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Amy Austin

Amy Austin

Title: Associate
 

Amy Austin is an experienced litigator with over 20 years of trial experience, with a focus on federal court litigation. Before joining Consumer Litigation Associates (“CLA”), she ran a solo law practice that handled complex criminal matters in federal court. As lead counsel, Amy handled every aspect of a case, including pretrial motions, discovery, investigation, trial, and appeal. Prior to opening her own law practice, she served as an Assistant Federal Public Defender in Richmond, practicing exclusively in U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Virginia.

Amy now brings her extensive federal court litigation experience to CLA, focusing on representing consumers in lawsuits brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”), as well as helping consumers with credit reporting and employment background check mistakes, mortgage servicing errors, and addressing compnanies’ failures to abide by the FCRA in creating and using credit and job-related background reports.

Upon graduating at the top of her law school class, Amy served as a judicial law clerk to U.S. District Court Judge Elizabeth Hallanan, in the Southern District of West Virginia, and later served as a staff attorney with the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Amy has been recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyer from 2015 through 2019. She served as an adjunct professor at the University of Richmond School of Law in the Spring of 2010 and 2011, served on the Executive Board of the Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association from 2018 through 2020, and participated in the University of Richmond School of Law Carrico Center Pro Bono Criminal Appeals Project in 2013 and 2014.

 
Education
Ohio Northern University Claude W. Petit School of Law, J.D., with honors 1993
Marshal University, cum laude, B.A. 1990
 
Bar & Court Admissions
Supreme Court of Virginia 2001
Supreme Court of West Virginia 1993
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
United States District Court, Southern and Northern Districts of West Virginia
 

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Consumer Litigation Associates, a professional corporation
Our firm has successfully litigated hundreds of cases for consumers in federal courts across the nation.

Northern Virginia Office
1800 Diagonal Rd, Ste 600
Alexandria, Va 22314
(703) 273-7770

Newport News Office
763 J Clyde Morris Blvd, Ste 1a
Newport News, Va 23601
(757) 930-3660

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626 East Broad St, Ste 300
Richmond, Va 23219
(804) 905-9900

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