Justin was born and raised in the Greater Houston, Texas, area before attending university in Austin, Texas, at the University of Texas at Austin. Justin developed both his qualitative and quantitative reasoning skills in pursuit of his degrees in Economic and Mathematics. Justin was also member of his university’s triathlon team which nurtured his competitive attitude. Before graduating with his Bachelor’s degree, Justin served as a legislative aide for Texas Senator John Whitmire, representing the 15th Senatorial District comprised of north Houston and parts of Harris County. It was here that Justin acquired an interest in the law and public policy.
After university, Justin worked as a Court Clerk for the 200th District Court of Travis County, Texas, which was at the time presided over by Third Court of Appeals Justice Gisela Triana. It was there that Justin honed his knowledge of the judiciary and legal applications.
Justin then attended the University of Houston Law Center attaining his degree of Doctor of Jurisprudence. While in law school, Justin was involved in many academic organizations that shaped the foundation of his practice. Justin mastered his brief writing and oral argument presentation skills while competing around the country for the university’s Moot Court Team. Justin was further first introduced to the complexities of commercial litigation and developed his legal writing skills by serving as an Articles Editor for the Houston Business and Tax Law Journal. Justin was also an active member and External-Vice President of the Hispanic Law Students Association, an organization founded to promote and assist in the educational needs and professional goals of Hispanic law students.
In addition to his academic memberships, Justin also gained professional experiences which have contributed to his legal practice. Justin interned for the 14th Court of Appeals under Justice Marc Brown, where he assisted in drafting judicial opinions by applying appellate legal analysis. Justin also participated in an externship with the University of Houston’s Office of the General Counsel, where he worked on a variety of university-related matters, including employment and contract disputes.
Since becoming licensed in 2018, Justin’s legal practice is primarily litigation focused, handling a broad range of issues through trial and arbitration. Justin’s experience has led him to gain the confidence of his clients, by generating positive outcomes. In addition to his practice, Justin also volunteers his skills and expertise with Houston Bar Association and as an appointee to the State Bar of Texas’s Diversity in the Profession Committee.