Brenda Grantland

Law Office of Brenda Grantland
  • Criminal Law
  • California
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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.

Practice Area
  • Criminal Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Asset forfeiture defense
  • 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.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
1st Circuit
9th Circuit
U.S. Supreme Court
Professional Experience
Law Office of Brenda Grantland
- Current
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.
The George Washington University Law School
J.D. (1981) | law
University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa
B.A. (1974) | English, with Creative Writing minor
University of Alabama - Huntsville
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