Education

  • SMU School of Law – Cum Laude
    • SMU International Law Review Association – Editorial Board
    • Jackson Walker Moot Court Competition – Outstanding Oral Advocacy Award
    • SMU Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • Texas A&M University

Public Engagements

  • Cyber Security Legal Fine Print: The Cyber Security Laws, Regulations, and Legal Considerations that Every Security Professional Should Know – Domestic Security Alliance Counsel, Southeastern Regional Conference, 2018.

Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit

Memberships

  • Houston Bar Association 
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association

Austin M.B. Whatley

Associate Attorney

281.410.2003
austin@najvarlaw.com
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Austin first developed a passion in First Amendment issues writing about the EU’s General Data Protection Regime while on the SMU international law review association. Joining NLF in pursuit of this passion, he has represented clients in a variety of matters, including plaintiff’s work and mediation in a political retaliation suit, and in restraining the city of Houston from enforcing unconstitutional charter provisions. Austin has also represented clients at mediation, including in defense of a commercial contract dispute.

While in law school, Austin interned with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas, and earned a spot on the pro bono honor roll for his work with the Department of Labor’s Office of the Solicitor. In preparation for practice, Austin was a member of the SMU Civil Clinic, where he successfully argued breach of contract and deceptive trade practices claims, and appeared as a panel presenter for the Domestic Security Alliance Counsel.

When not in the office Austin can be found pretending to read good books while napping in his hammock, repeatedly lifting pieces of metal, creating almost functional carpentry, and praying for Nick Saban to retire.

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Education
  • SMU School of Law – Cum Laude
    • SMU International Law Review Association – Editorial Board
    • Jackson Walker Moot Court Competition – Outstanding Oral Advocacy Award
    • SMU Pro Bono Honor Roll
  • Texas A&M University
Public Engagements
  • Cyber Security Legal Fine Print: The Cyber Security Laws, Regulations, and Legal Considerations that Every Security Professional Should Know – Domestic Security Alliance Counsel, Southeastern Regional Conference, 2018.
Admissions
  • State Bar of Texas
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Texas
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
Memberships
  • Houston Bar Association
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association

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