Austin B. Light

Austin B. Light, J.D.


Fort Worth Office
777 Main Street, Suite 550
Fort Worth, Texas 76102

Austin Office
303 Colorado Street, Suite 2550
Austin, Texas 78701

Legal Assistant

Emily Carlos

Austin B. Light, J.D., received his J.D. from The University of Texas School of Law with Honors and a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Austin College magna cum laude.

Austin’s practice focuses on developing comprehensive, individually tailored estate plans to minimize estate, gift, and generation-skipping transfer taxes and provide an efficient and effective means for transferring wealth. Austin is skilled in navigating family and other relationship dynamics to develop strategic, successful estate plans that address both economic and non-economic concerns with a dedication to understanding the special needs of clients and their families. Austin also advises business owners on tax minimization, business succession at death or retirement, best practices, valuation discounts, and creditor liability and asset protection.

Austin’s prior experience includes working in the Dallas and Austin offices of Vinson & Elkins LLP, where he specialized in Executive Compensation and Benefits. Austin brings a wealth of knowledge on structuring, drafting, implementing, and administering a variety of compensation-related plans and arrangements as well as compensation and employee-related aspects of public and private transactions.

In his free time, Austin enjoys the outdoors and hanging out with his dog, Pinto.

Education & Accreditations

  • The University of Texas School of Law 
    J.D. with Honors
    Associate Editor of Online Content, Texas Law Review (2014-2015)
    Student Bar Association, Secretary (2013-2014)
    Dean’s Achievement Award for Outstanding Student in Private Equity Investing and the Law
    Recipient of Campbell A. Griffin, Jr. Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law
    Recipient of Ben and Mollye Glast Endowed Presidential Scholarship in Law
  • Austin College 
    B.A. in Business Administration magna cum laude
  • State Bar of Texas

Honors & Awards

  • Included in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in America – Corporate Governance and Compliance Law and Mergers and Acquisitions Law (2022-2023)

Professional Memberships & Designations

  • Estate Planning Council of Central Texas