Randy Austin chairs the firm’s First Amendment and Religious Organizations practice group. He serves as lead outside controversy and crisis counsel for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He has managed crises and litigated significant controversies in most states in the US and several foreign countries. His practice emphasizes internal investigations, crisis management, litigation with special emphasis on child protection, and abuse prevention and response.

Mr. Austin is recognized as one of Utah’s Legal Elite for Litigation and is AV Preeminent rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

  • LCA Senior Fellow Badge


  • Successfully litigated and otherwise resolved hundreds of sexual misconduct claims
  • Conducted hundreds of internal investigations relating to sexual misconduct throughout the United States and in many foreign countries
  • Guest lecturer, Brigham Young University J. Reuben Clark Law School
  • Frequent lecturer on the topic of handling and preventing sexual misconduct claims

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