ATTORNEYS

Justin Roy

Justin Roy

Senior Associate

EMAIL

jroy@cobbmartinez.com

TEL

214-220-5248

FAX

214-220-5299

BIOGRAPHY

As an accomplished litigator with more than 20-years-experience in diverse areas of the law, Justin Roy has represented Fortune 500 companies, municipalities, small businesses, and individuals. This distinct background enables Justin to discuss legal and business strategies with a broad spectrum of clients and gather the information needed to tailor his approach to trials, hearings, motions, depositions, mediations, and settlement negotiations. Hard-working and dedicated, Justin uses his insights and experience to advocate for clients while remaining focused on their unique goals and objectives. 

Biography

As an accomplished litigator with more than 20-years-experience in diverse areas of the law, Justin Roy has represented Fortune 500 companies, municipalities, small businesses, and individuals. This distinct background enables Justin to discuss legal and business strategies with a broad spectrum of clients and gather the information needed to tailor his approach to trials, hearings, motions, depositions, mediations, and settlement negotiations. Hard-working and dedicated, Justin uses his insights and experience to advocate for clients while remaining focused on their unique goals and objectives. 

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation
Construction
Premises Liability Defense
Product Liability Defense

Education

  • St. Mary’s University School of Law, San Antonio, Texas
    • J.D. – 1999
  • University of Texas at Austin
    • B.A. in Psychology – 1996

Admissions

  • Texas, 1999
  • Northern District of Texas

Experience

Justin began his career as an in-house staff counsel for a prominent insurance company, and later served as an associate at a mid-sized litigation firm where he handled personal injury cases with a primary focus on mass toxic tort litigation. In this role he defended product manufacturers as well as premises owners in lawsuits alleging injury and diseases from asbestos exposure, and successfully managed cases involving multi-million-dollar claims.  

Prior to joining Cobb Martinez Woodward, Justin was a Senior Assistant City Attorney for the City of Dallas. In this capacity he litigated cases in many different areas of the law, including disputes involving zoning and land use, contracts, fair housing, constitutional law, minimal housing standards, and environmental violations.  

Below are a few of Justin’s representative engagements:  

  • Successfully defended a local municipality against a challenge to its sex offender residency restriction. 
  • Defended the City of Dallas in a three-week inverse condemnation trial while taking an active role in examining multiple expert and fact witnesses. 
  • Defended the City of Dallas in a two-day temporary injunction hearing and presenting testimony from multiple expert witnesses in a dispute regarding a major waste treatment contributor’s sewer connection. 
  • Successfully defended the City of Dallas in two lawsuits attempting to overturn re-zoning decisions by the city by obtaining favorable rulings on the city’s jurisdictional challenges. 
  • Prosecuted numerous fair housing cases obtaining numerous favorable settlements on behalf of the City of Dallas. 
  • Successfully defended the City of Dallas in a federal lawsuit alleging the city violated fair housing laws when it denied funds for a residential development. 
  • Prosecuted numerous cases against property owners managing their properties below minimal housing standards. 
  • Appeared numerous times on behalf of the City of Dallas before various boards and commissions representing city departments related to mandatory crime reduction programs, permits, variances, and appeals of zoning determinations. 
  • Represented national manufacturers of roofing, pipe products, and brake products in hundreds of product liability cases in federal and state courts. 
  • Tried five personal injury cases to verdict in his first year out of law school. 

Awards & Honors

Named an “Outstanding Lawyer Under 40” by the Cardozo Society of the Jewish Federation of Greater Dallas, 2010.

Memberships

  • State Bar of Texas 
  • Dallas Bar Association