AREAS OF FOCUS
Justin brings a holistic approach to representing his clients, finding that many have legal needs in a variety of interrelated areas involving the care of their families (including children, aging loved ones, or both), businesses, and real estate holdings. His areas of practice include estate planning, charitable planning, probate and trust administration, guardianships and conservatorships, business law, real estate, construction law, and non-profit law. While Justin believes firmly that proper planning and proactive advice can prevent many problems, he also litigates in the above areas when the need arises.
Before joining The Reynolds Law Firm, Justin served as an Honors Attorney and an Assistant Attorney General with the Oregon Department of Justice, working in the Natural Resources Division, primarily representing the Oregon Water Resources Department. He also worked in the Government Law practice group at the firm of Harrang, Long, Gary, Rudnick, representing local governments (mostly cities). Immediately before joining The Reynolds Law Firm, he practiced at another Corvallis firm for several years in areas of practice like those in which he now works.
Before law school, Justin worked as a litigation paralegal at a large insurance defense firm in Los Angeles, California. He currently serves on the board of directors of the Benton Community Foundation, as well as on its Scholarship Committee. He is a past board member and past board president of the Heartland Humane Society, served on the board of the Zonta Service Club of Corvallis Foundation, and was previously a member of the board of Financial Stewardship Resources (now known as the Center for Non-profit Stewardship).
Justin received his law degree from the University of Oregon in 2000, where he also earned a certificate in Environmental and Natural Resources Law and the Pro Bono Certificate. He also holds a BA in Philosophy from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a paralegal certificate from the University of West Los Angeles.
Justin has lived in Corvallis since 1999 and has practiced law here since 2006. He enjoys spending time with his family as well as woodworking, home improvement projects, mountain/gravel biking, skiing, hiking, and backpacking.