|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Excellence in Legal Writing||CALI||2012|
|Research associate||Univeristy of North Carolina School of Government||2014 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Adult Care Home Community Advisory Committee||Appointee of the Durham County Board of Commissioners||2016 - Present|
|Durham County Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|North Carolina Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|American Constitution Society for Law and Policy||N/A||N/A|
|14th Judicial District Bar Association||N/A||N/A|
|Minnesota Journal of Law, Science and Technology||Certificates of Confidentiality: Protecting Human Subject Research Data in Law and Practice||2013|
|Georgia State University College of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2012|
|Brown University||N/A||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2003|
Posted by Tony
Jeff had prepared my will and did a good job at that, and I asked him to help me set up a non-profit for a volunteer project I am in charge of. We looked at different forms (corporation, LLC and association) to determine which fit my needs best. Jeff set up a non-profit association, wrote the bylaws and gave advice along the way. He did an excellent job.
Posted by Katie
Jeffrey helped us prepare our wills, living wills, and power of attorney documents before our first child was born. Jeffrey made everything easy to understand. Talking about end of life issues is difficult for me, and he was kind and compassionate and patient with us as we figured out how we wanted to legally handle these issues. I would highly recommend Jeffrey to anyone seeking an attorney.
Posted by anonymous
I requested a consult from Jeffrey during a very difficult time for our family regarding healthcare decisions for a family member. We were facing off with healthcare providers over validity of legal documentation, and due to our lack of knowledge/inexperience felt somewhat pigeon holed/pressed to make some decisions that we were not so comfortable with as a family. Jeffrey called me back the very day that I contacted him for the consult which was invaluable to me and my family. He was very patient in answering my questions and helped clarify some things for me that helped us understand our options moving forward. I immediately felt more at ease being able to take back options and a couple of "plans" back to my family. We did not end up needing Jeffrey's legal services after the consult as the issue resolved itself (thanks to his advice), however, we were confident throughout the process that if it did not resolve, we would have a great lawyer ready to help us through the next steps. What impressed me most is that Jeffrey followed up on his own initiative multiple times to see how things were going with the situation. In such turbulent times, it is so rare to find a professional that genuinely cares about what they do. We will definitely be keeping Jeffrey's number on file just in case and will refer friends and family! Thank you so much Jeffrey!!
Douglas Koenig, Elder law Attorney
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
I have gotten to know Mr. Austin in the legal and social community. I value his knowledge and experience in adult guardianships and elder law in general. There are many choices for you to make and he will patiently walk you through them. I endorse this lawyer.