Timothy B. Rien

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Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Livermore, CA

Rien, Adams & Cox, LLP
 | 39 South Livermore Avenue, Suite 209
Livermore, CA 94550-3126
Phone: 925-344-4634
Fax: 925-449-3257
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1977
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense
Attorney Profile

Attorney Timothy B. Rien founded his firm in 1982 with the goal of providing professional representation to individuals accused of a crime. In his more than 30 years of practice, Mr. Rien has established a reputation for legal prowess, honesty and integrity. He has been acknowledged for his excellence in legal representation by the media, the legal community and, most of all, his clients. He is certified as a specialist in criminal law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization and has maintained this certification since 1983.

Mr. Rien began his career as an associate attorney in general practice, and in 1978 was offered a position as deputy district attorney where he prosecuted cases ranging from vehicular offenses to rape, robbery and murder. When he started his own firm in 1982 he drew on this extensive experience to provide the very best legal representation to his clients. He has been retained to defend death penalty cases, complex of all criminal litigation and has accepted appointment by trial courts to defend such cases throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and Central Valley. His firm, The Law Offices of Timothy B. Rien, is located in Livermore, California.

Practice Areas
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Criminal Defense (100%)


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Super Lawyers: 2008 - 2019

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About Timothy Rien

Admitted: 1977, California

Professional Webpage: http://www.criminalaw.net/Attorneys/Timothy-B-Rien.shtml


  • Named among the Top six "Best Criminal Defense Attorneys" by San Francisco Bay Area newspapers, 1991
  • "AV" Rated attorney- Highest rating for technical competence and integrity- Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named to the Bar Registry of Preeminent Lawyers by Martindale-Hubbell

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Criminal Law Specialist, California State Bar Board of Legal Specialization, 1983

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Board of Governors, California Attorneys for Criminal Justice(CACJ)
  • Criminal Trial Lawyer's Association of Northern California
  • The San Francisco Criminal Defense Lawyer's Association
  • The California Public Defender's Association (CPDA)
  • Life Member, California Attorneys For Criminal Justice (CACJ)
  • The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL)
  • Eastern-Alameda County Bar Association
  • Court Appointed Attorneys Program (CAAP), Alameda County Bar Association
  • Criminal Law Section, California State Bar Association
  • Criminal Law Section, American Bar Association
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of California
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of California
  • California

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Administration of Criminal Justice, College Level to Police Training Academies and for Law Enforcement Officer's P.O.S.T.(Police Officer's Standards Training) Certification

Educational Background:

  • University of San Francisco; Honors: Post graduate work in Writing, Harvard University, Iowa Writers' Workshop
  • California State University, Stanislaus, California, B.A., 1974
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Office Location for Timothy B. Rien

39 South Livermore Avenue
Suite 209
Livermore, CA 94550-3126

Phone: 925-344-4634

Fax: 925-449-3257

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Last Updated: 2/15/2019

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