Justin A. Torres

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Justin Torres has represented parties and amici in high-stakes civil and criminal matters in the U.S. Supreme Court, federal courts of appeal, and state supreme courts. Justin has especially deep expertise in cases involving challenges to federal agency action on constitutional grounds and under the Administrative Procedure Act. He has been named a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in Washington, D.C.

Justin earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Journal of Law & Politics. After law school, he clerked for Judge Edith Brown Clement of the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals and Judge Kurt D. Engelhardt of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. He was previously a member of King & Spalding's Appellate, Constitutional and Administrative Law practice, where he focused on appellate and administrative cases and on preparing dispositive motions in complex trial matters.

Justin is a member of the National Alumni Board of the University of Dallas and serves on the board of The Legacy Mission, a non-profit that assists the critically ill in producing high-quality video memoirs.


  • University of Virginia (J.D.)
  • English, University of Dallas, with honors, Phi Beta Kappa (B.A.)


  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana


  • Supreme Court of the United States
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second, Fourth, Fifth, Ninth, and D.C. Circuits
  • U.S. Court of Federal Claims
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

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