Donald B. Serafano is a skilled Orange County criminal defense attorney whose years of experience as a former DA and prosecutor have prepared him to tackle the complicated issues of criminal law from the defense point of view. Attorney Serafano exemplifies that unique balance between aggressive litigator and prudent protector that is so vital in matters of criminal defense.
Attorney Serafano is no stranger to a courtroom, having prosecuted thousands of criminal cases and spent over a decade handling all matters of civil litigation before turning his hand to criminal defense. Through this experience, he has learned exactly what it takes to help a client navigate the complex waters of case management to obtain the outcome they desire. His ability both in and out of the courtroom has earned him the mark of respect from his colleagues and peers. Attorney Serafano never forgets that his first goal in any matter is to protect his client’s rights and to make sure a matter is thoroughly resolved to their satisfaction.
Donald B. Serafano has served in several prestigious law firms over the years. He has litigated matters ranging from construction defects and commercial litigation to receiverships, personal injury and criminal defense matters. He has been involved in all aspects of discovery, motion and appeal writing, case analysis, compliance assurance and judgment enforcement. He is equally comfortable in handling matters in arbitration settings or in front of a judge or jury.
In addition to his skills as an attorney, Donald has proven himself to be a dynamic leader by managing the day-to-day operations of large businesses. He was the in-house General Counsel for a national debt consolidation and bankruptcy company with over 160 employees and 11,000 clients. He was the managing attorney at two law firms responsible for the oversight of all cases, development of policies and procedures, and the fiscal accountability of the firm’s attorneys. This included handling a caseload of over 19,000 matters representing a value of $109 million.
Together with the caring staff of his firm, Attorney Serafano now provides personalized and effective defense representation to individual accused of any kind of criminal offense.
University of California, Davis School of Law, Davis, CA (Juris Doctor – 1993)
Claremont McKenna College, Claremont, CA (Bachelor of Arts – 1990)
State Bar of California 169270
State Bar of Arizona 016013