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Member Profile: Jon L. Austen

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Austen & Gowder, LLC
1629 Meeting Street
Suite A
Charleston, SC 29405
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Tel: (843) 727-2271
Fax: 843-800-8533

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ADR Services Include:

Mediation; Arbitration; Mini-Trial Judge; Special Master


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Jon L. Austen has substantive case experience in the following areas...

design elementADA Disability
design elementAdmiralty
design elementArts (Fine, Performing)
design elementAutomotive
design elementBanking & Finance
design elementBankruptcy/Creditors
design elementBusiness Dissolution
design elementCivil Rights
design elementClass Actions
design elementCommercial/Business
design elementCommunity Associations
design elementCondominiums
design elementConstruction
design elementConsumer Fraud
design elementContract Disputes
design elementDebt Collections
design elementDiscrimination
design elementEEOC
design elementEducation
design elementEmployment
design elementEngineering
design elementEntertainment Sector
design elementFamily Businesses
design elementFranchise
design elementHealth Care
design elementIndustrial
design elementInsurance
design elementIntellectual Property
design elementInternet
design elementLand Use/Planning
design elementLandlord/Tenant
design elementLegal Malpractice
design elementLemon Law
design elementLibel & Slander
design elementLocal Govt./Municipalities
design elementMedia & Communications
design elementMedical Devices
design elementMedical Malpractice
design elementMergers & Acquisitions
design elementMortgage Foreclosure
design elementNatural Disasters
design elementNon-profit Organizations
design elementNursing Homes
design elementPartnerships
design elementPersonal Injury
design elementPharmaceuticals
design elementPolice
design elementPremises Liability
design elementProbate
design elementProduct Liability
design elementProfessional Fees
design elementProfessional Liability
design elementProfessional Malpractice
design elementProfessional Negligence
design elementProperty Damage
design elementPublic Policy
design elementRailroad & Trucking
design elementReal Estate
design elementReligious Institutions
design elementSexual Harassment
design elementShareholder Disputes
design elementSoftware
design elementSports
design elementTitle Disputes
design elementTorts
design elementTrademarks/Patents
design elementTransportation
design elementTrusts / Estates
design elementUnfair Competition
design elementWage & Hour/FMLA
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Dispute Resolution Experience
  • Mediation of state and federal cases involving automobile accidents, insurance disputes, negligence claims, construction litigation, employment discrimination, breach of contract claims, probate matters and other civil litigation.
  • Arbitrator and court appointed special referee in civil disputes.
  • Summary jury trial judge in civil litigation under South Carolina Supreme Court fast track jury trial system.
  • Acted as mediator or arbitrator in over 2000 cases since starting ADR work in 1996.


  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D. 1986
  • Ohio State University, B.A. Political Science 1983
  • South Carolina mediation certification training 2002

Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Board of Trial Advocates, member, 2005- present
  • Martindale Hubbell rated AV
  • Attorney Assisting the Office of Disciplinary Counsel, 2005-present
  • South Carolina Board of Arbitrator and Mediator Certification, member
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America in Mediation since 2012


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