Dan Roth has a wide-ranging Bay Area criminal defense practice in the state and federal courts of Oakland, San Francisco, Marin, Silicon Valley/South Bay, and Contra Costa County. Dan represents clients accused of serious drug and gun crimes, trade secret theft, economic espionage, fraud, DUI, assault, gang affiliation, and many other offenses. He also represents students in Title IX disciplinary proceedings at California public and private universities.
Super Lawyers Magazine has rated Dan a “Rising Star” amongst Northern California criminal defense lawyers every year for the past four years.
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.
Dan is Co-Editor of FORUM, the quarterly publication of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ), for which he co-authored a 2013 article “#Cut50: The Time is Now,” with Van Jones and Mill Valley Vice Mayor Jessica Jackson Sloan, encouraging fellow California criminal defense attorneys to join bipartisan efforts to cut the U.S. prison population in half over the next ten years.
Dan is a longtime board member of the American Constitution Society’s Bay Area Lawyer Chapter, which he served as Chair from 2012 – 2015, and was recognized by the Bar Association of San Francisco as an Outstanding Volunteer in Public Service in 2010 and 2011. He is also active in local community organizations including the Ella Baker Center for Human Rights, Blackout for Human Rights, and the Equal Justice Society. Dan served as an associate producer for the award-winning documentary film, The Power of Two.