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Dustin Edward Owens

Bankruptcy and debt Attorney at Eureka, CA

5.0   3 reviews

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About Dustin

Learn Dustin’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Bankruptcy and debt
    Chapter 7, Chapter 11, Chapter 13, Debtor, Creditor, etc.

    17 years

  2. Litigation
    Civil litigation, Business Litigation, Collections, Debt Defense, Elder Abuse Litigation, Family Law

    17 years

  3. Probate
    Wills, Trusts, Estates, Probate Administration, Trust Administration, Will Preparation, Trust Preparation, Etc.

    17 years

  4. Real estate
    Real estate transactions, real estate disputes, real estate litigation, easements, etc.

    17 years

Dustin E. Owens is an effective, understanding, and efficient attorney. He was voted by Times-Standard readers as the Best of the North Coast – Attorney, in 2015 and again in 2016.  Mr. Owens is a former President of the Humboldt County Bar Association, and the Vice President of the Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation board of directors.

Mr. Owens went to middle school and high school in Fortuna, California.  He obtained his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Washington at age 19.  At age 23, he graduated summa cum laude from Hofstra University School of Law, a private school in New York.  Mr. Owens moved back to Humboldt County immediately after law school to take the bar exam and practice law. When he was first admitted to practice in 2006, Mr. Owens was hired by the Law Office of Christopher G. Metzger. In 2010, Mr. Owens and Mr. Metzger formed Metzger & Owens, Attorneys at Law. In 2012, Mr. Owens opened his own firm in Eureka following the untimely passing of Mr. Metzger.  On January 1, 2016, he joined with Laurence S. Ross to form Owens & Ross.

Mr. Owens’ practice areas include real estate, probate, business law, civil litigation, contracts, collections, bankruptcy, and estate planning. These areas of law encompass many different types of matters. For more information on each practice area please select the link above.

Licensed for 16 years
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2006
Updated 11/29/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Dustin

Owens & Ross
310 Third St.
Suite. D
Eureka, CA, 95501


5.0 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Qualified, Professional & Extremely Helpful
Immediate attention and action to issues. Alternative Dispute Resolution advice provided. Explained, guided and directed in the best possible manner. VERY ETHICAL & HONEST!!! Would recommend to anyone w contract or property disputes or bankruptcy issues.
Posted by Victoria | April 12, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hire this attorney!
Words to describe my experience would be ..professional....knowledgeable....responsive.....prepared and thorough. I appreciate Dustin's ability to navigate a legal minefield with his integrity and honesty in tact. I will definitely hire him again should I need legal services. I have known and worked with many attorneys but this attorney is one of very few at the top of my list! Thank you so much Dustin!
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Posted by Sam | June 8, 2015
Great guy both professionally and personally.
Totally lives up the the title "counselor". Can't make enough positive comments for Mr. Owens. Helped us to dig through the maze of legal complexities and think about our position from a law standpoint along with strong dose of much needed reality. Kept his promises and never misguided us, never over booked hours/time. We consider him a professional in all regards.
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  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.9 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Owens & Ross
  • 2016 - Present
  • Owner
  • Dustin E. Owens, Attorney at Law
  • 2012 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Metzger & Owens, Attorney at Law
  • 2006 - 2011


  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2005
  • University of Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001
  • Skagit Valley College
  • AA
  • 1999


  • Humboldt County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2016 - Present
  • Humboldt County Law Library Board of Trustees
  • Vice President
  • 2016 - Present
  • Sequoia Park Zoo Foundation
  • Vice President
  • 2013 - Present
  • Humboldt County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Humboldt County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Humboldt County Bar Association
  • Secretary
  • 2014 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Attorney - Reader's Choice Award
  • Times-Standard
  • 2016
  • Best Attorney - Reader's Choice Award
  • Times-Standard
  • 2015
  • Citation of Excellence in Property Law Courses
  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (3)
Given (4)
Endorse Dustin
Business Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have practiced law in Eureka California for 45 years. Dustin is a consummate professional. I routinely refer clients to him for business matters. He is highly ethical and efficient. I know from conversations with our local bench, that he is also held in high esteem by local judges. He should be a "10" on Avvo"
Litigation Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Dustin fought hard for his client. There is no better quality in an attorney."
General practice Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dustin is a smart and dedicated lawyer. I endorse him."
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Personal injury
Bankruptcy and debt