Justin’s practice focuses on civil litigation. Justin works closely with small businesses and individuals across Indiana when they have become entwined in intractable disputes. After graduating from the Maurer School of Law in 2005, he started his legal career as an insurance defense litigator in Chicago. He was admitted to the Indiana Bar in 2006, and has been handling cases across Indiana since. Shortly after the birth of his first child in 2010, Justin left Chicago and returned to Bloomington to be closer to his extended family and to enjoy the great pleasures of raising his children in this wonderfully diverse but inviting community.
Justin’s experience in and around Monroe County includes representation of clients seeking to enforce real estate purchase agreements, clients who have been the victims of fraud, small businesses seeking to enforce contracts, landlords, tenants, construction contractors, and aggrieved consumers. He has represented families and individuals involved in contested guardianship cases, trust disputes, probate actions, and cases involving allegations of a breach of fiduciary duty related to Power of Attorney documents, among other areas.
As a result of his broad experience litigating cases in a variety of legal areas, Justin also has had the opportunity to assist businesses with a variety of matters, including employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, non-competition, non-solicitation, and confidentiality agreements, and Buy-Sell Agreements. His real estate practice includes drafting Real Estate Purchase Agreements, Easement Agreements, Conditional Sales Contracts.
Justin is proud to be affiliated with a variety of non-profit entities in the community. He is a past President and current board member of Stone Belt, an organization dedicated to improving the lives of adults with disabilities by integrating them into their communities and insuring that they have the opportunity to live full and meaningful lives. He regularly provides pro-bono representation to Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) in cases involving endangered children. He has assisted students at the Maurer School of Law with representation of people seeking a protective order through the School’s Protective Order Project. He has previously served on the Board of Directors at the Bloomington Development and Learning Center (BDLC) and for SEED Corp., whose mission was to support first-time entrepreneurs across Southern Indiana.
Indiana State Bar Association
Monroe County Bar Association
ICLEF Trial Advocacy Skills College, 2012
Maurer School of Law at Indiana University — JD ’05 (Senior Notes Editor on Federal Communications Law Journal, Sherman Minton Moot Court Board)
Indiana University — BA ’96 (Journalism)
Stone Belt ARC, Inc. — Board of Directors
Court Appointed Special Advocates — Volunteer Attorney
Indiana University Protective Order Project — Volunteer Attorney