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Name: Timothy E. Warriner
               Law Office of Timothy E. Warriner
Address: 428 J St., Suite 350
City: Sacramento, CA
State: California
Country: USA
Zip code: 95814
Phone: (916) 443-7141
Fax: (916) 447-2988
Website URL:

Qualifications and Credentials

State/foreign bar licenses: California (active); Colorado (inactive); Minnesota (inactive); Washington D.C. (inactive)
Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court? Yes
Federal court admissions: Eastern District of California, Northern District of California, Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal, U.S. Supreme Court
Law school: Santa Clara University School of Law, 1993
Undergrad degrees, school: B.A. (Political Science), University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), 1989
Experience in forfeiture defense and related subjects: Over the approximate 20 years of my practice, I have routinely handled forfeiture defense, and advised clients concerning forfeiture issues.

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

 _x_ 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                              __ innocent lienholders

 _x_ innocent spouses                            __ innocent landlords

 _x_ money laundering                            

 _x_ cash transaction reporting violations

 __ IRS forfeitures proportionality constitutional defenses

How long have you been defending forfeiture cases?  

18 years

How many forfeiture cases have you handled?  

Approximately 20 forfeiture matters handled

List any publications about forfeiture you have authored (or co-authored): I am teaching an appellate law seminar.
List any other volunteer or pro bono work you have done involving forfeiture: I have assisted multiple clients on a pro bono basis to help them in preserving their rights in forfeiture proceedings. I have been appointed through the Legal Services Corporation to assist client facing forfeiture of their home.