Frederic Dorwart, Lawyers PLLC

Austin Birnie

Mr. Birnie is a respected attorney dedicated to finding creative and strategic solutions for the legal needs of his clients. His practice focuses primarily on commercial transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, private equity investments, and general corporate representation.

Biography

Mr. Birnie joined Frederic Dorwart, Lawyers PLLC as a Member in 2024. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Birnie was a partner in a regional law firm based in Tulsa, where he maintained a wide-ranging practice in corporate law, estate planning, and business litigation. He received his Juris Doctor from the Duke University School of Law in 2014, where he served as lead editor of the Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law. During law school, Austin served as an intern for the Honorable Sam Glasscock, Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery. He received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Philosophy from the University of Chicago in 2009.

Outside of his legal practice, Mr. Birnie is extensively involved in the Tulsa community. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Tulsa Opera since 2018, and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Tulsa County Bar Association from 2019 to 2024, where he served as Treasurer.

Undergraduate:

University of Chicago, AB, Economics and Philosophy, 2009, Cum Laude

Law:

Duke University School of Law, JD, 2014; Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law, Lead Editor; Judicial Intern to the Honorable Sam Glasscock, Vice Chancellor of the Delaware Court of Chancery

Oklahoma, 2014

Tulsa Opera, Board of Directors: 2018–Present

Tulsa County Bar Association: Treasurer 2023-2024; Budget Chair, 2022-2023; Board of Directors, 2019-2024; Member, 2014–Present

Oklahoma Bar Association: Member, 2014–Present