Richard Custin

Contact Information

Richard Custin

Richard Custin
Visiting Professor of Social and Legal Research

Email | rcustin@sandiego.edu
Phone | (619) 260-4854
Office | Alcala West, Coronado 216

    Visiting Professor of Social and Legal Research

    • LL.M. University of San Diego School of Law (cum laude), business and corporate law
    • J.D. Drake University Law School
    • M.Ed. Carthage College
    • B.A. Carthage College (magna cum laude)

    Richard E. Custin exercises a practical approach to teaching based upon his experience as owner and manager of a law office and as a litigation attorney. As a member of the California Bar Association and The Association of Trial Lawyers of America he was appointed to a judge pro-tem assignment in Los Angeles, California. He served as a judicial law clerk in the Iowa District Court and was the recipient of the Hathaway Kemper Insurance Law Fellowship. Custin holds active bar memberships in California and Illinois. He is further admitted to practice law before the District of Columbia Court of Appeals, The United States Court of Federal Claims, The United States Court of Appeals For The Ninth Circuit and United States District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois, Central District of California and Southern District of California. 

    His corporate clients have included Weyerhaeuser Company, Jenny Craig, Inc., Marriott International Inc., Nordstom, Prudential LMI Insurance Company, The Lumbermans Mutual Insurance Company, Crawford & Company, 20th Century Insurance Company and Pacific Rim Assurance Company.

    Custin received his Doctor of Jurisprudence degree from the Drake University Law School, a LL.M. in Business & Corporate Law from the University of San Diego School of Law (Cum Laude) and a Master in Education degree from Carthage College.

    Custin's teaching interests include, Business Law, The Legal Environment of Business, Labor & Employment Law and Business & Society. Custin served as an Associate Professor and Chairperson of the Business Administration Department at Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin from 1990 to 2001. His speaking and research interests include employment law, workers compensation, medical malpractice, mediation and business law. Custin is presently representing injured Plaintiffs in medical malpractice claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act. He also has a general litigation practice as an attorney in San Diego, California. Custin is a certified mediator and a Board Member of the InterNational Academy of Dispute Resolution.

    Scholarly papers on Social Science Research Network located at: http://ssrn.com/author=2015468

    Conference Proceedings

    Custin, R., Britton, K., Yarak, S. (2014). A Tweet on Social Media for your Business. Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business

    Custin, R., Kelly, D., Ondatje, J. (2014). Is it Time to Revisit the Feres Doctrine? The Disparate Treatment of Active Duty Military Personnel Under the Federal Tort Claims Act. Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business

    Custin, R., Kelly, D., Custin, C., Rush, J. (2013). A Journey of Two Survivors. Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business

    Custin, R., O'Connor-Ratcliff, M. (2013). Mensing Warnings: Righting a Wrong Without a Remedy. Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business

    Custin, R., Demas, J., Custin, C. (2012). Discipline Based Instruction in Business Law. Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business

    Custin, R., Tehrani, S. (2011). The Golden Standard? California as a Model for National Medical Malpractice Tort Reform (Distinguished Paper Award). Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business

    Custin, R., Barkacs, L. (2010). Developing Sustainable Learning Communities Through Blogging. Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business

    Custin, R. (2009). Revisiting Equal Pay Under Federal Law. Pacific Southwest Academy of Legal Studies in Business

    Magazine/Trade Publication

    Custin, R., O'Connor-Ratcliff, M. (2013). The Mediation Solution. BizEd Magazine- AACSB International, XII (4)

    Newsletter

    Custin, R., O'Connor-Ratcliff, M. (2012). Mediation: An Essential Component in Undergraduate Business Law Curriculum. The InterNational Academy of Dispute Resolution, The Peacemaker Quarterly

    Custin, R., Custin, C. (2013). The Psychology of a Successful Mediation. The InterNational Academy of Dispute Resolution, The Peacemaker Quarterly

    Other

    Custin, R. (2012). The Importance of Mediation & Peacemaking. James S. Kemper Foundation

    Custin, R. (2010). Business & Society Course Blog. Blogspot.com

    Custin, R. (2009). Business Law I Course Blog. Blogspot.com

    Custin, R. (2009). Business Law II Course Blog. Blogspot.com

     

    Selected Current Research

    Journal Article, Academic Journal

    Custin, R., Britton, K., Yarak, S. (2014). A Tweet on Social Media for Your Business. California Business Practice/University of San Diego School of Law

    Dalton, T., Pyke, S., Custin, R. (2014). Professional Writers May Better Prepare Business Students for Employment. California Business Practice/University of San Diego School of Law

    Custin, R., Demas, J., Lampe, M., Custin, C. (2013). Discipline Based Instruction In Business Law. Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 10

    Custin, R., O'Connor-Ratcliff, M. (2013). Mediation: An Essential Component in Undergraduate Business Law Curriculum. Law Educator: Courses, Materials & Teaching eJournal- CMBO, 9 (14), http://papers.ssrn.com/ab.

    Custin, R., O'Connor-Ratcliff, M. (2013). Mensing Warnings: Righting a Wrong Without a Remedy. Torts & Products Liability Law eJournal, 5 (15), http://papers.ssrn.com/ab.

    Custin, R., O'Connor-Ratcliff, M., Ratcliff, R. (2013). The Mensing Conundrum: Litigating Generic Drug Injuries in California (Featured Article). California Business Practice (2), http://www.calpractice.co.

    Custin, R., Tehrani, S. (2012). The Golden Standard? California as a Model for National Medical Malpractice Tort Reform. Journal of Law, Business & Ethics, 18

    Barkacs, L., Custin, R. (2010). Developing Sustainable Learning Communities through Blogging. Journal of Instructional Pedagogies, 4

    Journal Article, Professional Journal

    Dalton, T., Custin, R., Barkacs, L. (2011). Debt Cancellation in the Age of Mortgage Foreclosures. Real Estate Taxation, 38 (3), 100:104.