Eccleston & Wolf is proud to announce that one of its Principals, Justin Flint, was named Attorney of the Year by the D.C. Defense Lawyers’ Association (DCDLA). The award recognizes a member of the DCDLA who “exhibits superior legal acumen, knowledge and case accomplishments, a high degree of professionalism, unimpeachable ethics, and a history of contributions to the community, the bar, and the DCDLA”. 

Justin joined the Eccleston & Wolf team when he began his legal career in 2003 as a law clerk and now serves as a Supervising Attorney. His broad range of experience includes litigation in professional liability, general liability, casualty, Homeowner Associations, Community Organizations and Management Companies, premise liability, and attorney discipline and grievance matters. 

The team is proud of Justin, and feels that this award is a testament to his hard work and character. “Justin is a fierce and passionate advocate for his clients, and relentless in pursuit of a position he knows is right,” says Laura Hassler, Principal Attorney at Eccleston & Wolf. “Yet, he also goes out of his way to treat opposing counsel, co-counsel, and anyone else involved in a case with respect, and be accommodating where appropriate; fully appreciating that good relationships are in everyone’s best interests. He is truly a lawyers’ lawyer in the most literal and positive sense. Justin is a perfect choice for Lawyer of the Year.” 

Justin has dedicated himself to bettering the industry, including the mentoring of fellow Eccleston & Wolf attorneys. “Justin has been a fantastic mentor and supervisor– I cannot think of a more deserving candidate for this award,” said Channing Shor, Associate Attorney. 

In addition to his commitment to the legal community, Justin is well known in the DCDLA for his organization of one of the group’s most popular events: the January CLE presentation on ethics with representatives from the three local authorities regulating lawyer professional responsibility. 

Our team is incredibly proud of Justin and this accomplishment. 

Sources for this article came from the DCDLA November Newsletter.