Justin Elder joined the firm in 2022 as an associate attorney. His practice is mainly focused on helping businesses meet their staffing needs through immigration. Justin has also been known to take the occasional family-based immigration cases, the first of which was third country consular processing for his wife. He was successful and they remain married. Prior to joining the firm, Justin ran a solo law practice in Seattle, Washington, and was Chair of the King County Bar Association Solo and Small Practice Section. Having run his own business, Justin is intimately aware of the needs and concerns of business owners. Justin strongly believes in giving back to his community and has spent time as a professional fundraiser for small non-profits.
While in law school, Justin interned with a family law practice, an estate planning practice, a non-profit legal services organization, and the Cedar Rapids office of the Federal Public Defender for the Northern District of Iowa. Before that, he spent one year studying in Seoul, South Korea, and has lived for four years in Japan teaching English to junior high and high school students. This experience living abroad has given him some insight into what it means to immigrate, and he hopes it makes him a better representative for his clients.
Justin speaks conversational Japanese.