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 employee who has come to the attention of law enforcement or people arrested on federal charges generally...

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News

Orange Coast Magazine Profile - AUGUST 2015 ISSUE "In a field where winning is everything, OC attorney Dean Steward is unquestionably a winner. With 36 years of federal courtroom experience to his credit, Steward is widely considered a legal force to be reckoned with. Formerly in charge of the Federal Public Defender Office in Orange County, Steward has over 200 jury trials to his credit. This white-collar-crime virtuoso has even had one of his high-profile cases portrayed in a four-part television mini-series. After working his way through law school as a firefighter, Stewar...


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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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