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Austin Kearney focuses his practice on defending clients in a variety of personal injury and property damage matters. Engaged in all aspects of litigation, Austin handles the drafting of pleadings and discovery requests, as well as various pre-trial and trial motions. In addition, he ensures his clients are prepared for depositions and is an astute advocate for them in hearings.

Professional Background

Prior to joining Hinshaw, Austin practiced at a firm in Bloomington, Indiana, where he defended clients in insurance and personal injury matters.

As both a summer associate and law clerk during law school, Austin assisted with contract negotiations and transactional law cases. He was also an intern in the legal leasing department of a global property group, where he drafted leases and provided legal research.

Professional Affiliations

  • Lake County Bar Association, Member, 2018–Present
  • Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana, Member, 2017–Present
  • Monroe County Bar Association, Member, 2017–Present

Community/Civic Activities

  • Muscular Dystrophy Association Camp, Summer Camp Counselor, 2008–2012
    • Cabin Leader, 2009–2012

J.D., cum laude, Valparaiso University School of Law, 2017

B.A., History, Purdue University, 2014