A former Assistant United States Attorney, Justin Dillon now uses his years of litigation and investigative experience to defend clients in complex, high-stakes white-collar criminal and campus discipline cases. Justin combines a meticulous approach to investigating the facts with a deep knowledge of criminal and administrative procedure to vigorously protect his clients’ futures and reputations.
Justin represents people in some of the toughest situations they will ever face. He has gained nationwide attention for his work representing students and professors in campus misconduct cases. While many of these cases are successfully resolved on campus, Justin is not afraid to take it all the way to court—and he is the first lawyer in the country to win summary judgment against a university in a campus sexual assault case. In his criminal defense practice, Justin has helped people accused of a wide range of federal white-collar crimes, guiding his clients through the process and advocating fiercely on their behalves.
Immediately before joining KaiserDillon PLLC, Justin spent five and a half years as a federal prosecutor in Washington, DC, where he led more than 100 Grand Jury investigations, tried more than 60 criminal cases, and handled more than a dozen appeals.
Justin has also been published or quoted in more than a dozen national newspapers and magazines, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, The Nation, and The Weekly Standard. He has spoken before organizations such as the American Bar Association, the Association of Title IX Administrators, the Higher Education Consultants Association, and the Virginia State Bar.
Justin is a member of the Edward Bennett Williams Inn of Court, an invitation-only professional organization devoted to white-collar practice, and the John Carroll Society. He teaches trial advocacy at Harvard Law School and has guest-lectured on criminal law at Harvard and the University of Maryland. He serves on the Continuing Legal Education Committee of the D.C. Bar and is a member of the Board of Directors of Families Advocating for Campus Equality, a nonprofit organization devoted to bringing greater due process protections to campus disciplinary proceedings.
Justin is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Virginia. He has been recognized by The Best Lawyers in America© in the category Criminal Defense: White-Collar.