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Austen T. Gunnels

Associate, Houston
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1177 West Loop South, Tenth Floor
Houston, TX 77027
P: 713.629.1580
F: 713.629.5027
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Areas of Practice

  • Admiralty and Maritime Law
  • Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act (LHWCA)
  • Defense Base Act (DBA)
  • State and Federal Civil Litigation
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Premises Liability

The majority of Mr. Gunnels’ work focuses on defending employers in the offshore marine industry against claims arising under the LHWCA. In addition, he has experience handling Defense Base Act, premises liability, breach of contract, and general personal injury claims.

Mr. Gunnels graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Lenoir-Rhyne University in 2014 where he was a member of the baseball team as well as the National Political Science Honor Society. He was recognized in Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges in 2011 for his scholastic and extracurricular achievements. Mr. Gunnels graduated from South Texas College of Law-Houston in 2017 with a Doctor of Jurisprudence.

Mr. Gunnels was a Law Clerk at Brown Sims for 3 years before becoming an associate attorney.

Education

  • South Texas College of Law-Houston, Doctor of Jurisprudence, 2017
  • Lenoir-Rhyne University, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, cum laude, 2014

Admissions

  • State Bar of Texas

Memberships & Services

  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association
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