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

Bank Fraud Client Avoids Federal Prison- August, 2014-
A Los Angeles client pled guilty to 11 counts of bank fraud, but was sentenced to 1 day in custody, plus 3 months half-way house residence and 3 months of house arrest. The case involved inter-state fraud, a large nationally known bank and and a number of defendants.

Steward Named to Both Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers Again for 2015- August, 2014-
Continuing years of selection by both attorney rating groups, Dean Steward was once again named as one of the nation's best attorneys.

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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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