Justin uses his passion for environmental law to help clients and solve problems.
Justin advises clients on environmental regulatory law and litigation, focusing on complex civil and criminal environmental litigation, site remediation, occupational safety and health, and arbitrations for pesticide data compensation.
Prior to joining B&D, Justin worked for the Florida Sea Grant as a legal fellow where he assisted with the development of a legal guide for zoning and No Adverse Impact development within floodplains. As a law student, he worked on a variety of environmental issues, including conservation as a law clerk for Oceana, Inc., and eminent domain litigation while clerking for the U.S. Department of Justice and interning with the Florida Department of Transportation.
While at the University of Miami School of Law, Justin was a staff editor of the Inter-American Law Review and a member of the Charles C. Papy Jr. Moot Court Board. He received the Miami Scholars Public Interest Scholarship, the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in International Criminal Law, and the Dean’s Certificate of Achievement Award for the Environmental Justice Clinic. As an undergraduate at Baylor University, he received a degree in Environmental Studies and wrote a thesis on the environmental impact of recreational fishing on sharks.
- Baylor University (B.A., with Distinction, 2016)
- University of Miami (J.D., cum laude, 2020)
- District of Columbia
Honors & Awards
- Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll (2021)
"The Right to Live: How North Atlantic Right Whales Are Going Extinct Despite Environmental Protections", 52 U. MIA Inter-Am. L. Rev. 237 (2021).