Ira A. Serebrin
November 2010 Award Winner
Lakeland, FL

Ira A. Serebrin has been practicing law in Florida for  37 years. A Minnesota native he received his Bachelor of Science in Businees in 1969 from the University of Minnesota  and his Juris Doctor from  Florida State University School of Law  in 1973.  He began his legal  career as an Assistant State Attorney with the Tenth Judicial Circuit in Bartow, Florida.  He then went into private practice opening his own law firm in 1975 and has been conducting a solo practice ever since. During the early years of his private practice he was also the Public Defender for the City of Lakeland   His main areas of interest  are marital and family,  personal injury and criminal law.   For recognition of his pro bono service he has received a 2004  award  from  Florida Rural Legal Services and the Lakeland Bar Association  for his contribution to the Volunteer Attorney Involvement Project to benefit the lives of indigent individuals in the community.   He has received the 10th Judicial Circuit Outstanding Pro Bono Service Award for 2008 and his recent honor has been the Florida Bar Family Law Section’s Making A Difference Award for his generosity and commitment to the pro bono cause.   Over the past five years he has performed 100 hours of pro bono service.

Mr. Serebrin’s community activities have included president of Polk County Rape Crisis  Center, sponsor of Polk County Senior Games, member of Temple Emanuel Synagogue and he continues to be an  active participant and supporter both on and off the stage with Lakeland Community Theatre.  He is also an avid tennis player.  He has been married to his wife Tammy for thirty nine years and they have two grown sons, Benjamin, a computer engineer and Jonathan, a marketing researcher.