Ron Austin was born in Marrero, Louisiana. He is a graduate of Archbishop Shaw High School, and attended Southeastern Louisiana University where he majored in Criminal Justice. During college, he became a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. After he graduated from Southeastern, Ron enrolled in Southern Law School, during which time he clerked for the Louisiana Department of Revenue & Taxation. After graduating from law school, Ron began his legal career with the Sacks & Smith law firm where he became involved in class action litigation, immediately providing him with the opportunity to develop his skills at complex litigation. Ron joined the Jefferson Parish District Attorney's office where, under the guidance of Paul Connick, Ron first became a juvenile and then a felony prosecutor where he prosecuted the state's first intentional exposure to AIDS case. Ron successfully prosecuted numerous other felony cases involving murder, robbery and sexual assaults, as well as cases involving misdemeanor offenses.
Ron Austin & Associates law firm was founded in 2001. Since then Ron has successfully built one of the most prosperous minority owned law firms in Louisiana. Ron is a former member of the Board of Governors of Louisiana Association for Justice as well as a former adjunct professor at Tulane University.
Always finding the time to help others, Ron has done pro bono work enforcing the rights of developmentally delayed individuals and, for the last ten years, and continues to provide children with the opportunity to attend summer camp through his sponsorship at the Kennedy Heights Playground in Avondale. He has also sponsored a number of AAU teams to travel the country providing them with the opportunity to develop their athletic skills.