Agustin is a trial and litigation attorney concentrating his practice on complex commercial and business litigation. Before joining Ellis & Winters, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Michael L. Robinson at the North Carolina Business Court.
Agustin received his J.D., cum laude, from Wake Forest University School of Law, where he was an editor on the Wake Forest Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Board. Agustin was recognized by both his peers and the faculty during his time at Wake Forest. He was named the Board Member of the Year for the Wake Forest Law Review and received the Dean’s Award, which honors the graduating student who demonstrates extraordinary contributions to the law school. As a member of Wake Forest’s Appellate Advocacy Clinic, Agustin had the rare opportunity to present oral argument as a law student before a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Before attending law school, Agustin earned his undergraduate degree in Business Management, summa cum laude. During college and after graduation, Agustin worked at DTE Energy, a Detroit-based energy company, in the Human Resources department, where he worked on employee and labor relations matters affecting the company’s 10,000-plus employees.
A native of Veracruz, Mexico, Agustin moved to the United States with his family when he was four years old and grew up in the Metro Detroit area of Michigan. Agustin describes himself as coming from “humble beginnings.” Watching his parents work tirelessly under difficult socioeconomic conditions, all to provide better opportunities for he and his five siblings, has instilled a relentless work ethic in Agustin. He is well aware of the barriers facing so many today and is committed to helping others from disadvantaged backgrounds achieve their goals.
Although his legal practice keeps him busy, Agustin finds time to enjoy the great outdoors with his wife. He also likes to share his Mexican heritage with his wife, especially his mom’s traditional Mexican food recipes. Agustin thinks he is close to perfecting his mom’s tamale recipe (but even then, they probably will not taste as delicious as hers).
- J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 2020
- cum laude
- Dean’s Award
- Order of Barristers
- Charles P. Rose Scholarship
- Keith Y. and Margaret L. Sharpe Scholarship
- Wake Forest Law Review: Senior Notes and Comments Editor; Board Member of the Year
- B.A., Marygrove College, 2015
- summa cum laude
- Outstanding Graduating Senior Award, Business Department
- North Carolina
- Eastern District of North Carolina
- Middle District of North Carolina
- Western District of North Carolina
Associations & Memberships
- Wake Forest Law School Rose Council
- Chief Justice Joseph Branch Inn of Court
- What’s Fair?, Firm Blog, Contributing Author
- Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes Panel with UNC School of Law, North Carolina Bar Association, March 2022
- Business Court Panel Discussion Moderator, Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes Section of the North Carolina Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Program, February 2022
- COVID-19 Stimulus Package: What CARES Act Rebates Mean for Immigrants, The Wake Forest Law Review, April 2020