Austin Tighe

Mr. Tighe began his legal career at Fulbright & Jaworski before practicing at Weil, Gotshal & Manges and the Austin office of 800-lawyer Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison, where he was a partner in the firm’s Complex Litigation Group.  From 2004 to 2015, he was a partner in Feazell & Tighe LLP, which had a national class action and commercial litigation practice, including a landmark predatory lending lawsuit against major banks on behalf of the NAACP, and a class action on behalf of retired NFL players against EA Sports. 

 

Mr. Tighe was ranked as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Texas by the National Trial Lawyers Association, and selected as a Super Lawyer by Texas Monthly magazine in its annual survey.

 

In addition to being licensed to practice before the Supreme Courts and all Federal Courts in Texas and Illinois, Mr. Tighe has been admitted to practice in, inter alia, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals, the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals, the Court of Federal Claims, the District Court of Arizona, the Arizona Supreme Court, the Northern and Central District Courts of California, the Southern District Court of Florida, the Middle District Court of Georgia, the District Court of New Jersey, the District Court of New Mexico, and the Northern District Court of Ohio.

 

Mr. Tighe is a member of the National Board of Directors of Justice for Children, co-chair of the Austin Bar Association’s People’s Law School, a Founding Fellow of the Austin Bar Foundation, and in February 2012, was invited by the American Bar Association to become a member of its Advisory Panel.

 

Education

 

University of Houston Law Center

J.D., May 1991

Order of the Barons, Outstanding Achievement in Legal Research

 

University of Iowa

Bachelor of Liberal Arts, May 1988

Undergraduate Writer’s Workshop Course Concentration, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society

 

 

 

 

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