B.A., Telecommunication; Texas A&M University; 2007
J.D., Texas Wesleyan School of Law (now Texas A&M School of Law); 2012
Supreme Court of Texas; 2013
United States District Court & Bankruptcy Court, Northern District of Texas 2016
Supreme Court of New Mexico; 2020
Stewards of the Wild - Texas Parks & Wildlife Foundation
Justus was raised in Kerrville, Texas where he gained an early appreciation for title when he would travel with his landman dad and pull index books in county clerk offices. He was involved in his community and learned that persistence pays off by obtaining the rank of Eagle Scout. After graduating from Tivy High School, he attended Texas A&M University.
After college, Justus started his real estate experience by working as an oil and gas landman in the Permian and Unita Basins running title on and leasing mineral interests.
He then attended law school in Fort Worth at Texas Wesleyan School of Law (now Texas A&M School of Law). In law school, Justus continued working in oil and gas through internships and volunteered for the Wesleyan Innocence Project and National Adoption Day.
After law school, Justus continued working in real estate as an in-house attorney navigating unique title issues in the residential mortgage sector.
Justus is an avid outdoorsman and enjoys spending time on the family ranch in Carson County Texas, hunting, fishing, boating, and hiking. He and his wife and two daughters currently live in Fort Worth.
He is admitted to practice before all Texas and New Mexico courts, as well as the District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Northern District of Texas.