Austin Sistrunk was admitted to the Alabama Bar in 2014 and joined Watkins & Eager in 2019.  During law school, she served as a Senior Editor of the Alabama Law Review.  Austin concentrates her practice on products liability litigation and general civil litigation, which includes timeshare and hospitality litigation and franchise claims. Her products liability experience has involved representation of drug and medical device manufacturers.  She is an active member of the Alabama Defense Lawyers Association and the Defense Research Institute.

Honors & Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America: Ones to Watch (2021, Commercial Litigation; Product Liability Litigation - Defendants)
  • Named as one of Birmingham’s Rising Star Lawyers for 2018 by the Birmingham Business Journal
  • Alabama Law Review, Senior Editor

Community & Professional

  • The Birmingham Bar
  • The Alabama Bar
  • Alabama Defense Lawyers Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Oasis Counseling Junior Board Member


Juris Doctor: University of Alabama School of Law, 2014

Bachelor's Degree: Bachelor of Science in Marketing, University of Alabama, summa cum laude, 2011