About H. Dean Steward
Dean Steward is a 34 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...
Firm Named One of the Best in the Country- U.S. News and World Report- November 2013
H. Dean Steward, APC has been named one of the premier law firms in the country, once again this year. The firm is rated "Tier 1" by the magazine, their highest rating, for criminal defense.
Informant Scandal Rises Again- June 2013
In a long article in USA Today, the paper reveals that the Drug Enforcement Administration has been using disgraced and fired informant Andrew Chambers for a second time. Dean Steward was instrumental in taking down the informant in the late 1990...
Directing Attorney- Federal Public Defenders-
Orange County- 12 years
Chief Assistant Federal Public Defender-
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