“Whoever has an absolute authority to interpret any written or spoken laws, it is he who is truly the lawgiver, to all intents and purposes, and not the person who first spoke or wrote them.”   Bishop Hoadly’s Sermon, preached before the King, March 31, 1717.

Thomas Sleisenger practices criminal law and civil and criminal forfeiture, appearing before the United States District Court, the United States Court of Appeals, various federal and state agencies, and the California courts.

Thomas Sleisenger, Attorney at Law, Los Angeles and Pasadena Legal Services
Asset Forfeiture
Federal Appeals
Federal & State Criminal
Bank Fraud
Bankruptcy Fraud
Bribery & Extortion
Computer Crimes
Constitutional Law Issues
Counterfeiting & Forgery
Credit Card Fraud
Customs & Immigration
Drug Trafficking
Electronic Surveillance
Financial Crimes
Fourth Amendment
Health Care Fraud
Identity Theft
Insurance Fraud
International Law
Mail & Wire Fraud
Money Laundering
Mortgage Fraud
Perjury & False Statement
Public Corruption
Racketeering (RICO)
Reporting Offenses
Restitution & Money Judgments
Sexual Assault
Social Security Fraud
Tax Fraud
Theft Offenses
White Collar


Harvard University, B.A., 1978
University of California, Hastings College of the Law, J.D., 1981

Professional Career:

U.S. Navy, Judge Advocate General's Corps, Yokosuka, Japan, 1982-1985
Assistant District Attorney, San Francisco, California, 1985-1990
Assistant U.S. Attorney, Central District of California, 1990-2007
Private Practice, Los Angeles, California, 2007-Present


In 2007, Sleisenger began his private criminal law practice, with an emphasis on serving clients with federal appellate and trial matters, as well as asset forfeiture, an integral part of criminal law enforcement which includes the seizure and subsequent administrative, civil, and criminal law proceedings where the government seeks to forfeit real property and proceeds of more than 200 different state and federal crimes, allegedly used to commit or facilitate the commission of drug crimes, money laundering, violent crimes, public corruption, RICO, terrorism, and other U.S. Code violations. Sleisenger has represented clients throughout the U.S., as well as clients residing or engaged in business in foreign countries.

Trial and appellate practice areas have included white collar criminal defense, narcotics trafficking, money laundering and reporting offenses, public corruption, racketeering (RICO), bank fraud and related financial crimes, access device, identity and computer fraud, immigration crimes, mail fraud, health care fraud, tax fraud, counterfeiting, bank robbery, firearms offenses, grand theft, theft of government property, threats against federal officers, perjury and false statement, and child pornography. Sleisenger has also dealt with witness immunity, witnesses called before the Grand Jury, and internal investigations involving terrorism and invasion of privacy in the entertainment industry.


“With your great effort, our nightmare finally came to an end. Thank you so much for all of your hard work and support.”  M.L. & C.T.
(state felony charge dismissed and federally seized assets returned)

“You are the best lawyer that I ever had because you saved me from spending the rest of my life in prison.” C.N.

“You produced an amazing result that is greatly appreciated by us. It is nice to deal with people who know what they are doing, even in the area of unprecedented events. I hope some day I will be able to return the favor of being there for us.” S.M.

“Thank you for all your help, advice, and time regarding my son. You helped ease my concerns and that takes a special type of person. I am so glad you were referred to me.” L.N.


Thomas P. Sleisenger
A Professional Law Corporation
1901 Avenue of the Stars
Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90067

Phone: (310) 300-1314

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