Chelsea Austin is an Associate in the business section at Miller Johnson. She is starting her practice in corporate law and will assist businesses with the legal issues that arise in their continuing operation as well as strategy for growth.
Ms. Austin’s strengths in research and writing will be utilized in drafting and reviewing commercial contracts and agreements, entity formation, licensing and other general business matters.
Professional Affiliations and Activities
Ms. Austin is a member of the Women Lawyers Association of Michigan Western Region and the State Bar of Michigan.
Ms. Austin has written an article for the Michigan State Law Review, title “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,” Michigan State Law Review, 2019
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 currently licensed to practice in Michigan.