Justin is a Cleveland native and graduate of Cleveland-Marshall College of Law. Before joining
Rutter & Russin, he served as an Assistant County Prosecutor at the Cuyahoga County
Prosecutor's Office. As a prosecutor, Justin tried 20 cases to the bench and jury, including arson
and other serious felonies.
At Rutter & Russin, Justin devotes his entire practice to representing insurance policyholders. He
has successfully litigated claims for life insurance benefits and property insurance claims for
water, wind, fire, and hail damage. He prides himself on being responsive to the needs of his
clients and going the extra mile to recover the insurance benefits they deserve.
Justin has been named one of Super Lawyers Rising Stars in 2017 and again in 2018. He is the
Property Insurance Law Committee Vice-Chair of the ABA, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice
Outside of the office, Justin serves as a trustee of the Forest Park Homeowners Association and
enjoys spending time outdoors with his wife, Laura, and their three children.
ABA, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, Property Insurance Law Committee Vice-Chair
Super Lawyers Rising Stars, Insurance Coverage, 2017-2018
Ohio Association for Justice
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association, Insurance Law Section
Ohio State Bar Association, Insurance Law Committee
If Flood is Not Covered, Then What Is?
American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section, Fall 2017 Newsletter
Appearances Matter: Coverage for Matching Under Replacement Cost Policies to Achieve Aesthetic Uniformity in Ohio
Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Journal, 2017
Intentional Loss, Fraud, and Property Insurance Claims: Tips on Presenting and Resolving First-Party Property Insurance Claims Pre-Suit
Ohio Association for Justice, Columbus, 2015
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
Cuyahoga County Prosecutor's Office, Cleveland, Ohio
Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, 2011 - 2014
Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
- Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2010
- Cleveland State Law Review, Senior Editor
Kent State University
- Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, Political Science, 2006