Justin J. Arenas

Justin J. Arenas

  • Personal Injury, Products Liability
  • South Carolina
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Justin was born and raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico and is fluent in Spanish. He left the island to attend college in Washington, D.C. After graduating from The George Washington University with a degree in Environmental Studies, Justin moved to Charleston, South Carolina where he worked for the S.C. Department of Health and Human Services before enrolling at the Charleston School of Law. While in law school, Justin worked for Richardson, Patrick, Westbrook & Brickman, assisting the firm in natural resource damages (“NRD”) matters including the representation of the State of New Jersey, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands in their assertion of NRD claims.

After graduating from law school, Justin began working for the Law Offices of John K. Dema, P.C. (“LOJKD”) where he was Special Counsel to the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico regarding the contamination of public groundwater by methyl tertiary-butyl ether (“MTBE”). Justin was also Special Counsel to the State of New Jersey in NRD lawsuits related to per- and polyfluoroalkyl (“PFAS”) contamination. In addition to litigating NRD, tort, and commercial lease claims with LOJKD, Justin maintained a private practice in Charleston, South Carolina, where he assisted parties in personal injury and criminal defense, representing clients in both federal and state courts. Justin has also volunteered with the South Carolina Appleseed Legal Justice Center on a pro bono basis regarding immigration matters.

Education
George Washington University - Mount Vernon campus
B.A. | Environmental Studies
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The Citadel
M.A. | Social Sciences
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Charleston School of Law
J.D.
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Professional Associations
Charleston County Bar
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American Association for Justice
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Academy of Truck Accident Attorneys
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South Carolina Association for Justice
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South Carolina Bar
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
South Carolina
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U.S. Supreme Court
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Practice Areas
    Personal Injury
    Animal & Dog Bites, Brain Injury, Car Accidents, Construction Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Premises Liability, Truck Accidents, Wrongful Death
    Products Liability
    Drugs & Medical Devices, Motor Vehicle Defects, Toxic Torts
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
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Derrick Law Firm
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Justin Arenas
Contact & Map
The Derrick Law Firm
7410 Northside Drive
Suite 100
North Charleston, SC 29420
Telephone: (843) 488-2413
Monday: Open 24 hours
Tuesday: Open 24 hours
Wednesday: Open 24 hours
Thursday: Open 24 hours (Today)
Friday: Open 24 hours
Saturday: Open 24 hours
Sunday: Open 24 hours