John Douglas Cahners

John Douglas Cahners

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Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, California Board of Legal Specialization, since 1977

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

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