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.
For legal advice or legal representation in a Criminal Defense Legal Matter in Orange County, Riverside, 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.
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I had the opportunity to work with Donald and got to know him both on a professional and personal level. He is quite personable and truly cares about his clients and the work he does on their behalf. I endorse him without hesitation.
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2016|
|Listed||Who's Who Legal||2016|
|Dean's List||Claremont McKenna College||1990|
|Senior Partner||Law Offices of Donald B Serafano PC||2010 - Present|
|Senior Partner||Serafano & Snyder LLP||2010 - 2016|
|Associate Attorney||Hollins Schechter||2008 - 2010|
|Professor||California Southern University||2008 - 2014|
|Managing Attorney - California Office||Eltman, Eltman & Cooper PC||2006 - 2008|
|Managing Attorney - California Office||Resurgence Financial LLP||2005 - 2006|
|Attorney||Debt Consolidation and Bankruptcy Management LLP||2003 - 2005|
|Senior Associate Attorney||Law Offices of Charles B. Carey PC||1998 - 2003|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|National Trial Lawyers Association - Criminal Defense||N/A||2016 - Present|
|National Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2016 - Present|
|National College of DUI Defense||Member||2016 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2015 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2014 - Present|
|North Orange County Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|Orange County Criminal Defense Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Newport Harbor Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|West Orange County Bar Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|Orange County Bar Association||Member||1993 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1993 - Present|
|Claremont McKenna Alumni Association||Member||1990 - Present|
|DUI||Probation with fines and fees|
|Man with a Gun||Temporary Restraining Order Granted|
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|University of California at Davis School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|Claremont McKenna College||Double-History & PPE (Philosophy, Political Science and Econ)||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|Law School Class - Criminal Procedure||Criminal Procedure||2015|