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...

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News

Orange County Businessman Freed from Supervised Release/Probation-January 2014
The Federal Probation Office filed a violation charge against Mr. Steward’s client, just before supervised release was to expire. After major efforts by the client and Mr. Steward, the Probation Office asked for dismissal of the violation charge and the supervised release ended. 

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, on...


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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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