Justin is a partner and chair of the firm's Small Dollar and Alternative Financial Services Practice Group. He focuses his practice on regulatory compliance for alternative financial service providers including fintech providers, consumer lenders, buy-now-pay-later providers, wage advance providers, and virtual rent-to-own providers. Justin provides guidance on new product development, compliance management systems, and consumer disclosures. He provides third-party compliance opinions and day-to-day compliance advice. Justin counsels clients on compliance with state and federal consumer protection laws, including the Electronic Funds Transfer Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act, Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, Truth-in-Lending Act, Restore Online Shoppers Confidence Act (ROSCA), the E-SIGN Act, CAN-SPAM Act, Military Lending Act, and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act, among others.
Before joining Hudson Cook, Justin was a shareholder at Chambliss, Bahner, and Stophel, where he started as an associate in 2003. Justin is a frequent presenter to various industry groups on consumer financial regulations, the CFPB, innovation, and ethics. He also co-presents Hudson Cook's monthly CFPB Bites webinar series with partner Eric Johnson and is AV rated by Martindale Hubbell.
Justin is a former Co-Chair of the American Bar Association's Section of Business Law - Consumer Finance Committee, Task Force on Small Dollar Lending/Prepaid Cards. He is also a former Vice Chair of the American Bar Association's Section of Business Law - Consumer Finance Committee, Pro Bono Subcommittee. He is a member of the Florida Bar and the Tennessee, Chattanooga and Federal Bar Associations.
Justin received his law degree from Stetson University College of Law. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from the University of Kentucky.