Attorney Douglas J. Austin - Fraser Trebilcock...

Douglas J. Austin

Shareholder / Lansing


  • University of Notre Dame Law School (J.D., 1969)
  • Michigan State University (B.A., magna cum laude, 1965)

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Michigan

Douglas J. Austin has been at the center of real estate law for over 45 years. In addition to being a shareholder at Fraser Trebilcock, Doug is also the past chair of our Real Estate Law department.

The legal community has taken note of Doug's prowess for real estate law as well. He has been named "Best Lawyer in America" for Lansing Real Estate Law for more than 25 years, by the publication Best Lawyers. In 2014, he was also named "Lawyer of the Year" for Lansing Real Estate. Professionally, Doug is involved in both Real Property and Business Law Sections for the State Bar of Michigan. 

Professional Associations
  • State Bar of Michigan
    • Real Property Section
    • Business Law Section
  • Ingham County Bar Association 
Honors & Distinctions
  • Achieved an AV© peer review rating by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Named to The Best Lawyers in America - Real Estate Law, 25th Anniversary Edition (2008)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2024, Real Estate Law in Lansing; first listed in Best Lawyers in 1989
  • Named Best Lawyers 2014 Lansing Real Estate Law "Lawyer of the Year"
  • Selected as a '2022 Leading Michigan Lawyer' by Leading Lawyers for Land Use, Zoning & Condemnation Law; Real Estate Law: Commercial; and Real Estate Law: Finance; first named in 2014
  • Selected Boss of the Year by the Lansing Legal Secretaries Association (1987)