Justin B. Hales is an associate in the firm’s Tallahassee, Florida and Thomasville, Georgia offices where he handles matters throughout Florida, the panhandle, and throughout the State of Georgia. Born in Indianola, Mississippi and raised in Thomasville, Georgia, Justin attained his undergraduate degrees in Political Science and Philosophy from the University of Georgia in 2008. Justin went on to obtain his Juris Doctorate from Florida Coastal School of Law in 2012.
He focuses his practice on general liability matters including wrongful death, products liability, negligent security, construction defect, premises liability, and trucking/automobile liability. He practices in both State and Federal Court throughout the States of Florida and Georgia.
Before joining Conroy Simberg, Justin was an Assistant Public Defender in Lee County, Florida for nearly four years before joining a plaintiff’s personal injury firm in Lee County, Florida for three and a half years.
Admitted to Practice:
- Florida, 2013
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida
- Georgia, 2016
- U.S. District Court, Middle District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Georgia
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Georgia
- Florida Coastal School of Law, Juris Doctor, 2012
- The University of Georgia, B.A., 2008
Honors and Awards:
- Florida Super Lawyers, Rising Star, 2022-2023
- Obtained a defense verdict in an admitted liability case involving a semi-tractor in Spalding County, Georgia following a three day jury trial. Plaintiff claimed that the crash lead to his need for a reconstruction of his mandible and asked for $1.8 million at trial. Defendant argued that Plaintiff's mandible reconstruction was caused by a preexisting condition and that Plaintiff was not injured in the crash. The jury came back with a defense verdict in 2 hours.
- Prevailed on a motion for summary judgment in a pedestrian versus motor vehicle accident case in Athens, Clarke County, Georgia where he argued that Plaintiff walked into oncoming traffic without regard for the right-of-way and assumed the risk associated therewith. An offer of settlement was served by Defendant resulting in a claim against the Plaintiff for defense fees and costs.