John P. Dwyer is a State Bar-certified appellate law specialist with a wide range of experience in criminal and civil writs and appeals in both state and federal court. His criminal cases include white collar crimes, gang crimes, homicides, and other violent crimes. His civil cases include environmental/property matters, employment law, attorney fee disputes, and intellectual property law.
Before founding the Law Offices of John P. Dwyer, Mr. Dwyer obtained a PhD in chemical physics from the California Institute of Technology, received his JD from Boalt Hall at UC Berkeley, clerked for Justice Sandra Day OConnor on the U.S. Supreme Court, was a trial and appellate attorney at the D.C. Public Defender Service, and was a tenured professor and dean at Boalt Hall. He is widely published in the fields of environmental law and property law.
Jin H. Kim is an experienced litigator who has represented Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, and individuals in a wide range of commercial disputes at both the trial and appellate levels and in regulatory proceedings. She has successfully represented companies in copyright, trademark and patent disputes and in anti-counterfeiting litigation. She also has successfully represented public companies, officers and directors, and hedge funds in securities class actions, derivative litigation, internal investigations, and proceedings by the SEC and FINRA. Representative engagements have included HP, Research in Motion, Wells Fargo, PG&E, and overstock.com.
Before joining the Law Offices of John P. Dwyer, Jin was a partner and Vice Chair of the Securities and Financial Services practice group at Howard Rice Nemerovski Canady Falk & Rabkin in San Francisco. She was also law clerk for Judge Jane Roth of the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.