Justin returned to Stoll Keenon Ogden Louisville office as Counsel to the Firm in 2018 following his service to the Commonwealth of Kentucky as General Counsel for the Cabinet of Health and Family Services. He credits his rural, small-town upbringing, and the common sense that instilled in him, for his ability to achieve major wins for clients involved in complex business disputes and litigation. He has a calm, focused manner that allows him to hone in quickly on the critical piece of a case that can lead to a favorable resolution.
Insurance Services: Justin has represented insurers and policyholders alike in a wide spectrum of insurance matters, including complex regulatory issues, coverage disputes, defense of bad faith claims, personal injury defense, and professional negligence. As testament to his expertise in this practice area, Justin has been appointed as Special Justice to the Kentucky Supreme Court to hear and decide the matter of a wrongful death action case involving issues of first impression.
Appellate: Justin has done extensive appellate work at the state and federal level, and his arguments have been cited by and consistently relied upon by federal courts. He has handled cases mainly on behalf of commercial clients, but has also successfully prepared comments for individuals and government entities.
Business Litigation: Acting as a lead counsel and legal advisor, Justin covers a broad range of litigation areas, including construction law, environmental law, and antitrust law. In the courtroom and at the negotiation table, Justin has delivered results that have included multimillion-dollar awards.
Representation of the Executive Director of the Kentucky Office of Insurance in her capacity as the Rehabilitator of AIK Comp, an unincorporated association and group self-insurance fund in rehabilitation. Ernst & Young, LLP v. Clark, 323 S.W.3d 682 (Ky. 2010); Curtis Green & Clay Green, Inc. v. Clark, 318 S.W.3d 98 (Ky. App. 2010); Koetters v. Ernst & Young LLP, 2005 WL 1475533 (E.D. Ky. 2005).
Procured multi-million dollar arbitration award following a two week trial against a Fortune 250 company for funds due and owing under a complex Stock Purchase Agreement arising out of the acquisition of a natural gas company. Timothy T. Allen v. Constellation New Energy – Gas Division, LLC, American Arbitration Association, No. 14 489 Y 00975 08. Lead counsel for that same Fortune 250 company (Constellation New Energy) in the matter of Constellation New Energy – Gas Division, LLC v. Ohio Valley Aluminum Company, et al., Commonwealth of Kentucky, Jefferson Circuit Court, Case No. 09-CI-10510 (the “Civil Action”), which was resolved favorably before trial. (Justin has always taken pride in being hired to represent Constellation soon after being adverse to them in a contentions matter.)
Counsel to Metalcraft of Mayville, Inc., d/b/a Scag Power Equipment in complex antitrust litigation initiated by New Albany Tractor, Inc. The Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed trial judgment in Scag Power Equipment’s favor under the Robinson-Patman Act. The Sixth Circuit also adopted my argument for the application of Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly, 550 U.S. 544 (2007) to motions to dismiss. The Sixth Circuit’s opinion can be found at New Albany Tractor, Inc. v. Louisville Tractor, Inc., 650 F.3d 1046 (6th Cir. 2011) and has already been cited by or relied upon by federal courts approximately 50 times since its entry.