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Nationally Renowned Advocacy

At the Law Offices of Dean Johnson, I provide aggressive, effective, experienced criminal defense representation. I have handled over one hundred jury trials as a former prosecutor and criminal defense lawyer. My law firm accepts clients facing all types of criminal charges from general misdemeanors to homicides to white collar crimes.

I am known for my aggressive, strategic criminal defense advocacy. I am often asked to associate with other attorneys on technically complex legal cases. I also receive countless referrals from satisfied clients and fellow lawyers.

My reputation for tenacious advocacy extends to individuals who are unhappy with their current representation. I have been brought in to replace other criminal defense attorneys at both the trial level and the appellate level of criminal cases.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • White Collar Crime
  • Homicide
  • DUI Charges
  • Drug Charges
  • Domestic Violence
  • General Misdemeanors
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Select Civil Litigation

Call 650-216-7155 today to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Dean E Johnson

Dean Johnson is a trial lawyer who focuses on criminal defense. His practice is devoted to providing aggressive, effective state-of-the-art representation to people who are facing the extraordinary stresses that accompany criminal litigation. Mr. Johnson has represented people from all walks of life throughout Northern California in both State and Federal court. His clients have included corporate CEO's, celebrities, athletes, judges and their families, law enforcement officers and their families, federal agents and venture capitalists.

Bar Admissions:

  • California, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1983


  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1980
    • Honors: Root-Tilden Fellow
  • Columbia University, New York, New York
    • M.A. M. Phil. - 1977
    • Honors: University Fellow, National Science Foundation Fellow
    • Major: Political Science
  • Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
    • B.A. - 1972
    • Honors: National Merit Scholar
    • Major: Mathematics and Philosophy

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • San Mateo County Bar Association, State Convention Delegate, 2010 - Present 
  • Selected to Super Lawyers, 2011 - 2015, 2019 - 2021
  • Top Attorney, San Francisco Magazine, 2011 - 2014

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