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Austin  Dieter


Employment Litigation
Human Resources Counseling
Compensation and Employee Benefits
Terminations and Severance
Mediation, Arbitration and Litigation
Discrimination and Harassment
Wage and Hour Regulation


  • University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D., 2015
    Cum Laude
  • University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, B.A., 2012


  • California
  • Colorado

Austin Dieter

Of Counsel
Tel: (650) 327-4200
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Austin has dedicated his legal career to representing employers of all sizes in employment and labor matters.

His practice includes representing clients in litigating wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, ADA, ADEA, and leave claims, as well as extensive experience in class action wage and hour matters and Private Attorney’s General actions. Austin works diligently to ensure his clients are fully and fairly represented in state and federal courts and he is experienced in arbitrating matters in front of the American Arbitration Association and JAMS.

When not litigating employment matters, Austin provides his clients with sophisticated advice and counsel related to all labor and employment issues including workplace investigations, separation agreements, executive compensation, and more. Austin’s advice work focuses on risk mitigation and implementation of efficient employment practices meant to minimize the frequency and cost of litigation.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, Austin provided advice and counsel to clients ranging from small businesses to Fortune 100 in size to ensure compliance with federal, state, and local changes in legislation responsive to the global emergency. Austin wrote legal updates to keep his clients abreast of the rapidly changing law and presented in webinars debriefing clients on the state of employment law during the pandemic.
Immediately prior to joining Thoits Law, Austin represented some of the country’s largest employers as an associate in the employment group of Cozen O’Connor in the firm’s San Francisco Office. His experience at this AMLAW100 firm included single plaintiff litigation as well as class action and Private Attorney’s General actions. Prior to that, Austin represented California’s public sector employers, including cities, counties, and police and fire districts as an associate in the law firm of Liebert Cassidy Whitmore. While at LCW, Austin assisted in the grievance process, collective bargaining issues, disciplinary arbitrations, and conducted trainings related to harassment, discrimination, and retaliation. He also conducted regular rate of pay audits and represented his clients in traditional employment litigation. Austin has also clerked for state court judges in the states of Colorado and Iowa where he was provided the opportunity to engage and dissect the trial process and gain an understanding of the tools necessary to provide first class trial representation to his clients.
Austin hails from the Midwest where his enjoyment for America’s pastime and folk music blossomed. When not dedicating his time to employment law and litigation, he enjoys catching a minor league ballgame, spending time with his family, or playing acoustic guitar.


  • American Bar Association