and concerns before, during, and after my ordeal. They Immediately started working on my case. A few days later they already had videos of the arrest. In which they discovered a mistake made by the officers who made the arrest that night that could help me win my case. With there hard work, dedication and attention to detail Manny and Adam eventually won the motion, and the Prosecutor had no choice but to dismiss all the charges against me. Now, my career that I worked so hard for is no longer in jeopardy and my life is back to normal. My highest praise and commendation goes to Manny and Adam. I can’t Thank You both enough. I’m so happy with the results.
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Posted by Christian | February 4, 2019
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A Pole Fell On My House
A pole fell on my house causing damage to my roof, siding, and electrical panel and in just 2 months Manny was able to get me almost 5 time what the insurance company wanted to pay. Manny is an unbelievably professional individual who helped me during a difficult time and walked me along the process step by step. I would recommend Manny to all of my friends and family.
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Posted by N. D. | November 29, 2018
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TRIAL BEAST
I was charged with a bad DUI enhanced and blew into the breathalyzer (mistake). My breath was .159 & .159. Adam and Manny had my back from start to finish. We had a two day trial and the jury came back NOT GUILTY. Manny destroyed the cops in court and Adam spoke to jury amazingly. Manny is a winner.
Posted by Christina | November 11, 2018
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Diligent, Intelligent and Resourceful
Manny is a diligent attorney who assisted in defending me from unfounded criminal charges. As a former prosecutor, Manny is both experienced and resourceful. I was most impressed by his diligent legal research, where he took into consideration not only the legality of the charges but also how the were rashly and inappropriately brought against me. Speaking with him, I knew that Manny was eager to WIN my case, always taking a proactive approach; he never left any detail unaddressed or waited for the next step to just happen. Many WORKED to prove my innocence, with the charges ultimately being dismissed WITHOUT going to trial. My family and I are overwhelming grateful to have had Manny's advice and support!
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Posted by Crystal | October 13, 2018
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Highly Recommended!
Manny was hired to assist me through a criminal case for "driving on a suspended license w/o knowledge". I explained to him that the officers who pulled me over had no reason/constitutional grounds (as Manny ended up explaining to me) to pull me over to even ask for my ID. Manny handled the case so well and was able to prove that they had no constitutional grounds to have even pulled me over that day! I was so grateful for his experience and knowledge! Thanks to him I was able to walk away with no charges, fines, or ticket!
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Posted by Chriskarl | September 28, 2018
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Domestic violence
I had a case of domestic violence against my girlfriend,and Manny help me out alot from start to finish,he is very hands on and good and what he do if you need a great lawyer Manny is the guy for the job thanks again,Manny for winning my case.
Posted by Oswaldo | September 7, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Worked tirelessly to improve Insurance claim
Manny was super helpful in helping me with my home insurance claim. I had a leak in one of the bath tubs. It caused lots of damage in the bathroom and an adjacent bedroom. The insurance offered me a low estimate for the repairs. A friend of the family recommended Manny. We hired him and he settled the claim for nearly double their original offer. I would hire him again and highly recommend him to anyone looking for help on a claim on your Home Insurance.
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Posted by Ben L. | July 5, 2018
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Excellent. Highly Recommend.
My home suffered hurricane damage and I filed a claim with the insurance company; however, despite my numerous attempts to contact the insurance company to resolve the claim on my own, the insurance company ignored all my communications and undervalued my claim. I retained Manny, and within one month Manny got me 13 times what the insurance company originally paid. Manny is very knowledgeable and experienced, handled the matter efficiently, kept me informed throughout the entire process, and achieved a successful outcome.
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  • Free Consultation 60 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner Attorney
  • Rossen Law Firm
  • 2018 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Bernstein & Polsky
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Attorney
  • Broward County Public Defender's Office
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Oppenheim Law
  • 2014 - 2015
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Education

  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2014
  • University of Florida
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2011

Associations

  • Broward Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Florida Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2018 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Nova Moot Court Society
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Nova Law Review
  • Senior Associate
  • 2012 - 2014
  • Nova Tort Law Society
  • Vice President
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Nova Sports and Entertainment Law Society
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2019
  • 10 Best for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Trial Lawyers Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Hat Trick - Three Consecutive "Not Guilty" Trial Verdicts
  • PD
  • 2016
  • Kaplan Award
  • Nova Law Review
  • 2013
  • Red Pen Award
  • Nova Law Review
  • 2013
  • Upper Class Competition Highest Overall Score
  • Nova Moot Court
  • 2013
  • Faculty Scholarship Recipient
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • 2011
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Speaking Engagements

  • Boca Bay DUI - Largest DUI School in Florida
  • Florida DUI Law
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (17)
Given (31)
Insurance Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Manny. He is a consummate professional, a zealous advocate, involved in his community and an excellent, highly-skilled attorney. I recommend him without hesitation!"
Insurance Attorney | Nov 15
Relationship: Friend
"I've known Manny for years, and when it comes to integrity, work-ethic, and professionalism, he can't be topped"
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I had the pleasure of working with Manny at the Public Defender's Office. Manny is an extremely smart and dedicated advocate who will provide you with excellent representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Co-worker
"Manny and I worked together at the Public Defender’s office for a few years. He was one of the attorneys assigned to my courtroom. Manny was always very impressive in his courtroom manner and very knowledge. He worked very hard for his clients and cared about each of them. Manny is a zealous advocate and a great defense attorney. He worked with me on several of my major cases and his input was always appreciated and helpful. It was a pleasure to watch him in court. I endorse this lawyer."
Insurance Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly reccomend Manny for any of your property insurance needs. He is my go to referral for any cases i need assistance."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Manny Serra-Jovenich has a passion for providing exceptional service in the legal profession to deserving members of the community. His intimate knowledge and understanding of the law enhances his ability to navigate difficult legal issues and his commitment to achieving best results supersedes his reputation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Manny for over 15 years. He's in this field for all the right reasons; to help those in need of defense and for fighting for what they deserve. He always makes it a point to answer anyone's questions and refer them to someone if they are not a potential client for him. He always fights hard for his clients and communicates the process along the way. Manny is a very creative individual who can craft legal arguments in scenarios where most Lawyers cannot see light at the end of the tunnel. In addition to being a bright and driven individual, Manny is one of the most trust worthy people I know and I would without a doubt refer any and all criminal matters to him because I know he would truly put his cilent's best interests first and foremost."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"Manny is going places. He recently won a trial that had the praise of everyone in the courtroom. I endorse this lawyer. Aggressive."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had the pleasure of watching Manny grow and excel as a trial lawyer in the trenches of the courtrooms. His zealous advocacy for his clients, combined with his cunning skills of thinking outside the box, creates a devastating effect for his opposition. He is quickly becoming one of the strongest lawyers in the area. I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I've had the pleasure of watching Manny work in law school as well as the actual courtroom. He is sharp, always prepared, and very persuasive with his arguments. He understands the law and courtroom proceedings. Anyone should feel confident to have him on their side."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Manuel "Manny" Serra-Jovenich is a hard-working professional. I have been fortunate enough to know Manny for several years and have worked closely with him on various matters. His commitment to aggressively litigate cases on behalf of his clients is second to none. Manny is a true professional and pillar of the legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
Foreclosure Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Manny is a dedicated and experienced foreclosure attorney. He has an excellent understanding of the law and is someone I consult with regularly on a number of legal issues. His professionalism is exemplary. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Manny is a great attorney bound for great things. He is quick-thinking and creative, which makes him an asset to any client. his research abilities are through the roof. I endorse this lawyer."
Real estate Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Manny for many years. He is forward-thinking, passionate, and committed to his craft."
Foreclosure Attorney | Apr 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Manny for years now and can say for certain, he is the most hard working and relentless individual I know. The combination of his intense work ethic and intellect has truly given him an edge in the legal community. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've known Manny for several years now. He is sharp and thorough and is well-liked and appreciated in the legal community. He is pleasant but takes his work very seriously. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 21
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. I've had the pleasure of knowing Manny for the last 10 years. He interned for me throughout college and law school. He has grown into an excellent attorney. Manny is a very hard worker, who really cares for his clients."
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Fort Lauderdale DUI and DWI Lawyer Manuel "Manny" Serra-Jovenich
Manuel "Manny" Serra-Jovenich
DUI and DWI Attorney
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Licensed for 8 years
Free Consultation