Justin’s practice focuses on civil litigation, commercial dispute resolution, and strategic legal counsel for businesses. Justin has extensive experience in representing clients’ interests before courts and agencies and in providing practical, legal guidance and solutions to businesses. He has successfully tried cases in state courts, federal courts, and in front of arbitration panels. His clients have included large publically traded companies, foreign corporations, and closely held businesses, as well as individual entrepreneurs and investors.
Justin handles a broad variety of complex business litigation, including breach of contract, fraud, partnership disputes, minority shareholder oppression, covenants-not-to-compete, tortious interference, employment matters, and intellectual property disputes. He also represents clients in their dealings with state and federal agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Labor, the Texas Workforce Commission, and the Texas State Board of Medical Examiners.
In addition to his controversy practice, Justin advises clients on a number of contract and regulatory issues, including employment contracts, mergers and acquisitions, real estate transactions, and corporate formation. He also serves as a mediator in civil lawsuits and as an arbitrator in legal fee disputes.
Prior to Strother Law Firm, Justin worked at one of the nation's most preeminent law firms, Vinson & Elkins, where his practice was focused on representing large companies in complex litigation.
Justin supports the arts in Houston by providing his services for a reduced rate or on a pro bono basis to Houston’s performing and visual artists.
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|TX||Eligible To Practice In Texas||1998||12/20/2016|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Peer Review Rated||Martindale-Hubbell||2017|
|Litigator of the Week||Texas Lawyer||2016|
|Fellow||Texas Bar Association||2010|
|Certified Mediator||University of Houston Law Center, Blakely Advocacy Center||2007|
|Texas Super Lawyer - Rising Star||Texas Monthly Magazine||2004|
|Partner||The Strother Law Firm||2005 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Vinson & Elkins, LLP||2000 - 2005|
|Associate Attorney||Mayor Day Caldwell & Keeton, LLP||1998 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|State Bar of Texas||N/A||1998 - Present|
|Houston Bar Association||N/A||1998 - Present|
|American Bar Association||N/A||1998 - Present|
|Houston Young Lawyers Association||N/A||1998 - Present|
|Fee Dispute Committee, Houston Bar Association||Arbitrator||2012 - 2014|
|Houston Bar Association, CLE Committee||Committee Member||2011 - 2014|
|Administration of Justice Committee - Houston Bar Association||Committee Member||2009 - 2010|
|Defense Research Institute||N/A||1998 - 2004|
|Shaun Eckhardt v. Shaun Kelley Weight Loss, Inc.||Summary judgment in favor of Defendant.|
|Studio Z Homes v. Urban Living and Vinod Ramani||Favorable settlement from opposing party|
|Zen Wun v. Urban Purchasing||Jury verdict for Plaintiff|
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|Use of Toxicology in Tort Litigation||Texas Law on Toxicology in Tort Litigation||2004|
|ABA Monograph - Expert Witnesses||Expert Witness Testimony in Texas||2003|
|University Of Texas||Law||Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)||1998|
|University of Texas||Finance||Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)||1995|
|University College of London||International Law||N/A||N/A|
|American Bar Association National Convention||Who Wants to Be a First Chair? Evidence and Trial Tactics||2004|
|Vinson & Elkins Associate Training||How to Depose a Plaintiff||2002|
|Professional Development Program||The New Discovery Rules in the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure||1999|