Justin M. Croniser represents corporations, officers, and employees in complex commercial litigation and class-action litigation in state and federal trial courts throughout the United States. Justin handles a wide variety of litigation matters, including contracts, fraud, insurance bad faith, tort claims, business torts, and compliance with government regulations. Justin also has considerable experience in reviewing banks’ underwriting practices and procedures and evaluating claims made under closing protection letters (also known as CPLs and insured closing letters). Further, Justin counsels his clients on cybersecurity, data privacy, and data breach management issues.
Justin also has considerable experience in crisis management and communications from his prior work as a police officer and public information officer (“PIO”) for the Gallatin, Tennessee Police Department. Justin addressed all sorts of incidents in the city, from noise violations to an active shooter situation. As the department’s PIO, Justin handled media inquiries for the department, answering questions on topics ranging from crime prevention tips to bank robberies and murders. Justin was awarded the department’s Community Service Award in 2003.
Justin lives in Cleveland Heights, Ohio, with his wife, Penelope, and their two sons. In his spare time, he enjoys researching his family’s genealogy and listening to music.
Vanderbilt University Law School, J.D., 2005
Honors & Activities: Dean’s List; Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, Authorities Editor; Phi Alpha Delta, Vice Justice; VULS Headnotes, Member
The University of Toledo, B.A., Political Science, magna cum laude, 1997
Honors & Activities: Dean’s List; President’s List; Phi Kappa Phi; Mortar Board National Honor Society; Phi Sigma Alpha; Golden Key National Honor Society; Omicron Delta Kappa; Student Legal Services, Board Member; Student Senate, Member and Speaker Pro Tempore; Student Judicial Board, Member
Cleveland Leadership Center’s Leadership Council, Member, 2015-present
After-School All-Stars Cleveland Advisory Board, Board Chair, 2016-present
The Legal Aid Society of Cleveland’s Partners-In-Justice, Member, 2012-present
Cub Scout Pack No. 620, Treasurer, 2016-present
Graduate, Cleveland Leadership Center’s Civic Leadership Institute, 2014
Graduate, FBI Citizens’ Academy, 2006
Community Service Award, Gallatin Police Department, 2003
Member of the Year, Nashville Area Junior Chamber of Commerce, 2001
New Member of the Year, Nashville Area Junior Chamber of Commerce, 2000
State of Ohio, 2005
U.S. District Courts for the Northern District of Ohio, 2006 and the Southern District of Ohio, 2007
American Bar Association, Member
Ohio State Bar Association, Member
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Member
Ohio Land Title Association, Member