practice focuses on consumer litigation with an emphasis on credit reporting and unlawful debt collection cases. He is the past chair of the Oregon State Bar Consumer Law Section, and currently the co-chair of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association's Consumer Protection Section.
Justin has been a member of the Oregon State Bar since 1999, and a member of the Washington State Bar Association since 2007. He received his J.D. from the Northwestern School of Law of Lewis & Clark College, where he was an associate editor on the Journal of Small and Emerging Business Law.
In 2007, he obtained a $200,000 verdict against Equifax for violations of the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
In 2009, he received the prestigious Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rating ÃÂ® for legal skill and ethics.
In 2010, he obtained a $95,000 verdict against TRS Home Furnishings for violations of the Oregon Unlawful Debt Collection Practices Act and related claims.
In 2010, he obtained a $100,000 verdict in a Fair Debt Collection Practices Act case.*
Outside of his law practice, Justin enjoys spending time outdoors with his family. He enjoys climbing and mountaineering, and includes Mt. Rainier, Mt. Hood and Mt. Adams on his climb resume. He is an avid cyclist and triathlete having participated in the Pacific Crest Half Ironman and Seattle to Portland Bicycle Classic.
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Oregon
United States District Court for the Western District of Washington
United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Oregon
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Washington
United States Tax Court
Oregon Supreme Court
Oregon Court of Appeals
Oregon Circuit Courts
Washington Supreme Court
Washington Court of Appeals
Washington Superior Courts
Washington District Courts
Co-Chair, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association Consumer Protection Section, 2012
Chair, Oregon State Bar Consumer Law Section, 2005
Member, National Association of Consumer Advocates
Member, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association
Member, Multnomah Bar Association
Fair Credit Reporting Act, Consumer Law in Oregon (Oregon State Bar Continuing Legal Education, 2005)
Oregon's Lemon Law, Trial Lawyer Magazine, April 2003
Cause of Action for Credit Reporting Agency's Reporting Inaccurate or Incomplete Credit Information, 18 Causes of Action (Second) 1 (West Group, 2002)
Consumer Law for the Oregon Lawyer, Oregon State Bar, October 2012
Fair Debt Collection Law, Multnomah Bar Association, October 2012
Holding Collectors Accountable, National Consumer Law Center, November 2011
Fair Credit Reporting Act, Oregon Law Institute, October 2011
Fair Debt Collection Practices in Oregon, Oregon State Bar, October 2011
Damages in FDCPA Cases, National Consumer Law Center, March 2011
Credit Reporting Issues, Oregon State Bar Civil Rights & Consumer Law Sections, May 2010
Fair Debt Collection Laws, Oregon Trial Lawyers Association, April 2010
Fair Credit Reporting Act, Gonzaga University, September 2009
Advanced Third Party Discovery in FCRA Cases, National Consumer Law Center, May 2009
Third Party Discovery in FCRA Cases, National Consumer Law Center, October 2008
Settlements and the Fair Credit Reporting Act: How Can a Settlement Affect a DebtorÃ¢ÂÂs Consumer Credit Report, Oregon Legal Institute, March 2007
Primer on Consumer Protection Laws, OSB Oregon New Lawyers Division/Young Lawyers Section, Multomah Bar Ass'n, OSB Pro Bono Committee, Legal Aid Services of Oregon, April 2006
Overview of Consumer Protection Laws, OSB Consumer Law Section, November 2003
Oregon Unlawful Trade Practices Act, OSB Antitrust & Trade Section, July 2003
Primer on Consumer Law, Oregon Legal Institute, May 2001
Credit Reports, Oregon State Bar Legal Links, December 2009
Fair Debt Collection Practices, Oregon State Bar Legal Links, December 2009
Facebait, KOIN 6 News, May 2009
Curbing the Debt Collector, Portland Business Journal, October 2007
Identity Theft, Oregon State Bar Legal Links, June 2005
*Verdicts not intended to be representative.