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Gary S Austin

Child custody Attorney at Riverside, CA

5.0   17 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1999
    Status
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Gary Austin has practiced law in southern california since 1999. After earning his law degree from  Loyola Law School in 1998 Mr. Austin began his legal career working in several small law offices where he learned all aspects of civil litigation and the importance of building strong relationships whether they be with opposing attorneys, the court or, most importantly, clients.  The skills gained in the civil litigation and trial attorney have aided Mr. Austin in using his legal knowledge to aid those clients needing his services.  

 

Mr. Austin is member of the Riverside County Bar Associations and an Board Member of the Loyola Law School Alumni Association, the Optimist Youth and Family Homes Services Board Member, Big Homies Foundation and the Richard T. Fields Bar Association.  He has served in many professional and community service organizations including as President of the Miracle Mile Optimist Club. 

 

Mr. Austin’s vision for his clients is working with them so that they can ensure their goals are carried out in a way that gives  them the greatest possible success. 

 

He is the loving father of his daughter Savannah and devoted husband to his wife, Shauna. 

 

Location

Law Office of Gary S. Austin
6809 Indiana Ave
Ste. 145
Riverside, CA, 92506

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Posted by Patricia | May 28, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Exceptional help from Gary Austin
I was looking for an attorney to handle a family law case in the Palm Springs area. I had a referral to Mr. Austin and we set up and zoom appointment. When I explained what I needed, he was very responsive and even though it didn't make sense for him to handle our case, he spent time helping me identify someone who could. If you're looking for an attorney that's smart as well as responsive, approachable and kind, reach out to him.
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Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Mizz Malissa
I had a consult with Mr. Austin for a pending Divorce. He was very helpful. He was able to give me some advice and answered my questions. On a personal note... Thank you Mr. Austin for the added suggestions on a few books to read.
Posted by anonymous | December 9, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved me from losing custody of my son because of lies!
Father attempted to get a restraining order based on lies to gain full custody of our son. Before contacting Gary, I felt helpless fighting against father and his wife. It was always two against one. Gary made me feel at ease because he is very knowledgeable in Family Law. He always made time for me and all of my questions! During our hearing Gary was very organized with evidence and questions for the father. He was able to actually get father to contradict his own claims and the restraining order was denied. I was able to keep custody of my son thanks to Gary! Would definitely recommend
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Posted by Lorena | December 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He made it right
I came to Mr. Austin after working with a paralegal who took my money but did nothing to help my case. After going back and forth in court for more than two years I didn't understand the process and did not know what to do to correct the situation. I lost faith in the process going it alone. The last hearing by myself is where the court wrongly gave sole legal custody to the other parent. My ex took advantage of me but I was unable to get the court to believe me. I was crushed and didn't know what to do but I knew the court's order was wrong. Luckily, I found Mr. Austin and I trusted him. After spending time discussing my case and reviewing documents Mr. Austin found the court's mistake. Next we found the laws showing why the court's last order giving the other parent sole legal custody was wrong. He then worked directly with me to create a clear declaration exposing the error in my case. The only thing he asked was that I be patient. In court the judge complimented our filings for being well written and thorough. Still, the court was slow in making a ruling and Mr. Austin only asked that I be patient with him while he listened to my frustrations with the process. My ex hired a very aggressive attorney to fight and further the "story" that caused me to lose joint custody of my son. At our last court hearing, Mr. Austin clearly showed the court its previous mistake giving my ex sole legal custody. The court vacated the earlier order and granted me joint legal custody of our son. At last, I was relieved to know that I had done nothing wrong and the process was working. Without the right lawyer on my side the error was not going to be corrected. I can only say that Mr. Austin's team always gave me a sense of hope and a clear idea of what we faced each step of the way. As I listened to him I was confident we were doing the right thing. Clearly, the court understood and accepted our side of the case and gave me back my son. If you're choosing an attorney they must be smart, confident and committed to you and your case. Otherwise, it's a waste of money. Mr. Austin is all of these. If I have any other family law matters, or people seeking for an attorney, Mr Austin is my go to for family law.
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Posted by Ahmad | October 28, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attoreny Gary Austin
---------- After going through two attorneys who did little for my child custody case I was desperate. With a hearing upcoming I began looking for someone to represent my interest. I came across Mr. Austin and gave him a call. After speaking with him a few minutes I could tell he understood my concerns and my need to have someone who was there for me. The other parent was attempting to push me out of my son's life and I really needed help. In court he took the time to make sure my story was told and that the judge listened to my position. After going to a couple of hearings and following Mr. Austin's lead the judge began to see the weakness in the other party's case and their deceptions about my actions as a father. By the end of the case I knew the difference between just having a lawyer and being represented as two bogus restraining orders against me were dismissed.  Outside of court is where I needed the most help. Dealing with police officers and social workers created a lot of stress for me. Mr. Austin made sure I was prepared whenever I had to deal directly with the mother or third parties. He reminded me to keep my court order with me and remain clear and calm when I spoke with police officers or others about my case and custody of my son. After a while the truth of my case became clear and I fear and anxiety dropped.
 In my dealings with Mr. Austin he has been nothing but thoughtful, kind and prepared. His advice was always spot-on - even at times when I didn't agree. Today I spend quality time with my son with little interference from the other parent because of his work for me. I couldn't say this just a year ago!

After having a couple of attorneys, I learned first hand you get what you pay for it but if you're looking for someone who is as interested in helping your family as they are interested in themselves as they are and  I would recommend that you to call Mr. Austin.
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Posted by Michael | March 17, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
The Attorney who fights for your family
I came to Mr. Austin during a difficult short-term marriage seeking a divorce. After retaining him we immediately jumped in to work out a fair and reasonable compromise. His legal understanding was fantastic but better were his people skills when discussing what to do with the case. In court he was thoroughly prepared to present what was in my best interest. Still he emphasized the importance of working together to maintain, and improve, the relationship I have with my spouse and are coming child no matter the outcome. He told us, “Family is first.” Shortly after going to court my spouse and I realized that it would be better to try and get along and we decided to dismiss our divorce. Without Mr. Austin's skill and negotiations, it is very possible our relationship would have ended without us ever knowing the importance of coming together as a family instead of separating. If you’re looking to hire an attorney who knows both family law and people, I encourage you to reach out to Mr. Austin's office and put your hard-earned dollars into a professional who fights for your family and gets results
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Posted by John | November 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of the Greats!
Outstanding Attorney! He is very intelligent and wise. There are many different kinds of attorney. In my 15 years of experience in the legal industry. Gary is one of the good ones. I would highly recommend him for your legal needs. I used Gary with my customers and they were happy with his knowledge and services that reflected great on my business. Thank you Gary!
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Posted by Michelle | August 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent attorney!
I came to Mr. Austin on a very contentious move away case. I was very nervous about how things would go in the case. Throughout the process he was open, consistent and honest about what to expect. His professionalism gave me comfort but we still had to fight. After an adverse recommendation from the evaluator I was shocked and believed I'd be forced to choose between moving or separating from my daughter! Mr. Austin reassured me that we would be prepared to reach the result I came to him for - namely, moving my daughter to a better life. After thoroughly preparing me for trial and some skillful negotiation with the other parent, they relented and gave into our desire to have my daughter move with me. I knew what I wanted when I met Mr. Austin and he delivered. I’ve dealt with quotes of a few attorneys over these years but I can honestly Mr. Austin was my favorite to work with. If you're searching for an attorney who stands by you to get what you need, I would have no doubt in recommending Mr. Austin.
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Posted by Damian | August 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Gary Austin represented My divorce case with the upmost professionalism... I would highly recommend Him to represent you in your legal matters.... A+.... Would I use Him again in the future if ever another legal matter was to come about....Most definitely
Posted by Jason | November 11, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent and Effective Attorney
My father and I were very fortunate to have come across and be consulted by Mr. Austin. He efficiently delivered his message and laid out the necessary procedures to follow up with our particular case. Consulting with Mr. Austin gave us a peace of mind for many reasons here are just a few. First, we were surprised by his great sense of humor which is a bonus attribute he posses especially in a heavy jargon field. It made speaking and sharing information with him very easy and it comforted us that his intent was purely for the success of my family despite whether we continued with him or not. He addressed every issue we presented him with and, he anticipated potential issues that only a professional like himself can know. He compassionately sat down with us and reviewed all our legal documents and reviewed our video for evidential support. He took the time to actively listen to the entire incident report and formed a conclusion that was realistic. He is a noble attorney and Mr. Austin went well beyond his due diligence to understand the matter of the cause and the potential resolution that can follow. He as well understood his field so well that he easily translate it to layman’s term. I can and will, wholeheartedly recommend Mr. Austin to anyone. Not only will invest his time on you but he will make sure you get the full service and justice you deserve!!
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Posted by Evon | September 24, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and knowledgeable attorney!
I hired Gary Austin to represent me in my Child Custody case. I could not have hired a better attorney. He was highly professional and extremely knowledgeable. When I needed advice or an explanation of what was going on he gave it to me very clearly. If something came up outside of court he pointed me in the right direction. In court he was detailed oriented and passionate for my case. What I really liked was how simple he made the process to go through and his personal commitment to my case. If you need someone that will fight for you, I recommend you contact his office.
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Posted by Alex | September 24, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer Ever
After a long battle in court over custody, I have to say that GARY AUSTIN is by far the biggest blessing to me and our children! He constantly fought and continued to remain focused on my case me (even when it got rough or continuances continued to stretch matters out). He cared. When I was searching for an attorney to represent me, I knew I needed someone who was going to be committed, determined and professional. He works diligently to get all details precise and handle your matters promptly . If you're looking for an attorney who will not only be on your side (not just because you're paying ), but invest in you because you and your family MATTER. I highly suggest you call his office NOW!
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Posted by Jonathan | June 14, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Gary Austin- A professional and compassionate lawyer
I hired Mr. Austin to represent me in my family law child custody case. As a father seeking more time with my children, I didn’t know how to effectively argue my case before the court, or what rights and privileges I had. Mr. Austin took my case enthusiastically, and from the get go was compassionate, understanding of the details of my case, and always made me feel heard. Mr. Austin effectively communicated my thoughts and requests of the court in all declarations and paperwork. He was fast in responding to all queries via phone, email, and text. He also talked with me frequently via phone throughout the whole process and gave me a much needed sense of security going into court. On the day of the hearing, Mr. Austin faithfully argued my side and represented me in all matters to the judge and the other attorney. He was calm, professional, and got me most of what I was requesting from the court. If you want a caring, compassionate, and effective lawyer to represent you in your family law case, I highly recommend Mr. Gary Austin. I will be requesting his services in a heart beat in the future should the need arise.
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Posted by Yajaira | August 11, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Service
I hired Mr. Austin about may of this year regarding a custody battle with the father of my son. He wanted more time with our son and had several accusations against me. When hiring Mr. Austin I had no idea what to expect. But Mr. Austin did his job really well. He was Continuously communicating about my case. Always wanting to know any new information to help my case. He is reliable when it comes to reaching him out. He will contact you back as soon as possible. I was really pleased with his service. Court went really well and the outcome of it couldn't be any more pleasant. I want to thank him so much for his help. Situations like this can be really stressful speacially when the battle is over your own child but luckily their are people like Mr. Austin ready to help.
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Posted by anonymous | January 6, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
EXCELLENT ATTORNEY - ONE OF The BEST I HAVE HIRED
I hired Mr. Austin for a custody dispute. My ex was trying to get full custody of my daughter. I was scared and didn't want to trust my case to just anyone. I have hired a couple attorneys in the past and know that there are good attorneys and bad ones. I am so happy that I hired Mr. Austin. He is professional, he knows the law and is excellent in court. Although he doesn't share this, I discovered that he has represented an individual in a very high profile case in the past. He got me everything I wanted. My daughter is with me and I now get to have peace of mind. I would recommend him to anyone. Also, as a bonus - he is married and has a small child too. He completely related to my case and understood that my daughter was very important to me. If there is any negative, I would say that he is very down to earth. I find this as a positive but if you are looking for the stuffy suit and tie type of attorney - he is not it. He is VERY professional but down to earth. He will put you at ease and not talk down to you. All and all, I had a great experience and would recommend him to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | April 27, 2015
Endorsement for Gary S Austin
Gary S Austin is a lawyer with integrity and cares about his clients side being represented in court. He was thorough at investigating the facts of my case prior to the court to prepare my case. Thanks to Gary's defense, my case was proven in my favor. I highly endorse Gary Austin as a Criminal Defense Lawyer.
Posted by michael | October 13, 2009
Absolutely fantastic!!!!
If you have a parole problem this is you man.He is quite simply the best. I'm extremely fortunate to have had him represent me. You could not find a better more professional attorney. He might not respond to every phone call but his work speaks for itself. Mr. Austin deserves two thumbs up!!! Michael Ornellas- Hawaii
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Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Gary S. Austin
  • 2009 - 2020
  • Associate Attorney
  • Law Office of Carl E. Douglas
  • 1999 - 2008

Education

  • Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Loyola Marymount University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts in Political Science
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • People v. Johnson
  • Defense Verdict
  • Bakley v. Blake
  • Defense Verdict

Associations

  • Riverside County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • R.T. Fields Bar Association
  • Law Student Outreach
  • 2010 - Present
  • Los Angeles County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1999 - 2013

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Miracle Mile President's Award
  • Miracle Mile Optimist Club
  • 2011

Publications

  • Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review
  • Editor
  • 1998

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Family Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Other
"I highly endorse Gary. He is a highly skilled Family Law attorney. He is ethical and gives his clients 150 percent."
Child custody Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this Lawyer"
Bankruptcy and debt Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Gary is an incredible asset to anyone needing help with estate planning or retirement planning."
Estate planning Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Great Guy! I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
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