Austen began his legal career practicing criminal defense at the Public Defender’s Office in Jacksonville. As an Assistant Public Defender, he defended clients accused of crimes ranging from misdemeanor offenses to charges as serious as first degree felonies. Austen has tried over 35 cases before a jury and argued numerous evidentiary motions. He is now bringing his experience to CSK as an associate defending first-party property insurance claims.
Austen graduated Magna Cum Laude from Florida State University and earned his Bachelor of Science in both Political Science and Social Science. While in college, Austen interned with the Executive Office of the Governor for the State of Florida. Following his undergraduate studies, he attended the University of Florida Levin College of Law where he obtained his Juris Doctorate degree.
Born and raised in Atlantic Beach, Austen is a proud native of the Jacksonville Beaches community.