Justin is an experienced first chair trial lawyer who has tried dozens of cases in both state and federal courts for almost two decades. Justin has worked extensively in the pharmaceutical, health care, oil & gas, amusement & entertainment park, and corporate worlds and industries. While Justin’s primary focus is trial work, he is experienced in a multitude of disciplines and subject matters, including multidistrict tort actions, class action lawsuits, oil and gas matters, products liability claims, real estate matters, medical malpractice claims, government/public entity issues, employment & labor law matters, and amusement park industry matters.
Justin began his career practicing in a law firm located in southern Ohio. In 2006, Justin opted to join Reminger because the firm shared his same "hard work, roll-up-your sleeves approach and get-it-done" attitude.
Since joining Reminger, Justin has represented national pharmaceutical and medical lab companies, the world’s largest oil company, national health insurers, Germany’s largest automotive manufacturer, and one of the biggest amusement park companies in the world. He has led teams to resolve class actions, derivative litigation, government enforcement actions and other complex business litigation confronting these companies.
Justin believes strongly that all clients, from the largest companies being sued for millions of dollars to a pro bono individual trying to recover a few hundred dollars, are entitled to Reminger’s very best service.
In 2016, Justin left Reminger to serve as the Law Director for the City of Sandusky. In this capacity, Justin coordinated and managed litigation involving the municipality, and provided counsel on issues including real estate, tax, employment, public utility, zoning, and comprehensive economic development and strategic planning. Justin left Reminger knowing that he would one day return to his Reminger family.
In 2018, Justin returned to Reminger, bringing the tenacity of being a former Law Director to his representation of clients in high-stakes business and commercial litigation and class action defense. Having tried dozens of cases through final jury verdict, Justin understands that effective advocacy requires creativity, composure, and thorough preparation.
Presently, Justin serves as National Coordinating Counsel for Cedar Fair, L.P., a publicly traded company that owns and operates 13 amusement parks throughout the country. In that role, Justin works with a team of Cedar Fair outside counsel litigators dedicated to achieving industry leading and cutting-edge results.
Justin is a member of various professional associations. Justin is a board member of the Erie County Public Defender Board and the Wightman-Wieber Foundation. Justin also serves as an adjunct professor for Bowling Green State University in the legal studies department.
Honors & Recognitions
Recognized as a Rising Star by Ohio Super Lawyers Magazine
Community & Professional
Erie County Bar Association
Ohio State Bar Association
American Bar Association
- Oct 20, 2022Ohio Supreme Court
Defended amusement park against a class-action lawsuit seeking reimbursement of money paid for season passes due to the park not opening amidst COVID-19. The Erie County Common Pleas Court dismissed all claims. Plaintiff appealed to the Sixth District Court of Appeals, which overturned the trial court ruling. Reminger successfully appealed to The Ohio Supreme Court, which reversed the judgment of the court of appeals and reinstated the trial court’s original judgment.
- May 9, 2022, Defense VerdictLucas County
Defense of general surgeon in medical malpractice claim involving a failure to timely diagnose a bowel perforation which led to septic shock, coma, and cardiopulmonary injury.
- Yost v. McNea, 6th Dist. Erie No. E-20-014, 2021-Ohio-2145Jun 25, 2021, Decision AffirmedOhio Court of Appeals, Sixth District Erie County
Affirming trial court’s denial of Motion for Relief from Judgment stemming from the dismissal of a legal malpractice claim concerning an underlying adoption proceeding.
- May 18, 2021, Defense VerdictRichland
Defense of medical malpractice claim involving the negligent insertion of a Foley catheter and catheter guide which led to bladder perforation and permanent injury.
- Mar 31, 2021, Dismissal of All ClaimsU.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
Defense of Class and Collective Action arising from alleged violations of the Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and Ohio Minimum Wage laws against amusement park. Motion for Judgment on Pleadings was granted, dismissing all claims in the Complaint.
- Press Release, Jul 31, 2018
- Sandusky Register, Jul 31, 2018
- Press Release, Nov 22, 2011
- Sep 24, 2021
- Anatomy of a Lawsuit and Governmental ImmunitySandusky, OH, Dec 20, 2018
- Retail, Hospitality, and Entertainment Facilities Liability - Summer 2019 Newsletter,, Aug 2019
J.D., The Ohio State University College of Law, 2004
-The Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, Member
B.A., Bowling Green State University, 2001
Assoc. in Respiratory Care, Bowling Green State University, 2000
- State of Ohio
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of Ohio
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of Ohio