Attorney Austin Yost

Austin Yost

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Austin focuses his practice on political law and commercial litigation. He represents clients in trial and appellate courts in a wide range of matters involving, among other things, election litigation, state and federal constitutional issues, real estate transactions, and various business disputes. Austin also maintains an active pro bono practice, focusing on civil rights and criminal justice issues.

Before joining Coppersmith Brockelman, Austin practiced for several years at a national law firm. Before that, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Vice Chief Justice John Pelander of the Arizona Supreme Court. In his prior career, Austin worked in private wealth management for Goldman Sachs.

Awards & Recognitions

  • Arizona Capitol Times: 2023 Rising Star
  • Southwest Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Legal & Government Affairs (2024)

Activities & Membership

  • Adjunct Professor, Business Organizations, Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law (2020 – present)
  • Member, Arizona Attorneys for Criminal Justice (2019 – present)


  • Vice Chief Justice John Pelander, Arizona Supreme Court, 2017 – 2018

Education & Bar Admissions

  • J.D., Arizona State University Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, 2017; summa cum laude; John S. Armstrong Award; Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, Arizona State Law Journal
  • B.S., Finance, Arizona State University, 2011; summa cum laude
  • Admitted in Arizona, 2018
  • Admitted to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, 2019

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