Judge Jacquelyn D. Austin is a United States Magistrate Judge for the District of South Carolina. Prior to this, Judge Austin was an associate at Womble Carlyle Sandridge and Rice, PLLC from 1999 to 2006 and a partner from 2006 to 2011. She worked as an associate at Hardaway Law Firm from 1997 to 1999. Judge Austin clerked for Judge Matthew J. Perry, Jr. on the U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina between 1996 and 1997. She received her J.D. from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 1996 and her B.S. from the University of South Carolina School of Engineering in 1989.