|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Rated Preeminent Attorney||Martindale-Hubbell||2010|
|Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers||Martindale-Hubbell||2009|
|Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers||Martindale-Hubbell||2008|
|Spellbound Free Speech Award||The Office of the Federal Public Defender||2008|
|Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers||Martindale-Hubbell||2007|
|AV Rating - (Highest Level of Legal Ability, Very High Ethics)||Martindale-Hubbell||2007|
|Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers||Martindale-Hubbell||2006|
|Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers||Martindale-Hubbell||2005|
|Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers||Martindale-Hubbell||2004|
|Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers||Martindale-Hubbell||2003|
|Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers||Martindale-Hubbell||2002|
|Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers||Martindale-Hubbell||2001|
|Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers||Martindale-Hubbell||2000|
|Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers||Martindale-Hubbell||1999|
|Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers||Martindale-Hubbell||1998|
|Bar Register of Pre-Eminent Lawyers||Martindale-Hubbell||1997|
|Attorney||Law Offices of John Runfola||1984 - Present|
|Public Defender||San Francisco Public Defender's Office||1981 - 1984|
|Public Defender||Marin County Public Defender's Office||1981 - 1981|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Bar Association of San Francisco||Conference Attendant||2001 - Present|
|National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||1990 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Member||1980 - Present|
|California Attorneys for Criminal Justice||Member||1980 - Present|
|Lawyers Club of San Francisco||Member||1980 - Present|
|California Public Defenders Association||Member||1980 - Present|
|Phi Beta Kappa||Member||1979 - Present|
|Bar Association of San Francisco||Member||1980 - 2000|
|San Francisco State University||Political Science||MA - Masters||1980|
|University of San Francisco School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1980|
|State University of New York College at Buffalo||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1973|
|State University of New York, College at Buffalo||Sociology||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1973|
Posted by anonymous
If you are looking for a criminal defense attorney, look no further. I was referred to John Runfola over 5 years ago, by another attorney, when I was being faced with criminal charges and up to 20 years, plus a large sum for restitution. After many years of hard work and guiding me patiently through the process, I am doing no time and have no restitution. Throughout those 5 years when times would get scary or difficult, John and his team were always there to support me. The relationships that John Runfola builds with his clients and others through the process is why he is incredibly successful with such cases in my opinion. He is widely respected and that is why I chose him as my attorney. I highly recommend John Runfola.
Posted by Max
John Runfola is what all lawyers SHOULD be. He is ethical, moral, able to work "the legal system" to my best advantage and his staff is excellent. Throughout my long case I felt I had a friend and legal expert applying all of his experience, resources and unique communication abilities to the highest level for my benefit. I was very fortunate to have John as my attorney
Posted by anonymous
I was facing multiple years in prison for something that I did while having a mental breakdown. No one was hurt. I had no criminal record before, not even a parking ticket.
John got me released from jail with time served and now I consider him a mentor. When we are out in public, he introduces himself as my uncle.
He is passionate about what he does, during my trial he went without sleep at times working on my case. Brilliantly, he brought in a jury consultant to pick a fair jury. After the trial, members of the jury came to the sentencing and even wrote to me stating their sympathy and hope for a better future for me.
I help John out from time to time at his office with various projects he has in mind. Just today a former client John got released from jail years ago after facing life in prison for an act of self defense called in just to speak with him.
The team John Runfola has put together to support him is stellar. They are more like a family to me. Stephany, his paralegal, was extremely knowledgable when I would make phone calls from jail asking what was going on.
His associates are also incredible.
After my trial, one law student working for the prosecution switched sides, moved by my story and John's passionate, prepared defense. Now she works for John, and is now a defense attorney.
John has a unique sense of humor that helped me get through hard times, especially when he came to see me in jail. One time he looked at me and said, "You need a tan." Seeing him always brightened up my whole day, he promised me he would "get me through this" and he did.
He spoke to my family on the weekends, always returning their calls and reassuring them.
He is an amazing lawyer, he will fight for you as if you were his own family member.
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