Justin Redd is a trial attorney who represents clients in civil and criminal litigation matters. In his civil practice, Justin represents corporate and individual clients in a range of complex commercial disputes. Justin also represents clients under investigation by government authorities, and defends individuals accused of crimes, including allegations of white collar theft, homicide, and sexual offense. He is experienced in all stages of litigation, from initial case assessment through trial and appeal, and regularly appears in state and federal courts throughout Maryland and Washington, D.C.
In addition to his commercial work, Justin represents clients in pro bono matters in areas including domestic violence, veterans' benefits, and expungement.
During law school, Justin was a summer associate at the firm. Following law school, he clerked for the Honorable Beth P. Gesner, United States Magistrate Judge and for the Honorable Richard D. Bennett, United States District Judge. Before becoming a lawyer, Justin was a special education teacher.
Selected for inclusion in Maryland Super Lawyers, Rising Star Edition, since 2018
Baltimore Chesapeake Bay Outward Bound School, Advisory Committee
Community Law Center, Inc., Board of Directors
Federal Bar Association
American Bar Association
Maryland State Bar Association
Bar Association of Baltimore City
Co-presenter, "Spoiling for a Fight -- Preventing, Spotting and Addressing ESI Destruction," ABA 2019 Section of Litigation CLE Conference, 2019
Presenter, "Employee Theft, Dishonesty and Other Crime Coverages: Emerging Issues in Cyber Fraud Coverage," First Party Claims Conference 10th Annual Meeting, 2018
Co-presenter, "Without A Trace: Addressing ESI Destruction," Bar Association of Baltimore City, 2017
Co-author, "Drafting and Issuing Discovery Subpoenas: Maryland," Thomson Reuters Practical Law, 2018
Author, "Annual Meeting Review: Spoiling for a Fight – Preventing, Spotting, and Addressing ESI Destruction," The Maryland Litigator, 2017
Successfully obtained a dismissal of a putative class action lawsuit alleging, among other counts, fraud, RICO violations, and negligent misrepresentation, on behalf of a medical professional. The case was covered in the Law360 article, “Miners Can't Sue Johns Hopkins Over Black Lung Benefits,” August 29, 2017. The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit affirmed the decision in favor of the firm's client by published opinion. See Day v. Johns Hopkins Health Sys. Corp., 907 F.3d 766 (4th Cir. 2018).
Served as a member of the defense team that successfully represented one of six Baltimore police officers who were charged in connection with the death of Freddie Gray. The firm’s client faced the most serious charges among the six officers charged. Following extensive discovery, motions, and a two-week bench trial, the defense team secured acquittals on all seven counts of the indictment, including second-degree murder, three manslaughter counts, assault, reckless endangerment, and misconduct in office. In this highly publicized trial, the defense team relied on the depth of its criminal defense experience, exceptional facility with complex medical issues, and extensive trial experience. By obtaining key pre-trial evidentiary rulings combined with the team’s presentation at trial, the firm succeeded in acquiring a not-guilty verdict as to all charges.
As a member of the special litigation counsel team to the Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Trustee, successfully argued before the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland in Schlossberg, Chapter 11 Trustee v. Vincent Abell et al., Adversary Proceeding No.: 14-00417-TJC, that spoliation by the defendants was so egregious that terminating sanctions were justified. The Court entered a judgment that effectively required the turnover of scores of properties and bank accounts to the firm’s client. The case is significant both for its use of the continuing concealment doctrine in the recovery of assets and for the Court’s opinion on spoliation, which provides the latest, most comprehensive judicial discussion of sanctions for the destruction of ESI.
Member of the defense team that secured an acquittal on all counts in a three-day bench trial before the Circuit Court for Prince George's County. Charges against the firm's client alleged different types of theft arising out of electronic banking and other financial transactions.
Represented an insurance company in a subrogation case against an HVAC service company that worked on a residential heating system just before a fire severely damaged the covered home. The case involved complicated fire cause-and-origin issues. Kramon & Graham's subrogation team defeated numerous defense motions seeking dismissal, striking of experts, and summary judgment, and ultimately obtained a favorable settlement before trial.
Kramon & Graham litigation defense principal Brian Goodman recently obtained summary judgment for his clients, a local conference of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and the presiding bishop, against claims brought by a former pastor who was suspended from her church position following an internal church dispute.
Kramon & Graham attorneys Ezra Gollogly and Justin Redd recently won a significant victory in a white-collar criminal defense trial.
Kramon & Graham Prevails in Request for Terminating Sanctions for Massive Spoliation in Fraudulent Concealment Adversary Proceeding05/02/2016
The United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Maryland recently delivered a potentially landmark opinion in a case involving spoliation and the concealment of assets by a bankruptcy debtor and his wife.
At the conclusion of a trial in the Circuit Court for Baltimore City, John A. Bourgeois and Justin A. Redd obtained a judgment for over $400,000 in compensatory and punitive damages on behalf of their client, a young man whose inheritance from his custodial grandmother was stolen by his father.
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently affirmed the grant of summary judgment obtained by Kramon & Graham principal Brian Goodman on behalf of the firm's client, a leading global retailer.
At the ABA Annual Litigation Conference, Kramon & Graham principal Dave Shuster will participate in a panel discussion on the intentional destruction of ESI.
Kramon & Graham attorneys will present at the 10th annual First Party Claims Conference taking place October 15 – 17 in Warwick, RI.
Kramon & Graham attorney Justin Redd will co-present “Without A Trace: Preventing, Spotting and Addressing ESI Destruction,” at the Bar Association Baltimore of Baltimore City.
Kramon & Graham announced today that twenty-two of its lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2019 Maryland Super Lawyers list.
Kramon & Graham announced today that twenty-two of its lawyers have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 Maryland Super Lawyers list.
Kramon & Graham announced today that attorney Justin A. Redd has been elected to the Community Law Center's board of directors. He will serve an initial three-year term.