Austin received his Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from New York University in 2005. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2009. After graduating from law school, Austin worked as a law clerk for the Honorable Dennis F. Carey, III at the Essex County Superior Court. He is licensed to practice law in both the State of New Jersey and the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey. He is currently a member of the New Jersey State Bar Association and the New Jersey Defense Association. He resides with his wife in Toms River, New Jersey.