At Think Defense, we represent people and businesses in high-stakes civil cases. As a former litigator at O’Melveny & Myers, one of the largest powerhouse law firms in the world,Â Mr. Dabiri has represented ordinary people,Â small businesses, and FortuneÂ 500 companies alike, and he applies that experience to position his clients for the best possible outcome in a civil action. If that means compromise then we negotiate assiduously on your behalf. If that means trial then we prepare your case to win.Â On aÂ select basis, we handle the following types ofÂ civil cases among others.
In the last few years, we have successfully litigated the following matters among others.
Asset forfeiture refers to the government’s ability to seize and confiscate property that’s either used to facilitate a crime or derived from the proceeds of a crime. If the government thinks your property fits the bill,Â itÂ will take as much of it as it can.
These civil cases often run parallel to criminal investigations or prosecutions, but the government may seize your property withoutÂ ever chargingÂ you with a crime, let alone convicting you of one. And make no mistake, they will want to keep it.
In all cases,Â youÂ will forfeitÂ your claim to your propertyÂ if you don’t act promptly. In some cases, you may be able to useÂ streamlined procedures to challenge the forfeiture without going to court.Â Otherwise, you mustÂ take the government to court and litigate. Either way, you must press your rightsÂ promptly or you’ll waive them.
But you can’tÂ do it alone. IfÂ there isÂ any criminal exposure at allÂ then you must have legal representation to even communicate withÂ the other side, and if you’re not sure thenÂ you should consultÂ withÂ counsel first. The government can use anything you doÂ communicate against you. And even if there’s no risk of criminal exposure, you will need an experienced attorney to develop your best case and present itÂ to the government, the court, or a jury.
As a former federal prosecutor, Mr. Dabiri has litigated forfeiture cases from both sides.Â If we can resolve your case favorablyÂ without going to court,Â we’ll put your best foot forward. And if your case must go toÂ court, we’ll meetÂ the governmentÂ in the center of the ring.
So call us today.
WeÂ represent brave whistleblowers who exposeÂ fraud or other wrongdoing against public programs, public funds, or the public markets in securities, commodities, or derivatives. We’re able to bring cases under state or federal statutes,Â and we’re able to communicate with state orÂ federal agencies to fast-track meritorious cases while protecting you. If you believe you’re a witness to major publicÂ fraud, please give us a call.
We’re also consulted to investigate cases on behalf ofÂ peopleÂ and businesses who believe they are the victim ofÂ crime or fraud and to prepare referrals to law-enforcement agencies. We’re able to communicate with stateÂ and federal agencies, including the offices of city attorneys, district attorneys, and U.S. attorneys, to see if a matter is appropriate for criminal prosecution.Â As a former prosecutor, Mr. Dabiri knows how to properly vet a case to test its integrity and determine whetherÂ it meets prosecution guidelines.
WhetherÂ you are pursuing or embroiled inÂ civil litigation, contactÂ us today.Â We will know how to vindicate your cause andÂ advance your goals.