David C. Serna

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Albuquerque, NM

Serna Law Offices
 | 725 Lomas Boulevard Northwest, Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 800-267-8041
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

David C. Serna gave up his position as a prosecutor handling violent crimes to devote the past 36 years to defending the rights of individuals accused of committing crimes. A sole practitioner at Serna Law Offices in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Mr. Serna has built a reputation as a tenacious advocate in state and federal courtrooms providing criminal defense in homicides, drug crimes, white collar crimes, sexual offenses, motor vehicle violations, weapons charges, conspiracy charges, DWI and juvenile law violations. He also defends individuals charged with criminal violations under military law.

Mr. Serna graduated from The University of New Mexico with a Bachelor of Arts in 1974. He then attended Georgetown University Law Center and received his Juris Doctor in 1977. He is admitted to practice before the state courts of New Mexico. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Mexico and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit.

He holds memberships in the State Bar of New Mexico, the American Bar Association, the New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, the New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association & Foundation, the Hispanic National Bar Association, the New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Mr. Serna is certified as a criminal law specialist by the New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization and as a criminal defense advocate by the National Board of Trial Advocacy.

Mr. Serna is an award-winning attorney. He was inducted into the National Association of Distinguished Counsel in 2015, which is an honor reserved for only the top 1 percent of attorneys. Mr. Serna has earned a "Superb" rating from his peers through Avvo.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Criminal Defense (50%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%): DUI/DWI

Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Focus Areas

Criminal Defense: Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, False Accusations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Criminal Domestic Violence

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI: DUI/DWI

Criminal Defense: White Collar: White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 11 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2007 - 2017

Certificates and Credentials

Email Me

To: David C. Serna
Super Lawyers: Potential Client Inquiry

About David Serna

Admitted: 1977, New Mexico

Professional Webpage: http://www.davidcserna.com/attorney-profile.html

Honors and Awards:

  • Top One Percent, National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015
  • Charles Driscoll Memorial Award, New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, 1991
  • Who's Who in American Law, 1990
  • Selected in "Top Lawyers of Albuquerque" by Albuquerque Magazine
  • National College for DUI Defense, Summer Programs at Harvard Law School, Founding Member, 1995
  • Georgetown University Gilbert & Sullivan Society, Georgetown University Law Center, Member

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Board Certified Criminal Trail Advocacy Specialist and Diplomate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1986
  • Board Certified Trial Specialist, Criminal Law; 1992 through the present: New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1979
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, 1978
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico, 1978
  • New Mexico, 1977
  • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law, National Legal Committee, Lifetime Member, 1985—Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Life Member, 1984—Present
  • New Mexico Hispanic Bar Association, Member
  • National Hispanic Bar Association, Member
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Member
  • New Mexico Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Sustaining Member
  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association, Criminal Defense Mentor
  • American Bar Association, Criminal Justice Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, Defense Function Committee, Member
  • State Bar of New Mexico, Criminal Justice Act Panel Committee, 1994-2001
  • State Bar of New Mexico, Criminal Law Section, Board of Directors and Chair, 1998-1999
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel, 2015

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • New Mexico Equal Access to Justice, Member

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association Mentor Program, Criminal Defense Mentor, 1995
Find Me Online
Website - davidCserna.com
Office Location for David C. Serna

725 Lomas Boulevard Northwest
Albuquerque, NM 87102

Phone: 800-267-8041

 

David C. Serna:

Last Updated: 9/27/2017

Page Generated: 0.13822984695435 sec