AUSTEN VERNON, ESQ.
Austen Vernon’s practice is focused on commercial litigation, employment law, personal injury, class actions, mass torts, and medical malpractice, as well as litigation and transactional work in real estate.
Austen recently joined The Baez Legal Group as of counsel. He has also practiced with the firm of Vernon & Ginsburg, LLP, in the areas of commercial litigation and real estate. Austen has been a member of various trial teams in state court, including the Matter of Regina Metro. Co., LLC v. New York State DHCR at the New York Court of Appeals. Austen has also worked on commercial leasing matters and count’s some of New York City’s top restaurants and galleries as his clients. He has defended commercial and residential tenants against racial and disability discrimination.
Austen is a 2012 graduated of Duke University’s. He spent the next 4 years to cofounding and growing his startup, SquadUP, a white label event ticketing platform, before continuing his legal education at Fordham University, where he obtained his law degree. While in law school and as an undergraduate at Duke, Austen interned at the Bronx Legal Services where he developed a passion for helping working class and poor tenants navigate housing issues in New York City courts.
When he’s not working, Austen is an avid basketball fan and point guard, once upon a time playing AAU for Mount Vernon and for the travel club team at Duke. Austen is also an active board member for several charities including the Team G: Gardner Marks Foundation, that he helped start in order to support the Pediatric, Adolescent, and Young Adult cancer community.
“Jose is one of the most compassionate, trustworthy and brilliant lawyers in NYC! He really cares about your well-being and goes above and beyond to make sure you're well represented. He is always available and responsive whenever you need him. I've recommended him to close friends who were absolutely thrilled to work with him!”
- Seda B.
José Báez is an excellent Attorney. He helped me through one of the toughest times in my life. He gave me support and was very professional and of high quality. José was always accessible and always returns my calls without delay. I just can’t say enough about José Báez. Anybody who’s been injured in a truck accident, or any other accident should definitely hire José Báez. I strongly recommend Mr. Báez.
- Elizabeth S.
Not only have I had the pleasure of working alongside Jose, but I’ve also been on the receiving end of his handling of the transference of my father’s estate. Jose and the Baez Legal Group demonstrated a kind of versatility, accountability, and dedication rarely seen outside of large international law firms. He handles a wide variety of cases with seeming ease, often surprising both his clients and I with the scope of his knowledge of different legal disciplines. Jose is not one of the myriads of lawyers that always seem too busy to allocate the proper amount of care and time to their clients; in fact, he was often in the habit of reaching out first, even if just to see how we’re doing. Should you wish to receive an unprecedented amount of excellence in the handling of your case, the Baez Legal Group should be your first and only resort.
- Kenny S.
Mr. Báez is one of the most compassionate trustworthy, smartest, and respectful human beings I have ever met. He is truly one of the best lawyers in all of New York. He and his legal group are extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of the law. I thank him for helping my family and recommend him without reservations.
- William V.
Mr. Baez has always been who my family and I turn to for legal advice, as his experience and expertise has lent a hand time and time again in reviewing and assessing an array of medical malpractice, corporate and estate matters. He is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of the law, and I highly recommend him.
- Sabrina S.
Jose Baez was the angel I desperately needed. Mr. Baez made me feel secure and walked with me through every step of my legal battle. He showed compassion and understanding, on top of being knowledgeable. Jose was efficient and effective in achieving the desired results. Words cannot describe the gratitude I feel for Mr. Baez and all his help in dealing with a difficult matter. I rest assured knowing that I can count on him at any time. I am forever indebted to Mr. Baez and his team.
- Diana G.
Jose stuck with me in a very difficult case that many other lawyers would not even take on. It was a three-year battle and luckily with Jose’s help I was not charged criminally. Jose pays very close attention to details and his responses to the opposing side were thorough and full of substance.
- Alex B.
It is an immense privilege to know Jose Baez for several years now. He's an amazing Lawyer, brilliant, respectful, trustworthy, reliable...so much to say about him. To sum it up I highly recommend him, I am grateful for the assistance he gave my daughter, we are forever thankful.
- Reggie I.
I can only say great things about Jose Baez! He has advised me and helped my cases and has proven to be the go-to guy to save the day. I am truly grateful I met him.