John D. Cahners

John D. Cahners: Attorney with Cahners & Samuels
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  • 550 Hamilton, Suite 336, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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  • John D. Cahners is a partner with Cahners & Samuels. He is a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law and part of the California Board of Legal Specializiation since 1977.
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Biography

John D. Cahners, a State Bar Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, is a former senior prosecutor with the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. He has been defending clients charged with crimes since 1980. Mr. Cahners has successfully defended clients charged with a broad range of criminal charges, from DUI to homicide. Because of the new trend in prosecutions, he has become an expert in handling domestic violence cases, and has devoted a substantial percentage of his practice to that area. Mr. Cahners has been AV peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell and was recognized by San Francisco Magazine and Super Lawyers Magazine in their 2006 through 2010 editions as a Super Lawyer. He is considered by them to be in the top five percent of all attorneys in Northern California.
Attorney, Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office, 1971-1980.

(Certified Specialist, Criminal Law, The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization)

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Criminal Law
  • Felonies
  • DUI/DWI
  • Homicide
  • Vehicular Homicide
  • Domestic Violence

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
650-646-9039  Phone
650-857-1868  Fax
www.cscriminaldefense.com
University Attended:
Stanford University, B.A., 1964
Law School Attended:
Hastings College of the Law, University of California, J.D., 1967
Year of First admission:
1971
Admission:
1971, California; 1971, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; 1971, U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
Memberships:
Santa Clara Bar Association; State Bar of California; California Attorneys for Criminal Justice.
Military:
Lt., U.S.N.R., 1967-1970
Certifications:
(Certified Specialist, Criminal Law, The State Bar of California Board Of Legal Specialization)
ISLN:
908607929
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts and
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Fees Available
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      5.0/5.0 on 03/20/17 on 03/20/17

      John helped a close friend of mine endure and eventually resolve a ghastly set of felony charges. He did an outstanding job!{para}He listens carefully (even when he seems...

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      John helped a close friend of mine endure and eventually resolve a ghastly set of felony charges. He did an outstanding job!{para}He listens carefully (even when he seems he's not listening). He's understanding and abounds with common sense. He's knowledgeable--both of the law and of human nature. And he has a great sense of humor.{para}I'm happy to have met him. I trust him and I'm very grateful he represented my friend.

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      5.0/5.0 on 02/20/17 on 02/20/17

      John Cahners is an absolutely outstanding attorney. Extremely honest and understanding. He knows the law quite well, and knows people even better. If you face the pros...

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      John Cahners is an absolutely outstanding attorney. Extremely honest and understanding. He knows the law quite well, and knows people even better. If you face the prospect of felony charges, it's a very scary situation. The government has practically unlimited resources to prosecute you. My advice to you is to check if John can represent you, and if so, grab him! Remember: the two most important people to be completely honest with: your doctor and your lawyer! I couldn't be more grateful

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      5.0/5.0 on 08/31/16 on 08/31/16

      Mr. Cahners was the best lawyer I have ever hired. His knowledge combined with his experience was a force that kept me out of jail and my record in the best shape possibl...

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      Mr. Cahners was the best lawyer I have ever hired. His knowledge combined with his experience was a force that kept me out of jail and my record in the best shape possible. I would hire him again b/c my friends with the same charges did not get as good as results as me. Truly thankful I hired him and not someone else.

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      5.0/5.0 on 07/14/16 on 07/14/16

      John is a very experienced,honest,knowledgeable,talented and diligent attorney. He did work as DA in the past, has decades of successful legal experience and he commands...

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      John is a very experienced,honest,knowledgeable,talented and diligent attorney. He did work as DA in the past, has decades of successful legal experience and he commands good respect in the legal world.My case took more than two years and John was very thorough and meticulously and microscopically reviewed all the details of the documents presented and statements made by the witnesses and impeached them successfully.The end result, the verdict was NOT GUILTY!John is a GREAT LAWYER,saved my life!

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