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Justin Brett Strother

Litigation Attorney at Houston, TX

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State TX
    Acquired 1998
    Eligible to Practice in Texas No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Justin

Learn Justin’s areas of practice.

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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Strother Law Firm
3000 Weslayan St.
Suite 348
Houston, TX, 77027

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Posted by Ron | February 13, 2014
Talented, dependable - highly recommend
Our company has worked with Justin for the past couple of years on several case. He is very talented and dependable. Always responsive and we feel billed fairly.
Posted by Fred | August 24, 2009
Highly recommended
I was impressed at first by how well he listened and that I never had to repeat myself even though the situation I was in was complicated. He understood the intricacies of my contracting business and his advice was spot on. Also, he negotiated well with the other party.
Posted by anonymous | March 31, 2009
I highly recommend Justin Strother.
I trust Justin Strother. He earned every bit of this rating and recommendation. Justin has a strong sense of honor which permeates his legal practice. I believe he is a rare and first class advisor, negotiator and litigator. He is intelligent, perceptive and very creative in his advocacy. Willing to tell clients the truth, not just what they want to hear. While he is a talented litigator, he often advises strongly to avoid litigation whenever reasonably possible. That being said, I nick-named him 'Gladiator' for his unyielding drive to victory in the courtroom. He makes no assumptions, he does his homework, and he enters the arena expertly prepared. Unlike the many lawyers I have known, he does not have a bloated sense of self, but he takes his work and his duty to his clients very seriously. The bottom line is that he will deliver whatever he promises. Justin is much more than a good lawyer; he is a good man, in a world that need more good men.
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Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2009
Experienced Litigation Attorney
Here is a very knowledgeable and trustworthy attorney that will provide advice and direction that is in the best interest of his clients. Working with Justin was a pleasure under the circumstances of our business litigation case. He knew when to be a bull dog and when to be a conservative moderator. From past experience Justin was very responsive and sensitive to the needs and wishes of his clients. He will offer several scenarios and options which allow the client to choose the path they want to pursue. He will also provide is thoughts and layout the advantages and disadvantages of each option he presents.
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Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2009
Saved my business!
As a successful business owner having a good lawyer on your team is a must. A client of mine first referred me to Justin when she had found out I was not happy with my current lawyer. Not only did I get a good lawyer but I got one of the best I have ever worked with. He answered my emails sometimes at 10:30 at night, he always let me know what was going on, and most importantly he saved my business because he worked his butt off on the lawsuit that we had. Trustworthy, honest, respectful of my time and money, I just cant say enough good things about this guy.
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Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2009
A very grounded attorney. Sharp and reliable.
Justin was very much on target with his advice. He was very realistic with regard to the many decisions that had to made. Helped really understand the trial processes we were involve in. He was always open to hearing my "interpretation" of the law and taking it into account in his advise. Most import, he was an effective lawyer but did not try to make my business decissions. Justin is someone that i feel I can relie on.
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Posted by anonymous | March 26, 2009
The best business attorney I have ever had.
Justin is the first point of contact for most of my business decisions. He is deeply knowledgeable, professional, pragmatic, and always helps me understand the pitfalls BEFORE I make decisions. He is also a great litigator, winning every dispute we have had. He has negotiated many deals to our advantage and navigated me and my company to success.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • The Strother Law Firm
  • 2005 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • Vinson & Elkins, LLP
  • 2000 - 2005
  • Associate Attorney
  • Mayor Day Caldwell & Keeton, LLP
  • 1998 - 2000


  • University Of Texas
  • Doctor of Jurisprudence/Juris Doctor (J.D.)
  • 1998
  • University College of London
  • 1997
  • University of Texas
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.)
  • 1995

Sample of Legal Cases

  • 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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  • Houston Bar Associate, Institute CLE Committee
  • Co-Chair
  • 2016 - Present
  • State Bar of Texas
  • 1998 - Present
  • Houston Bar Association
  • 1998 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 1998 - Present
  • Houston Young Lawyers Association
  • 1998 - Present
  • Fee Dispute Committee, Houston Bar Association
  • Arbitrator
  • 2012 - 2018
  • Houston Bar Association, CLE Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2011 - 2018
  • Administration of Justice Committee - Houston Bar Association
  • Committee Member
  • 2009 - 2010
  • Defense Research Institute
  • 1998 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Litigator of the Week
  • Texas Lawyer
  • 2016
  • Top Lawyer
  • Houstonia Magazine
  • 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
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  • ABA Monograph - Expert Witnesses
  • Expert Witness Testimony in Texas
  • 2003

Speaking Engagements

  • 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

Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (3)
Endorse Justin
Litigation Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. A true professional who is always prepared, courteous, and reasonable to work with."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He has commitment to his clients, to the profession, and to the larger community in which he practices. He is a skilled and dedicated lawyer and an assert to his clients and the legal community."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Justin is kind, compassionate and hard-working. He is dedicated to obtaining the best results for his clients and, when he is handling a case, is truly committed to his client’s cause. I have had the pleasure to work with Justin on a significant litigation matter and would welcome the opportunity to do so again."
Lawsuits and disputes Attorney | Apr 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have litigated against Justin and found him to be a skilled adversary, as well as completely professional. He did a very good job of representing his client and a thorough one as well. I have referred cases to Justin when conflicted out--and he is one of the few lawyers I will refer my litigation cases to. Class act and I imagine, he has a great 'beside' manner the clients will appreciate."
Houston Litigation Lawyer Justin Brett Strother
Justin Brett Strother
Litigation Attorney
Houston, TX
Licensed for 25 years
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