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

Law Firm Honored- November 2021- For the 15th successive year, Dean Steward's firm has been named as one of the "Best Law Firms" in the nation by U.S. News and World Report.

MIS-TRIAL DECLARED IN U.S. v. MICHAEL AVENATTI- August 2021  Mr. Steward and the defense team discovered at the end of the seven week jury trial that the federal prosecutors had failed to turn over material to the defense, as required under Brady v. Maryland. Result: mis-trial. 

Super Lawyers, July 2021- Again, foll...


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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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