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John Michael Runfola

John Michael Runfola

Law Offices of John Runfola
  • Appeals & Appellate, Criminal Law, Juvenile Law
  • California
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John Runfola is a highly experienced and effective criminal defense attorney. His cases have at times drawn international attention, and he has succeeded in winning favorable results for clients both at trial and through skillful pre-trial work. He is listed in Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers and has earned the highest rating from the national lawyer registry Martindale Hubbell.

Prior to starting his own practice, Mr. Runfola served as a Public Defender in San Francisco, where he gained invaluable courtroom experience. He is a seasoned trial lawyer, yet is equally adept at the behind-the-scenes work that often proves critical to a case: conceiving of strategies to exclude evidence, weaken the government's hand, and provide mitigating information regarding his clients,, so that charges are reduced or dismissed, or a lesser sentence can be achieved. His cases have been the subject of numerous articles in publications such as New York Times, the Washington Post, the Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle, and the San Francisco Examiner, and have been featured on TV news shows including "48 Hours" and "Dateline NBC."

Mr. Runfola has a deep commitment to justice and is keenly aware of the daunting prospect of squaring off against the government, with its tremendous reservoirs of power and resources. He comes from a tradition of the strongest legal advocacy and ethics, having seen his father, Joseph Runfola, work as a criminal defense lawyer and a groundbreaking president of the Erie County Bar Association in New York State. Joseph Runfola, among other accomplishments, created a committee on sex discrimination well ahead of its time, and headed the Bar Association's Aid to Indigent Prisoners Society and its Prisoner Release Program. Like his father, John Runfola truly listens to, and is a tireless advocate for, his clients. His aim is to help people resolve their cases in a way that minimizes the damage to their lives.

John RunfolaĆ¢s Specialties:
Drug Offenses
Criminal Trial Practice
-- Federal Offenses
-- Juvenile Offenses
-- Vehicular Crimes and DUI
-- Criminal Appeals
White Collar Crimes
Violent Crimes
-- Homicide
-- Weapons Charges
-- Domestic Violence
-- Sexual Assault

For more information : http://www.johnrunfola.com

San Francisco criminal defense lawyer John Runfola represents people charged with federal crimes nationwide, state or federal crimes in California or anywhere in the San Francisco Bay Area or the surrounding region, including communities such as Oakland, Modesto, Stockton, Lodi, Vallejo, and Redding, and throughout Sonoma County, Humboldt County, San Joaquin County, Stanislaus County, Mendocino County, Sacramento County, Napa County, Solano County, Marin County, San Mateo County, Santa Cruz County, Santa Clara County, Alameda County, Contra Costa County, and Yolo County.

Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Criminal Law
  • Juvenile Law
Fees
  • Free Consultation
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
U.S. Supreme Court
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Criminal Defense Attorney
Law Offices of John Runfola
- Current
Public Defender
San Francisco Public Defender's Office
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Public Defender
Marin County Public Defender's Office
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Education
University of San Francisco School of Law
J.D.
San Francisco State University
M.A. | Political Science
State University of New York - College at Buffalo (Buffalo State College)
B.A. | Political Science
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State University of New York - College at Buffalo (Buffalo State College)
B.A. (1973) | Sociology
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Awards
Spellbound Free Speech Award
The Office of the Federal Public Defender
AV Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
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Martindale-Hubbell
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Martindale-Hubbell
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Martindale-Hubbell
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Martindale-Hubbell
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Martindale-Hubbell
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Martindale-Hubbell
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Martindale-Hubbell
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Martindale-Hubbell
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Martindale-Hubbell
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Martindale-Hubbell
AV Rating
Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
California State Bar # 96058
Member
- Current
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
Videos
John Runfola Frees Young Man On Appeal

Criminal Defense Attorney John Runfola frees a young Grateful Dead fan with no prior criminal record who was given a harsh ten year sentence under mandatory federal sentencing guidelines. The crime he pled guilty to was introducing an undercover cop to an LSD dealer at a concert. San Francisco federal defense lawyer John Runfola was able to reduce the sentence to five years on appeal, freeing the young man from prison. www.runfola-criminal-defense.com

(Part 2) John Runfola Successfully Defends Young Man Facing Life In Prison Part 2

San Francisco Criminal Defense Attorney John Runfola successfully defends a client charged with first degree murder after a single punch thrown during a traffic altercation kills the other man. Bay Area Lawyer John Runfola was able to negotiate a deal where his young client was sentenced to two years in prison. He ultimately served eight months outside prison walls, on work detail. This is an example of how the Law Offices of John Runfola are able to sometimes even avoid trial through intense pre-trial investigations. www.runfola-criminal-defense.com

(Part 1) John Runfola Successfully Defends Young Man Facing Life In Prison

San Francisco Criminal Defense Attorney John Runfola successfully defends a client charged with first degree murder after a single punch thrown during a traffic altercation kills the other man. Bay Area Lawyer John Runfola was able to negotiate a deal where his young client was sentenced to two years in prison. He ultimately served eight months outside prison walls, on work detail. This is an example of how the Law Offices of John Runfola are able to sometimes even avoid trial through intense pre-trial investigations. www.runfola-criminal-defense.com

John Runfola Trial

San Francisco Criminal Defense Attorney John Runfola successfully defends a client charged with first degree murder after a single punch thrown during a traffic altercation kills the other man. Bay Area Lawyer John Runfola was able to negotiate a deal where his young client was sentenced to two years in prison. He ultimately served eight months outside prison walls, on work detail. This is an example of how the Law Offices of John Runfola are able to sometimes even avoid trial through intense pre-trial investigations. www.runfola-criminal-defense.com

John Runfola San Francisco Criminal Defense Lawyer Defends 77 Year Old Woman

John Runfola San Francisco Criminal Defense Lawyer defends a 77 year old woman charged with plotting to help her son escape from jail. www.runfola-criminal-defense.com

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Law Offices of John Runfola
Pier 9 Suite 100
San Francisco, CA 94111
USA
Telephone: (415) 391-4243
Telephone: (415) 391-4243
Fax: (415) 391-5161