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This lawyer was disciplined by a state licensing authority.
A censure or reprimand issued by the Supreme Court or the State Bar Court that is not a matter of public record unless imposed after the initiation of formal disciplinary proceedings. No period of suspension is imposed. The reproval may be imposed with duties or conditions.
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.”
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Client's Choice Award||Avvo||2014|
|Principal||Law Office of Jacob Austin||2013 - Present|
|Assistant Attorney||Law Offices of Andrew Flores||2011 - Present|
|Legal Intern||Community Legal Information Center Chico, Ca||2005 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|San Diego Criminal Defense Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|American Bar Association||Member||2013 - Present|
|San Diego County Bar Association, Young/New Lawyers Division||Member||2013 - Present|
|State Bar of California||Officer||2013 - Present|
|211 Robbery||Case settled for a theft charge. Client released at resolution of case within 2 months.|
|Felony possession and use of explosives||Felony reduction, 3 charges dismissed.|
|Felony theft reduced to a misdemeanor||Felony reduction|
|See all legal cases|
|Brochure||Defending Your Rights at DUI Checkpoints||2015|
|Thomas Jefferson SOL||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||N/A|
|California St Univ Chico||Political Science - Legal Studies||BA - Bachelor of Arts||N/A|
|Getting Ready to Practice Law||Being a Solo Practitioner||2014|
Posted by Lishane
At the time of my arrest, I could not help but think about the many repercussions of my actions and the effect that those actions had on my family. I bailed out of jail thinking that the majority of my problems were over, and came to realize that was very false. I had over 20 letters a day from different DUI lawyers in san diego encouraging me to contact them for consultations. I was referred to Jake Austin through a friend. I met with him at his office and soon understood why he was the choice for me. Understanding the severity of my situation, while also advising me on the processes I would go through as my case played out. His poise and experience with DUI cases helped to ease my stress and inform me on the steps I would take next. Jake constantly helped me with reminders on my case and made sure I did not miss anything important. Further understanding my situation and showing human emotion, Jake was able to work out a payment plan that was not overwhelming for me. All in all, with the amount of support he showed me throughout my DUI case, He will always be at the top of my list for any of my legal needs. A down to earth, personable, and experienced lawyer that I would recommend to my friends. Thank you Jake!
Posted by Jae
After getting caught up in a dui check point last December I bailed out and proceeded to use a public defender. My family law attorney on a matter from a year ago suggested I hire Jake but I didn't want to pay anyone because well: i did drive with alcohol in my system. But at my first court hearing the public defender wanted me to plead guilty without even trying to get a better deal! This was my second dui in 10 years so i was looking at more jail, a lot of trash pick-up, etc. I didn't take the deal and I called Mr. Austin like I should have in the first place. I never set foot back in court. I never spent anothet minute in jail and I haven't done any community service. Not only that, because Mr. Austin ACTUALLY READ MY POLICE REPORT and knew what he was doing the DA agreed to consider this a first time dui!!! I've already got my license back and I'm not stuck in an 18month dui class. Jake is so relaxed and helpful he really made the stress of the situation seem manageable. And the results he got me blew my mind and all my friends know about him now.
Posted by Hope
Jacob Austin did a great job handling our child custody case.
My husband and I live in Minnesota and were very nervous when we started our search for a good lawyer in the San Diego area as this is where our custody case resides. A family friend recommended Mr. Austin to us as he knew him personally. After reading some reviews online we gave him a call.
What a relief it was to have found someone who listened to our needs, spent a great amount of time on phone calls, text, and emails, and gave us peace of mind that our situation was being meet by someone who knew what he was doing. We plan to continue our relationship with Mr. Austin as we fully trust in his abilities as a lawyer.
Matthew Springmeyer, Immigration Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have known Mr. Austin for several years and met him at a DUI attorney continuing education conference. He is a rare attorney that will go the extra mile for his clients. In fact, I have seen him take a clients phone call after hours to make sure his client was well taken care of. He has an exceptional grasp on the law and is always very knowledgeable on the newest developments in the law. I endorse this lawyer.
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