Austin Echols' practice focuses on a range of environmental, health, and safety issues including regulatory compliance, incident response, permitting, litigation, transactions, and matters at the state, federal, and international levels. His experience includes addressing workplace safety, incident response, pipeline safety, maritime, air, water, and waste issues. Austin also counsels clients during crises, defends witness interviews, and prepares document productions in response to agency investigations by OSHA, CSB, PHMSA, USCG, EPA, and TCEQ.
Prior to attending law school, Austin worked as a terminal operator for a large oil and gas company and served in the United States Coast Guard (“USCG”) as a shipboard engineer, waterfront facility inspector, and pollution investigator. Austin continues to serve in the USCG Reserve, providing legal assistance to military service members, veterans, and their families.