Justin Alsterberg is a seasoned trial attorney who joined the firm in October 2022 bringing his depth of knowledge and civil trial experience to JJC Law.
Justin learned the ropes the old-fashioned way: he began at a large New Orleans area law firm before starting his own firm and becoming its Managing Partner. He is a seasoned litigator of complex claims, including insurance, construction, personal injury and other complicated litigation disputes. His courtroom experience dwarfs that of many others his age, and he has obtained both multi-million dollar verdicts on the plaintiff’s side and verdicts for the defense.
Justin began his hands-on practice early. He had his first significant trial success after his first year out of law school, serving as co-lead counsel in a three-week trial in Federal Court on behalf of one of the world’s largest centrifugal pump manufacturers. Justin delivered the closing argument and obtained a multimillion-dollar judgment against the company’s former employees for their theft of the company’s intellectual property and trade secrets. Since then, he has continued to have success in the courtroom, serving as lead counsel in numerous bench and jury trials in Louisiana state and federal courts, as well as in complex, multi-party arbitration proceedings. In addition, he has handled his own matters on appeal, successfully arguing in front of all but one of the Louisiana Courts of Appeal, the Louisiana Supreme Court, and the Fifth Circuit United States Court of Appeals. Finally, he also currently holds the record for the largest arbitration award to be overturned on appeal in Louisiana – a matter where he successfully argued that the arbitrators had overstepped their authority in rendering a $1.4 million breach of contract judgment against his client, a family-owned plumbing company that was faced with the prospect of going out of business if the arbitration award was upheld.
Justin enjoys representing not only individuals, but commercial interests all the way from small-run family business to multinational corporations. He also enjoys taking on what he calls “passion projects,” which recently included obtaining a verdict against the Baton Rouge Police Department in 2018 for civil rights violations and police brutality, and most recently successfully defending a small, local baptist church from a hostile takeover attempt by the members of the church’s other location.
Originally hailing from Michigan and graduating from the University of Michigan with Honors, Justin moved to New Orleans after receiving a scholarship to attend Tulane Law School, and quickly determined that New Orleans was home. He was admitted to the Louisiana Bar in 2007, and is admitted to practice in all Louisiana state courts, Louisiana federal district courts and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Justin’s passion for the City of New Orleans has led him to support many philanthropic endeavors in the city he now calls home. He also previously served as general counsel and co-director of special projects on the Executive Leadership Committee of Evacuteer, a nonprofit whose mission is to recruit and train volunteers to assist the City of New Orleans in the evacuation of its residents who do not have their own transportation in the event a hurricane threatens the city.
- University of Michigan, BA, with Honors
- Tulane University Law School, JD
- Louisiana (All State & Federal Courts)
- Louisiana State Bar Association
- Federal Bar Association
- New Orleans Bar Association
- Evacuteer, Leadership Committee
- Past President, Crescent City Business Partners Chapter of BNI
- Defense Research Institute