Whether you are being accused of a crime or are trying to determine your options to deal with major financial burdens, you already know how a significant legal difficulty can knock you off your feet and leave you scared about the future. What you may not know is that there is hope. At Kernan & Austin, LLC, our power team of Brevard County criminal defense attorneys is motivated by the potential of helping innocent and struggling people find a way out of their legal problems, no matter how overwhelming or complex. We are confident that our more than 20 years of combined experience in the legal industry have equipped us with the knowledge and resources needed to help you.
Meet Our Team
Attorney Rodney M. Kernan is a Brevard County native. Born and raised in Rockledge, he graduated from Merritt Island High School before going on to earn his bachelor's degree at Barry University. After successfully completing his program of study at Touro Law Center in New York, Rod returned to his home county to start his practice. He worked as a prosecutor at the Brevard County State Attorney's Office before accepting a position in Osceola County working in the public defender's office. Following this job, Rod worked at two Orlando firms, where his prior experience as a prosecutor proved invaluable. In 2002, he opened his own practice in Orlando, and three years later moved the office back to his native Brevard County.
Attorney Richard W. Austin came to Brevard County in 2007 from his home in Maryland, where he graduated magna cum laude from the University of Baltimore with a bachelor of arts in jurisprudence. After his junior year, he received early admission into the University of Baltimore School of Law, where he graduated in 2006. Rich spent the initial part of his career running his own practice in real estate law while simultaneously working in law firms, where he handled cases ranging from criminal defense to workers' compensation. He later worked as an assistant state attorney in the Office of the State Attorney in Florida before leaving in 2010 to form Kernan & Austin, LLC.
Facing Criminal Charges in Brevard County?
Our firm has the right skills and experience to help you assess your options and work toward a satisfactory outcome to your criminal defense case. Providing strong and trustworthy representation in your time of need, our team can deliver reliable counsel and aggressive advocacy tailored to your unique circumstances.
Contact our firm today for a free case evaluation.