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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Steward Quoted in San Bernadino Sun- March 2017- On the Colonies Corruption Trial- Still, the burden of proof remains on the government, said defense attorney Dean Steward, who represented former Upland Mayor John 'J.P.' Pomierski in his federal bribery case. Pomierski pleaded guilty to one count of bribery as part of a plea agreement and was sentenced to two years in federal prison in August 2012. 'It comes down to the strength of the government’s case,' Steward said. "The defense doesn’t have to produce a single witness. It’s on the government t...

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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 

Fellow, America...

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