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Amy L. Austin

Amy L. Austin

Sole Practitioner
Richmond, Virginia
Amy Austin has more than 14 years experience as a criminal defense attorney. Over her career, she has tried misdemeanors, felonies, as well as capital crimes, in State and Federal Court. She has appeared numerous times before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defense - Federal and State
  • 2% Employment Discrimination
  • 2% Personal Injury

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of West Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit


  • Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law , Ada, Ohio
    • J.D. - 1993
    • Honors: With Honors
    • Honors: Top Ten of Graduating Class
  • Marshall University , Huntington, West Virginia
    • B.A. magna cum laude - 1990
    • Major: Criminal Justice

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Metro Womens Richmond Bar Assoc

Past Employment Positions

  • Office of the Federal Public Defender, E.D. Va, Assistant Federal Public Defender, 2001 - 2012
  • Law Clerk to United States District Judge Elizabeth Hallanan, 1993 - 1996
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Staff Attorney, 1999 - 2001
  • Public Defender Office, State of WV, Assistant Public Defender, 1996 - 1999


  • English

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The Law Office of Amy L. Austin
101 Shockoe Slip, Suite O
Richmond, VA 23219
Phone: 804-343-1900
Fax: 804-343-1901
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