Meet Our Team
L. Bishop Austin and Associates, APLC (formerly Louie & Austin) is a minority owned and staffed bilingual law firm.

The firm was founded by L. Bishop Austin and Steven Louie in 1994 with the express intent of "filling the gap" by providing quality legal services to communities typically under served and under represented in the legal arena.

The attorneys and staff are a diverse group with expertise in varying areas of the law most reflective of the expressed needs of the clients we represent.

Since 1994, the firm has successfully handled thousands of Family Law matters and bankruptcies, and recovered millions of dollars for Personal Injury clients by way of settlement, arbitration or trial.
About the Staff
L. Bishop Austin, Esq.

L. Bishop Austin is the founding principal of the firm.  Mr. Austin in a native of Southern California and a graduate of both U.C.L.A and Southwestern University School of Law where he won the coveted American Jurisprudence Book Award.  

Licensed in 1994, Attorney Austin worked briefly for the District Attorneys office and did some small firm work before deciding to start his own firm where he could primarily focus in the areas of Family Law, Personal Injury, Bankruptcy and Estate Planning.
About the Firm
Travis Poteat, Esq.

Travis Poteat is an East Coast native and a graduate of both USC and the University of Colorado Law School .  Mr. Poteat has extensive experience before state and federal courts along with both trial and appellate experience, including Case Work before the California Supreme Court.

Mr. Poteat is active in the Los Angeles Bar Association and is a former Chair of a committee of the Taxation Section. His practice focuses on Family Law, Appellate, Employment Law, Personal Injury, Probate and Taxation Law.
Head Support Staff
Florence Navida

Ms. Navida has been an incredible asset to the firm for over 20 years, and has years of experience in Finance as well as Personal Injury.  Ms. Navida obtained her paralegal certifications from UCLA.
Chanel Jackson

Ms. Jackson is a paralegal and has been an asset to this firm for over 3 years.  Her expertise centers around family law.   She has extensive experience with client interactions and the court's process and procedures. Ms. Jackson is a graduate of the University of California at Riverside.