Over 30 Years Experience. Board Certified Criminal Defense Attorney. Ex-Prosecutor. Free Consult
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2016|
|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|
Posted by anonymous
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!
Posted by anonymous
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.