As a Paralegal at the Quiroga Law Office, PLLC, Austin Roberts works closely with the attorneys and paralegals.
He joined the staff in June 2015, having returned to his native Spokane in January. Previously he lived in Texas, where he excelled in academics and sports. He was, among other accomplishments, a National Merit Scholarship finalist and a varsity soccer player who attained the Academic All-District list over three years — with the highest GPA in the district.
Austin’s work at the firm should help prepare him for a career in law, his goal, following in the footsteps of his mother and step-father, Casey and Hector Quiroga. He is particularly interested in constitutional law, which he sees as the most efficient and effective path to change. He hopes to advocate for individual liberties/rights, immigration reform, and reform in the nation’s police and prison systems.
In his free time, Austin enjoys backpacking and camping, motocross, and reading, especially fantasy and nonfiction.
An avid outdoorsman, he especially enjoys Mount Rainier and the Olympic National Forest in western Washington as well as exploring the Spokane area. For camping, he prefers stringing a hammock between two trees to sleeping in a tent. He spends as much time on the trail as possible.
He enjoys motorcross biking, as well, and is a skilled bike mechanic, even rebuilding engines.
His favorite books include J.R.R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” series and George R. R. Martin’s “Game of Thrones” books. A favorite non-fiction read is “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Dr. Victor Frankl, a memoir of the author’s experiences being interned in a concentration camp during World War II.
“It’s amazing what people can survive and endure,” he says.
Austin plans to attend Spokane Community College at night, then to transfer to Gonzaga University, where he hopes eventually to enroll in law school.