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John Douglas Cahners

John Douglas Cahners

9 years Deputy District Attorney, 37 years Private Defense
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Domestic Violence
  • California
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John D. Cahners is a State Bar Certified Specialist in Criminal Law, who was a former senior prosecutor with the Santa Clara County District Attorneys Office. He has been defending those charged with crimes, since 1980.

He has been successful at handling all kinds of criminal defense with experience that includes every kind of crime, from DUI to Homicide. As a result of the new trend in prosecutions, he has become expert in handling Domestic Violence cases, and has devoted a substantial percentage of his practice to that area.

AV peer review rated by Martindale Hubble, he is also recognized by San Francisco Magazine and Super Lawyer Magazine in their 2006-2010, 2012-2014 editions as a “Super Lawyer”. He is considered by them to be in the top 5% of all attorneys in Northern California.

Born: July 2, 1943 in Boston, Massachusetts

Practice Areas
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
    DUI & DWI
    Domestic Violence
    Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
  • Free Consultation
    No cost for initial consultation.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
9 years Deputy District Attorney, 37 years Private Defense
Stanford Univ
Undergraduate Degree
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UC Hastings COL
Law Degree
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AV Rating
Martindale Hubble
10.0 Superb Lawyer Rating
San Francisco Magazine
Professional Associations
California State Bar  # 47542
- Current
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Santa Clara County Bar Association
- Current
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Criminal Law in Santa Clara
California State Bar
Contact & Map
260 Sheridan Avenue
Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Telephone: (650) 493-3900
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