Steven M. Serrano

Steven M. Serrano

Shareholder
Joined Burch & Cracchiolo in 1992
smserrano@bcattorneys.com
(P)602-234-8786 (F)602-850-9786

Steve Serrano is a fourth-generation Arizonan whose practice is limited to Family Law issues.  An AV® Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 peer review rated attorney in Martindale-Hubbell, Steve represents clients in all aspects of Family Law with emphasis on dissolution, including divorce representation and mediation, property division and business valuation matters and issues regarding child support, custody and paternity.  He also represents clients in modification proceedings, including premarital agreements, grandparents’ rights, in loco parentis, guardianships and adult adoptions. Steve serves as a volunteer Guardian Ad Litem as requested through the State Bar of Arizona.

Since 1999, Steve has served on the Board of the Executive Council for the Family Law Section of the State Bar of Arizona.  He has served as Chair of the Family Law Section Continuing Legal Education program at the State Bar of Arizona Annual Convention and has presented on Family Law topics before professional and industry groups. 

Honors & Awards

Selected, Southwest Super Lawyers, Family Law 2012-2014

Selected, Best Lawyers in America, 2015

Selected, Arizona Business Magazine Top Lawyers, Family Law, 2014

Ranked AV® Preeminent™ 5.0 out of 5* in Martindale Hubbell

*AV® Preeminent ™ and BV® Distinguished™ are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

Representative Engagements

·         Settled marital and child support issues worth millions of dollars for clients

·         Regularly provides counsel and representation for clients in Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act matters

·         Serves as mediator, arbitrator and Special Master under Family Law rules

·         Negotiated numerous prenuptial agreements, dealing with protected assets in the tens of millions of dollars

·         Handles complex child custody, financial and jurisdictional issues on behalf of clients

Professional Leadership

Board Member, Executive Council, Family Law Section of State Bar of Arizona, 1999 - present
Chair, CLE Program, Annual Convention, State Bar of Arizona Family Law Section
2011 CLE Presenter, Annual Convention

Professional Affiliations

State Bar of Arizona
Maricopa County Bar Association

Presentations and Publications

Steve has presented on numerous Family Law topics at State Bar of Arizona CLE programs

Community Involvement

Former member, Phoenix Symphony Ball Organizing Committee


Assistant

Natalie Vadnais
nvadnais@bcattorneys.com
602-234-8721
Steven M. Serrano

Education

J.D., Arizona State University College of Law, 1992

B.A., English, Arizona State University, 1988

Admitted In

Arizona
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Arizona