Timothy V. Kassouni

Timothy V. Kassouni

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Sacramento attorney Timothy Kassouni founded Kassouni Law on the belief that property rights and personal freedom are intertwined. He passionately considers it his duty and mission to rigorously defend property rights against government and private abuse. Mr. Kassouni has many years of experience litigating against private and public entities at all levels of court, including the United States Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court, the California Court of Appeal, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to name a few. His litigation expertise in land use, appeals, business, and property rights law has led to legal victories and the setting of legal precedents throughout the state of California. Born in New York, and later spending parts of his childhood in both the California Central Valley and Los Angeles, Mr. Kassouni has a history of interaction with clients from all walks of life, from small farmers to large commercial developers. Further, one could say Mr. Kassouni’s legal career began on the school playground, where he often defended classmates from bullies. An instinct that survives to this day. Mr. Kassouni worked as an attorney for some of California’s most prestigious legal organizations before founding his own law firm in 2009 including the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Office, the Pacific Legal Foundation, and the Zumbrun Law Firm (Ronald A. Zumbrun). While at the Zumbrun Law Firm, Mr. Kassouni served as both senior attorney and legal director to the firm. His legal experience includes complex land use, Constitutional property rights, appeals, business, real estate, and construction litigation in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Orange and Sacramento Counties. Mr. Kassouni also completed a judicial externship for Justice David N. Eagleson of the California Supreme Court in 1988. Education Mr. Kassouni is a Loyola Law School graduate with an undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley.

Practice Areas
  • Appeals & Appellate
  • Business Law
  • Construction Law
  • Real Estate Law
Additional Practice Area
  • Constitutional Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Kassouni Law represents clients throughout the state of California. With a headquarters in Sacramento & satellite office in Los Angeles, the attorneys offer the same expertise with hourly rates much more affordable than attorneys who practice with headquarters in the larger metropolitan areas.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Federal District Court, Central District of California
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Federal District Court, Eastern District of California
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Federal District Court, Northern District of California
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Federal District Court, Southern District of California
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Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals
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U.S. Supreme Court
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United States Court of Claims
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Lead Attorney, Owner
Kassouni Law
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Tim Kassouni acts as leading litigator for complex appeals, land use, and business law cases. Precedents set by Kassouni Law have changed public policy to protect Californians' Constitutional liberties.
Legal Director
Zumbrun Law Firm
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The Zumbrun Law Firm is recognized as a leading Constitutional Property Rights and Public Policy Law Firm. As Legal Director for the organization, Tim Kassouni was the leading litigator on many cases.
Deputy District Attorney
Sacramento County District Attorney's Office
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Attorney Clerk
Pacific Legal Foundation
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Judicial Externship
California Supreme Court
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Judicial externship for Justice David N. Eagleson
Education
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
J.D.
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University of California - Berkeley
B.A.
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Professional Associations
Sacramento County Bar Association
Member
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Activities: Environmental Section, Real Estate Section
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California State Bar  # 142907
Member
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Federalist Society
President of Loyola Law School Federalist Society
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Publications
Articles & Publications
The Unrepentant Sins of the California Coastal Commission - Timothy Kassouni & Ronald Zumbrun
The Daily Recorder
The Cost of Wetlands in Half Moon Bay - Timothy Kassouni & Ronald Zumbrun
The Daily Recorder
Protecting Private Property - Timothy Kassouni & Ronald Zumbrun
San Francisco Daily Journal
Combating Takings - Timothy Kassouni & Ronald Zumbrun
San Francisco Daily Journal
Conservation Easements - Timothy Kassouni & Ronald Zumbrun
The San Francisco Daily Journal
"The Ripeness Doctrine and the Judicial Relegation of Constitutionally Protected Property Rights" - Timothy V. Kassouni
California Western Law Review - Vol. 29 No. 1
Websites & Blogs
Website
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Website
Sacramento Land Use Lawyer
Blog
Appeal Lawyer & Land Use Lawyer Legal News
Legal Answers
17 Questions Answered

Q. Question: Corporation installed an 18 inch under ground steel pipe across my farm without permission to transfer h20
A: Unless the corporation has a written recorded easement, or a prescriptive easement to allow for the installation of the pipe, you may have a claim for trespass. You should research the title to your property and also call the corporation to inquire as to the legal right to install the pipe. You may want to consider consulting a property rights lawyer to review your documents and to develop a legal strategy if necessary. For more on property rights law visit www.kassounilaw.com
Q. SC fence has been on property for 25 yrs/ person who owns land behind says I'm 3 feet on his property must I remove ?
A: You may have prescriptive easement over the three feet which will allow you to continue to use that area as before. If you paid property taxes on this three foot strip of land you may also have ownership of it based on the law of adverse possession. You should carefully review your property tax records. For more on easement law visit http://www.kassounilaw.com/real-estate-law/easement-law/, or just give me a call.
Q. How does the U.S. Constitution or a state constitution differ from other sources of law?
A: I assume what you are asking is what is the difference between a constitution and statutory law. If so, the answer is rather straightforward. A constitution is a grant of authority from the people to its government. A constitution lays out the structure, powers, and limits on government. For example, the US Constitution creates three branches of government --Congress, the President and the Courts. Article 1 section 8 of the Constitution says what Congress can write laws about, and the Bill of Rights places explicit limits on government action. By contrast, statutes are rules or regulations passed pursuant to constitutional authority. For example, the US Constitution gives Congress authority to create a post office. Congress may thus pass a statute that creates a post office in Chicago and a law that determines how much will be spent on the post office etc. If a statute is contrary to the Constitution it is void. You might also be interested in the following article which outlines the differences between the California Constitution and The United States Constituion http://www.kassounilaw.com/constitutional-law/constitutional-law-governm...
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Contact & Map
Sacramento Office
621 Capitol Mall
Suite 2025
Sacramento, CA 95814
Toll-Free: (877) 770-7379
Telephone: (916) 930-0030
Los Angeles Office
2029 Century Park East
Suite 400N
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Toll-Free: (877) 770-7379
Telephone: (424) 202-6927
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