John D. Cahners is a State Bar Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, is a former senior prosecutor with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. He has been defending clients charged with crimes since 1980.
Mr. Cahners has successfully defended clients charged with a broad range of criminal charges, from DUI to Homicide Because of the new trend in prosecutions, he has become an expert in handling domestic violence cases, and has devoted a substantial percentage of his practice to that area.
Mr. Cahners has been AV peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was recognized by San Francisco Magazine and Super Lawyers Magazine in their 2006 & 2007 editions as a Super Lawyer. He is considered by them to be in the top five percent of all attorneys in Northern California.
Born: July 2, 1943, in Boston, Massachusetts
Licensed since 1971
|Award Name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Superlawyer||San Francisco Magazine and Law & Politics Magazine||2010|
|Super Lawyer||San Francisco Magazine||2007|
|Certified Specialist Criminal Law 30 Years||State Bar of California Board of Specialization||2007|
|Super Lawyer||San Francisco Magazine||2006|
|Partner||Cahners & Samuels||1980 - Present|
|Senior Deputy D.A.||Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office||1971 - 1980|
|Association Name||Position Name||Duration|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||N/A||1995 - Present|
|Santa Clara County Bar Association||N/A||1980 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||N/A|
|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1967|
|Stanford University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1964|