- York University
- Southwestern University School of Law
- State Bar of California
- S. District Court, Central District of California
- S. District Court, Eastern District of California
- United States Supreme Court
- American Association for Justice
- American Society of Legal Advocates
- California DUI Lawyers Association
- Consumer Attorneys of California
- Consumer Attorneys of Los Angeles
- National Academy of Personal Injury Attorneys
- National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
- National College for DUI Defense
- National Trial Lawyers Association
We've all seen the ads. Billboards with the guy in the dark suit and red tie making a fist or pointing his finger. The lawyer promising to be "Aggressive." Or that he will "Fight for You." A "98% success rate."
Truth be told, no lawyer wins 98% of their cases. If a lawyer claims to, that lawyer never goes to court. That lawyer always settles. And when you always settle, you settle for less and sell clients short in the process. The other side knows which lawyers go to court and fight for clients. And they also know which ones don't.
My name is John-Paul Serrao and I love being an attorney. My approach to handling cases finds inspiration from a Texas pitmaster who once said, “you can do things one of two ways - you can do things quick or you can take your time and do things right.” While his comments were about cooking the best barbeque, I feel it’s equally applicable to representing clients well.
“I enjoy being a lawyer who fights for the underdog. Whether it's recovery for an injured victim or helping someone avoid jail for something they didn’t commit, I smile on the way in to work because I love to fight for the little guy.”
As a trial lawyer, I don't mind the long hours that come with this job and I obsess over details that others might overlook. If you’re looking for flashy promises, look elsewhere. But if you’ve got a case worth fighting and need a lawyer who isn’t afraid to roll up his sleeves and fight, I'm your guy.
When I have free time, I’m usually outside at the BBQ or out on the floor dancing a Foxtrot or Tango. Growing up in Toronto, I’ve been a lifelong fan of the Maple Leafs and Buffalo Bills and try to catch a road game whenever they’re out this way. With some good teams lately, hopes are high that the years of misery and championship droughts end soon.
For me this is more than a job
“Fighting for those who need it most is never far from my heart.”
Helping the less fortunate is rewarding and I enjoy giving back to the community through a variety of pro bono projects. Charitable organizations at the top of my list are the American Diabetes Association and Special Olympics. Questions? Get in touch and let’s chat.
...all I can say is WOW
Not only did he keep me updated with the case but his knowledge of the process helped calm my nerves, which was very important to me. He showed care for me as a client and I can't thank him enough.
- Derrick J.
Being different means trying harder.
It means returning emails promptly and keeping clients informed each step of the way. If you’re ready for a client experience designed to knock your socks off, give us a call today to see how we can help.