Who is Justin Outling?
He’s more than just a stuffy “Dukie” lawyer, as his professional profile may suggest. Justin is a problem-solving lawyer, Spartan/Blue Devil fan, tandem bike riding dad, Greensboro cheerleader, and member of the Greensboro City Council – District 3.
He’s All About Greensboro . . .
Justin has been a member of the Greensboro City Council since he was appointed to fill a vacancy on the Council in June of 2015. He overwhelmingly won election to the Council in his own right in November of that year. Since then he has established himself as an independent leader who works to move Greensboro forward by driving change and getting results. More action, fewer words.
In addition to serving on City Council, Justin is an attorney at Brooks, Pierce, McLendon, Humphrey & Leonard L.L.P., practicing business litigation and white-collar criminal defense. He is an alumna of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as well as the Duke University School of Law. Prior to joining Brooks Pierce, Justin served as a federal law clerk to Judge William L. Osteen, Jr. of the Middle District of North Carolina in Greensboro. Subsequently, Justin practiced law at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton L.L.P. in New York City, where he represented financial institutions and multi-national corporations in securities and other complex litigation, as well as in criminal and regulatory matters.
One of The New Generation of Leaders . . .
Justin, a winner of the Triad Business Journal’s “40 Under 40 Award” in 2016, brings a diverse, business-oriented skill set to City Council with a pragmatic and realistic approach to solving problems and getting results. He brought Wall Street experience and expertise to Elm Street, returning to the City he loves.
Family Man, Loves Having Fun, Focused on the Future . . .
Justin is married to his college sweetheart, Cora, and together they have two small children, Clark and Clara. Chasing his kiddos (and hustling to keep the family dog, Nine-A, from eating their crayons) keeps him busy. Justin looks at the future of the Greensboro every day when he sees his family at the breakfast table.
Awards and Recognitions? Here are a Few . . .
- Business North Carolina’s “Legal Elite” in the Young Guns category (2018)
- Person of Influence – News and Record – 2017
- “40 under 40” from the Triad Business Journal
- Outstanding Young Lawyer Award 2016 from the Guilford County Association of Black Lawyers
- Selected to participate in an Educational seminar in Israel for leaders sponsored by the American Israel Education foundation (AIEF), the charitable foundation of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC)
- Pro Bono Publico Award, Legal Aid Society of New York for outstanding representation of domestic workers in human trafficking civil suit for unpaid wages
You Will Find Justin in the Board Room . . .
UNCG Board of Visitors
Greensboro Downtown Parks Inc.
Hospice Foundation of Greater Greensboro
Downtown Greenway Oversight Committee
Having Fun . . .
Dancing with the Stars for Operation Smile
Men Can Cook for the Women’s Resource Center
And in the Council Chambers . . .
Guilford County Economic Development Alliance Leadership Group, Comprehensive Plan Advisory Committee (Chair), and Audit Committee (Vice-chair)