- Associate Attorney
Des Moines, IA
Austin always knew he wanted to be a trial attorney and understood the importance of a strong educational foundation. He attended the University of Iowa, graduating with a degree in Political Science and a minor in Public Speaking. He then attended law school at Drake University, graduating near the top of his class with High Honors.
While at Drake University Law School, Austin found his passion for aggressive advocacy. He completed the one-year advanced Criminal Defense Clinic through the Drake Legal Clinic. During this time, Austin, still a law student, had the opportunity to try a full jury trial on behalf of his client.
Austin joined the Carr Law Firm in 2018 as a first-year law clerk. During his time with the firm, he has drafted over 35 briefs submitted to Iowa State Courts, the Iowa Court of Appeals, the Iowa Supreme Court, the Southern District of Iowa, and the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals. Austin also assisted in numerous jury trials during this time, resulting in favorable outcomes for many clients.
Austin’s attentiveness and his passion for justice has led him to work on some of the firm’s more “high-stakes” criminal cases. While Austin’s focus is criminal defense, he also represents and advises clients in juvenile and family law matters. He understands that when clients come to our office they may be in the most stressful point of their life and they need someone who will fight for them. He recognizes the importance of being one-step ahead of opposing counsel and to never overlook minute details.
In his free time, Austin enjoys spending time with family, working out, and watching the Iowa Hawkeyes. Call Austin today to schedule a free initial consultation.
Areas of Practice
- Criminal Defense
- Divorce & Family Law
- Personal Injury
- U.S. District Court Southern District of Iowa
- U.S. Court of Appeals 8th Circuit
- Drake University Law School, Des Moines, Iowa
- J.D. – 2020
- Honors: With High Honors
- Honors: Intellectual Property Moot Court Team, 2018-2019
- Law Review: Drake Law Review, 2018 – 2019
- University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa
- B.A. – 2017
- Honors: Dean’s List
- Major: Political Science
- Minor: Public Speaking