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2019 Super Lawyers Award Recipient (James Dunn)

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CA DUI Lawyers Association

James Dunn is one of California's only Specialist Members and is a Board Member

CA Association for Criminal Justice

Member of organization dedicated to preserving rights of people accused of crimes.

National Police Accountability Project

Member of organization dedicated to ending police abuse

Criminal Attorneys in Palo Alto, CA

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Law Office of James Dunn
228 Hamilton Avenue | 3rd Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94301
United States

phone: 650.933.5091


There is no question that a skilled attorney is critical to successfully fighting the crime you’ve been charged with. Unfortunately, many arrested individuals retain a law firm sorely lacking in talent or even go without representation at all. No matter what you’re facing, you cannot afford to make the same mistake.

For more than 18 years, individuals in Palo Alto and throughout Silicon Valley have turned to Attorney James Dunn and his team for their experience as an expert criminal defense attorneys. The legal team which includes Harvard Law graduate Michelle Spaulding, Criminal Law Specialist Mara Feiger and Law Practice Manager Robert Preskill believes in defending clients with the goal of getting all charges dropped.  They are known for their refusal to back down and their willingness to take cases to trial whenever necessary.  As Palo Alto’s top defense team, they will make the difference in your case.


In his early days, Attorney Dunn prosecuted cases for the District Attorney as a post graduate law clerk. In that time he tried jury trials, felony bench trials, and worked for the Hardcore Gang Unit. This gives him a unique insight that most attorneys don’t have and the capability to approach your charges with unmatched skill.

Since then, Mr. Dunn has won cases at the highest level in California including the CA Supreme Court. In addition he has achieved a perfect score of 10/10 on Avvo.  At the Law Office of James Dunn, nothing matters more than building a strong defense on your behalf.

Attorney Dunn’s experience is broad and spans all of the following:

  • DUI
  • Assault and battery
  • Aggravated assault
  • Domestic violence
  • Drug crimes
  • Driving under the influence
  • Sex crimes
  • Theft offense
  • Police brutality

You can feel confident when you retain Attorney Dunn and the legal team. They have successfully resolved more than 1,500 cases. Keep in mind that your future can be permanently damaged by a conviction, and having a strong firm in your corner can make a difference in the outcome obtained.

Your defense begins the moment you contact the Law Office of James Dunn. Reviewing copies of the arrest report, interviewing witnesses, and assessing possible mistakes made by law enforcement are all vital steps that Attorney Dunn will take.