Dale Rubin, 1968

Dale Rubin, 1968

We recently heard from our BHS’68 classmate, Dale Rubin, whom you may recall, was the other half of the “Dynamic Duo” team which editorialized in the Burbank Hi-Life student newspaper. You can go back and read that post by clicking here. At that time, I had found Dale’s summary on Linked-In: Dale has been engaged in the private practice of criminal defense work in the Los Angeles area for almost 38 years. He is experienced in capital defense work in both state and federal court and has been qualified as “learned counsel” by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Dale has tried over 100 murder trials. He is a member of the United States District Court, Central District of California, Criminal Justice Appointments Panel. The Law offices of Dale Rubin provides aggressive advocacy on behalf of our clients. 

Dale, in a recent picture on Facebook

Dale, in a recent picture on Facebook

Dale said that after law school, he backpacked around Europe by himself for a year. His 38-year old law practice specializes in death penalty defense work and he is highly respected by his colleagues. He has been awarded with an AV Preeminate Rating, meaning that he has received the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards reflecting the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary. He also received a special recognition award from the California Public Defenders Association in April 2005 when he served as lead counsel for the Thomas Goldstein state court defense team. He provided “remarkable and unyielding application of legal skills to assist Mr. Goldstein, an innocent man who spent over two decades in prison for a crime he did not commit and in setting free this innocent man.” The case even appeared in The New York Times, which you can read by clicking here, “Wrongly Convicted Man Gets $7.95 Million Settlement.”

One of Dale’s colleagues wrote: Dale is an exceptional lawyer with great courtroom skills. He is accomplished in both State and Federal Courts. He treats his clients with courtesy and dignity

Dale has been married for almost 30 years. He met his wife in the old Van Nuys Superior Court where she was working as a student worker during college. They have four wonderful children, two boys and two girls. The three oldest are college graduates and working, while the youngest is a senior in high school and will be starting college in the fall. Then he and his wife will officially become empty-nesters! Dale says, “OMG, I become the only child!” Dale doesn’t plan on retiring for another four or five years.

Thanks so much, Dale, for taking the time to write. Dale adds, “I honestly hope that no one we went to high school with will ever require my services!”

By the way, if you want to go back and re-read any of the other posts on this blog, click Archives in the masthead. And keep those cards and letters coming!

About Katherine Crosier

I am an organist in Honolulu—a rare breed of folks who play the King of Instruments! Through stories, photos, and videos, this blog is a diary of my musical journey ... and my family just groans!

6 responses »

  1. Alan Landros says:

    Kathy, also, Dale’s younger brother, Rand Rubin (BHS ’71) is a longtime L.A. Superior Court Judge, and has had many well known cases in his courtroom, which often show up on TV newscasts.

  2. Les says:

    None of this is a surprise, there are people you meet or grow up with, that you KNOW will be successful in life…..Having gone through school with Dale, I ALWAYS knew he would do something big….never a question…

  3. bill reimers says:

    That is great to hear Katherine. I have good memories of Dale. Always love hearing about BHS grads doing well and being successful in their private lives as well. Good stuff.

    Bill Reimers

  4. […] guess it was my story about criminal defense attorney, Dale Rubin “Our own Perry Mason,” that prompted another attorney in our Burbank High Class of 1968 to write —  it was so good to […]

  5. bill reimers says:

    Hi Katherine. I hope your husband is doing well. Does the BHS class of 69 have a web site? I wanted to look a few friends from that graduating class. I hope this e mail finds you and finds you well.

    Bill Reimers

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