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Daniel Jensen

Daniel Jensen

Practice areas:

Criminal Defense, Litigation, Family

About Me

I am a Santa Clara native and currently recognized as one of the most effective litigators in Santa Clara County through an independent survey of judges and attorneys conducted by “San Jose Magazine”. Some of my past clients include people who are most familiar with the workings of the court. I have represented superior court judges, court clerks, district attorneys and police personnel on numerous occasions. I have a very diverse client base that come from all walks of life. I find equal satisfaction in obtaining justice for the unemployed laborer and the wealthy business owner. I have successfully defended numerous public officials in high profile cases.


I have had over 35 years experience in the criminal justice system: 14 years as a police officer and police sergeant where my assignments included everything from SWAT to Narcotics. I also has over 20 years law practice in civil, criminal federal and state courts. I have successfully defended 1st degree murder cases in state courts and successfully prosecuted complex civil rights violations in federal court. I have participated in over 200 jury and court trials.


Languages Spoken: Spanish, English, Vietnamese

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    31 years, 2.5 thousand cases
  2. Litigation: 35%
  3. Family: 25%



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

10 total 

  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse Daniel. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


    Michael Waddington Military Law Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Rory S. Coetzee

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Rory Coetzee Family Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Daniel Jensen

4675 Stevens Creek Blvd., Suite 250
Santa Clara, CA, 95051-6767




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
BV RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
Best LawyersSan Jose Magazine2010

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
AttorneyThe Law Office of Daniel Jensen, PC1989 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Santa Clara Bar AssociationMember1989 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
People v NasmehCase dismissed eve of trial
People v CancimillaNot Guilty
People v GreenNot Guilty

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School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Lincoln Law School of San Jose, San Francisco, CaliforniaLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
California State University, San Jose State UniversityAdministration of JusticeBA - Bachelor of Arts1978

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Internal AffairsInternal affairs for police officers2009