Austin Entwistle, III, nicknamed “Dutch” after his grandfather, was born in San Antonio, Texas. Moving to the Concord area at a very young age, he considers himself a local to these parts.
Dutch attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for his undergraduate degree where he double-majored in Political Science and Peace, War, and Defense. While attending Chapel Hill, Dutch found his love for litigation by competing in Mock Trial, and he quickly demonstrated a knack for legal concepts and an affinity for conflict resolution.
After graduation, Campbell Law School offered, and Dutch accepted, a full scholarship for Excellence in Advocacy. Dutch spent two of his three years at Campbell Law School competing nationally against other law schools in Mock Trial. Dutch boasts multiple national championship appearances, and one national title for his efforts.
Dutch graduated magna cum laude from his law school class, and passed the North Carolina Bar Exam immediately upon graduation.
Dutch then returned to his home town of Concord and began working at Hartsell & Williams, PA in the Fall of 2017. In 2020, Dutch became a partner at Hartsell & Williams and joined the ranks of Concord’s finest lawyers.
Dutch’s diverse practice focuses, generally, on civil litigation. Specifically, Dutch represents clients in a variety of cases including, but not limited to, (1) estate litigation, (2) fiduciary litigation, (3) commercial litigation, (4) business disputes, (5) breach of contract, (6) defamation, (7) real estate disputes, (8) landlord-tenant disputes, and (9) appellate work.
In handling these matters, Dutch has litigated from the Small Claims division of State Court all the way to the North Carolina Supreme Court. Dutch is also licensed to practice in federal court so that he is in a position to assist anyone who comes in the door.
In honing his practice, Dutch focuses on effective communication with his clients, zealous representation in the courtroom, and the highest degree of ethics. Dutch looks forward to assisting clients from all walks of life who may be encountering a wide variety of issues.
In his spare time, Dutch and his wife, Dana, enjoy traveling and spending time with their family. Dana is a Speech Language Pathologist at Levine’s Children’s Hospital in Charlotte, and Dutch could not be more proud of her career. Dana specializes in assisting babies with feeding and swallowing disorders and touches the lives of everyone around her. Their labrador retriever, Penny (short for “Penelope”), makes sure they both wake up on time each morning for breakfast before embarking on their respective days to assist clients and patients to the best of their abilities.
Dutch attributes his work ethic, people skills, and attention to detail to his parents, Austin and Celia Entwistle who, to this day, do not know how thankful he is for the belief and discipline they instilled in him.