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Attorney Serpa is the best lawyer I ever hired and I thank thumbtack for the recommendation.Sep 27, 2016Verified
Criminal Defense Attorney
Attorney Serpa was always available and willing to answer any questions or address any concerns during the process. He is very relatable and you can see he truly enjoys what he does!Feb 1, 2016Verified
Criminal Defense Attorney
My experience with Attorney Serpa was wonderful! He represented me in two different cases and was impressive to say the least. Always a phone call or text message away. Confident and aggressive when he needed to be. Calming and thorough when meeting with me. Attentive to detail. Both of my cases ended in dismissals thanks to the help of Attorney Serpa. Without any hesitation, I would recommend Attorney Serpa to anyone who needs a GOOD lawyer because he is the best!Mar 23, 2016Verified
This was by far the best legal experience one could hope for! Attorney Serpa was diligent in responding to my needs. When you ask him a question his responses and thoughts are expressed in a very clear and concise manner. He prevented a life changing event from negatively impacting my life. If you have any criminal issues, problems or charges or anything, you really should call Joe Serpa. He is one of the few attorneys’ that I know who will give you their cell phone number and take calls and text at any hour day or night. Thank you Joe!Oct 19, 2016
It was great working with Attorney Serpa. He was readily available and addressed all of my concerns about my case. You can see that Attorney Serpa truly cares about his clients. If you're looking for a genuine attorney, he's your guy!Oct 25, 2015
License Type: Attorney (MA)
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?All of my fee agreements are in writing and are clear from the beginning of the case. I charge either a single, fixed fee or a two-tiered fee for most cases, rather than an hourly rate. This makes the pricing more predictable for clients. My "tiered" fees are simple, and usually include two prices depending on how far a case goes: one price for pretrial issues and another price if the case goes all the way to trial.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I start by giving my client my personal contact information. Clients often need to reach me on their own schedules. I make sure they can do that. Next, I get to work on a quick dismissal for my client if possible. Clients shouldn't have to wait months to resolve a case that can be dismissed quickly. If a case is more complex, I begin working on a trial strategy. This starts with understanding my client. My first responsibility is to show the court and the prosecutor's office that my client is a good person, with a life history and his or her own difficulties as well as good characteristics. Next, I explore every possible avenue for a dismissal of a criminal case, from mistakes in the charging process to search and seizure problems. I've had thousands of cases dismissed over the years. All along, I prepare a trial strategy. This means a serious investigation and proper pretrial litigation. It involves serious preparation, and, for nearly all of my trial clients, a not guilty verdict.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am a trial attorney. I went to law school to try cases. I have tried and won extremely difficult cases before juries. The first prerogative of a trial attorney is preparation. When I am on trial, all of my time and focus is on defending my client before that jury. I try the case during the day, and prepare through the night well after midnight. I begin preparation months in advance. The next factor is respecting the accusation, the accuser and the trial court process. I think the reason I have been so successful on trial is that juries recognize that I respect their time and the sensitivity they have about the seriousness of their job. I also show the appropriate amount of respect for the prosecution, who themselves are professionals with an important job to. Finally, I respect how serious the accusation, whether true or false, is to everyone involved: the government, the judge, the jury, any victims and my client. Trials are not places for grandstanding, bullying or making unnecessary noise. They are solemn proceedings with a lot at stake for everyone. Good lawyers conduct themselves accordingly.