Justin has successfully defended clients in a wide range of matters, including breach of contract, unfair competition and trade practices, fraud, shareholder disputes, and commercial financing.
Prior to joining Brooks Pierce, Justin practiced law at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP in New York City, where he represented financial institutions and multi-national corporations in securities and other complex litigation, as well as in criminal and regulatory matters.
Justin’s experience includes representing companies in governmental inquiries and investigations, involving hedge funds with exposure to the Bernard Madoff fraud, “repo” trading of securities, insider trading, and possible criminal liability arising from a mining accident that resulted in the deaths of over a dozen people.
Justin represents health care organizations on a variety of issues. His experience includes representing a hospital in breach of contract action involving a joint venture for an ambulatory surgical center.
Selected by his peers for inclusion in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the Young Guns category (2018)
Listed on Greensboro News & Record's Top 20 People of Influence in Greensboro, 2017
Triad Business Journal, "40 Under 40" Award, 2016
Guilford County Association of Black Lawyers, Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, 2016
Pro Bono Publico Award, Legal Aid Society of New York (for outstanding representation of domestic workers in human trafficking civil suit for unpaid wages)
Greensboro City Council, District Three, 2015-present
Council Member, Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes Law Section, North Carolina Bar Association, 2014-present
Member, Greensboro Bar Association, 2013-present
Member, Chief Justice Joseph Branch Inn of Court, 2013-2016
Board of Visitors, University of North Carolina at Greensboro , 2013-present
Member, Steering Committee, Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Future Fund, 2014-present
Board of Trustees, Triad Stage, 2015-2018
Board of Directors, Elsewhere (living art museum), 2016-2018
Board of Directors, Hospice Foundation of Greater Greensboro, 2016-present
Board of Directors, Greensboro Downtown Parks, Inc., 2016-present
Piedmont Triad Water Authority, 2015-2016
Board of Directors, UNCG Alumni Association, 2013-2015 (Chairman of Legislative Advocacy Committee, 2014-2015)
Chairman, Minimum Housing Standards Commission, City of Greensboro, 2014-2015
Council Member, Action Greensboro synerG (Co-chair, Professional & Leadership Development Committee), 2014-2015
Member, Greensboro Fun Fourth Festival Advisory Board, 2015-2016
"Recent Developments in Insider Trading Law," presentation with David Smyth at the UNC School of Law Festival of Legal Learning, February 8, 2013
My favorite virtue: Integrity
My occupation if I weren't a lawyer: Sociologist
My favorite prose author: Isabel Wilkerson
My favorite activity away from work: Enjoying downtown Greensboro with my wife and two toddlers
My heroes in real life: My mother and my colleague, Henry Frye, both of whom embody the motto of “service above self”