Art Justice has been providing legal advice to businesses for over 34 years. Art's counsel encompasses all areas of business, but particularly the areas of employment issues, professional liability, and risk management.
A key to Art’s approach to such counseling is to assess his client’s options to include avoidance of expensive and protracted litigation. When necessary, however, Art serves as trial counsel for his clients. While litigation is seldom a preferred option, he seeks to obtain optimal results, which always includes evaluating options to resolve the dispute short of the courtroom. Art serves as defense counsel for lawsuits involving employment practices and professional liability claims against attorneys, accountants, health providers, insurance agents and brokers, and other professionals.
He provides legal representation for professionals with matters before licensing boards. He also provides legal assistance to companies in obtaining economic development incentives from local and state governments. Art has served as a practice group leader for Turner Padget for over 28 years, and is the firm’s risk management and ethics counsel and the firm’s employment counsel.
Art likes to be involved in his client’s legal issues on the front-end, helping to manage the risk so as to avoid expensive lawsuits on the back end. When, however, a lawsuit is judged the better option, or more often for businesses, when it is unavoidable, Art’s courtroom experience of over 3 decades comes into play. Art has tried well over 100 cases to verdict. While success in trial can never be guaranteed, the vast majority of Art’s litigation work has resulted in positive outcomes for his clients. Much of Art’s trial practice has been in federal court, including the defense of Title VII, ADA, age, and wage and hour claims. Art provides an aggressive defense for attorneys, accountants, and other professionals who have been accused of negligence in their profession. Many times in closely held corporations, disputes arise that can create a “bet the company” case, which is when Art’s courtroom experience, coupled with his astute business counsel, can make the difference. Art is also a certified mediator.
Art has been involved in his community throughout his career, with past service as Chairman of the Board for his local chamber of commerce, United Way, and economic development organization. Currently, Art leads a ministry at his church that provides beds to school children who do not have a bed to sleep in.
Economic Development Incentives
In AmericaEmployment Law: Management
In AmericaLabor & Employment