Justin was born in Rochester, NY and grew up in the 19th Ward. Blessed with a very large extended family, Justin spent his summers at the family cottage - known as the Red Head Lodge - on Conesus Lake, where he loved to swim, fish, and spend time with his family.
Justin attended Aquinas Institute for high school and graduated in 1996, where he was a member of the football, basketball, and tennis teams. Following high school, Justin attended John Carroll University, where he was a member of the tennis team for all four years. In the summer months when Justin was home from college - and not spending time at the Red Head Lodge - Justin worked the assembly line at Zweigle's hot dog factory in downtown Rochester.
After college, Justin attended the Syracuse College of Law. During the summer break, he clerked for the Honorable Frank Geraci and worked in the court system. It was during law school when Justin realized he wanted to become a prosecutor. After graduation from law school, he took a job as an unpaid intern in the Monroe County Public Defender's Office. He earned a position as an Assistant Public Defender, where he represented those who were unable to afford an attorney. It turned out to be the greatest job he ever took as he would end up meeting his wife, Kate.
Justin still aspired to be a prosecutor and in 2006, he accepted a job with the Erie County District Attorney's Office in Buffalo, New York. While in the local court bureau, he prosecuted hundreds of misdemeanor cases before getting promoted to the Felony Trial Bureau. In 2009, Justin and his wife wanted to move their growing family closer to home. Justin accepted a position at the Monroe County District Attorney's Office. There he worked in the Lower Courts Bureau, DWI Bureau and Violent Felony Bureau. In 2013, Justin accepted a job with the Livingston County District Attorney's Office to become their Chief Domestic Violence and Sex Crimes Prosecutor. For the last six years, he has prosecuted the most dangerous Domestic Abusers and Child Predators in Livingston County.