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Joe began his legal career as an associate with Buckley Seacord & Justice, PA in 2000 and was named a shareholder in 2007. He is AV Rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 2012 and was a Rising Star with Florida Super Lawyers from 2012-2015.

Joe’s practice focuses exclusively on civil matters. He represents large utility companies in civil liability litigation matters, including electrical contact cases, fire damage cases, loss of service cases and general liability cases; health care providers in medical malpractice actions and administrative actions, including Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Act hearings and disciplinary actions; drivers, employers of drivers and owners of vehicles in auto accident defense cases; distributors of products in product liability cases; and premises owners in premises liability and fire damage cases. He has also handled numerous appeals before the District Courts of Appeals of Florida, including appeals involving the Florida Birth-Related Neurological Injury Compensation Act, discovery issues, premises liability issues and contract issues.

Joe is a father of three sons and an active parishioner at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church.  He serves on the Parish Council and is involved in several other ministries, including the Family Life and Marriage Ministries. Along with his wife, Kimberly, Joe gives presentations to engaged couples about communication issues as they prepare for marriage. Outside the office, Joe is an avid photographer whose favorite subject is his family.


  • University of Florida, B.S.B.A. 1997
    Beta Gamma Sigma Honor Society
    Golden Key National Honor Society
  • University of Florida, J.D. 2000

Court Admissions

  • The Florida Bar, admitted 2000
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit


  • Orange County Bar Association
  • The Florida Bar, Young Lawyers Division, Appellate Practice and Trial Lawyers Section
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Florida Defense Lawyers Association
  • Central Florida Medical Malpractice Claims Council


  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent 4.7, since 2012
  • Florida Super Lawyer Rising Star, 2012-2015


  • Laurette A. Balinsky and Joseph S. Justice, Representing the Last Defendant Standing: Using the Plaintiff’s Experts in the Defense Case, TRIAL ADVOCATE QUARTERLY, Winter 2016 (volume 35, #1)

Practice Areas

  • Automobile Liability
  • Automobile Liability Defense
  • Breach of Contract
  • Civil Appeals
  • Civil Litigation
  • Defense Litigation
  • Electric Utilities
  • Fire Insurance Defense
  • General Liability Defense
  • Legal Malpractice Defense
  • Medical Malpractice Defense


  • Negligence Defense
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Personal Liability Defense
  • Power Line Contact Injury
  • Premises Liability Defense
  • Products Liability Defense
  • Property Damage Defense
  • Self Insured Defense
  • Tort Defense
  • Trial Practice

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