Mr. Demerath is the managing partner of the firm’s contingent fee litigation department, focusing on first-party insurance, mass tort, product liability, personal injury, pharmaceutical, and medical device litigation. Justin joined the firm in 2001 as a law clerk and has been employed by the firm for over 20 consecutive years.
Mr. Demerath received his Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance from Southern Methodist University and Juris Doctorate from Southern Methodist University’s School of Law. Mr. Demerath spent his third year of law school at the University of Texas School of Law as a visiting student. He also received instruction abroad at University College at Oxford University, Oxford, England, and the University of Sydney Law Facility in Sydney, Australia.
Throughout his career, Mr. Demerath has served the legal community and held a variety of leadership roles; most notable are his service as the President of the Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association, a local organization, and serves as the Vice President of Legislative Affairs and Executive Committee member of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, a statewide organization. Both organizations are known for their work in promoting the public’s right to unrestricted access to the courts and the jury system and facilitating the exchange of knowledge and resources among trial lawyers.
Justin Demerath has been selected to Super Lawyers for 2020-2021. Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters Service, evaluates attorneys nominated by their peers. Mr. Demerath is licensed to practice law by The State Bars of Texas, Nebraska, and Colorado. He is a member of The American Association of Justice (formerly Association of Trial Lawyers of America), Texas Trial Lawyers Association, Nebraska Trial Lawyers Association, Capital Area Trial Lawyers Association. He is a Life Fellow of the Texas Bar Foundation.
Mr. Demerath has represented a wide range of clients in weather and insurance damages claims from homeowners to large entities such as independent school districts and private corporations, including the Circuit of the Americas Formula One Racetrack.
Mr. Demerath has a passion for helping those in their time of need, bringing the best umbrella he has to each rainy day. He has proven to be detail-oriented and compassionate in his work in Syngenta GMO Corn Litigation, NFL Concussion Litigation, GM Ignition Switch Litigation, product liability, car, trucking, and motorcycle accidents, and first-party insurance claims.
Mr. Demerath represents a large portion of the individuals and families harmed in the Sutherland Springs Church Shooting in a bid to be compensated by the Air Force and Academy Sports and Outdoors due to their illegal acts that allowed a prohibited person to acquire the firearm used in the massacre.
Mr. Demerath is the husband of Attorney Janelle Collier Demerath and the proud father of identical twin boys.