Austin McMullen approaches his clients’ projects with a zeal to discover creative solutions to their problems. For Austin, the difficult and complex issues prove to be the most interesting and drive him to figure out all the contours of the law to help his clients.
Focusing his practice on bankruptcy law, government relations, and commercial litigation, Austin represents creditors and Chapter 11 debtors; candidates in election contests; and clients involved in federal, state and local permitting issues; as well as clients in commercial litigation before state and federal courts.
Austin is Certified as a Creditors Rights Specialist by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization. He joins a small but select group of Tennessee attorneys who have completed a rigorous certification process required by the Tennessee Supreme Court.
Because of Austin’s specific experience in bankruptcy law and in particular, creditors’ rights, he possesses a detailed understanding of how the law works within the banking and financial services industry. He consistently delivers up-to-date legal advice, mitigates risks, and tailors unique solutions to help his clients anticipate problems in advance.
Not only does Austin regularly practice in all Tennessee Bankruptcy Courts, but he also handles cases in other jurisdictions. He serves on the board of the Tennessee Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association. Austin has served on the Board of Directors for the Mid-South Commercial Law Institute and as Chair for the Bankruptcy Courts Committee of the Nashville Bar Association. Austin is a regular contributor to the Norton Bankruptcy Law Adviser. In 2013, he was recognized by the Nashville Business Journal as one of the “40 Under 40.”
As former Mayor and current Commissioner of the City of Oak Hill, Tennessee, Austin has a unique perspective from which to counsel his clients on matters involving governmental relations. His in-depth, firsthand knowledge of improving governmental policies for the betterment of the citizenry directly informs his ability to effectively mitigate risks for his legal clients. These valuable insights also allow him to assist clients dealing with governmental policy issues and regulatory agency filings and appearances.