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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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 presentation of mitigating factors by Mr. Steward, the client received a 10 month sentence.

October 2023- Mr. Steward named once again to the Martindale-Hubbell 2023 JUDICIAL EDITION of Preeminent Attorneys.

Best Law Firms Nov. 2022- For more than two decades, Mr. Steward and his firm have been recognize...

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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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