Best Lawyers Badge
The Best Lawyers in America Badge
California DUI Lawyers Association Badge
Best Law Firms 2014 Badge
10 Best Attorney Client Satisfaction Badge
Super Lawyers Badge
Accredited Business Badge
Picture of John W. Noonan

John W. Noonan

Meet the Attorney at Law Office of John W. Noonan

35 Years When you are facing criminal charges, you want a lawyer who understands your situation and will provide you with the vigorous defense you deserve. John W. Noonan has completely dedicated his practice of law to criminal defense. Having previously served as prosecutor and a pro tem-judge, he brings over 55 years of experience to your case.

Vigorous Defense in Difficult Times

If you are ready to build the best possible criminal defense, Attorney John W. Noonan is ready to defend your rights. A former prosecutor with over 55 years of experience, he has represented individuals in the courts of Livermore, Dublin, Modesto, Stockton, Hayward, Oakland and throughout Northern California. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Contact John W. Noonan today for a free initial consultation.

Experience Does Matter - Don't Trust Your Case to an Inexperienced Defense Lawyer


J.D., Santa Clara University School of Law, Santa Clara, California, 1962

L.L.B, Lincoln University Law School, San Francisco, California, 1962

B.S., Santa Clara University, 1955

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice California, 1963
U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit, 1963
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

Twin-Valley Bar Association
Board of Directors, 1981 - 1983

Alameda County Bar Association
Criminal Section, Board of Directors, 1976 - 1978

Alameda County Bar Association
Criminal Justice Committee, 1976 - 1977

Southern Alameda County Bar Association
Board of Directors, 1973 - 1975

American Bar Association

State Bar of California
Member Since: 1984
Criminal Section, Executive Committee

California Trial Lawyers Association

California Public Defenders Association
(Recognized Experience in the Fields of Criminal Defense, Misdemeanor and Felony)

California Attorneys for Criminal Justice

Juvenile Delinquency Prevention Commission
1969 - 1973

Alameda County District Attorney's Office
1963 - 1966, 1969 - 1971

Certified Legal Specialties

Criminal Law, State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization

Classes / Seminars
  • Instructor, Chabot College Moot Court Division, 1972 - Present
  • Instructor, Chabot College Business Division, 1975 - Present
  • Instructor, Chabot College Administration of Justice Division, 1977 - 1980
Honors and Awards

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006-2008, 2010-2016

Past Employment Positions

Lt. 2nd Armored Division-Artillery, 1956 - Present