John D. Cahners

John D. Cahners

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Palo Alto, CA

Cahners & Samuels
 | Embarcadero Place, 2100 Geng Road, Suite 210
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Phone: 650-493-3900
Fax: 650-857-1868
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2010, 2012 - 2015
Licensed Since: 1971
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (80%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (20%)
Attorney Profile
At Cahners & Samuels we are dedicated solely to criminal defense. John D. Cahners is a former prosecutor who has been Certified as a Specialist in Criminal Law for 30 years.  We  have experience, including significant jury trial experience,  in representing those charged with every type of offense from DUI and Domestic Violence to Death Penalty Homicide.  As part of our practice, we have also represented those charged in white collar crime cases.  Some of these cases inolved complex business issues where millions of dollars of fraud were alleged. Although the Bay Area, with particular reference to Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, is our primary geographic practice area, our available law practice transportation includes private aircraft, which allows us to practice throughout the State of California.

About John Cahners

Admitted: 1971, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Rated "Superb", Lawyer Rating Service, 2011
  • Award for having been a Certified Specialist in Criminal Law for 30 years, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Specialist Criminal Law, California Board of Legal Specialization


  • We have been sucessful in defending our last Domestic Violence cases which required jury trials (in 2016) through those jury trials. 

Educational Background:

  • Stanford University A.B. 1964University of California, Hastings College of the Law  J.D. 1967
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Office Location for John D. Cahners

Embarcadero Place
2100 Geng Road, Suite 210
Palo Alto, CA 94303

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Last Updated: 11/29/2018

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