Justin Burch

Member, Litigation Practice Group Chair

Justin is a seasoned litigation attorney with experience at all levels of Virginia state and federal court. He primarily focuses on commercial litigation and has successfully taken on matters ranging from hotly contested corporate dissolutions to business disputes involving breach of contract, fraud, business conspiracy, misappropriation of trade secrets, and intellectual property infringement. Justin excels in the litigation setting, both in and out of court, demonstrating a zealous advocacy that is hard to rival.

Before becoming an attorney, Justin served eight years in the United States Marine Corps and is a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom, where he served as a fire team leader in charge of a small team of Marines conducting anti-insurgent and anti-terrorist operations in the urban areas of Iraq. Justin now brings this experience from the Marine Corps into the courtroom, where he is relentless in his fight to get the outcome that his clients deserve. His clients often describe him as passionate and appreciate the way that he takes ownership of their issues as if they were his own. Justin was recently named a 2022 “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine.

  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • J.D. from Regent University School of Law
  • Bachelors degree in History, Old Dominion University, VA.
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Tort & Contract Litigation
  • Franchise Litigation
  • Real Estate Litigation
  • Government Contract Litigation
  • Trademark and Copyright Infringement
  • Business Law
  • In September 2018, Justin reversed the tides in a seven-figure lawsuit against a Virginia Beach restaurant owner, defeated the plaintiff’s claims, and obtained a jury verdict of $255,500 for the defendant as counter-claimant. The Virginia Pilot reported the story here.
  • Named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers Magazine, 2022
  • In 2018, Justin stopped a $2 million lawsuit in its tracks when a disgruntled shareholder sued another shareholder and director of a dental practice for claims of breach of fiduciary duties and breach of contract. All claims against his client were dismissed with prejudice without settlement.
  • From 2019 to 2021, Justin successfully defended a real estate investor in a $1 million lawsuit involving torts and contract claims. Because of Justin’s aggressive defense, the claims were not only dismissed in their entirety without a settlement, but the plaintiffs were also forced to remove all the false claims they had made about the investor on the internet.
  •  In 2020, Justin successfully defended an author in a federal copyright infringement case, which resulted in the litigation being dismissed with no money paid by the author.
  • In 2021, Justin successfully prosecuted a claim in federal court involving an employee for a major Department of Defense Government Contractor regarding work performed overseas. Justin obtained a six-figure settlement for his client.
  • In 2021, Justin represented a car dealership and its owner as the plaintiffs of a lawsuit against five defendants for claims involving business conspiracy, breach of fiduciary duties, and a range of other business torts. The litigation resulted in three of the parties settling and paying a six-figure settlement amount, and a judgment being entered against the two remaining parties for over $1 million.
  • In 2022, Justin obtained a settlement valued at approximately $1m for our business client involving business torts and government contracts.  The settlement included $500k in cash, $200k in debt forgiveness, and transfer of securities.