David C. Serna

Attorney in Albuquerque, NM
Board Certified Criminal Trail Advocacy Specialist and Diplomate, National Board of Trial Advocacy, 1986—. Member, Georgetown University Gilbert & Sullivan Society. Appointed Juez Commisionado by Lieutenant Governor of New Mexico, 1977—. Assistant District Attorney, Violent Felonies Division, 1977-1981. Acting Division Chief, Violent Felonies Division, 1981. Associate Attorney, Law Office of Martin J. Chavez & Lorenzo Chavez, 1981. Member, National Legal Committee, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law, 1985—. Appointed by Chief Judge, U.S. District Court to Criminal Justice Act Panel Committee, 1994—. Founding Member, National College for DUI Defense, Summer Programs at Harvard Law School, 1995—. Criminal Defense Mentor, New Mexico Trial Lawyers Association Mentor Program, 1995—. Selected in "Top Lawyers of Albuquerque" by Albuquerque Magazine. Selected by SuperLawyers.com in 2007 and 2008 as a Criminal Defense SuperLawyer, a White Collar Defense SuperLawyer, and a DWU/DUI Defense SuperLawyer. Who's Who in American Law, 1990—. Commissioned as a Kentucky Colonel by the Governor of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, 1991—. Founding Member, National College for DUI Defense Summer Programs at Harvard Law School, 1995—.
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Areas of Law

  • Criminal Defense
  • Drug Trafficking
  • White Collar Crimes
  • Grand Jury Investigations
  • Military Criminal Defense
  • Juvenile Law
  • Drug Crimes
  • Conspiracy
  • Forfeitures
  • Motor Vehicle


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3.0 out of 5.0

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Admission Details

Admitted in 1977, New Mexico
1978, U.S. District Court, District of New Mexico and U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
1979, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

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  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available
  • Law School Attended

    Georgetown University
    Class of 1977

    University Attended

    University of New Mexico
    Class of 1974

    Birth Information

    Born in 1953
    Silver City, New Mexico, May 2, 1953


    Spanish and English

    Associations & Memberships

    State Bar of New Mexico (Board of Directors and Chair, Criminal Law Section, 1998-1999; Criminal Justice Act Panel Committee, 1994-2001); American Bar Association (Member, Defense Function Commi... More


    (New Mexico Board of Legal Specialization Recognized Specialist in Criminal Law )

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    Office Information
    David C. Serna
     725 Lomas Boulevard, N.W.,
    Albuquerque, NM 87102


    Serna Law Offices (Albuquerque, New Mexico)

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