About H. Dean Steward

Dean Steward is a 35 year veteran of the federal court system. For 12 of those years, he was in charge of the Federal Public Defender Office in Orange County. Dean brings a wealth of trial experience to defending his clients. He's tried more than 150 jury trials in federal court.

Over the years, he's trained and taught other lawyers to aggressively defend their federal court clients.

Whether the matter is a grand jury witness, a corporate executive targeted by federal prosecutors, a management emplo...

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News

Wiretap Win- April 2022-  Mr. Steward and the defense team succeeded in convincing a federal judge in an illegal pharmaceuticals case to suppress 4 months' of DEA wiretaps. This result is unique and rare. Santa Ana federal court case of U.S. v. H.M. et. al. 

Martindale-Hubbell  2022 AV Preeminent Attorney - Judicial Edition, April 2022, Dean Steward named in their 2022 AV Preeminent Attorney - Judicial Edition- "a tremendous endorsement by both peers and the judiciary".

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Experience

Previously:
Directing Attorney- Federal Public Defenders- 
Orange County- 12 years
Chief Assistant Federal Public Defender-
Honolulu, Hawaii
Chairman- California State Bar Criminal Law Advisory Commission
President- Warren G. Ferguson Inn of Court
National  Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers- Amicus Committee
American Bar Association- Defense Services Committee
Lawyer Delegate- 9th Circuit Judicial Conference 

Currently:
Fellow, America...

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