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John Douglas Cahners

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  1. Responsive , knowledgeable, excellent listener

    Posted by a Criminal Defense client,
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     Excellent
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    Kept me informed
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    • I recommend John Cahners.
    • I hired John 6-12 months ago.
    • John handled my Criminal Defense matter.

    John was referred to me through a colleague who actually lost a case against him regarding a domestic violence dispute against her husband (she was an attorney as well.) She was so impressed with his skills, she recommended him to me. My situation was a bit different, blown out of proportion and I knew I was innocent. Regardless, this was a worrisome and totally unfamiliar situation for me. I met with John for a consultation and he was responsive, laid out the facts (both positive and negative), and was an excellent listener. He also appears to have strong contacts with the San Mateo court system and he was able to get the information I needed in a short period of time. The case was dismissed, but I feel confident that John would have served me well had the occasion for a criminal attorney arisen. Thank you.

  2. Skilled, Honest Attorney who knows his job!

    Posted by a Criminal Defense client,
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    Kept me informed
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    • I recommend John Cahners.
    • I hired John 6-12 months ago.
    • John handled my Criminal Defense matter.

    When it comes to selecting an attorney, the choice is not easy; this is since everyone is bombarded with a set of sweet-talking attorneys right at the outset. In the process of my search, I am happy to have found John as attorney for my case. I was referred to John by my colleague who got his criminal case dismissed. John has been very upfront with me in setting both financial as well as legal expectations honest.
    When in the court, he runs the show juggling the Judge, the DA and the courtroom clerks the very best! Everybody knows and respects him in the Palo Alto Court where my case was.

    While the case was pending, John was always reachable and would return my call super-promptly. Can't ask for more - he got my case dismissed as well!!! He is the best I have known!

  3. Really cares about his clients

    Posted by Becky, a White Collar Crime client,
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    Kept me informed
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    • I recommend John Cahners.
    • I hired John 1-3 years ago.
    • John handled my White Collar Crime matter.
    • I have previously worked with 1-2 lawyers.

    I went for a free consultation and John was very nice, very knowledgeable and what most important, he really cared about me and my case. He gave me a phone number to a great immigration attorney. Then, John even called me back to follow up if I called the lawyer who he recommended.
    Great attorney!

  4. Outstanding experience - couldn't have asked for more

    Posted by a Criminal Defense client,
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    • I recommend John Cahners.
    • I hired John 1-3 years ago.
    • John handled my Criminal Defense matter.
    • I have previously worked with 3-5 lawyers.

    John was courteous and professional at my original consultation. He made me feel calm and at ease as he listened to me explalin my situation - he was not judgemental or condescending at all.
    John clearly explained to me what he could do for me, he accompanied me to court and explained the outcome of my case in simple clear "lay man" terms afterwards.
    Two years later, John delivered his promise to have my charges reduced and my probation ended - this time he took care of all the legal proceedings (and represented me in court) without my having to be present.
    He answered my phone calls when I made them and replied to emails that I sent. Additionally his office staff were wonderful, extremely polite and helpful - Beth was very informative on the phone and Patty was always so warm and welcoming everytime I dropped by the office to drop something off or pick something up.
    I would have no hesitation in recommending John to anyone who is in need of a lawyer.

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