Client Service

Tom Nolan and Dan Barton are Certified Specialists in Criminal Law (California State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization). Tom Nolan and Dan Barton have each been selected by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America. Together the attorneys at Nolan Barton & Olmos have over 85 years of experience in criminal defense practice. 

The attorneys appear in criminal matters throughout California and in federal courts nationwide. The attorneys are experienced in handling criminal cases where evidence and witnesses are outside the United States. The attorneys appear most frequently in the California Superior Courts for Santa Clara County (Palo Alto, San Jose, Morgan Hill), San Mateo County (Redwood City, South San Francisco) and in the federal courts in the Northern District of California (San Francisco, San Jose, Oakland). All of the attorneys at Nolan Barton & Olmos specialize in criminal defense.

We are available to clients and other attorneys 24 hours a day. We handle misdemeanors and felonies of all levels of complexity, from highly complex white collar, trade secret, and homicide cases to simpler narcotics, domestic violence and DUI prosecutions. Two of the attorneys speak fluent Spanish. One attorney speaks fluent Mandarin.

As soon as a person realizes they might be the target of a criminal investigation, we can help him or her assess the situation, interact with law enforcement, and decide on the best course of action. Dealing with an accusation or arrest can be painful and frightening for our clients and their families. Working in conjunction with skilled medical and legal professionals, we do everything we can to help our clients through this difficult experience.

We are sensitive to our clients’ concerns about privacy and confidentiality. We do not disclose information about our cases, or even the names of our clients, without their permission. When appropriate, we request that sensitive documents be sealed and that the press be excluded from the courtroom. 


Referrals & Advice

Nolan Barton & Olmos, LLP does not advertise; we rely upon referrals from former clients and from members of the legal community.

The members of our firm have worked with criminal defense attorneys across the country. We can knowledgeably provide referrals for those who need out-of-state representation. We do not pay or accept referral fees.

In addition, we are always available to assist attorneys who are concerned about their clients' potential criminal liability, whose clients are facing a criminal accusation, or who simply have a question they need answered.