Austin Legal, LLC

5490 Wilcox Place Suite F
Columbus, Ohio 43016, United States

Contact: Matt Austin

Practice/Organization Description

I counsel and defend management in all facets of labor, employment, OSHA, and immigration law. My representation extends from counseling clients on everyday issues to fighting for them during negotiations, administrative hearings, trials, and everything in between.

I have a reputation as a skilled management-side labor lawyer who advises and represents clients on every aspect of dealing with labor unions. Simply put, there is hardly an area of labor relations that I have not experienced.

My employment law, OSHA, and immigration experience seamlessly complement my labor practice. For employment law, I have handled discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, hostile work environment claims, breach of contract issues, wage matters, and others.

OSHA regulations cover most companies, including office settings, though few consider how OSHA impacts their workspaces. I help companies remain compliant with OSHA regulations, assist them during OSHA investigations, and represent them during OSHA litigation.

Employers also frequently overlook immigration laws. Most every worker in the United States is covered by immigration regulations. I ensure companies abide by these regulations for American-born workers, and assist both companies and workers in obtaining various types of visas, establishing residence, and obtaining U.S. citizenship.

Above all, I truly embody the title “counselor at law.” I proactively keep my clients abreast of the latest legislation or court ruling that could affect their business and strategically guide them in reacting to those changes. Because an ounce of prevention is worth more than a pound of cure, I routinely review corporate policies and procedures to ensure companies implement best practices regarding labor relations, hiring, work rules, safety, disciplining, and terminating employees. Business owners and human resource departments regularly use me as a sounding board – just to make sure they’re doing things right.

Education

Walsh Jesuit High School The Ohio State University The University of Dayton School of Law

Professional Associations & Memberships

Executive Board Member, Ohio Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section

Co-Editor, Ohio State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Newsletter

Member, American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law

Section Editor, The Developing Labor Law Treatise

Editor, Columbus Bar Association "Lawyer Quarterly"

Board Member, Columbus Bar Association Leadership Academy

Board Member, Vision and Vocational Services

Member, Judicial Campaign Advertising Committee

Member, Builders Exchange of Central Ohio Idea Exchange Group

Member, Builders Exchange of Central Ohio Human Resources Group

Past Board Member, Leadership Upper Arlington

Past Board Member, National Association of Remodeling Industry

Past Co-Chair, Columbus Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Committee

Life Member, The Ohio State University Alumni Association

Honors and Awards

Super Lawyer, Rising Star, 2011

Super Lawyer, Rising Star, 2010

Who's Who of American Law Students, 2002

CALI Award for Highest Grade in Civil Trial Practice, 2001

CALI Award for Highest Grade in Remedies, 2001

Golden Key National Honor Society, 1999

President's Leadership Citation, The Ohio State University, 1999

President's Leadership Citation, The Ohio State University, 1998

Areas of Practice
  • Immigration Law
  • Labor & Employment Law
Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • Ohio
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