Austin M. Smith was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. He graduated from the Georgia State University Honors College in Atlanta, Georgia, receiving a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Economics with Honors Recognition. While there, he was placed on the President’s List and the Dean’s List multiple times, and received the 1913 Founders Award. He had the privilege of being accepted into the Golden Key International Honor Society, the Delta Epsilon Iota Honor Society, the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honor Society, and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars. While in college, he enjoyed playing club soccer for Georgia State University. He then attended the Georgia State University College of Law where he received a Doctor of Jurisprudence.
He is currently a member of the State Bar of Georgia and the American Bar Association. In his spare time, Austin enjoys playing soccer, running, and supporting all of Atlanta’s sports teams.