Justin Guthrie is a civil litigation associate in the Firm’s admiralty and maritime practice group. He has experience litigating marine insurance coverage and defense matters in state and federal courts across the United States, representing insurers and insureds alike. Justin regularly advises individuals and businesses in connection with maritime personal injury and property damage, vessel finance, logistics, and commercial fishing and aquaculture related disputes. He also assists clients in the navigation of certain regulatory concerns involving the U.S. Coast Guard, the National Vessel Documentation Center, the Federal Maritime Commission, and Customs and Border Protection.
Justin is admitted to practice in the state courts of Georgia and Virginia, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern District of Georgia and the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Additionally, he holds Qualification Certificates from the International Group of Protection and Indemnity (P&I) Clubs with respect to his work as a P&I Correspondent for the Port of Savannah, and he recently passed the P&I Qualification examination for Module 1 (The Shipping Business). The Certificate Justin received for passing this examination can be found here:
Justin earned his J.D. and Certificate of Specialization in Maritime Law from Tulane University and his B.A. in Foreign Affairs & International Relations from the University of Virginia. During law school, Justin was an editor on the Tulane Maritime Law Journal, and he clerked for both the U.S. Department of Justice – Aviation & Admiralty litigation division and the Federal Maritime Commission in Washington, D.C. Prior to law school, Justin was a collegiate sailor, a sailing instructor, and an oyster farmer for one of the largest oyster companies on the Chesapeake Bay.