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David C. Serna

David Serna Lawyer

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Family Law, Antitrust, Constitutional Law, Wrongful Death, Traffic, Personal Injury; White Collar Crime; Immigration; DUI-DWI; Criminal; Litigation

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David C. Serna is New Mexico's only Board Certified Criminal Defense Diplomate and Advocate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, Boston, MA. He is also a Board Certified Trial Specialist in Criminal Law, New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization, and a Life Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

In Mr. Serna's over thirty-one (31) years of practicing criminal law, he has garnered numerous awards and distinctions and has represented clients in criminal matters in over eleven (11) States across the nation.

He was selected by "Southwest Super Lawyers" in 2007 and again in 2008 as a "Criminal Defense Super Lawyer", a "White Collar Defense Super Lawyer" and a "DWI Defense Superlawyer". 

"Super Lawyers", published by Law & Politics employs a rigorous selection process backed up by considerable polling and peer evaluation that evaluates each candidate based on twelve (12) indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only the top 5% of lawyers are selected each year. 

Mr. Serna has been named one of the "Top Lawyers Of Albuquerque" by Albuquerque Magazine. The magazine asked a random sampling of other Albuquerque attorneys the following questions: 1) Which three lawyers in the city of Albuquerque do you feel most uphold the spirit of your profession with their demeanor, skills, methods, and the respect they command?", and 2) "Which individual lawyer in the city of Albuquerque would you most want representing you in a courtroom setting, based on their passion, skills, and the desire to win a case?". We are honored that Mr. Serna received multiple votes and was selected by the magazine. 

Much more information concerning the specifics of Mr. Serna's career can be obtained by clicking on to his other websites, which are linked to this page. We are proud to share with you New Mexico's Premier Criminal Defense Law website,, and New Mexico's Premier DWI/DUI Drunk Driving Defense website,

The Law Offices of David C. Serna give client's "hand crafted" personalized service. All cases accepted by the office are handled personally by Mr. Serna. A client can feel confident that any questions he or she may have about the case will be answered promptly by Mr. Serna or by his paralegal.. Mr. Serna is an active participant in several national "networks" of criminal law organizations such as the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, National Association of Criminal Defense lawyers, and is a Founding Member of the National College for DUI Defense, Summer Programs at Harvard Law School. It is by maintaining regular intensive communication with these and other criminal law networks that Mr. Serna is able to provide his clients with the "cutting edge" in the constantly unfolding and evolving arena of Criminal Defense.

David C. Serna is fluent in the Spanish language and represents scores of clients who speak no English whatsoever.

The Law Offices of David C. Serna keeps a voice-mail system in place after-hours and on week-ends and holidays in order for clients to be able to communicate with Mr. Serna twenty-four (24) hours a day. When a caller leaves a voice message (in either English or Spanish), Mr. Serna's pager (which is always kept on) is immediately activated and he listens to the message. Mr. Serna keeps his pledge to remain available for emergency consultation after hours.

Please feel welcome to look over the information contained on this site. Then give Mr. Serna a call or send an e-mail to discuss your case, free of charge for initial consultation.

School Degree Major Graduation
Harvard Law School Law School N/A
University of New Mexico N/A N/A N/A
State / Court Date
U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia 1979 N/A
U.S. District Court District of New Mexico 1978 N/A
U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit 1978 N/A
New Mexico 1977 N/A
  • United States of America v. Mario Israel Gastelum-Murguia 1995

  • State of New Mexico v. Dean Salazar 1997

  • Salandre v. State of New Mexico 1991

Service Type:Private



725 Lomas Blvd. NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102


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