Tom Nolan is a nationally-recognized trial attorney who has been certified as a criminal law specialist by the State Bar of California for more than thirty years. Tom has been selected as one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in California by the Daily Journal and has been selected every year since 2004 as a Northern California Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers. For more than 25 years, Mr. Nolan has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America. In 2010, he was designated by Best Lawyers as “Lawyer of the Year” in the San Francisco Bay Area for criminal defense.

Tom is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and the International Academy of Trial Lawyers. He is AV rated by Martindale-Hubbell and is listed in the Pre-Eminent Edition of Martindale-Hubbell.

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Dan Barton has practiced criminal defense in the mid-peninsula since 1988. He received his A.B., magna cum laude, in 1983 from Brown University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa and awarded the Prize for Academic Excellence in Latin American Studies. Dan received his J.D. from Stanford Law School in 1988, where his honors included induction into the Order of the Coif. Dan is a criminal law specialist certified by the California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization and a specialist member of California DUI Lawyers Association. He has been listed in the Best Lawyers in America and designated as a Super Lawyer by Working with the Palo Alto Area Bar Association, he set up the Lawyers in the Classroom project, which brought discussions of constitutional law issues to 10th grade students at Palo Alto and Gunn High Schools and local cable television.

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Emma Bradford graduated from Trinity College, Ireland in 1999 with a B.A. in English Literature. She received her J.D. from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law in 2004, where she was awarded the Percy C. Towne Scholarship and the Robert Blackfield Memorial Scholarship for academic excellence and leadership.

While at Hastings, Emma clerked for both the Federal Public Defender and the San Francisco Public Defender. Emma also coordinated the Pacific Juvenile Defender Center, working to ensure excellence in juvenile defense and to promote justice for children. Emma is also a member of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice and Women Defenders.

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Daniel Olmos represents individuals in complex criminal cases in state and federal courts throughout the country. He is a highly-regarded trial lawyer who has tried cases involving a broad range of charges, including economic espionage, trade secret theft, murder, attempted murder, financial fraud, and sexual assault. He has argued before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and represented individuals at parole hearings and in other post-conviction proceedings.

Daniel joined the firm in 2007 after beginning his legal career at the Contra Costa County Public Defender’s Office. Over the next several years, Daniel developed a reputation as a skilled litigator and dedicated advocate. Among other accomplishments, Daniel successfully defended at trial individuals in multiple jurisdictions accused of federal crimes under the Economic Espionage Act, one of the only lawyers in the nation to achieve acquittals in such cases. Daniel was named a Northern California “Rising Star” in 2010 by Super Lawyers.

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Jonathan Baum


Jonathan Baum received his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law (Boalt Hall) in 2011. Following law school, he spent two years as a law clerk to Chief Judge Marsha J. Pechman of the United States District Court in Seattle. 

At Nolan, Barton, Bradford & Olmos, Jonathan works on a wide variety of matters, ranging from trade secrets and economic espionage cases in federal courts across the country to domestic violence and DUI cases in California Superior Court. Jonathan works both in the firm’s Palo Alto and Davis offices.

In addition to criminal law matters, Jonathan has worked on a wide variety of international human rights issues, including working as an attorney for South Africa’s Treatment Action Campaign, which advocates for people’s access to lifesaving HIV medicines. Jonathan also has experience in immigration matters, winning hearings in administrative asylum proceedings for clients from Mexico, Guatemala, Kenya, and other countries.