Germaine Austin is an Associate in the Litigation Section of Thomas Kennedy Sampson & Tompkins LLP. Currently, his principal areas of practice include wrongful death, personal injury, insurance defense, medical malpractice, and premises liability.
He joined the United States Army in 2002 and served as a Human Resource Sergeant for eight (8) years. Germaine graduated magna cum laude from North Carolina Central University with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in Political Science and a degree in English Literature. While at North Carolina Central University, Germaine served as the President of the Civic Engagement Task Force, President of Phi Alpha Delta Pre Law Society and President of Common Cause’s Political Reform Club. Germaine was also a member of the NCCU Cross Country team and track team. He received an award for the Athlete with the highest grade point average and was selected for the Second All American Conference Track and Field team. Throughout his tenure at NCCU, Germaine was on the Dean’s List all four years and a member of the Honor Society.
Germaine graduated from the NCCU School of Business and NCCU School of Law in 2012. He also graduated from the North Carolina Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) Institute in 2012 and received a certificate in ADR. While attending Business School, Germaine served as a research assistant and an intern for the Small Business Administration. While attending Law School, he served as the President of the Black Law Students Association and was appointed to serve as a Board of Director for the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA). Germaine received the Oliver Hill Social Action Award in 2011 and the Rodney Pulliam award in 2012. He also served as an intern for Congresswoman Terri Sewell at the United States House of Representatives and an intern for the Orange County Attorneys Office.
Prior to joining Thomas Kennedy Sampson & Tompkins LLP, Germaine worked in the Tort & Environmental Practice Group of a major Atlanta law firm.
Germaine has been admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of Georgia, North District of Georgia and Court of Appeals.