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Susanne Gustin

Criminal defense Attorney at Salt Lake City, UT

5.0   98 reviews
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State UT
    Acquired 1991
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AN EXPERIENCED, AGGRESSIVE AND SUCCESSFUL CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY ON YOUR SIDE. FREE CONSULTATION.

Susanne Gustin is a top rated attorney in the state of Utah. With more than 29 years of experience in as a trial attorney, Susanne Gustin has earned a reputation for aggressively defending her clients. Susanne is well-known for her involvement in high-profile cases with some cases receiving national coverage. She has obtained numerous acquittals and dismissals of charges for her clients and has successfully created a name for herself in the legal community. In addition to her reputation in the courtroom, Suanne Gustin has been recognized for her professional excellence by a number of organizations, including an AV rating from Martindale-Hubbel, recognition in Utah Business Magazine’s list of “Best Criminal Defense Attorneys.”  She was also president of the Utah Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys in 2002 and the David K. Watkiss-Sutherland II Inns of Court in 2012. Susanne Gustin has decades of courtroom experience defending clients against a wide array of offenses, including sex crimes, theft and property crimes, and juvenile crimes.

Awards

AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
Client's Choice 2021,2020,2019,2018,2017,2016,2014
Client's Choice
2021 2020 2019 + 4 ...

Location

Susanne Gustin
Susanne Gustin, Attorney at Law
299 Main St #1300
Salt Lake City, UT, 84111

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Client's Choice 2021
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2022
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The only attorney I would ever hire is Susanne Gustin!
I am the victim of immigration fraud. My ex wife accused me of a serious sex crime in order to get U.S residency. I was unfairly arrested, put in jail and charged with a first degree felony. Susanne, my family and I fought for over 3 years to prove my innocence. I am happy to say that Susanne has secured a plea deal and I got 90 days in jail and I will be able to be home this Christmas with my loved ones! I highly recommend Susanne As a defense attorney because she will use every resource available to secure the best possible resolution. Thank you Susanne for saving my life!
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Posted by anonymous | January 13, 2022
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Thanks Susanne!
I was accused of a sex crime with mandatory minimum of 1-15 years in prison. It would have been pretty impossible to win at trial especially in a state where LGBT issues generally are viewed by juries unfavorably. Susanne arranged a favorable plea deal that resulted in less than half a year in county jail and I’ll have a chance to rebuild my life as a good citizen rather than spending a giant portion of it in prison. She was consistently communicative and so helpful. Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | September 14, 2021
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Outstanding Lawyer
When our granddaughter found herself in a very difficult situation and accused of assault, Susanne was able to get her sentence greatly reduced and she was able to avoid prison. Susanne is very competent and professional and is dedicated to getting the best outcome for her client. From the very beginning she encouraged us that she could help our granddaughter and she did. We were able to reach her and get our questions answered. She is very experienced and has earned the respect of the prosecutors. She is an excellent attorney and we strongly recommend her to help a person get their life back on track.
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Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2021
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The right choice
Mistakes were made and justice prevailed. My case was dismissed, but that didn't mean lessons weren't learned. Thank you for the work you did
Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2021
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The RIGHT choice
In a moment when I needed some real legal support, Susanne Gustin was absolutely the RIGHT choice. She is highly skilled as a lawyer, but more importantly, incredibly understanding and compassionate. She listened to my situation, and immediately took aggressive, strong action on my behalf. But more than strong or skilled, Susanne was efficient. She garnered the best possible outcome for my case, a full dismissal. I will be forever grateful for her support.
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Posted by anonymous | June 18, 2021
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Rape case dismissed
Rape case DROPPED!! I am forever grateful for the outcome she worked tirelessly to achieve. Overall, she is a very kind and honest attorney. She really knows her stuff and never gives up. Only attorney in Utah with the most experience in getting casses dropped from the years of experience, in my view. She saved my life and I feel like I have a future again.
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Posted by anonymous | April 12, 2021
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Great Attorney
Susanne worked hard and gave me the results I was looking for, I won't have a record. Thank you Susanne!
Posted by anonymous | April 2, 2021
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Susanne is AMAZING and saved me from huge worry
I became the subject of a scam: attempted extortion from someone I met on a dating site. Susanne immediately identified it as a criminal and bogus. She called me back several times over the weekend - unbelievably responsive. Susanne's years of experience allowed her to point out the amateur nature of the attempt and put my mind at ease. She is kind, logical and firm. Exactly what you need. If you are in any trouble, or even think you might be: Call Susanne!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2021
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Total Angel!
We hired Susanne when our son was falsely accused of sexually assaulting his ex-girlfriend. She helped make sure the truth was told and charges were never even filed. If it wasn't for her, my son may have faced charges for something he did not do. I highly recommend Susanne!
Posted by RAJ | October 24, 2020
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East or West she is the Best ! ! !
Mrs. Susanne Gustin is the best attorney in the world! I came from India and bought a restaurant. An employee said that I tried to have sex with her and touched her and she did not want to me. I was frozen scared because these are very bad charges. Mrs. Gustin got me a misdemeanor! This saved my life and my job and now my wife can join me here. Without Mrs. Susanne Gustin, my life would be over. I am so very, very happy I found her
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Posted by anonymous | October 20, 2020
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Sex crime
Professional and hard working. I was falsely accused of a sex crime, Susanne worked hard and got it dismissed, kept me informed through out the case. Highly recommend her.
Posted by Samantha | October 19, 2020
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highly recommend
she was great . she kept me informed . she let me know all the possibilities good and bad . the outcome of my case turned out the best it could be thanks to Susanne . wonderful attorney . well worth the money spent .
Posted by Jen R | July 16, 2020
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Great Attorney
Susanne did a great job with my case. She kept me informed and worked hard to get me a great result.
Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2020
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Down to Business, Tenacious, Caring!
Susanne was always there for me. Althoug my case turn out not to be she was there until the last minute supporting and answering questions. If you need a lawyer that cares for you and takes care of business look no more. Thank you Susanne!
Posted by Shabnam | March 9, 2020
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She made it
My husband had a criminal case we went to her She’s great to work with and always available when needed even If we texted her at night around 12 she always replied Sussane Gustin is a great attorney I highly recommend her to everyone
Posted by Naser | March 9, 2020
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Susanne saved my life
I’m a green card holder. A year ago my wife and l got an argument she reported to the police even if the whole story she told them was not true but they still charged me for domestic violence and assault. I heard about Susanne Gustin then I hired her. from the beginning till the end she were super nice and easy even if my English is Trouble but she always tried to explain to me and tell me to not worry. If not Susanne right now would be at the jail Seprate from my family & kids! And after spending a year in jail I was going to face deportation but she didn’t let this all problems happened.. I just wanna say thank you GOD for sending Susanne to me and thank you Susanne for saving my life. God bless you Susanne I love you and pray to you till the end of my life!!!
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Posted by anonymous | March 9, 2020
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Best Lawyer Ever!!!!!!!
I hired Susanne in December. Had three charges filed against me for assault, trespassing, and intoxication. These charges carried a max 1 year sentence, needless to say was freaking out. Especially since I did not live in Utah and was out of state. I never been in this kind of trouble before. One bad moment in life could change my families and my life. With any jail time you lose your job, house, etc.... So I called Susanne and from that point I knew I was in great hands. She answered all my questions timely and guided me through the process. The whole time I’m freaking out she was the calming hand telling me to relax and it would be ok and boy was she right. She got 2 charges dropped and charged for the lesser of the 3 with no jail time and all will be expunged in a year. Thank you, thank you, thank you Susanne.
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Posted by KC | October 4, 2019
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100% Satisfied - Thanks Again Susanne!!!
I e-mailed Susanne over the weekend and received a prompt confirmation to my inquiry for a consultation. On Monday I called and left a message, Susanne called me back promptly and we discussed my case. This was my first time talking to a defense lawyer and Susanne made me feel comfortable and at ease during a very stressful time.!I ended up putting her on retainer and it helped me sleep better at night. I can not recommend Susanne enough. If I ever need counsel again I will be sure to call Susanne.
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Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2019
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Saved Me, My Job, My reputation and my Future!!
My situation started on April 1st. Yes it was April Fools Day yet this was no JOKE! I'm a sex offender who spent 10 years in prison and 6 plus years on parole before getting off paper. I was contacted by a police department requesting I speak with them about a case. I went in not thinking it had anything to do with me. We have things take place at work often where we do get involved. Speaking with the detective I found out I had been accused of a crime of a sexual nature. I knew the accusation was false! I stopped answering any questions and called Susanne Gustin who returned my call very quickly even though she was at lunch. Yes she called me right back! She told me not to talk to anyone and I was now represented and if there were questions to have them call her! This meant a ton, with my past I though I was done! My job as a manager, my family and everything else I worked so hard for all of a sudden seemed impossible to keep! I really thought I was done and was ready to just give up. I became so bad I ended up on FMLA at work and was off for several months with all kinds of stress related issues. During this entire time Susanne stayed in touch and worked on getting this resolved. Now is when I have to say how often does an attorney or any other professional call you on a Sunday? She knew I was having a rough time and called me 3 times one Sunday to check up on me! That doesn't happen often and it really helped me keep it together! She got her investigators on top of it in no time. I did do some tests for them which were very important and no doubt helped me. I have to go back and say I still can't believe she called me on a Sunday to make sure I was okay, how great is that? Susanne does think of her clients and strives to do the best she can for them! To make another story short I will say that after a few months, with having Susanne as my attorney all charges have been dropped! I am back to work and doing well. I'm back to living a normal life and continuing to grow. I wanted to give up yet Susanne wouldn't let me. She saved me, my job, my family and my life!! To finish I will say if an attorney is needed you can't go wrong with Susanne! She will be there for you at all times no matter what the situation is. I have used a couple of attorneys in the past yet no one with the confidence and know how as Susanne! Sometimes we all feel alone during hard times, Susanne shares those times with you and supports you! Be straight forward and honest with her and she will do the same for you!!
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Posted by Ty Will | August 30, 2019
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Charges Not Filed
Very serious rape charges not filed because of her hard work. SAVED MY LIFE!!
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Susanne Gustin, Attorney at Law
  • 1998 - Present

Education

  • University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Utah
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1987

Sample of Legal Cases

  • State v. Dr. Martin MacNeill
  • Guilty
  • State v. Eric Charlton
  • Victory
  • State v. David J. Bell
  • Not Guilty

Associations

  • Utah State Bar
  • Third District Bar Commissioner
  • 2013 - Present
  • David K. Watkiss - Sutherland II American Inn of Court
  • Past President
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Past President
  • 2001 - 2002

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyers Criminal Defense
  • Utah Business Magazine
  • 2013
  • AV Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2012
  • Due Process/Justice Award
  • Utah Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2010
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (10)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Susanne Gustin is a leader in the legal community and a zealous advocate. She is also simply a good person. I wholeheartedly endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Susanne is always in the courtroom and very effective with prosecutors and judges."
Sex crime Attorney | Aug 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I'm a full time criminal defense lawyer. I always find Susanne's insights and advice to be thorough and deep. I have seen her perform legal maneuvers that I had previously considered to be impossible. Excellent."
Sex crime Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Susanne is an amazing attorney and teacher. I've had the opportunity to hear her lecture on how attorneys should be handling cases. She is as close to an expert in defending sex crimes as anyone can be. I specifically look for cases Susanne is handling in court because she has a way of finding ways to win on the most difficult of cases."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Suzanne is an experienced trial lawyer. She wins acquittals for her clients. She handles tough cases and doesn't back down. Juries like her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Susanne Gustin as one of the top criminal defense attorneys in Utah. A jury trial lawyer with vast experience and a ready willingness to take on the most difficult cases, and win."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Gustin is one of the finest attorneys I've ever had the pleasure to work with. I've seen her win cases that seemed impossible at the outset. She is honest, charming and respected by all of her peers. There is no doubt that I would recommend her to anybody who asked."
Unknown Attorney | May 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I worked with Susanne on the McNeil murder trial last year in Provo. She and Randy Spencer were the lead attorneys and were absolute rock stars, calmly handling the first case in Utah to ever permit the press in the courtroom. She was smooth, under control, focused, and effective. She has done many other high profile cases so she is able to handle high pressure situations with grace and with competence. But don't let her good looks throw you...she can be a pitbull when she needs to be! Go Susanne!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Jun 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Susanne and I have co-counseled several serious criminal matters together and if it were me charged with a crime she'd be the first person I'd call."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Susanne on several criminal defense matters. She is very smart, aggressive, and always puts the client's interests first. She is an excellent lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Susanne is an intelligent, hard working attorney who cares."
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