Justin M. Croniser is an experienced trial lawyer who represents corporations, officers, and employees in complex commercial litigation and class-action lawsuits in state and federal courts throughout the United States. While Justin has represented companies and individuals in many different industries, Justin has considerable experience representing construction companies, healthcare insurers, and title insurance companies. Justin’s experience also includes a wide variety of types of claims, including breach of contract, fraud, insurance bad faith, tort claims, business torts, non-compete agreements, and compliance with government regulations.
Before becoming a lawyer, Justin spent over eight years serving as a police officer and dispatcher. This experience provided him a strong foundation for handling contentious disputes and aggressive opposing parties and counsel. He also served as the police department’s public information officer, which gave him a solid background in media relations and crisis communications.
Within the Firm, Justin currently chairs the Pro Bono Committee. Justin previously served on the Firm’s Recruiting Committee for nine years, including four years chairing that committee.
Justin lives on the east side of Cleveland with his wife and two sons. Justin is a Member of the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes Board of Trustees, as well as the Chair of the Advisory Board for After-School All-Stars, Cleveland Chapter. In his spare time, Justin enjoys researching his family’s genealogy, reading, and gardening.
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, University Heights, Ohio, Treasurer, 2016-present
The Best Lawyers in America®, Insurance Law, 2024
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 Court for the Northern District of Ohio, 2006 and the Southern District of Ohio, 2007
U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
American Bar Association, Member
Ohio State Bar Association, Member
Claims and Litigation Management Alliance, Member
Ohio Land Title Association, Member