Justin Pearson is the managing attorney of the Institute for Justice Florida office. He litigates economic liberty, property rights, school choice and First Amendment cases in federal and state court, both in Florida and around the nation. Throughout his career, Justin has served as lead counsel in trials in state and federal courts, as well as appeals and arbitrations, most often representing small business owners. In 2006, Justin formed his own law practice to advocate for small business owners, and Justin’s law practice was successful for many years before he made the decision to join IJ in 2012 in order to better fight against government power gone awry. Justin received his law degree, cum laude, from the University of Miami in 2002, where he was the research and writing editor for, and was published in, the University of Miami Business Law Review. While in law school, Justin clerked for Miami Circuit Court Judge Gerald D. Hubbart. Justin received his undergraduate degree in business management from North Carolina State University in 1999.
- Economic Liberty: How Overregulation Harms Small Business Owners