Justice J. Brooks, I


Justice J. Brooks, I

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Education

Justice graduated magna cum laude from UALR William H. Bowen School of Law.  In law school, he served on the traveling trial and moot court teams.  Justice obtained his bachelor's and MBA degrees in the state of Alaska where he was the champion of the Alaska Business Plan Competition.

Recognition

  • Arkansas Bar Foundation Writing Award - Best Legal Category (2017-2018)
  • Super Lawyer - Mid-South Rising Star in Business Litigation (2017)
  • ABOTA National Trial College - Fellow (2016)

Admitted to Practice

  • Arkansas State Bar
  • Oregon State Bar - Pending


Professional Experience

Justice focuses his practice on business, commercial, employment and tort litigation.  He has a broad range of trial and appellate experience in state and federal court.  Justice also advises and trains businesses on employment related issues and has developed a specialty in marijuana law.

Justice's recent work includes:

  • Successful defense of FMLA, ADA, ADEA, and race discrimination claims;
  • Obtaining invalidation of a covenant-not-to-compete contract;
  • Successful representation of insureds and insurers in coverage litigation;
  • Representation of clients through the marijuana licensure process;
  • Successful defense of a malicious prosecution claim;
  • Obtaining affirmance of trial court decision for property owners' association;
  • Successful defense of breach of contract cases, including misappropriation of trade secrets and bad faith claims; and
  • Successful defense of adverse possession and boundary by acquiescence claims

Prior Experience

Prior to joining Cable Huston, Justice worked at Quattlebaum, Grooms & Tull PLLC in Little Rock, a firm regularly recognized by Benchmark Litigation as the top firm in Arkansas.  At Quattlebaum, Justice was selected as a 2017 Mid-South Rising Star in Business Litigation Defense by Super Lawyers, an honor restricted to just 2.5 percent of lawyers in Arkansas.

Speeches

  • The Ethics of Representing Marijuana Related Businesses, ARK. BAR ASS'N (Nov. 8, 2017).
  • Scariest Things About Marijuana Law, ARK. BAR ASS'N (Oct. 31, 2017).
  • Senate Joint Resolution 8, W. HAROLD FLOWERS LAW SOCIETY (June 17, 2017)

Publications

  • The Ethics of Representing Marijuana Related Businesses, THE ARKANSAS LAWYER (Vol. 52, No. 2, Spring 2017)
  • Banking with Marijuana Related Businesses:  A Different Perspective, ARK. CMTY. BANKER (Winter 2017).
  • The Effects of Medical Marijuana on Employer Drug Policies, US LAW (Spring/Summer 2017).
  • Mendoza v. WIS International, Inc.:  The Supreme Court's Decision Makes Seat Belt Non-Use Relevant Evidence, THE ARKANSAS LAWYER (Vol. 52, No.1, Winter 2017).

Professional & Community Activities

  • Board Member, UALR William H. Bowen School of Law - Alumni Association 2018-Present
  • President, W. Harold Flowers Law Society, 2017-2018
  • Board Member, American Red Cross of Greater Arkansas, 2017-2018

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