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Name: Joshua Sabert Lowther, Esq.
Law Firm: National Federal Defense Group
Address: P.O. Box 3162
City: Savannah
State: Georgia
Country: USA
Zip code: 31402
Phone: 866.380.1782
Fax: 866.819.7859
E-mail: jlowther@nationalfederaldefense.com
Website URL: www.NationalFederalDefense.com

Qualifications and Credentials

State/foreign bar licenses: Georgia
Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court? No
Federal court admissions:        US Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
                                                          (GA, FL, AL);
                                                    US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
                                                         (CO, KS, OK, NM, UT, WY and portions of Yellowstone National Park that extend into ID and MT);
                                                    US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
                                                          (AK, AZ, CA, Guam, HI, ID, MT, Northern Mariana Islands, NV, OR and WA);
                                                    US Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
                                                          (AR, IA, MN, MO, NE, ND and SD);
                                                    US District Court for the District of Colorado;
                                                    US District Court for the Northern, Middle and Southern Districts of Georgia;
                                                    US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois;
                                                    US District Court for the North Dakota;
                                                    US District Court for the Eastern and Southern Districts
of Texas; and
                                                    US District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin.

Law school: John Marshall Law School, Doctor of Jurisprudence    1998
Undergrad: Bachelor of Arts/English Literature, University of South Carolina (Columbia)    1994
Experience in forfeiture defense and related subjects: I aggressively and successfully have represented many clients (both individual and corporate) in multi-million dollar asset seizures and forfeiture actions.

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                               _x_ innocent lienholders

 _x_ innocent spouses                             __ innocent landlords

 _x_ money laundering                            

 __ cash transaction reporting violations

 __ IRS forfeitures proportionality constitutional defenses

How long have you been defending forfeiture cases?  

Continually since 1983

How many forfeiture cases have you handled?  

I have lost count


List any pro bono or volunteer work you have done for F.E.A.R.:

None for FEAR, specifically, but I am available to do so if the claimant demonstrates a genuine inability to afford counsel.

List any other volunteer or pro bono work you have done involving forfeiture: Several federal (many districts) and state (Georgia only) forfeiture matters where the claimant has demonstrated a genuine inability to afford counsel.