Justin is a trial lawyer representing plaintiffs and defendants in construction, energy, commercial, and business disputes in state and federal courts and domestic and international arbitrations. His approach is founded in practical, solution-based results. He routinely handles breach of contract claims, construction defect matters, energy torts, partnership disputes, product liability claims, business torts, and a variety of other disputes. Justin’s substantial trial and arbitration experience, particularly at the state court level throughout Texas, allows him to effectively steer clients through the complex litigation process.
Prior to joining the firm, Justin practiced as an associate at a litigation boutique in Houston, where he handled complex commercial, construction, and energy litigation and arbitration matters for a range of Texas-based companies.
- Successfully defended (as second chair) the general contractor in a $30 million high-rise condominium construction defect and contract dispute. Secured a full defense verdict in arbitration.
- Successfully defended (as second chair) an international industrial engine manufacturer in a $12 million hydraulic fracturing product liability lawsuit. Secured a full defense jury verdict after a two-week trial.
- Secured a summary judgment dismissal of all claims in a $20 million construction defect lawsuit. Upon appeal, assisted in drafting the appellate brief to the Houston First Court of Appeals. Secured an appellate court victory affirming the summary judgment dismissal.
Honors and Awards
- Texas Rising Star, Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers (2021)
- University of Texas School of Law, J.D., 2015
- Colorado State University, B.S. with Honors, Business Administration, Accounting, 2012
- Texas Bar Association
- Houston Bar Association
- Construction Law Section
- Houston Young Lawyers Association
- State Bar of Texas
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas
- “Condominium Construction Defect Litigation Looks to Cool Off Following Mosaic Residential Appellate Decision” – Texas Construction Law Journal
- “Texas is Dropping the Hammer on Condo CDL Claims” – CLM Magazine
- “Using the Rules to Your Favor” – For The Defense Magazine
- “Evidentiary Techniques That Won a Fracking Fire Trial” – DRI Conference