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About the Law Offices of Dean Johnson

National Reputation; Personal Touch. 

Attorney Dean Johnson has earned a lot of respect in the legal community over his long career. He’s been invited to appear on national television to discuss a wide range of important legal issues on platforms like MSNBC, CNN, and Fox. Yet that recognition hasn’t stopped him from always emphasizing a strongly personalized approach with his clients. He talks with them directly, looking to understand their side of the story, get more information, and be a person they can trust during what is often an exceptionally stressful time. Our clients are not handed off to a junior associate or treated like a number. They get to work one-on-one with a nationally respected attorney. 

The Law Offices of Dean Johnson helps people throughout the San Francisco and Silicon Valley areas from our office in Redwood City. Call (650) 832-9446 or contact us online for a free consultation.

Compassionate Counsel, Fearless Defense

Why Choose Law Offices of Dean Johnson?
  • Client-Centered Approach
    Your well-being is our top priority. We work tirelessly to achieve the best possible outcome for you, both inside and outside the courtroom.
  • Compassionate Advocacy
    We prioritize understanding and empathy, ensuring you feel heard and supported every step of the way.
  • Expertise You Can Rely On
    Backed by extensive legal knowledge and experience, we provide strategic defense tailored to your unique situation.
  • Trustworthy Guidance
    Building trust is at the core of what we do. You can count on us for honest advice and steadfast representation.

Strategic Analysis You Can Trust

Attorney Johnson has a perspective on his cases that many defense lawyers do not. Before opening our office in 1998, he was a prosecutor for the District Attorney. He knows the system from both sides. Our clients can gain trust in the fact that Attorney Johnson is well aware that our justice system is often anything but just, and he works diligently to protect the rights of our defendants. Our clients can gain confidence because his prior experience gives Attorney Johnson an understanding of how the D.A.’s office thinks, strategizes, and prepares for trial. This perspective is often vital in a courtroom dynamic where every edge can matter. 

As a top-rated teacher of strategic analysis at one of our area’s leading universities, Attorney Johnson has a deeply nuanced understanding of how to prepare for a trial and the negotiations that precede it. He wants to leverage all that experience, knowledge, and understanding on behalf of his clients. 

Call (650) 832-9446 today. We answer the phone 24/7.

Building Trust, One Case at a Time

Our top priority is to devise customized legal strategies that are tailored to the unique legal needs of our clients, no matter how simple or complicated their situations, might be.

  • Case Dismissed

    Mr. Johnson obtained a dismissal in federal court for a client whose home was the target of a drug raid by Federal and State officers. Of nearly 40 defendants named in the case, Mr. Johnson's client was the only one who obtained a complete dismissal of all charges.

  • Not Guilty

    Police conducted an early morning raid of a college student's home. The police seized the student's computer and charged him with possession of child pornography. The student retained Mr. Johnson. The case went to trial. Following Mr. Johnson's cross-examination of the police's FBI-trained computer expert, the judge acquitted the student on the spot.

  • Case Dismissed

    Mr. Johnson was retained to represent a local automobile dealer who was charged with felony sexual assault. A customer claimed that Mr. Johnson's client had attacked her during an after-hours meeting in the client's office. The DA offered the client six years in prison, to be followed by deportation from the United States. With Mr. Johnson's help, the client is still in the United States and is happily married.

  • Prison Sentence Reduced

    Client hired Mr. Johnson after being convicted of solicitation to commit murder. On appeal, Mr. Johnson convinced the Court of Appeal to reduce the client's sentence by two years.

  • “He Won Our Case”
    “Dean represented me in a civil harassment case with my lunatic neighbor. We couldn’t have been happier with the outcome! Dean totally exceeded our expectations. Thanks to him, we had a few great chuckles and could sleep a little better at night.”
    - Jon J.
  • “Best Lawyer. Period.”
    “He is the best lawyer period. If you are looking for a lawyer who can totally understand and support you through your ordeal, better call Dean!”
    - A.
  • “Best Lawyer in Bay Area in Criminal Defense”
    “Dean was a great lawyer and a caring friend by my side. The case was dropped against me after one year of exhaustive investigation. Hail to Dean for being there for me and making sure the justice is properly served.”
    - S.H.

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