Donald Austin has practiced law since 1986 primarily in the areas of school law and public entity defense. He was General Counsel for California’s Ventura Unified School District for eight years, where he handled nearly all legal issues for that 17,500 student district. In 2004 he was President of the California Council of School Attorneys. Mr. Austin’s experience includes litigation of a wide variety of school law issues. Before practicing law, Mr. Austin taught English and coached football, wrestling, soccer, and swimming at Lincoln High School in Portland, Oregon.