619-702-2907

Attorney Profile

Gino D. Serpe

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Gino D. Serpe, Esq.

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619-702-2907

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Professional Background

Gino Serpe is an “AV” rated attorney by Martindale-Hubbell. An “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell means that an attorney has the highest ability and highest ethics.

Mr. Serpe concentrates his litigation practice on prosecuting and defending actions on behalf of clients in federal and state courts, and alternative dispute resolution proceedings. Mr. Serpe has litigated a variety of cases involving: business torts, real estate, fraud, unfair business practices, contract, uniform fraudulent transfer act, bankruptcy (adversarial proceedings), legal malpractice, securities fraud, trade secrets, unfair business practices and California Public Records Act disputes.

Mr. Serpe also has a business and transactional practice that encompasses forming a variety of business entities for clients, including but not limited to corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships, and prepares and reviews a variety of contracts including but not limited to buy/sell and purchase/sale agreements.

Mr. Serpe also has been actively involved in community and bar association activities. He has lectured and written about evidence, trial procedure, ethics and professional responsibility. He was the President of the San Diego Chapter of the Federal Bar Association, was a member of the Legal Ethics Committee of the San Diego County Bar Association and is a contributing editor and author for the leading California and Federal trial and evidence practice guides by The Rutter Group.

Bar Admissions

California (1992)
Connecticut (1987)
New York (1987)
United States District Court, Southern District of California (1995)
United States District Court, Central District of California (1997)
United States District Court, Eastern District of California (2002)
United States District Court, Northern District of California (2002)
United States District Court, District of Connecticut (1987)
United States District Court, Southern District of New York (1987)
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York (1987)
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit (2003)
United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit (2003)
United States Supreme Court (2004)

Education

New York Law School, J.D., 1986
Honors: Moot Court Association
…………..Southern District of New York Honors Litigation Program

Boston University, B.A., 1983

Other Professional Licenses

Panel Arbitrator – Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) (2004 to Present)

Real Estate Broker – California (2005 to Present)

Honors

2017 Top Lawyer in San Diego
San Diego Magazine
March 2017
2016 Top Lawyer in San Diego
San Diego Magazine
March 2016
2015 Top Lawyer in San Diego
San Diego Magazine
March 2015
2014 Top Lawyer in San Diego
San Diego Magazine
March 2014
2013 Top Lawyer in San Diego
San Diego Magazine
March 2013

AV Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
October 2007 – Present
An “AV” rating by Martindale-Hubbell means that an attorney has the highest ability and highest ethics.  The Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings are an objective indicator of a lawyer’s high ethical standards and professional ability, generated from evaluations of lawyers by other members of the bar and the judiciary in the United States.

Professional Associations

American Inns of Court

National Member (Alumnus)
Former Member (Raymond E. Baldwin Chapter)

Federal Bar Association (San Diego Chapter)

Immediate Past President (2007)
President (2006)
President-elect (2005)
Vice President (2004)
Secretary (2003)
Treasurer (2002 & 2001)
Membership Chair (2000)
Board Member (2000 – 2007)
National Membership Committee (2006-2007)
National Delegate (2007 & 2006, 2003, 2002)
Lawyer Representative Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference (2005)

San Diego County Bar Association

Ethics Committee Member by invitation (2002 – 2010)
Membership Committee by invitation (2004 – 2006)

Seminars Taught

Creator, Annual Judith N. Keep Federal Civil Practice Seminar (2005)

Panelist – “The Evidence Wheel: The Right Objection at the Right Time!” – The Rutter Group – May 21, 2008 (Los Angeles) and May 22, 2008 (San Francisco)

Panelist – “The Evidence Wheel: The Right Objection at the Right Time!” – The Rutter Group – April 9, 2007 (San Francisco) and April 11, 2007 (Los Angeles)

Chairperson – “Survival Skills for Litigating Federal Court” – Federal Bar Association – San Diego Chapter – February, 2007

Chairperson/Panelist – “Desperate Websites: Tangling with the Neighborhood of Attorney Websites and Internet Communications” Ethics Program – San Diego County Bar Association – June, 2006

Instructor – “Building Trial Skills” – Pacific Regional – National Institute of Trial Advocacy – October, 2005

Chairperson/Panelist – “Attorney Websites: Ethical and Legal Issues” – Ethics Program – La Jolla Bar Association – September, 2005

Chairperson/Panelist – “Lost in Cyberspace: Ethical Issues for the Online Lawyer” – Ethics Program – San Diego County Bar Association – June, 2005

Panelist – “The Ethical Edge: An Interactive Program” – Ethics Procrastinators Program – San Diego County Bar Association – January, 2005

Co-Chairperson – “The Nuts & Bolts Institute: A Series of Seminars On How to Run a Law Practice” – San Diego County Bar Association – October, 2004

Moderator/Panelist – “A Tangled Web: Ethical Issues for the On Line Lawyer” – San Diego County Bar Association – June, 2004

Moderator/Panelist – “What You Say May Be Used Against You: the Ethical Ramifications of Attorney Communications” – Ethics Procrastinator Program – San Diego County Bar Association – January, 2004

Publications

The Rutter Group Multi Volume California Practice Guide – Civil Trials and Evidence – Contributing Editor & Author (2002 to present)

The Rutter Group Multi Volume Federal Practice Guide – Civil Trials and Evidence – Contributing Editor & Author(2000 to Present)

The Rutter Group Practice Guide – Lawyering Skills – Board of Contributors (2009-2010)

“Ethics Quarterly,” San Diego County Bar Association Legal Ethics Committee, April 2007, Volume 4 Number 1 (Writer)

“Ethics Quarterly,” San Diego County Bar Association Legal Ethics Committee, October 2005, Volume 2 Number 5 (Coordinating Editor and Writer)

San Diego Lawyer – “Aaron Burr Gets A Website,” November/December 2004 (Co-author)

“Ethics Quarterly,” San Diego County Bar Association Legal Ethics Committee, July 2004, Volume 1 Number 2 (Coordinating Editor and Writer)