For more than 40 years, John M. Runfola has provided aggressive representation to individuals, corporations and organizations in major federal and state criminal matters all over the United States, particularly in the Bay Area. The Law Offices of John M. Runfola has a proven track record of success that reflects the quality of our advocacy and dedication to achieving the most favorable outcome for our clients.
Our criminal defense practice is trusted and respected for many reasons – we put our clients first, we never forget the gravity of what is at stake for our clients and their families, and we prepare thoroughly, fear nothing, and fight to the end.
“The life of the law has not been logic. It has been experience.” – Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes.
Mr. Runfola founded the firm on the belief that cases are won based on the combination of the quality of the investigative efforts and the tireless attention to detail and preparation. Exhaustive research, investigation, and case preparation are the cornerstones of our practice.
You can expect that we will zealously represent your interests within the context of our ethical obligations. John Runfola has established a formidable reputation among court personnel, the bench, prosecutors, and adversaries of all kinds throughout the region as a tireless and highly respected criminal defense attorney.
“Courage, for a lawyer, is essential; without it, the rest doesn’t count: talent, culture, knowledge of the law, everything is useful to the lawyer. But without courage, at the decisive moment, there are but words, sentences that follow each other, that dazzle then die. – Robert Badinter”
Mr. Runfola has over 40 years of experience representing individuals, corporations and organizations in an extensive variety of criminal cases . We have taken innumerable cases to trial and we have aggressively represented our clients at every stage of their case – including pre-charging, pre-arrest and before the media.