Dan Roth has a diverse criminal defense practice in the Bay Area state and federal courts. He has represented clients accused of trade secret theft, economic espionage, drug crimes, fraud, DUI, assault, and other offenses, and his practice includes extensive representation of students involved in university discipline.
Before founding the Law Office of Dan Roth in 2012, Dan worked as an associate with Arguedas, Cassman & Headley. He brings to his criminal defense practice prior experience as a litigator and advisor for San Francisco’s indigent through the Bar Association of San Francisco’s Federal Pro Bono Project and Eviction Defense Collaborative; Ohio’s Secretary of State, Attorney General, and Governor; and national non-profit organizations Alliance For Justice and Citizens for Responsibility & Ethics in Washington (CREW).
In 2013, Dan coauthored an article published in the California Attorneys for Criminal Justice magazine, FORUM, entitled “#Cut50: The Time is Now,” with Van Jones and Jessica Jackson, encouraging fellow California criminal defense attorneys to join efforts to significantly reduce the U.S. prison population.
Dan serves as Diversity & Inclusion Co-Chair on the Board of Directors of the American Constitution Society’s Bay Area Lawyer Chapter, which he served as Board Chair from 2011-2014, and is a member of the Board of Governors of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ) and the Board of Directors of the Golden Gate Audubon Society. He was recognized by the Bar Association of San Francisco as an Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service in 2010 and 2011. Dan is a founding member of the artist and activist collective Blackout for Human Rights, and was associate producer for the award-winning documentary film, The Power of Two.
Honors & Awards
FedEx Bravo Zulu Award; Awarded by FedEx for representation of five grand jury witnesses in a massive federal investigation
Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service Award; For assisting clients of the Northern District of California Federal Pro Bono Project, 2010
Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service Award; for assisting clients of the Northern District of California Federal Pro Bono Project and Bar Association of San Francisco Eviction Defense Project, 2011
Boston College Law School, 2004
The Ohio State University, B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 2001
Title IX investigations and proceedings
Drug possession with intent to distribute
Expungements (Penal Code 17(b) and 1203.4)
Driver’s license suspension
Assault and battery
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