Biography

Justin uses his passion for environmental law to help clients and solve problems.

He advises clients and litigates on environmental regulatory law, focusing on the Endangered Species Act, climate change, natural resources preservation, toxic tort litigation, eminent domain law, and environmental justice.

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.

Education

  • University of Miami  (J.D., cum laude, 2020)
  • Baylor University  (B.A., with Distinction, 2016)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia

Publications

"The Right to Live: How North Atlantic Right Whales Are Going Extinct Despite Environmental Protections", 52 U. MIA Inter-Am. L. Rev. 237 (2021).