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Mr. Christian Augustin is an attorney at Claggett & Sykes Law Firm. He joined the firm in September of 2015. Christian serves as the firm’s attorney overseeing the pre-litigation department.
Christian earned his Juris Doctorate from William S. Boyd School of Law in 2015. Christian attended UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law as a part-time student while working full-time as a teacher in the Clark County School District. Christian is admitted to practice law in the State of Nevada and the United States District Court, District of Nevada.
Christian serves as a member of the UNLV Boyd School of Law Alumni Board and chairs the Board’s Governance Committee. Christian is also a member of the Nevada Justice Association, the American Bar Association, the Clark County Bar Association, the National LGBT Bar Association, and the Nevada State Bar – LGBT Division.
Christian has co-authored two articles in the Nevada Justice Association’s legal publication, the Advocate. In November/December 2016, Christian co-authored “The Importance of Deterrence in Tort Law,” and in January/February 2017, Christian co-authored “Is the Jury the Conscious of the Community?”
Before becoming an attorney, Christian earned his Masters degree in Curriculum & Instruction in 2003, received his Nevada teaching license and taught at Shadow Ridge High School. Christian taught students for over 12 years. Throughout his teaching tenure, Christian taught Advanced Placement United States Government and Politics, United States Government Honors, United States Government, and also taught a College of Southern Nevada dual credit courses in Political Science. Christian earned his undergraduate degree from UNLV with a Bachelors degree in Political Science. While on campus, Christian was active in CSUN Student Government and Greek Life. Upon graduation in 1999, Christian worked as a Political Analyst in the Community and Government Affair Department for MGM Mirage. He did so for three years, serving on numerous community boards and panels and representing the gaming industry in diversity and political issues.
Christian was born and raised in Las Vegas, NV. And now resides in the heart of Downtown Las Vegas. Christian is a proud graduate of Durango High School. For the past 18 years, Christian’s passion has been coaching youth sports in the community. Christian is a member of the Board of Directors for Vegas United Volleyball Club and is actively on the sidelines coaching young athletes from ages 12-19.