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About me

Over the years I have worked on cases spanning many areas of law such as marriage dissolution issues, transferring trademarks, elder abuse, financial abuse, restraining orders, domestic violence charges, reviewing contracts, updating trusts, government-tort liability, and real estate disputes. Additionally, I have extensive experience in Criminal Law.

Experience in the legal field has taught me many important lessons. I always work to  keep my clients informed. I show my clients respect and try to explain everything in terms that are understandable. I routinely consult with clients regarding their most intimate and important issues. I advise my clients to choose their battles wisely because it is important to me that the best possible results are obtained in each individual situation.

My office is centrally located in San Diego, and I represent clients throughout the entire county.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. DUI & DWI: 50%
    2 years, 25 cases
  2. Domestic Violence: 35%
    2 years
  3. Family: 10%
  4. Bankruptcy & Debt: 10%
  5. Estate Planning: 5%
    2 years



Fixed (sometimes), Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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Contact info

Law Office of Jacob Austin

PO Box 231189
San Diego, CA, 92193



Professional misconduct

This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.

  1. Public reproval with/duties
    issued in CA, 2015


    This sanction means the attorney did something wrong but may still practice law. The Bar placed conditions on the lawyer's activities to try to prevent a recurrence of the wrongful act.

    Jacob’s comment: “This reproval is not due to misconduct related to practicing law. I have never had a bar complaint filed against me by a client. The reproval is the State Bar's way of punishing me because I was convicted for riding my motorcycle while having alcohol in my system above the legal limit. While this was indeed a grave and hugely irrresponsible mistake on my part; you can bet I now know more about DUIs from every perspective of the system than the majority of San Diego DUI attorneys.”

Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Client's Choice AwardAvvo2014
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalLaw Office of Jacob Austin2013 - Present
Assistant AttorneyLaw Offices of Andrew Flores2011 - Present
Legal InternCommunity Legal Information Center Chico, Ca2005 - 2006
Association namePosition nameDuration
San Diego Criminal Defense Bar AssociationMember2014 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
San Diego County Bar Association, Young/New Lawyers DivisionMember2013 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaOfficer2013 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Felony DUIDismissed
Felony drug possession charges/resisting arrestDrug Court granted
Second DUI in 3 monthsTraffic Infraction
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Publication nameTitleDate
BrochureDefending Your Rights at DUI Checkpoints2015
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Thomas Jefferson School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A
California State University, ChicoPolitical Science - Legal StudiesBA - Bachelor of ArtsN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Getting Ready to Practice LawBeing a Solo Practitioner2014