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Brenda Grantland

Law Office of Brenda Grantland
  • Criminal Law
  • California
Claimed Lawyer Profile

For the past 30 years most of my practice has been asset forfeiture defense (civil and criminal), mostly on the federal level, both in California and out of state. I often co-counsel or consult with attorneys who take on forfeiture cases but lack experience. I also handle appeals, including criminal appeals. I no longer litigate criminal cases at the trial level. I am president of the Board of Forfeiture Endangers American Rights Foundation. I consulted with the late U.S. Rep. Henry Hyde and Rep. John Conyers on an eight year effort to reform federal forfeiture laws, culminating in passage of the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act.

The George Washington University Law School
J.D. (1981) | law
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University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
B.A. (1974) | English, with Creative Writing minor
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University of Alabama - Huntsville
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Professional Experience
Law Office of Brenda Grantland
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I opened my practice in Washington D.C. in 1983, expanding my practice into Maryland in 1985, and then moved to California in 1993, where I have been since.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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1st Circuit
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9th Circuit
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U.S. Supreme Court
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  • Credit Cards Accepted
    You may purchase a small block of my time for phone consultations through my website's Paypal link, using a major credit card.
  • Contingent Fees
    In certain circumstances I would accept contingency fees. But if the property owner is or may be charged with a crime, there is often a conflict of interest that would prevent me from ethically taking a forfeiture case on a contingency.
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    After volunteering for 20 years to answer legal questions from callers to Forfeiture Endangers American Rights Foundation, I no longer give any free legal advice. Sorry but I've done my part.
Practice Area
    Criminal Law
    Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Additional Practice Area
  • Asset forfeiture defense
Websites & Blogs
Law Office of Brenda Grantland
Forfeiture Endangers American Rights Foundation
Truth and Justice Blog
Contact & Map
20 Sunnyside Suite A-204
Mill Valley, CA 94941