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Richard Austin has had plenty of experience in representing clients with their various law needs. His current area of practice is primarily criminal defense. If you are living in the Brevard County area and been arrested for assault, fraud, DUI, drug crime or any other criminal offense, contact Richard Ausin today. 


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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 85%
    5 years
  2. Family: 10%
  3. Personal Injury: 5%



Contingent (25-35%), Fixed (always), Retainer (always)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

5 total 

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  • Alexei Vasilyevich Lizanich

    Rich Austin is a great mentor, and a great attorney.


    Alexei Lizanich Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • William J Cleckner

    Rich and I worked together at the State Attorney's office. Rich is a very hard worker and really knows his stuff! He taught me a lot, especially about violations of probation. You can't go wrong with Rich!!


    William Cleckner Criminal Defense Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact info

Kernan & Austin LLC

2627 West Eau Gallie Blvd
Suite 102
Melbourne, FL, 32935


FLMember in Good Standing200709/08/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Attorney othe MonthOffice of the State Attorney2008
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerKernan and Austin, LLC2010 - Present
Assistant State AttorneyOffice Of The State Attorney2007 - 2010
Association namePosition nameDuration
Vassar B. Carlton American Inn of CourtAssociate Member2011 - 2013
Florida Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - Present
Florida BarMember2007 - Present
Brevard County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Maryland BarMember2006 - Present
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Baltimore School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2006
University of BaltimoreJurisprudenceBA - Bachelor of Arts2002