Justin W. Esworthy is a founding Member of TBH&E with extensive litigation experience, having tried hundreds of cases throughout the State of Maryland and Commonwealth of Virginia. Justin has obtained favorable results for both civil and criminal clients through both pre-suit representation as well as trial victories.
Prior to law school, Justin studied in Buenos Aires, Argentina and obtained his B.B.A from Hofstra University. He earned his J.D. from Tulane University Law School and then began his law career in the courtroom as an Assistant Public Defender representing clients on charges ranging from minor misdemeanors to serious felonies that carried possible life sentences. Justin also worked on a federal grant involving post-conviction DNA testing, for The Innocence Project, a foundation that attempts to free the wrongly convicted. Justin has litigated and won cases at state district and circuit courts, appellate courts, administrative courts, and federal courts throughout Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia.
Prior to founding TBH&E, Justin was in private practice in Baltimore focusing on criminal, civil, and family law litigation matters and most recently was senior litigation counsel for a national insurance company specializing in the entertainment and hospitality industries. Justin is licensed to practice law in the state courts of Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia as well as the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland.
In recognition of his accomplishments, Martindale-Hubbell awarded Justin its AV Peer-Review Rating, the highest rating available. In addition, he has been recognized by The National Trial Lawyers as a Top 100 Trial Lawyer in Criminal Defense and a Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney under 40 in the State of Maryland by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, an organization devoted to recognizing the top criminal defense attorneys in the nation.
Justin’s practice areas include:
- Criminal Law
- DUI and Traffic Offenses
- White Collar Defense
- General Business
- Outside General Counsel
- Business Litigation
- Hospitality and Entertainment Industry Litigation
- Risk Management
- Premises Liability
- Appellate Litigation
- Administrative Law
- Family Law
U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
J.D., Tulane University Law School (2006)
Member – Tulane Moot Court Board, Tulane Moot Court Trial Team
B.B.A., Hofstra University, cum laude (2000)
Dean’s List, Golden Key National Honors Society
Awards & Certifications
AV Peer-Review Rating – Martindale-Hubbell
Top 100 Trial Lawyer (Criminal Defense) – The National Trial Lawyers
Top 10 Criminal Defense Attorney under 40 in the State of Maryland – The National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys