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Del Martyn Bahner

Criminal defense Attorney at Pleasanton, CA

4.7   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2012
    Active No misconduct found

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About Del

Learn Del’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Drug crimes, property crimes, illegal weapons charges, violent crimes, white collar crimes, and expungements.

  2. DUI and DWI
    Driving under the influence of alcohol, drug DUIs, DUIs with injuries, and vehicular manslaughter while intoxicated.

Del Bahner is an experienced criminal defense attorney who has litigated thousands of cases and earned a reputation for excellence. Del represents individuals accused of crimes ranging from first time DUIs to murder. He treats every client’s case with the care and dedication he would give to a family member.

Del began his legal career at a private law firm that focused on criminal defense. For his first jury trial, he defended a young woman accused of robbery and attained a not guilty verdict. He went on to secure dismissals and not guilty verdicts in every type of case, ranging from DUIs to murders. He then established his own firm, the Law Offices of Del Bahner, which is currently accepting cases throughout Alameda County and Stanislaus County.

Before beginning his career in law, Del obtained his bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from UC Davis. He then went on to law school in San Francisco at UC Hastings. Del passed the bar exam in 2012, on his first attempt.

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4.7 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | November 27, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr. David R. Madrigal
Do you need someone to trust and be your advocate? In Modesto, Del Bahner is not only a competent professional but a compassionate practitioner. Mr. Bahner came to my aid and provided tactical legal advice on how to resolve my dilemma. Martha, his secretary, was a courteous liaison who kept us in constant communication. I'm grateful to The Law Offices of Del Bahner for their energy and for settling my case.
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Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing lawyer
Del took on my case and handled it very professionally. He was able to get a misdemeanor to an infraction for me and always kept me updated about what was going on. I felt very well protected and he had my best interest at heart! He is amazing I would highly recommend him!!
Posted by Janine | November 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got the job done!
I had 3 felony criminal charges against me and had two attorneys referred by a friend. I interviewed both and selected Del. His strategy was more inline with what I thought was the proper way to proceed, and it turned out exactly as I had expected. Case dismissed! He was easy to work with, understood the seriousness of the case and handled it properly and professionally. I hope i never need his services again, but highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | November 21, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
I absolutely recommend hiring Del Bohner for criminal defense work. He was professional, creative, and thorough on my case. I was well represented and he saved me a lot of time and money. Great job!
Posted by Vicente | October 20, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
criminal defense
He did everything possible to fight my case. I will be always be thankful.
Posted by Odelia | July 29, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He did what he said he'll do.
So I just have to say when I first saw him I was like, "oh no he's young" but let me tell you it doesnt matter. He represented my son and being my son talks in slang( which bugs me but thats how my son was abke to tell him things) he understood and got to his level and it made my son feel comfortable. As for me I was scared, as any parent would be. He handle the case with patience and had a good ear. It's really hard to explain but man did he come thru. With our evidence and everything we told him he believed in my son. Not many would, being everyone says there innocent when sometimes they're not. He explained that to us to. It was hard and scary but he pushed thru and fought for my son. I highly recommend him. I'm in tears just writing this. I feel like a thank you isnt enough. I had tears all the way home and my son is not gonna do time. Case Dismissed!!!!. Bless you Bohner and all around you.
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Posted by anonymous | April 7, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Looking for a 5 star lawyer
I strongly recommend Mr. Bohner as an attorney to consider. He stood up and represented me against the ceres police department. Thanks to him, I have my freedom and got my charges dropped down to nearly nothing. I greatly appreciate the way he went above and beyond to fight for my innocence. If your looking for an attorney. Look no farther, he's who you want in your corner.
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Posted by David | July 23, 2015
Took care of buisness
I wasn't sure I was giving enough info to Del in the beginning or him asking enough, but he got what he needed . He did more research than I expected. He made the case compact and to the point. He is an excellent speaker. Del made sure any changes that were made benefitted the case. He definitely had no problem challenging other party. I would absolutely use him again.
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Posted by Debra | May 29, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
right guy for the job
MR Bohner was very professional and very informative , my daughter felt her case would be in good hands, but she couldn't afford him, hopefully shell find a way to retain him before her case he would be the right guy for the job.
Posted by Michele | April 25, 2015
I am grateful to have met Del Bohner!
I went through multiple attorneys who didn't listen, didn't care, and never followed through. Del was always available. He was knowledgeable about my case. He kept his promises and appointments and most importantly he was honest with me and he actually cared. He turned a hopeless situation into a live able solution for me. I will never forget how he changed my life and will be forever grateful! Thank you Del!
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Posted by Kathleen | December 23, 2014
Mr. Bohner helped us in several ways. His patience and understanding meant the world to us, especially when we thought the world was ending for our families' future. We cannot thank him enough for seeing through our situation with us.
Posted by Noelle Hamberger | September 24, 2014
A pleasant surprise
He is very charming, charismatic; and does the research needed to defend you and your rights.
Posted by Paula | May 22, 2014
Mr. Del Bihner "ROCKS"
05-21-2014 I would like to take this opportunity to give thanks to Del Bohner with the law firm of Perry and Associates. Mr. Bohner was my friend’s daughter’s attorney in a criminal case that went to Jury Trial and where this young lady was the defendant. This case took 11 months due to the Senior Assistant District Attorney dragging things on. First, I would like to say, Mr. Bohner was very professional and ALWAYS treated us with respect and consideration for our needs. For example, there was a court date that it really was not necessary for us to be there. So, Mr. Bohner arranged it so we did not have to go. When we had to go to the office of Perry and Associates we were always treat professionally, kindly and they even have a good sense of humor. Now on to the good stuff. Mr. Bohner totally ROCKED during the jury trial. He is smart, well educated in the law and presents himself well in front of the jury. Mr. Bohner got my friend a NOT GUILT when the Senior Assistant District Attorney was dishonest and borderline unethical all in the name of a win. Mr. Bohner has a great future in law. Thank you Mr. Bohner Sincerely Paula
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Posted by Kerry | May 21, 2014
Mr. Bohner is the Real Deal!
Mr. Bohner represented my daughter in a Criminal Defense case where the charge was a very serious felony. My daughter was not involved in the crime, but was arrested for it. Mr. Bohner was very professional, and knowledgeable. He treated my daughter and the rest of the family with respect. He always made us aware of the case status and went above and beyond to ensure that we were informed and understood what was going on. Del Bohner is an excellent attorney who I trust and would recommend to others in need of a criminal Defense attorney. He not only kept my daughter calm and comfortable during the trial, but he made sure that she was informed and aware of every situation during the process. As a family we worked closely with Mr. Bohner for 10 long months, he repeatedly told my daughter to just be truthful and everyone would see that she was being honest.Tthe end result was that my daughter was found NOT GUILTY! We as a family could not have been more fortunate when it came to an attorney and we would absolutely use Del Bohner again if we were have a reason for criminal defense. He is the real deal!
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Posted by Cynthia | July 19, 2022
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| Hired Attorney
Didn't answer questions
This lawyer, who I hired, didn't answer many of my case-related questions. He didn't respond to my concerns related to the case, and he quit the case after obtaining a disappointing result without prior consultation with me. I hired him.
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • The Law Offices of Del Bahner
  • 2020 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Perry & Associates
  • 2013 - 2020
  • Attorney
  • Law Offices of Charles B. Smith
  • 2012 - 2013


  • University of California, Hastings College of the Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • University of California - Davis
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Legal Cases

  • Not Guilty Jury Verdict
  • Client acquitted and released from jail
  • Not guilty of criminal threats
  • Not guilty
  • Beat a drug sales case
  • Client gets home detention instead of prison time
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  • Alameda County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2020 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Wray Ladine American Inn Of Court
  • Treasurer
  • 2016 - 2020
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Attorney Member
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Stanislaus County Criminal Defense Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - 2020
  • California Attorneys for Criminal Justice
  • Attorney Member
  • 2013 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2021
  • CALI Award (Highest Grade)
  • UC Hastings - Trial Advocacy
  • 2011
  • Nominated for Best Oral Advocate
  • UC Hastings - Appellate Advocacy Competition
  • 2010
  • Best Oral Advocate
  • UC Hastings - Moot Court
  • 2010
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Speaking Engagements

  • Wray Ladine American Inn Of Court
  • Judicial Ethics
  • 2020
  • Wray Ladine American Inn Of Court
  • Generational Differences in Hiring Practices
  • 2019
  • Wray Ladine American Inn of Court
  • Self-Defense & The Insanity Defense
  • 2018
  • Wray Ladine American Inn Of Court
  • Elimination of Bias
  • 2016
  • Wray Ladine American Inn Of Court
  • Caps on Damages in Personal Injury Cases
  • 2014
  • American Constitution Society, UC Hastings Chapter Discussion Panel
  • Collateral Consequences of Criminal Convictions
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (12)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Del is one of the best attorneys you will find. He is knowledgeable about the law and a great trial attorney. He will negotiate your case with the District Attorney and will take your case to trial if necessary. He is trustworthy and truly one of the best."
Unknown Attorney | Mar 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Del is a thorough, knowledgeable, and highly effective defense attorney. He fights hard for his clients and has earned the respect of his colleagues, the prosecutors, and the judges alike."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have had a chance to not only see Del at work, but work alongside him. He is both ethical, and tough. I whole heartedly endorse Del."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 28
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Del is a stellar, ethical, and dedicated attorney, the kind that any client would be lucky to have. I strongly endorse him, and am proud to consider him both a colleague and a friend. If you need a good criminal lawyer, look no further!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Well versed, highly-skilled attorney. Mr. Bohner is very professional and fights hard for his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Del is a stellar attorney. I frequently work with Del, and see his passion for helping his clients. We make a point to take weekly pow-wow session to discuss the legal issues we are presented with. He is a great legal mind, but not afraid to think outside of the box. You will not go wrong with Del."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 14
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Del and I were co-defendant counsel on a monster of a trial, six co-defendant gang homicide where every defendant made hours of statements and the facts were compelling for the prosecution. Del's courtroom demeanor is remarkable and his knowledge of the law is immediately apparent. He is a true professional and through hard work and consistent aggressive litigation, the jury hung on all six. I look forward to working with Del again, and I fully endorse him."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Mr. Bohner for his advocacy and trial skills. He is passionate and experienced. Take the time to visit with him if you have a criminal defense matter."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bohner is an advocate in every sense of the word. His passion for justice is second to none and he is undoubtedly a spirited defender of our Constitution. I absolutely endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Bohner is an excellent advocate. His fierce yet professional style gains him admiration not only from his client but from his colleagues. Mr. Bohner will fight for your rights."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Del Bohner is a superb attorney and the first person I call with questions regarding criminal law. If one of my friends or family had a criminal issue, Del would be the first person I would suggest to handle their representation."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Del is an excellent lawyer. He is smart and very persuasive when speaking to prosecutors as well as jurors. If you hire Del, you will be sure to have an attorney who will vigorously defend your rights."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Del. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Bohner is a smart and hard working lawyer that fights for his clients. He knows how to win the hard cases. His most recent jury trial involved a client charged with robbery, and Mr. Bohner won a complete acquittal for his client."
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Pleasanton Criminal defense Lawyer Del Martyn Bahner
Del Martyn Bahner
Criminal defense Attorney
Pleasanton, CA
Licensed for 10 years
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