Distinguished Criminal Defense From Your Bay Area Attorney

When Trust & Compassion Matter Most, Call Rien, Adams & Cox, LLP:

  • Certified Specialist in Criminal Law by the California State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization
  • Highest Competence and Ethics Rating by Martindale Hubbell
  • Named Among the Top 6 Best Criminal Defense Lawyers by San Francisco Bay Area Newspapers
  • Consistently named among top rated attorneys in Northern California in SuperLawyers
  • Former Prosecutor
  • Personal, Caring & Compassionate
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Bay Area Lawyer: Tenacious Defense of Anyone Accused of Committing a Crime

When the accusation of a crime threatens life, liberty, professional or other licensing, employment or reputation, Rien, Adams & Cox, LLP is available to defend. With more than decades of criminal law experience, Timothy B. Rien has the courtroom experience and reputation that can effectively assist you.

The consequences of a criminal conviction can be long-term and severe. With offices centrally located in Livermore, California, Mr. Rien vigorously defends cases throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Central Valley. The criminal defense attorneys at Rien, Adams & Cox, LLP understand the severity of the charges you face and will bring their depth of experience, specialized criminal defense expertise and knowledge of the courts to ensure that your rights are protected.

Vigorous Defense in Difficult Times
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At Rien, Adams & Cox, LLP , the firm provides experienced legal representation to people who have been accused of a criminal offense. Criminal defense attorney Timothy B. Rien is known for his compassion, integrity, creativity and legal knowledge. He has the proven ability to fight hard for his clients. He has been practicing criminal law for more than thirty years, and is joined by attorney Melissa E. Adams and Joseph J. Cox along with one of the finest staffs assembled.

Whether you have been arrested or you believe you are under investigation, the firm will provide you with tenacious representation. This involves preparing your case thoroughly and relentlessly testing the strength of the prosecution's case. The firm is committed to keeping you informed of every significant development in the case, answering questions and explaining the often confusing processes of the criminal courts.

A Powerful Ally and Advocate

Attorney Timothy B. Rien, a former prosecutor and judge pro tem, has been practicing criminal law for more than 30 years. He is certified as a Criminal Law Specialist by the California State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization, was named a Pre-eminent Lawyer by the Bar Register and among the best criminal defense attorneys by Bay Area newspapers. He has been repeatedly listed among Southern California Super Lawyers by Law and Politics magazine and has received the AV rating* under Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system. He began his career in Los Angeles writing appeals on the infamous Charles Manson family cases.

Over his long and distinguished career, Mr. Rien has defended clients against virtually every allegation of criminal misconduct. From misdemeanor DUI arrest charges, vandalism and drug charges to the most serious offenses, including rape, robbery and first-degree capital (death penalty) murder, Mr. Rien has proven himself an indispensable ally and fierce advocate for the accused.

Each client is respected and treated in a courteous, professional and nonjudgmental way. With his experience as an educator at police training academies, and as a former deputy district attorney and judge, Mr. Rien has the rare benefit of having seen criminal cases from every perspective. He knows how to build a strong criminal defense, and how to effectively present that defense in court — and he has been doing so for more than three decades.

The opportunity to protect the life and liberty of ordinary citizens facing criminal charges is something the firm takes great pride in. The law firm is located in the Livermore, Pleasanton, Dublin Judicial District of Alameda County, but represents individuals in courtrooms throughout the Bay Area, the Central Valley and statewide.

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Your call is confidential and will not be received by an answering machine or voicemail. The personal attention provided by Rien, Adams & Cox, LLP begins with a live operator to take your call and place you in immediate contact with an attorney 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Contact the firm today for a free initial consultation to develop an aggressive defense against DUI, drug crimes and other serious criminal allegations.

* CV, BV, and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards, and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.