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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MAY, 2024- INDICTMENT DISMISSED- After a battle for almost 7 years, the indictment was dismissed against Mr. Steward's client in a white collar fraud case. The matter went to trial, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and back to the district court before the government moved to dismiss against the client and four others. 

November 2023- Client A.L. entered a guilty plea in U.S. District Court. The applicable sentencing Guideline range was 30 to 37 months in custody. After an extensive prese...

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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 


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