Justin focuses his practice on labor and employment matters. He works with businesses, employers, and human resources professionals across the state.
Additionally, Justin is a member of the firm's Professional Licensing group and defends licensed professionals before North Carolina's many professional and occupational licensing boards.
Before joining Ward and Smith full-time, Justin served as a summer associate in 2018, which marked a change for the firm's program that was historically focused on second-year law school students only. He returned to the program as a 2L in 2019.
Justin received his undergraduate degree from Davidson College and earned his J.D. from Campbell University School of Law, where he graduated in the top ten of his class. While in law school, Justin was part of a team of Campbell Law School advocates that made history by winning the national title at the Hofstra Medical-Legal Mock Trial Competition in the school's first appearance at that tournament.
- J.D., Campbell University School of Law, 2020; Campbell Law Review, Articles Editor
- B.A., Davidson College, 2016
Professional and Community Affiliations
- Safety and Health Council of North Carolina, Board of Directors: Legal Counsel, 2021
Admitted to Practice
- North Carolina, 2020
- United States District Court for the Western District of North Carolina, 2021
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