Justin

K. Ratley

Associate
700 Milam Street, Suite 2700
Houston, TX 77002-2806

Overview

Justin handles a wide variety of complex commercial litigation matters, and his primary goal for his clients is to identify and avoid litigation exposure when possible and navigate legal disputes when necessary. He represents publicly- and privately-held companies in both federal and state courts in contract disputes, personal injury, first-party insurance coverage, products liability, intellectual property, business ownership disputes and other complex commercial litigation matters.

Justin spent more than 11 years working as a Special Agent for the U.S. Army and in the U.S. Intelligence Community. Justin’s specialized background gives him an edge on opposing parties. His ability to scrutinize complex factual details and find the key evidence has repeatedly changed the tide of litigation.

Education

Admissions

Achievements

  • Thomson Reuters – Texas Rising Stars (2019-2020)
  • Memberships

    • American Bar Association
    • State Bar of Texas, Insurance Law Section
    • Houston Bar Association
    • Lake Houston Area Chamber of Commerce

Overview

Justin handles a wide variety of complex commercial litigation matters, and his primary goal for his clients is to identify and avoid litigation exposure when possible and navigate legal disputes when necessary. He represents publicly- and privately-held companies in both federal and state courts in contract disputes, personal injury, first-party insurance coverage, products liability, intellectual property, business ownership disputes and other complex commercial litigation matters.

Justin spent more than 11 years working as a Special Agent for the U.S. Army and in the U.S. Intelligence Community. Justin’s specialized background gives him an edge on opposing parties. His ability to scrutinize complex factual details and find the key evidence has repeatedly changed the tide of litigation.

Experience

  • Products Liability Litigation

    Represented a multinational oxygen production company in the successful resolution of a negligence and products liability suit involving more than $100 MM in

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  • Energy Litigation + Breach of Contract

    Represented a Houston-based energy supply company in obtaining a judgment in excess of $1 MM against a rig design and manufacturing

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  • Real Estate Litigation + Breach of Contract

    Represented the former owner of a large apartment complex in the successful dismissal with prejudice of a $4 MM breach

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