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Richard J. Troberman is a sole practitioner whose practice emphasizes federal drug offenses; currency and money laundering offenses; white collar crimes; and civil and criminal forfeitures. He is a nationally recognized expert and frequent CLE speaker on forfeiture law. He has served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and is a past President of the Washington Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.


Practice areas


  1. Federal Crime: 80%
    44 years
  2. White Collar Crime: 20%
    33 years

Attorney endorsements

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    Rick Troberman knows forfeiture law better than anybody else in the state. If your property has been seized by law enforcement and you want it back, call him. He knows the law like few others.


    Wade Samuelson
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

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    I endorse this lawyer's work. Rick is both creative and tenacious and I know that the work I client I refer to him will find no one better to represent them. He is regarded as a national expert in forfeiture matters and should be consulted by any lawyer with a client facing asset forfeiture.


    John Wolfe White Collar Crime Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact info

Richard J. Troberman

520 Pike Street
Suite 2500
Seattle, WA, 98101-1385


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics2013
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics2012
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics2011
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2009
Super LawyerWashington Law & Politics Magazine2008
Super LawyerN/A2007
Super LawyerN/A2006
Super LawyerN/A2005
Super LawyerN/A2004
Super LawyerN/A2003
Super LawyerN/A2002
Marshall Stern AwardNational Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL's highest award for legislative achievement)2000
President's AwardN/A1995
President's CommendationN/A1994
President's CommendationN/A1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of Directors1994 - 2000
Washington Association of Criminal Defense AttorneysPresident1992 - 1993
Washington Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1986 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1983 - Present
Washington State Bar AssociationMember1975 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1971 - Present
Washington State Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Southern California Law SchoolLawJD - Juris Doctor1971
University of DenverN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1968
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WACDL Legal SeminarForfeiture Update2008
NORML Legal SeminarForfeitures in Drug Cases2007
WACDL Criminal Law UpdateCivil Forfeiture2006
WACDL Legal SeminarAsset Forfeiture and Money Laundering2004
NORML Legal SeminarEverything You Need to Know About CAFRA2003
LACDL Law & All That JazzEverything You Need to Know About CAFRA2003
CLE Society of British ColumbiaProceeds of Crime Update.2000
Oregon State Bar Association Law SeminarForfeture Law Update1998
University of Notre Dame Law SchoolSymposium: Federal Asset Forfeiture Law1994
WACDLProperty Forfeiture in State and Federal Drug CasesN/A
Unknown.Forfeiture Law UpdateN/A
Unknown.Current Forfeiture IssuesN/A
NACDLTrying Drug CasesN/A
NACDLDefense of a Forfeiture CaseN/A