Justin has successfully defended clients in a wide range of matters, including breach of contract, unfair competition and trade practices, fraud, shareholder disputes, and commercial financing.

Prior to joining Brooks Pierce, Justin practiced law at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, LLP in New York City, where he represented financial institutions and multi-national corporations in securities and other complex litigation, as well as in criminal and regulatory matters.

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Justin’s experience includes representing companies in governmental inquiries and investigations, involving hedge funds with exposure to the Bernard Madoff fraud, “repo” trading of securities, insider trading, and possible criminal liability arising from a mining accident that resulted in the deaths of over a dozen people. 


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Justin represents health care organizations on a variety of issues. His experience includes representing a hospital in breach of contract action involving a joint venture for an ambulatory surgical center. 

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Selected by his peers for inclusion in Business North Carolina's "Legal Elite" in the Young Guns category (2018)

Listed on Greensboro News & Record's Top 20 People of Influence in Greensboro, 2017

Triad Business Journal, "40 Under 40" Award, 2016

Guilford County Association of Black Lawyers, Outstanding Young Lawyer Award, 2016

Pro Bono Publico Award, Legal Aid Society of New York (for outstanding representation of domestic workers in human trafficking civil suit for unpaid wages)

Greensboro City Council, District Three, 2015-present

Council Member, Antitrust & Complex Business Disputes Law Section, North Carolina Bar Association, 2014-present 

Member, Greensboro Bar Association, 2013-present 

Member, Chief Justice Joseph Branch Inn of Court, 2013-2016

Board of Visitors, University of North Carolina at Greensboro , 2013-present 

Member, Steering Committee, Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro, Future Fund, 2014-present

Board of Trustees, Triad Stage, 2015-2018

Board of Directors, Elsewhere (living art museum), 2016-2018

Board of Directors, Hospice Foundation of Greater Greensboro, 2016-present

Board of Directors, Greensboro Downtown Parks, Inc., 2016-present

Piedmont Triad Water Authority, 2015-2016

Board of Directors, UNCG Alumni Association, 2013-2015 (Chairman of Legislative Advocacy Committee, 2014-2015)

Chairman, Minimum Housing Standards Commission, City of Greensboro, 2014-2015 

Council Member, Action Greensboro synerG (Co-chair, Professional & Leadership Development Committee), 2014-2015 

Member, Greensboro Fun Fourth Festival Advisory Board, 2015-2016


"Recent Developments in Insider Trading Law," presentation with David Smyth at the UNC School of Law Festival of Legal Learning, February 8, 2013

My favorite virtue: Integrity

My occupation if I weren't a lawyer: Sociologist

My favorite prose author: Isabel Wilkerson

My favorite activity away from work: Enjoying downtown Greensboro with my wife and two toddlers

My heroes in real life: My mother and my colleague, Henry Frye, both of whom embody the motto of “service above self”

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