Law School: Drake University Law School
Other Graduate School: University of San Diego School of Law, LLM, business and corporate law, cum laude; Carthage College, masters in education
College: Carthage College, B.A., business and public management, magna cum laude
Custin has represented injured plaintiffs in medical malpractice claims under the Federal Tort Claims Act.
His speaking and research interests include employment law, workers compensation, medical malpractice, mediation and business law. He has published in a variety of academic and professional journals:
Custin, R., O'Connor-Ratcliff, M. (2013). The Mediation Solution. BizEd Magazine- AACSB- Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, XII (4; July/August 2013)
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 (3), 5-8.
Custin, R.,Tehrani, S. (2012). The Golden Standard? California as a Model for National Medical Malpractice Tort Reform. Journal of Law, Business & Ethics, 18
Custin's teaching at the University of San Diego includes business law, the legal environment of business, labor and employment law, and business and society. Custin served as an associate professor and chairperson of the business administration department at Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin from 1990 to 2001. He also has a general litigation practice as an attorney in San Diego. Custin is a certified mediator and a board member of the InterNational Academy of Dispute Resolution.
Custin is a member of the California Bar Association and The American Association for Justice. Custin 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, United States Court of Federal Claims, United States Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, and United States District Courts for the Northern District of Illinois, Central District of California and Southern District of California.
Custin was born in Chicago and grew up in Northern Illinois. Teaching, writing and research has always been his passion.