Mr. Austin joined Padfield & Stout, LLP in 2019 focusing on creditor’s rights, bankruptcy, and commercial litigation. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Austin practiced at a firm in El Paso, Texas representing clients in a wide array of business disputes as well as bankruptcy matters.
Mr. Austin holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Abilene Christian University cum laude. While at ACU, he was a McNair Scholar and also served as Executive Treasurer of Students’ Association.
Mr. Austin received his Doctor or Jurisprudence from Texas Tech University School of Law cum laude. While in law school, he was the Vice-Chair of Appellate Advocacy for the Board of Barristers and a member of the Business & Bankruptcy Law Journal. Mr. Austin also received the Fortney Award for Ethics during law school.
State Bar of Texas
American Bankruptcy Institute
Mr. Austin is licensed to practice law in the States of Texas and New Mexico. Additionally he is admitted before the Western and Northern Districts of Texas, and the Fifth Circuit.
Speeches, Publications, and Awards
Texas Super Lawyer Rising Star – 2019
Cross-Collateralization and a Debtor’s options under Section 1325(a)(5) – American Bankruptcy Institute – (January 2019)
An Introduction to Collecting in Bankruptcy Cases – El Paso Bar Journal – (Fall 2018)
Bankruptcy 101– Taught CLE on November 14, 2018 to El Paso Bar Association