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Emily L. Dahm

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Pleasanton, CA

Bonjour, Thorman, Burns & Dahm
6601 Owens Drive, Suite 238
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Phone: 925-460-8484
Fax: 925-425-7734
Email: Emily L. Dahm
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2018 - 2022
Licensed in California Since: 2004
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense (80%), Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

During her nearly 15 years as an attorney, Emily Dahm has earned her reputation as a fighter. Her aggressive and tenacious advocacy has made her a force to be reckoned with both inside and outside the courtroom. A graduate of the University of California at Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law, Ms. Dahm began her legal career at Latham & Watkins, LLP, where she honed her skills in civil ligitation. She then joined the widely-respected San Francisco Public Defender's Office where she was a trial attorney for nearly nine years. There, she handled all manner of criminal defense cases - from minor misdemeanors to serious felony cases which carried potential life sentences - from arraignment through jury verdict.

Ms. Dahm brings her unique combination of complex civil litigation and criminal trial practice skills to Bonjour, Thorman, Burns, Dahm & Wargo. She commands a courtroom with her mastery of the facts and the law, achieving both excellent settlements and trial results for her clients.  

About Emily L. Dahm

First Admitted: 2004, California

Professional Webpage:


  • Harry S. Truman Scholar (1996)

Educational Background

  • Masters in Law and Diplomacy, The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, 2004
  • Bachelor of Arts, College of St. Benedict, 1997


  • Church sex abuse settlement.As plaintiff's counsel, sued a local church and their parent entity in San Francisco superior court for their negligent supervision of the church youth pastor. The church youth pastor sexually abused my client, who was a minor at the time, for approximately two years., 2019
  • Defeated Title IX campus sexual abuse allegations at University of California at Berkeley.Successfully defended UC-Berkeley student against allegations of sexual misconduct made by a fellow Berkeley student in front of the campus Title IX disciplinary body. After aggressively investigating the case and advocating for my client, the sexual misconduct charges were found to be unsubstantiated and no sanctions were imposed., 2019
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Office Location for Emily L. Dahm

6601 Owens Drive
Suite 238
Pleasanton, CA 94588

Last Updated: 1/20/2022

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