A former Assistant United States Attorney with dozens of trials under his belt, Justin Dillon now uses his years of litigation and investigative experience to defend clients in Title IX and campus discipline cases and in complex, high-stakes white-collar criminal investigations.
Justin has gained nationwide attention for his work representing students and professors in campus misconduct cases, which he and his firm have handled at more than 100 schools nationwide. Along with his partner Chris Muha, he co-authored Title IX Hearings and Litigation: A Practitioner’s Guide, published by The Foundation for Individual Rights and Expression and available here to any member of FIRE’s Legal Network.
While most of his cases are successfully resolved on campus, Justin is not afraid to take it all the way to court—he was the first lawyer in the country to win summary judgment against a university in a campus sexual assault case, and he has never lost a lawsuit against a college.
In his white-collar practice, Justin has successfully defended the General Counsel of a public company in a foreign-bribery investigation, helped a government contractor avoid criminal charges after a lengthy federal investigation, and represented numerous individuals and small-business owners.
Justin also frequently represents government employees under investigation for alleged ethical or criminal misconduct, including a former Cabinet secretary, a former Senate-confirmed head of a federal agency, and many other federal employees and federal prosecutors. He has extensive experience with Offices of Inspector General and the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR). He is also the former white-collar crime columnist for the website Above the Law; a collection of his columns is available here.
Earlier in his career, Justin worked for the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department and later spent five and a half years as a federal prosecutor in Washington, DC.