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Mr. Serna is a sole practitioner who maintains two Board Certifications as a Criminal Defense Specialist. In 1981, after serving nearly four years as a violent crimes prosecutor, Mr. Serna opened his solo practice, dedicating himself to criminal defense and providing “hand crafted” personal service to his clients throughout New Mexico.

Mr. Serna was selected by Super Lawyers in 2007 and again in every single year since then as a Super Lawyer in the fields of Criminal Defense, White Collar Defense, and DWI Defense. He also was named as one of Albuquerque’s Top Lawyers by Albuquerque  Magazine.

In 2013, Mr. Serna was the recipient of the Charles Driscoll Memorial Award. This award is given each year to one lawyer in the State who has most exemplified extraordinary commitment to the protection of life, liberty, and constitutional rights.

In 2015, Mr. Serna was inducted into the National Association of Distinguished Counsel. Due to the selectivity of the appointment process, only the top one percent (1%) of attorneys in the U.S. are selected for induction into the National Association of Distinguished Counsel.

In 2016, Mr. Serna was a recipient of the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award. He was recognized for excellence in quality of service, overall value, responsiveness, and communication ability.
David C. Serna is New Mexico’s only Board Certified Criminal Defense Diplomate and Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, Boston, MA. He has maintained his Specialist’s Certification, becoming recertified every five (5) years, since 1986.

He is also a Board Certified Trial Specialist in Criminal Law, NM Board of Legal Specialization. He has maintained his Specialist’s Certification, becoming recertified every five (5) years, since its inception in 1990.

Mr. Serna has been practicing criminal law since 1977. In his years of practicing criminal law, he has garnered numerous awards and distinctions and has represented clients in criminal matters in over 11 states across the nation.

Mr. Serna also has recently launched the Premier DWI/DUI Drunk Driving Defense website in the State of New Mexico. Please click onto:www.NewMexDWILaw.com for more.

Additional information concerning the specifics of Mr. Serna’s career can be obtained by clicking onto his Findlaw profile at https://pview.findlaw.com/view/2789184_1.

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