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Justin Wales’ practice involves constitutional, land-use, local government, media, class action, and intellectual property disputes, including First Amendment, trade secret and access to government-held information claims. Mr. Wales also consults on the topics of law-related technology, legal project management, and e-discovery.


Practice areas


  1. Litigation: 90%
  2. Appeals: 10%

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Carlton Fields Jorden Burt

100 SE 2nd Street
Miami, FL, 33131


FLMember in Good Standing201206/21/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Who's Who in American Colleges and UniversitiesUniversity of Miami2012
Bruce J. Winick Award for Academic ExcellenceUniversity of Miami2011
Daniel Pearson's ScholarshipUniversity of Miami School of Law2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Associate AttorneyJorden Burt2013 - Present
Associate AttorneyRusso Appellate Firm2011 - Present
Summer AssociateSmith Currie Hancock2011 - 2011
InternFederal Appellate Clinic2011 - 2012
Dean's FellowUniversity of Miami School of Law2010 - 2012
Research AssistantProfessor Kunal Parker2009 - 2011
Association namePosition nameDuration
Dade County Bar AssociationN/A2012 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Forthcoming 2013FuturLAWma: 21st Century Solutions to 31st Century Problems2013
Forthcoming 2013Railroads and Cruise Ships: Conflicting Precedent Leaves Seamen Stranded at Sea2013
University of Miami Law ReviewBeyond the Sail: The Eleventh Circuit's Thomas Decision and its Ineffectual Impact on the Life, Work, and Legal Realities of the Cruise Industry's Foreign Employees2011
ABA Construct!Interpreting the Federal Arbitration Act: May an Arbitrator Issue a Prehearing Nonparty Subpoena?2011
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Miami School of LawDoctor of Jurisprudence/Juris DoctorN/A2012
University of California - San DiegoHistoryBA - Bachelor of Arts2009
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
University of Miami School of LawChecks, Balances, and the U.S. Constitution2013
Florida Bar ConventionFirst Amendment Jurisprudence of the Roberts Court: A Statistical Analysis2013