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.
You can find out more information about Manny practicing home insurance law on his Manny Protects Your Home website here.
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.