Dale Irving Gustin - #76642
The following information is from the official records of The State Bar of California.
Dale I. Gustin
945 Spring St Ste 9
PO Box 764
Paso Robles, CA 93447
|Phone Number:||(805) 238-1311|
|Fax Number:||(805) 238-1773|
|County:||San Luis Obispo
||Undergraduate School:||See Registration Card;|
|Sections:||None||Law School:||Glendale Univ COL; Glendale CA|
Actions Affecting Eligibility to Practice Law in California
|Effective Date||Description||Case Number||Resulting Status|
|9/1/2017||Suspended, failed to pay Bar membr. fees||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
|11/1/2016||Admin Inactive/MCLE noncompliance||Not Eligible To Practice Law in CA|
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State Bar Court Cases
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|Effective Date||Case Number||Description|
|9/18/2017||11-O-17015||MPRE Suspension Order [PDF]|
|11/21/2016||13-O-10692||MPRE Suspension Order [PDF]|
|9/16/2016||14-O-459||Order re Entry of Default [PDF]|
|4/21/2016||13-O-10692||Order re Costs [PDF]|
|10/9/2015||13-O-10692||Decision [PDF] [WORD]|
|6/20/2014||13-O-10692||Order re Entry of Default [PDF]|
California Bar Journal Discipline Summaries
Summaries from the California Bar Journal are based on discipline orders but are not the official records. Not all discipline actions have associated CBJ summaries. Copies of official attorney discipline records are available upon request.
October 5, 2017
Dale Irving Gustin , 79, of Paso Robles, was disbarred Oct. 5, 2017, and ordered to notify his clients of the discipline and perform other obligations under rule 9.20 of the California Rules of Court. The State Bar Court found that in a civil matter Gustin communicated with counsel for the defendants and threatened to present criminal charges against the defendants to obtain a settlement of $450,000 and thereby obtain an advantage in a civil matter. While on inactive status, Gustin filed pleadings or appeared on behalf of clients in civil matters, acts of moral turpitude. He failed to comply with a court order following a sanctions hearing. He committed an act of moral turpitude by falsely stating in a pleading that he had performed no legal work for clients in pending cases. He failed to appear for trial in his disciplinary proceeding and his default was entered.
June 17, 2016
DALE IRVING GUSTIN [#76642], 78, of Paso Robles, was suspended from the practice of law for six months, continuing until he pays more than $8,000 in court-ordered sanctions for engaging in meritless litigation. He was placed on probation for three years. The order took effect June 17, 2016.He has prior records of discipline dating from 1995, when he received a stayed suspension and probation for five ethical violations in two client matters. In 2003 Gustin was privately reproved with conditions for committing two ethical violations in a single client matter. After the current case was filed, a fourth case arose in which Gustin was charged with three counts of misconduct in two client matters. He failed to report the sanctions to the State Bar.The State Bar hearing judge found four factors in aggravation, including multiple acts of misconduct, significant harm to the administration of justice and a showing by Gustin of indifference and lack of insight during his bar court trial.