Brooks Pierce is pleased to announce that attorney Justin Outling has been appointed to the Greensboro City Council to represent District 3. Outling replaces Zack Matheny, who resigned from his seat after four terms, and plans to run for the seat in the November election.
“Brooks Pierce encourages public service and leadership. We try to be a firm that makes a positive contribution where we live. We want all Brooks Pierce lawyers to be engaged in our communities and to help make them better places,” said Ed Winslow, managing partner of Brooks Pierce. “Justin Outling is a great example. He is committed to Greensboro and to UNCG, his alma mater. We are proud of his service and of him.”
In addition to his new role on the city council, Outling serves as chairman of Greensboro’s Minimum Housing Standards Commission and is a council member of synerG, Greensboro’s young professionals group. He also serves on the University of North Carolina at Greensboro’s board of visitors and the UNCG Alumni Association’s board of directors.
“I’m deeply honored to have been chosen to serve the residents of District 3, and I look forward to bringing positive change and sustainable solutions to some of our city’s most pressing issues” said Outling. “This is an exciting time for Greensboro, and I am committed to the continued growth and betterment of our city.”
Outling focuses his practice on business litigation and white-collar criminal defense. He helps businesses and professionals in a variety of industries, and has successfully brought and defended lawsuits in a wide range of matters.
Update: June 29, 2015: The Greensboro News & Record has published a profile of Justin, online here.