J. Austin Stokes
About J. Austin Stokes
Austin Stokes is an associate with Pentecost, Glenn & Mauldin, concentrating his practice on the representation of individuals, small businesses, large corporations and governmental entities in a wide variety of cases in both state and federal court. Austin also handles various business matters, labor and employment issues, and insurance coverage disputes, and he routinely advises healthcare providers concerning contractual and regulatory matters. Austin is licensed to practice before all Tennessee state courts, the United States District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, and the United States District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee.
Austin obtained a Bachelor of Science in Political Science, summa cum laude, from Lambuth University in 2009, where he was a four-year starter on the football team.
Austin earned his Juris Doctor, summa cum laude, from the University of Mississippi School of Law in 2012. While at Ole Miss, Austin served as an Associate Articles Editor for the Mississippi Law Journal, as a member of the Health Care Law Transactional Competition Team, as a research assistant for Professor William W. Berry, III and the National Sea Grant Law Center, and as a student attorney for the Mississippi Innocence Project.
Prior to joining Pentecost, Glenn & Mauldin, Austin was an associate with a full-service law firm based in Nashville, TN, where he focused his practice on the defense of employers throughout Tennessee. Austin now lives in Jackson with his wife, Elizabeth, and he spends his free time in the outdoors, duck hunting and training his Labrador retriever, Amos. Austin is an active member of the First United Methodist Church, Jackson Exchange Club, Tennessee Defense Lawyers Association, Jackson-Madison County Bar Association – Young Lawyers Division, and Deer River Hunting Retriever Club.
Areas of Focus
Civil Rights Defense and Constitutional Law
Corporate & Business
General Civil Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Governmental Entity and Governmental Employee Defense
Healthcare Regulatory & Transactions
Insurance Coverage & Defense
Labor & Employment
Landlord/Tenant Law & Collections
Wills, Trusts & Estates, and Probate