Austin R. Nimocks

Partner / Austin, TX

P   ‭512.370.1800‬

Austin R. Nimocks is a civil litigator and has litigated in state and federal courts across the country.

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He focuses his practice on civil litigation (plaintiff and defense), federal compliance, internal investigations, government relations, and white-collar criminal defense.

Litigating for over 20 years, including three as a public defender, Mr. Nimocks has practiced law within the private, government, and non-profit sectors, geographically spanning the United States and beyond.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Nimocks served in the Executive Administration of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton as both Special Counsel and the Associate Deputy Attorney General for Special Litigation. During his time with General Paxton, Mr. Nimocks coordinated and led myriad multi-state lawsuits and strategic litigation against the federal government, other states, and local government entities. On behalf of Texas (and other states), Mr. Nimocks’ teams achieved many victories against the federal government, including the U.S. Department of Justice, U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and other federal agencies.

Before joining the Texas Attorney General’s Office, Mr. Nimocks served as Senior Counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom (“ADF”) in Washington, D.C. While at ADF, Mr. Nimocks handled appeals and litigated constitutional cases in state and federal courts across the country, including matters regarding marriage, parental rights, voters’ rights, and religious freedom. Mr. Nimocks also authored several pieces of legislation and policy memoranda and testified before numerous state legislatures, as well as Congress. While with ADF, Mr. Nimocks made regular public appearances, speaking at numerous events and participating in hundreds of television, radio, and newspaper interviews with all major national media outlets.

Mr. Nimocks began practicing law on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. In addition to his time spent as a public defender, Mr. Nimocks’ law practice in Mississippi was extremely diverse, involving personal injury, commercial litigation, appellate, contracts, real estate, administrative law, bankruptcy, libel & defamation, insurance defense, general civil litigation, and other matters.

In addition to his state bar admissions, Mr. Nimocks is admitted to practice law before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the D.C., First, Second, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth, Tenth, and Eleventh Circuits, as well as numerous federal district courts.

Mr. Nimocks is a native Texan, born and raised in the Fort Worth area. Mr. Nimocks resides and attends church in Dripping Springs, Texas, along with his wife, Shawna, and three daughters.

  • Special Counsel and Associate Deputy Attorney General, Office of the Texas Attorney General
  • J.D., Baylor University School of Law
  • B.B.A., Baylor University Hankamer School of Business
  • Texas
  • District of Columbia
  • Arizona
  • Mississippi
  • Alabama
  • Michigan (pending)
  • Presiding Judge Roger H. McMillin, Jr., Mississippi Court of Appeals
  • Presiding Judge Michael D. Sullivan, Mississippi Supreme Court (internship)