Faith A. Devine

Faith Devine specializes in representing clients in federal and state tax proceedings as well cases that involve complex asset forfeiture matters. She also conducts internal investigations for private entities, and nonprofit organizations when fraud or misconduct is alleged. She has been appointed by the California Superior Court and United States District Courts to serve as a fiduciary over matters involving fraud and misappropriation of assets.

Former Federal Prosecutor

Ms. Devine served as an Assistant United States Attorney for the U.S. Attorney’s Offices in the Central and Southern Districts of California. She investigated and prosecuted hundreds of criminal and civil cases. Most of her cases involved complex fraud schemes including securities fraud, ponzi schemes, bank fraud, health care fraud, procurement fraud, tax fraud, and international money laundering.

In 2007, she was detailed to the United Nations International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia in The Hague, Netherlands, where she served as a Trial Attorney in the prosecution of the former Chief of the Yugoslav Army.

Ms. Devine has recovered in excess of $200 million in assets traceable to various fraud schemes. She is the recipient of many awards from the Internal Revenue Service, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and the United States Department of Justice.

    Faith A. Devine

    Phone: (760) 707-9287


    J.D., Hofstra University School of Law, New York, 1989

    BBA, International Finance and Marketing, University of Miami, cum laude, 1986

    Bar Admissions

    California, 1990


    “Civil Forfeiture and Bankruptcy Fraud: An Alternative to Fraudulent Conveyance Litigation”, California Bankruptcy Law Journal, Volume 25 (2000)