El Paso

221 N. Kansas, Suite 1700
El Paso, TX 79901
Phone: 915.533.4424
Fax: 915.546.5360


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Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512.320.5466
Fax: 512.320.5431

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3800 E. Lohman Ave., Suite C
Las Cruces, NM 88011
Phone: 575.527.0023
Fax: 915.546.5360

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Joseph D. Austin

Email: joseph.austin@kempsmith.com
Telephone: 915.533.4424 / Fax: 915.546.5360

Joseph D. Austin is as an associate in the firm's Trial and Corporate and Business Departments focusing his practice on transactional business, tax and bankruptcy.

Joseph received his B.B.A. in Accounting from Abilene Christian University, cum laude and is a graduate from Texas Tech University School of Law, cum laude.

During law school he had the privilege of interning with the Texas General Land Office. Joseph also participated in the Low Income Taxpayer Clinic and served on the executive board for the Board of Barristers as the Vice-Chair of Appellate Advocacy. He won two intra-school moot court competitions and a regional championship in ABA Client Counseling. Shortly thereafter, Joseph was honored with The Fortney Award for Ethics by nomination of his peers.



  • Abilene Christian University, B.B.A. in Accounting, cum laude - McNair Scholar, 2013
  • Texas Tech University School of Law, cum laude, 2016


  • Texas, 2016
  • New Mexico, 2017
  • United States District Court, Western District of Texas
  • United States District Court, Northern District of Texas

Professional & Civic Involvement

  • Executive Board for the Board of Barristers (Vice Chair of Appellate Advocacy)
  • Progress321
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Quality Reviewer of Year Award 2015
  • Rio Grande Cancer Foundation Board of Directors 
  • FEMAP Foundation Board of Directors