Justin is an experienced trial and appellate advocate practising in Criminal Law and OHS matters. He also appears regularly in inquests and professional disciplinary tribunals including the AFL tribunal.
He has appeared in the High Court in Diehm v Director of Public Prosecutions (Nauru)  HCA 42 (30 October 2013).
He has appeared extensively in criminal trials in all Victorian jurisdictions.
In the Supreme Court he has appeared in matters involving murder and attempted murder (recently DPP v Karras (http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/murder-accused-fronts-court-over-ashwood-death-20141004-10qbch.html),The Queen v Dimitrovski & Ors  VSC 715 (20 November 2015), The Queen v Tepsut  VSC 399 (7 August 2015)The Queen v Moreland; Tippins & Thorp  VSC 324 (13 July 2015) , DPP v Closter  VSC 484 (2 October 2014) ,The Queen v Nguyen  VSC 674 (11 December 2013), The Queen v Singh  VSC 47 (8 April 2013), The Queen v Vlahos  VSC 171 (12 April 2013) , DPP v M M  VSC 336 (12 August 2009) , R v Uttley  VSC 79 (16 March 2009) , R v Churchill, McGillivray & Whittaker  VSC 393 (2 October 2008) , Mrnjaus, Panic & Stevanja v The Queen  VSC 147 (3 April 2009), The Queen v Barker  VSC 271 (19 May 2017), Re Sam  VSC 91 (8 March 2017)
He has appeared in Supreme Court bail applications including Re Al-Dimachki (Bail Application)  VSC 565 (13 October 2015), Re Application for Bail by Tyler Foxwell (No. 2)  VSC 145 (3 April 2014) and http://www.geelongadvertiser.com.au/article/2013/05/30/366118_news.html
In the County Court he has appeared in trials covering areas as diverse as drugs, sexual offences, violence and fraud (including ASIC matters). He successfully defended actor Maggie Kirkpatrick in her recent appeal against child sex allegations (see http://www.smh.com.au/entertainment/tv-and-radio/drama/maggie-kirkpatrick-breaks-silence-after-quashed-conviction-on-child-sexual-assault-20151218-glqiew.html).
He has also appeared in the Court of Appeal on numerous occasions, (recently DPP v Frewstal Pty Ltd  VSCA 266 (24 September 2015) , R v FRH Victoria Pty Ltd  VSCA 18 (23 February 2010) , R v Waugh  VSCA 92 (14 May 2009) , R v Talia  VSCA 260 (16 November 2009), DPP v Connally  VSCA 301 (11 November 2010) , DPP v Gonzalez  VSCA 175 (15 June 2011), Zerna v The Queen; Johnson v The Queen  VSCA 29 (8 February 2011) and DPP (Cth) v F M  VSCA 129 (29 May 2013) , Murray, Hale and Olsen (Pseudonyms) v the Queen  VSCA 236 (6 September 2017), Phillips v The Queen; Liszczak v The Queen  VSCA 313 (31 October 2017)).
He has also recetnly appeared in the Supreme Court of Tasmania Court of Criminal Appeal in Standage v Tasmania  TASCCA 23 (2 November 2017)
He practices widely in OHS matters, including appearing in both trials and pleas in the County Court (including R v FRH Victoria Pty Ltd, R v AB Oxford Cold Storage Pty Ltd) and Magistrates' Court, and in the Court of Appeal, as well as regularly providing written advice. He has appeared frequently in the Coroners' Court on behalf of both individuals and corporate clients, recently in the Inquest into the Death of Hayley, Inquest into the Death of Gary James Cook , Inquest into the Death of Domenico Chiodo and Inquest into the Death of Jade Lesley Dorogi
He has represented defendants in negligence claims, including mediation.
He is experienced in Confiscation Act matters (see DPP v Cong Quan Tran  VSC 218 (16 June 2004) , Moran, Lewis, Re the deemed conviction of  VSC 421 (26 October 2004) and DPP v Gyurcsik  VSC 424 (1 November 2007), both in the drafting of applications and in courtroom advocacy and is available to appear in professional disciplinary tribunal matters, including the Racing Tribunal and other sporting tribunals.
Justin has undertaken the Australian Advocacy Institute’s teacher training program, and regularly assists with AAI courses and the Bar Reader’s course.
Justin has been elected to serve on Victorian Bar Council on ten occasions since 2003, including on the current Council and has served on the Bar Council Executive. He has served multiple terms on the committee of the Criminal Bar Association and has edited the CBA newsletter. He is currently on the working group planning and implementing the Indictable Crime Certificate.
He has appeared as junior counsel to Dunn QC, Richter QC, Tovey QC, Priest QC, Neal SC, Lyon QC, Holdenson QC, Van de Wiel SC, Beale QC and Tehan QC. He also regularly appears as leading counsel with a junior.
Justin is a leading counsel for Victoria Legal Aid's Talented Junior Counsel Program (http://www.legalaid.vic.gov.au/tjcp.htm).
Justin has been a member of Crockett Chambers since 2005 (www.crockett.com.au). He has been mentor to eight readers, namely Kier Dernelly, Deanna Caruso, Kelly McKay, Adrian Bates, Angela Wong, Samantha Holmes, Brett O'Sullivan and David Carolan.
Justin is on the Victoria Legal Aid Preferred Trial Counsel List. In 2017 he was ranked by Doyle's Guide to be 'Preeminent' Junior Counsel in Criminal Law. http://doylesguide.com/leading-criminal-law-barristers-victoria-2017/
View his Greens List profile including video of recent seminar papers Justin has presented recently on the following topics;