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Amy Austin

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Amy Austin

Amy Austin is an experienced litigator with over 20 years of trial experience, focusing on federal court litigation. Before joining Consumer Litigation Associates, she ran a solo law practice that handled complex criminal matters in federal court. Amy has handled over 900 cases in the Eastern District of Virginia, including over 15 jury trials. As lead counsel, Amy handled every aspect of a case, including pretrial motions, discovery, investigation, trial, and appeal. Prior to opening her own law practice, she served as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in Richmond, practicing exclusively in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia.

Amy now brings her extensive federal court litigation experience to CLA, focusing on representing consumers in individual and class action lawsuits brought in federal court.

Upon graduating at the top of her law school class, Amy served as a judicial law clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Elizabeth Hallanan, in the Southern District of West Virginia, and later served as a staff attorney with the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Amy has been recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyer since 2015. She served as an adjunct professor at the University of Richmond School of Law for multiple years, served on the Executive Board of the Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association from 2018 through 2020, and participated in the University of Richmond School of Law Carrico Center Pro Bono Criminal Appeals Project in 2013 and 2014.

Education

  • Ohio Northern University Claude W. Pettit College of Law, J.D., with honors, 1993
  • Marshall University, B.A., cum laude, 1990

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Supreme Court of Virginia, 2001
  • Supreme Court of West Virginia, 1993
  • 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • USDC, Eastern District of Virginia
  • USDC, Southern District of West Virginia
  • USDC, Northern District of West Virginia
  • United States Supreme Court