Who Are You?
Hi, I’m Manuel "Manny" Serra-Jovenich, Junior 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 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 over 25 jury trials in my career and handled over 1,000 cases.
I have fought against big banks during Florida's foreclosure crisis. I have protected people's constitutional rights as a Broward County Public Defender. I have represented 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 David against Goliath.
A Samuel Adams quote I live by is that, "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 & 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, as a result we won tons of games and I statistically 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.