Justin B. FaithJustin B. Faith, an associate of the firm, practices primarily in the area of civil business litigation and estate/probate administration.

Justin received his Bachelor of Science degree, magna cum laude, with Highest University Honors in Political Science (Law & Public Policy) with a Minor in Economics from the University of Louisville in 2008. While studying at Louisville, Justin actively participated in several leadership positions including serving as President of the Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Vice President of the Harlan Scholar Pre-Law Program, and Senator in the Student Government Association, among various other roles. Justin, who received a University Trustee’s Provost Hallmark Full-Tuition Scholarship to attend Louisville, earned several awards and distinctions including being named the recipient of the 2007 Joseph Mancini Leadership Award, winning the Political Science Department’s Jean & Eleanor O’Sullivan Award, selection as the Inter-Fraternity Council Greek Member of the Year, and being named by his peers as a Homecoming Court Semi-Finalist.

Justin then received his law degree, magna cum laude, with High Honors, from the University of Tennessee College of Law, where he gained invaluable civil and criminal litigation experience by serving as a Student-Attorney in the U.T. Advocacy Legal Clinic, serving as a sworn-in Student Attorney at the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee, and serving as a Special Assistant District Attorney General at the Knoxville District Attorney General’s Office. While in law school, Justin worked as a Graduate Research Assistant for then Dean Doug Blaze, served on the Executive Board on the Student Bar Association, and served as a Research Editor on Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law. Justin received Academic Excellence Awards, by earning the highest grade in each respective class, in Legal Process I & II, Pretrial Litigation, and Advocacy Clinic. Justin also was a member of the Business & Tax Law Association, a Student Advisor to first-year law students, a volunteer at Legal Aid’s Saturday Bar program, and a student member of Inns of Court.

Prior to joining the firm, Justin served as the Judicial Law Clerk for the Honorable W. Frank Brown III and the Honorable Jeffrey M. Atherton of the Hamilton County Chancery Court. Since joining the firm Justin has handled all aspects of litigation through several types of cases including commercial litigation and business disputes, construction matters, employment and municipality law, insurance claims, real property matters, trust and estate administration and litigation, conservatorship proceedings, appeals, and others in state and federal court.  Justin is actively involved in the Chattanooga and Tennessee Bar Association and in related community service and pro bono events.  He currently serves on the Executive Committee of the Tennessee Bar Association YLD as the group’s Treasurer.

Justin enjoys traveling and is an avid college sports fan.  He and his wife, Brittany, currently reside in Chattanooga with their son.

Education

  • University of Louisville, B.S. in Political Science (Law & Public Policy) with a minor in Economics (magna cum laude), 2008
  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2011

Publications

  • Justin B. Faith, German v. Ford, 300 S.W.3d 692 (Tenn. Ct. App. 2009), 11 Tenn. J. Bus. L. 231 (Fall 2009)
  • Editor of the Tennessee Young Lawyer (2013)
  • Editor of the Tennessee Bar Association YLD’s E-DICT monthly newsletter (2014-2018)
  • Administrator of Tennessee Bar Association YLD’s Social Media (2017-2018)

Admissions

  • Tennessee (2011)
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee (2012)

Legal Associations

  • Tennessee Bar Association Member & Young Lawyers Division Board Member (2013-present) – Treasurer and Executive Committee Liaison to the Public Service Committee (2018 – present); Publications Committee Chair & E-DICT Editor (2014-2018); Editor of the Tennessee Young Lawyer (2013)
  • Chattanooga Bar Association Member & Young Lawyers Division Executive Board Member (2012-present)
  • American Bar Association – YLD Delegate to several Conventions
  • Justices Brock and Cooper American Inns of Court (2012-2014)
  • Chattanooga Trial Lawyers Association
  • Federal Bar Association – Chattanooga Chapter Board Member & Social Chair (2014)

Community Activities

  • Legal Aid of East Tennessee Pro Bono Attorney-Volunteer & former Capital Committee (2015)
  • Young Professionals Association of Chattanooga
  • University of Louisville Alumni – Chattanooga Chapter (co-founder)
  • Volunteer with various civic and non-profit groups such as La Paz Chattanooga and Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga
  • Alumnus of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon Fraternity

Honors and Professional  Accomplishments

  • Tennessee Bar Association Leadership Law (TBALL) Class of 2018 Graduate
  • Recipient of the 2018 President’s Special Recognition Award from the Tennessee Bar Association YLD
  • Tennessee Supreme Court Pro Bono Service Award (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • Legal Aid of East Tennessee 2014 Pro Bono Excellence Award
  • Member of Tennessee Bar Association Pro Bono Honor Roll (2013-2014)
  • Tennessee Bar Association YLD’s Star of the Quarter Award (2014, 2016, 2017)

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