Justin has represented hundreds of clients in various employment, commercial, consumer, housing, and bankruptcy law matters.
Before starting DCWageLaw, Justin was the Litigation Counsel of the D.C. Employment Justice Center — the premier workers’ rights organization in D.C. And before that, he was an attorney in the general litigation unit of the Maryland Legal Aid Bureau — the largest legal services organization in the region (and the largest law firm in Maryland).
Justin has litigated over 200 cases in state and federal court, most involving wage and hour issues. He has successfully taken a number of cases to trial — most recently in February 2020, when he obtained a full four times the wages that were owed to a security guard/maintenance worker who had been denied overtime because he was misclassified as an independent contractor.
Justin started DCWageLaw for one principal reason: Workers who are not being paid properly deserve to have the best possible legal representation.
And for the record: Justin is not as pugnacious as the Washington City Paper may have made him out to be…
- J.D., University of Virginia School of Law
- B.A., Duke University, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
- District of Columbia
- United States District Court for the District of Columbia
- United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Columbia
- United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
- United States District Court for the District of Maryland
- United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland
- United States Supreme Court