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Chief Counsel, Financial remedies Section

Arizona Attorney General's Office

Tom Rankin graduated from the University of Arizona in 1983 with a degree in English Literature, and received his Juris Doctor from the University of Arizona College of Law in 1987.  He began his career as a prosecutor for the Tucson City Prosecutor’s Office.  In 1991 he joined the Asset Forfeiture Unit at the Pima County Attorney's Office, and served as the Unit’s supervisor from 1995-2014.  Tom also served terms as supervisor of the Drug Unit, Community Justice Unit, and the Restitution Collection and Enforcement Program, while trying civil forfeiture and felony cases.  In 2014 Tom moved to the Arizona Attorney General’s Office where he is Chief Counsel of its Financial Remedies Section in the Criminal Division.  Tom has practiced in all state courts in Arizona and in U.S. District Court.  He is the attorney of record for the State in a number of published opinions.  He presents trainings for prosecutors and law enforcement agencies throughout the state and chairs the statewide Arizona Forfeiture Association.

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