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Patrick Austin

Patrick Austin

Practice areas:

Personal Injury, Car Accidents, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Medical Malpractice

Patrick Austin

About Me

Welcome to my Avvo profile. I am a personal injury attorney based in Virginia Beach, Virginia. I work for a law firm which exclusively represents injured individuals. I am a graduate of the George Mason University School of Law. 


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2013

  1. Personal Injury: 50%
  2. Car Accidents: 20%
  3. Medical Malpractice: 10%
  4. Brain Injury: 10%
  5. Wrongful Death: 10%



Contingent (33-40%)

Attorney Endorsements

11 total 

  • Jesci Kay Norrington

    I would highly recommend Patrick. He is intelligent, hardworking, and dedicated to providing clients with exceptional service.


    Jesci Norrington Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Brian A. Boys

    I endorse Patrick. He works hard for his clients to provide them with the results they expect.


    Brian Boys Estate Planning Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

Shapiro, Appleton & Duffan

1294 Diamond Springs Road
Virginia Beach, VA, 23455

101 Eaton Street
Hampton, VA, 23669

440 Monticello Avenue
Suite 1800
Norfolk, VA, 23510

8 Juniper Trail
Suite 7
Kitty Hawk, NC, 27909



NCAuthorized to practice law201404/08/2015
VAAuthorized to practice law201303/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Kaufman AwardOld Dominion University2009

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
AssociateShapiro, Appleton & Duffan2013 - Present

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association Public Relations CommitteeMember2014 - Present
George Mason University School of LawAdjunct Professor2014 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2013 - Present
American Associate for JusticeMember2013 - Present
Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Virginia Beach Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
Virginia Bar AssociationMember2013 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2010 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Bilenky v. Ryobi Ltd., et al,$2.5 million jury verdict

See all Legal Cases 

Publication NameTitleDate
Chicago-Kent Journal of International and Comparative LawExpansive Rights: FDR's Proposed 'Economic' Bill of Rights Memorialized in the International Covenant on Economic, Social, and Cultural Rights, But with Little Impact in the United States2014
Appalachian Journal of LawIncident to Service: Analysis of the Feres Doctrine and Its Overly Broad Application to Service Members Injured By Negligent Acts Beyond the Battlefield.2014
The Legal ExaminerTop 10 Civil Justice Stories of 20142014
The Legal ExaminerTop 10 Civil Justice Stories of 20132013
HSInjurylaw.comThe Wrongful Death Claims Process in Virginia2012

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Mason University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2013
Old Dominion UniversityN/ABachelor of Arts2009

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Bench Bar Conference5 Key Tips for Deposing Expert Witnesses2015
2015 Mock Trial ProgramGhent School Mock Trial Advisor2015
Regent University Q&A SessionImportance of Networking in Today's Job Environment2014
Personal Injury SeminarMedPay Benefits: Positives, Pitfalls, and Practice Pointers2014