Experience. Dedication. Personal Attention.
– Sean Ricks, Chief Legal Officer, Gabb Wireless
“Justin is a business-minded litigator that provides fierce representation and pragmatic business solutions. Justin is the guy you want in your corner when your back is against the wall.” – Courtland Astill, General Counsel, Traeger Pellet Grills, LLC.
Justin combines pragmatism, dedication, and charisma in representing clients to provide real-world advice to his clients in making business decisions. In litigation, Justin is results-driven, obtaining results for his clients that put them in the best financial positions possible.
Justin’s ability to deliver sound advice in litigation has led many of his clients to employ him as their outside general counsel and continue to seek legal guidance in order to best position themselves in the market.
A successful and forceful trial lawyer, Justin captures the respect of clients and judges. Clients praised Justin as being “the best lawyer I’ve ever worked with.” Justin is “approachable, easy to talk to, but terrifyingly sharp.” Others say that Justin is simply “the best.” Clients regularly seek Justin’s reputation because of his “creative and practical” approaches to legal disputes.
Justin has significant experience and expertise in the direct-sales and multi-level marketing industry, representing clients at every level, from individual salespersons and distributors to large multi-billion dollar companies, like Vivint Smart Home or Hawx Pest Control.
Beyond his direct-sales practice, Justin collaborates with a broad spectrum of clients, from auto manufacturers to technology companies. Most recently, Justin has handled several § 1983 claims, defending both governmental defendants as well as plaintiffs.
Direct Sales and Multi-Level Marketing.
Vivint Inc. v. Alert Alarm: Successfully represented Vivint in claims that a competitor had purchased and used Vivint’s confidential information and trade secrets to unfairly and wrongfully compete against Vivint.
Blue Raven Solar v. Fluent Solar, Inc. Successfully represented Fluent Solar in defending against tortious interference claims for hiring certain ex-employees of Plaintiff. Fluent Solar went on to retain Justin as its outside general counsel because of Justin’s experience and practical advice, saving Fluent Solar hundreds of thousands of dollars.
Young Living Essential Oils v. Jeremiah McLean et. al.: Successfully represented a number of top distributors in navigating an exit from their former multi-level-marketing company.
Alert v. Safe Home, Inc.: Successfully represented Safe Home Control in defending against claims for tortious interference, unfair competition, and misappropriation of trade secrets, where plaintiff out-spent Safe Home Control on attorney fees at a ratio of almost 10 to 1.
SESD v. Payson City, Spanish Fork City, and Salem City: Successfully represented Payson, Spanish Fork, and Salem in a multi-million dollar dispute over the cities’ ability and right to provide electricity to their residents.
James v. Davies et.al.: Successfully represented a police officer in a civil lawsuit where the platinff’s the police officer used excessive force and was pushing for criminal murder charges.
Mulligan Capital v. Progenex: Successfully represented Mulligan Capital in challenges to its non-judicial foreclosure of supplement brand Progenex.
Mortensen v. Mortensen: Successfully represented two brothers in a multi-million dollar dispute with their brother over their father’s estate.
Outside General Counsel
• Fluent Solar, LLC (More than $100 million in annual revenues)
• Flex Solar, LLC (More than $50 million in annual revenues)
• Denovo Smart Home, LLC (More than $20 million in annual revenues)
• Mulligan Capital d/b/a Progenex
• Vanderhall Motors
• Hawx Pest Control (More than $200 million in annual revenues)
- Contract Disputes
- Probate Contests
- SaaS Law
- Personal Injury
- Corporate Law
- The S.J. Quinney College of Law at The University of Utah, Salt Lake City, Utah
- Honors: cum laude
- Honors: With High Honors
- Honors: William H. Leary Scholar, CALI Award
- Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah
- Corporate Finance - 2009
- Honors: cum laude
- Utah, 2014
- U.S. District Court District of Utah, 2014
- U.S. Court of Appeals 10th Circuit, 2014
- United States Supreme Court