Forfeiture Endangers American Rights

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Name: Michael John Shambrook
Law Firm: The Law Offices of Michael John Shambrook
Address: 456 North State Street, Suite A
City: Ukiah, Mendocino County
State: California
Country: USA
Zip code: 95482
Phone: (707) 529-5219
Fax: (267) 327-1038
Website URL:

Qualifications and Credentials

State/foreign bar licenses: California
Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court? No.
Federal court admissions: United States District Court, Northern District of California.
Law school: Empire College, School of Law, 2007.
Undergrad: BA Business, Wolverhamption Polytechnic, UK, 1990
Experience in forfeiture defense and related subjects: About 90% of my practice is State and Federal Asset Forfeiture.

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

 _x_ Forfeiture Trials                     __ Forfeiture Appeals

 _x_ Criminal Trials                       __ 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

 _x_ money laundering                            

 __ cash transaction reporting violations

 __ IRS forfeitures proportionality constitutional defenses

How long have you been defending forfeiture cases?  How many forfeiture cases have you handled? 

About 25 cases over a two year period.

List any publications about forfeiture you have authored (or co-authored): I have a PowerPoint Presentation I give to clients.
List any classes or seminars on forfeiture which you have taught:

I have given PowerPoint presentations to Americans for Safe Access and to Medical Marijuana Dispensaries including Peace in Medicine , Alternatives and Organicann.
List any other volunteer or pro bono work you have done involving forfeiture: Some clients, for example trimmers, have property taken and I work to have the charges dismissed and their “pocket change” returned.