Rien, Adams & Cox, LLP enjoys a long-standing reputation for depth of experience and integrity, coupled with innovative creativity

Founding attorney, Timothy B. Rien, is a certified Criminal Law Specialist by The California State Bar, Board of Legal Specialization, and has been practicing for over 40 years. As a former prosecutor, judge pro tempore and instructor at police academies and at the college level, he possesses a unique perspective on every aspect of the criminal justice system.

Attorneys Melissa E. Adams and Joseph J. Cox each enjoy a well-earned reputation for trial skill and passionate advocacy. The firm prides itself on creative and compassionate service to clients, and zealous advocacy in a range of cases, including allegations of driving under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol, domestic violence, thefts, gun offenses, possession, transportation and sale of drugs and narcotics, white collar crime, vehicular homicide, rape, robbery, burglary and murder. Whether simple or extremely complex litigation, every case is handled in accordance with its seriousness to the interests of the client, not in relation to other offenses.

All three attorneys collaborate on each case to provide the most compelling and innovative defense possible.

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What The Firm Provides In Every Criminal Case

Every client we represent can count on:

  • Respectful, courteous, professional and nonjudgmental representation: The firm takes great pride in protecting the life and liberty and reputation of every client, while delivering legal service in a compassionate and understanding way. Here is what to expect in the first consultation.
  • Accessibility and a devotion to the details of service: An attorney is available to new and existing clients 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. After hours responsiveness includes live operators-not voice mail or answering machines-available to address urgent matters of concern to the client. Every court appearance is followed by a written update, and every effort is made to return phone messages on the same day. Frequent office meetings allow for strategizing and updates on investigation and research.
  • Skill in negotiations with prosecutors and the court: Because no two cases are factually and legally the same, the attorneys at Rien, Adams & Cox, LLP provide individualized and nuanced attention to each client and set of facts. This distinguishing approach ensures that clients are treated by the criminal justice system as individual human beings with careers and families and reputations to worry about.
  • Tenacious trial advocacy: When all else fails, the attorneys at Rien, Adams & Cox, LLP are highly trained and experienced trial advocates, ready meet any challenge on behalf of a client.
  • A courteous and skilled staff: The reception, paralegal, calendaring and investigative support staff at Rien, Adams & Cox, LLP is a highly trained, courteous resource for firm clients. They deliver the same personalized, professional service that clients have come to know from the attorneys.

Representation For Clients Who Live Out Of State

For most misdemeanor violations, the firm is permitted by law to appear in court on behalf of firm clients. And for those clients accused of a felony, the firm will seek travel permission for clients and file waivers of personal appearance. In many instances, the firm can resolve a client's case without the client ever having to appear. Whether a client is from New York, Florida, Nevada or elsewhere, the firm is always in search of ways to make a client's exposure to the criminal justice system as trouble-free as possible and limit the expense involved.

Schedule A Free Consultation

The experienced legal team at Rien, Adams & Cox, LLP, is ready to answer your questions and help you protect your rights. Contact the firm today to schedule a free initial consultation: 925-344-4634.

From an office conveniently located in Livermore, the firm of Rien, Adams & Cox, LLP serves clients with cases pending throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, Central Valley, and surrounding areas of Northern California.

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