Austin S. Coates

workers’ compensation defense


Austin S. Coates practices workers’ compensation defense in the firm’s Charlotte, North Carolina office.  He earned his Bachelor of Arts in both History and Criminal Justice from The University of Alabama in 2019.  He also graduated from the University of Alabama Honors College in 2019. In 2022, he earned his J.D. from the Wake Forest University School of Law.  While at Wake Law, Austin served on the Journal of Business and Intellectual Property Law.

Austin was admitted to the North Carolina Bar in 2022. He is also a member of the Mecklenburg County Bar and the North Carolina Bar Association.

Austin grew up in Athens, Georgia but now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina. Outside of work, Austin enjoys watching movies, spending time with his friends, attending Alabama sporting events (Roll Tide!), golf, bird hunting, and playing with his three dogs Zeke (yellow lab), Wrigley (mini goldendoodle), and Murphy (black lab).