One of the questions I hear most often is, “Do you guys do cases in my court?” or rephrased, “Where do you practice law?”
Keep in mind that our attorneys are licensed by the California Bar to practice in the State of California. People call us from all over California and we work on cases that are dozens of miles from our office or just a few blocks away. We are willing to give a free initial consultation no matter which California court your case is in.
When we decide to take a case, it is not merely based on geography. However there are some courts where we handle cases more frequently than others. Law Office of James Dunn is proud to serve criminal defense clients needing a Bay Area Lawyer or a Northern California Lawyer however you may define that. We can be selective about the cases we take, so our main focus is our ability to make an impact on a particular case depending on the facts. James Dunn and I proudly call ourselves “Bay Area Attorney” or “Northern California Attorney”. It is true that the majority of our work makes us a Silicon Valley Criminal Defense Attorney or a San Mateo County Lawyer or a Santa Clara County Lawyer. We have represented those needing a DUI lawyer, domestic violence lawyer, sexual assault lawyer, theft lawyer, fraud lawyer, embezzlement lawyer and child pornography lawyer. James Dunn has over 20 years of experience with over 2000 criminal cases and has done over 150 jury trials, therefore, if you have an issue and you don’t know what category it falls under, just call us and we can discuss it. We will provide you with a confidential consultation.
What Types of Cases Do You Not Handle?
We tend to not handle wills/trusts, personal injury, bankruptcy, or commercial law / corporate law whatsoever; however, we often know someone who we can refer to. We do tend to have more referral sources for these categories: immigration lawyer, family lawyer or divorce lawyer. Our goal is to listen to anyone calling our firm, even if they are not strictly calling about a criminal defense matter, and to try to steer you in the right direction.
Although our core geography makes us Silicon Valley Lawyers, having our main offices in San Mateo County and Santa Clara County, we have additionally defended people against charges in San Francisco County, Alameda County, Contra Costa County, as well as periodically assisting defendants in San Benito County, Santa Cruz County, Monterey County, and Solano County. And even have attorneys who can defend in Sacramento, El Dorado and Placer
With great frequency, we appear in the following Superior Courts: South San Francisco, Redwood City, Palo Alto, San Jose, Morgan Hill, Dublin, Oakland (Wiley W. Manuel Courthouse and Rene C. Davidson Courthouse, Fremont, San Francisco, Hollister, Santa Cruz. This is a partial list of courts we defend cases in.
I may have missed a few places we have helped someone resolve a case and move on with their lives. Whatever your situation, if you are in California, I hope that you call our firm so we can try to help you. I will personally answer the phone and help if I can.
Sincerely, Robert Preskill