Chelsea Austin is an Associate advising corporate clients with the legal issues that arise in their continuing operation as well as strategy for growth. She represents clients nationally on business law matters including commercial contracts and agreements, entity formation, licensing, intellectual property rights, and data security and privacy.
Professional Affiliations and Activities
Ms. Austin is a board member of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan – Western Region and a member of the state-wide Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the State Bar of Michigan. Ms. Austin has written the article, “Who’s Got Your Six? Ramifications of the Court’s Refusal to Define ‘Incident to Service’ in the Feres Doctrine on Military Sexual Assault Survivors,” for the Michigan State Law Review in 2019.
Ms. Austin is also a board member of the West Michigan Youth Ballet and is a member of the Junior League of Grand Rapids. Throughout her law school career, Ms. Austin volunteered with the East Lansing Public Library.
Ms. Austin earned her J.D. cum laude from Michigan State University College of Law in 2019. She was the recipient of a full tuition Trustee Award. While attending Michigan State College of Law, Ms. Austin served as the President of the Black Law Students Association, the Vice President of the Sports and Entertainment Law Society, the Marketing Director for the MSU Law Musical Theatre Revue, and a member of the Women’s Law Caucus. Additionally, she was a part of the school’s first-ever Baseball Arbitration team, becoming a quarterfinalist at the Tulane Law International Baseball Arbitration Competition (2019). Ms. Austin also worked as a legal intern for the Michigan State University Athletic Department.
Ms. Austin received her B.A. from Michigan State University James Madison College in 2016. She participated in the study abroad program in London on Social Policy during the summer of 2014. She was also a research assistant for 2 years with the MSU Community and Economic Development department.
Ms. Austin is licensed to practice in Michigan.