Austin J. Dragoo

Austin J. Dragoo

Associate since 2013
Jacksonville, Florida

Austin J. Dragoo is an associate attorney at Sheftall & Associates. Austin is a member of the firm’s transactional department, and practices in the areas of real estate, corporate, banking and finance, contract negotiations, leasing, licensing, and sports and entertainment law. He joined the firm as a law clerk in 2012 and hired on as an associate in 2013.

Austin first came to Jacksonville in 2010 to attend Florida Coastal School of Law and graduated summa cum laude and 2nd in his class of 563 students. While in school, Austin served as a Law Review staff editor and was elected to the Executive Committee of the Moot Court Honor Board. While a member of the Honor Board, Mr. Dragoo was chosen to compete in five national competitions and helped the Honor Board achieve a ranking of 2nd among all law schools in the United States. Prior to becoming a clerk at Sheftall & Associates, Austin clerked as a student intern for Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr., at the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida and worked as a summer associate in a Jacksonville litigation boutique.

Before law school, Austin worked for Sallie Mae where he liaised between Operations and IT, led a team to develop and implement collections strategies, and helped manage a multibillion-dollar loan portfolio.

Areas of Practice

  • Real Estate
  • Corporate
  • Banking and Finance
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Leasing
  • Licensing
  • Sports and Entertainment Law

Bar Admissions

  • Florida, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Middle District of Florida, 2014


  • Florida Coastal School of Law, Jacksonville, Florida
    • Juris Doctor summa cum laude - 2013
    • Honors: 2nd in his Class
    • Honors: Executive Committee of the Moot Court Honor Board
    • Honors: Honor Board, Rank 2nd among all law schools in the United States
    • Law Review: Florida Coastal Law Review, Staff Editor
  • Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
    • Bachelor of Arts - 2006

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • American Bar Association, Member
  • The Florida Bar, Member
  • Jacksonville Bar Association, Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Judge Roy B. Dalton, Jr., United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida , Student Intern
  • Sallie Mae

Pro Bono Activities

  • Member, NAIOP and NAIOP of Northeast Florida Chapter
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association Downtown Lockup Participant & Contributor (2014, 2016)
  • Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Contributor Supporter of Dreams Come True of Jacksonville