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Manuel "Manny" Serra-Jovenich

Rossen Law Firm
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Manuel "Manny" Serra-Jovenich
Rossen Law Firm
Fort Lauderdale,
 FL

Who Are You?

Hi, I’m Manny Serra-Jovenich, Partner at the Rossen Law Firm. In 2018 I was named to the National Trial Lawyers' Top 40 Under 40 list and also named 10 Best in Client Satisfaction by the American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.  I graduated from the University of Florida, where I was a member of the Dean's List and a Florida Bright Future Scholarship recipient. I then graduated from Nova Southeastern Law School as a member of the school's Law Review, Moot Court Society, and Dean's List. During all three years of law school I was a recipient of the Shepard Broad Scholarship.

Why did you become a lawyer?

I became a lawyer to use my talents to help others and experience the thrill of litigating. I have tried more than 25 jury trials in my career and handled over 1,000 cases.

I fought against big banks during Florida's foreclosure crisis. I protected people's constitutional rights as a Broward County Public Defender. I represent homeowners when their insurance claims are underpaid or denied - even though they pay their premium month after month for years and years. I love to represent a “David” against a “Goliath”. 

A Samuel Adams quote I live by is: "A true Statesman should be incorruptible and fearless." I carry that quote with me everywhere - especially into the courtroom. 

What made you decide to join the Rossen Law Firm?

I joined the Rossen Law Firm because Adam and I have worked together on a basketball court, where we won big and often. I knew we could bring the same results to clients in courtrooms when bad things happened to them.

What was it like having Adam as a basketball coach in high school?

Adam is a combination of Billy Donovan and (a much more tame) Bob Knight. He was tough on me because he saw potential in me, and as a result we won a ton of games and statistically I had the best season of my high school career.

What do you do when you’re not working at the Rossen Law Firm?

I think it's important to keep the body in good health and the mind sharp, so I play a lot of sports and read anything I can get my hands on. I am an avid Florida Gators Athletics fan. 


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