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Name: Jacek W. Lentz
Law Firm: Law Office of Jacek W. Lentz
Address: 1055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1996
City: Los Angeles
State: CA
Country: USA
Zip code: 90017
Phone: (213) 250 - 9200
Fax: (213) 250-9161
Website URL:

Qualifications and Credentials

State/foreign bar licenses: California
Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court? yes
Federal court admissions: U.S. District Courts California
Law school: UC Hastings College of the Law    2000
Undergrad: University of California, Santa Cruz, B.A. Literature    1996
Experience in forfeiture defense and related subjects: Handled approximately 20 forfeiture cases in California State and Federal courts

Place an “x” next to the types of cases you handle:

 _x_ Forfeiture Trials                           _x_ Forfeiture Appeals

 _x_ Criminal Trials                             _x_ Criminal Appeals Civil litigation

 __ Constitutional Rights

Place an “x” next to the types of forfeiture issues you have had experience handling:

_x_ criminal forfeiture – federal                 _x_ criminal forfeiture – state

 _x_ civil forfeiture – federal                      _x_ civil forfeiture – state

 _x_ innocent owners                               _x_ innocent lienholders

 _x_ innocent spouses                             _x_ innocent landlords

 __ money laundering                            

 __ cash transaction reporting violations

 __ IRS forfeitures proportionality constitutional defenses

How long have you been defending forfeiture cases?  

I handled my first forfeiture about 8 years ago. Majority handled in the last 2 years, as practice expanded.

How many forfeiture cases have you handled?  

Approximately 20

List any publications about forfeiture you have authored (or co-authored):

Numerous blogs on own website