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Overview

Austin brings deep insights into mass tort litigation strategy to every client representation.

Austin concentrates his legal practice in the area of mass tort litigation, particularly toxic tort and asbestos litigation. He has deep experience managing significant caseloads at all phases of litigation and routinely collaborates with colleagues, in-house legal teams, and third-party professionals to drive successful litigation strategy and tactics. He has experience in all facets of the case, from actively participating in the discovery and pre-trial process, including conducting depositions, reviewing and responding to discovery demands, and drafting and arguing motions, to taking part in trials themselves.

Austin has contributed to both national coordinating counsel teams and to local counsel efforts, where he frequently manages case portfolios in some of the toughest, most plaintiff-friendly jurisdictions, including New York City, upstate New York, Long Island, and New Jersey. He prides himself on making sure each client gets the attention they deserve, no matter how big or how small they are. 

Austin has also handled a variety of other types of litigation matters for clients, including class actions and matters involving premises liability, child victims’ act/labor law, hearing loss, and contractual disputes related to commercial real estate.

Prior to entering private practice, Austin served as a law clerk to Hon. Kenneth J. Grispin, Presiding Civil Judge, and Hon. Alan G. Lesnewich, Civil Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, giving him valuable insight into various areas of the law, including mass tort litigation.

Industries

Services

Recognition

  • Thomson Reuters’ New York Metro Super Lawyers Rising Stars – Class Action/Mass Torts, Products Liability, 2020-2022

Education

  • J.D., Seton Hall University School of Law
  • B.A., University of Maryland
    • Criminology and Criminal Justice

Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey

Not admitted to practice in the District of Columbia.



*Austin works remotely and is licensed in New Jersey, practicing in Hoboken. Contact Austin via email or phone for in-person/virtual meetings. Use the address 68 South Service Road, Suite 100, Melville, NY 11747 for mail/deliveries.
Experience
  • Austin has represented a wide variety of clients at both the National and Local level, including manufacturers of products and equipment such as floor tiles, pumps, valves, hearing and breathing protection devices, industrial blowers, and talcum-powder products, as well as suppliers of various products and equipment and premises owners. He has helped clients with thousands of cases on a national level, all the way down to clients that have one single case.
Outside the Office

Austin resides in Hoboken, New Jersey. He enjoys going to the beach at the Jersey Shore, where he grew up. He likes to maintain an active lifestyle that includes weightlifting and playing beach volleyball. Austin is an avid New York Jets fan and enjoys going to games in the Fall.

Community Leadership
  • Walk the Walk Foundation, Hoboken, NJ, Volunteer and Board Member

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