Justin Kingsolver

 Associate Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2927
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Justin Kingsolver is an associate in Crowell & Moring's Washington, D.C. office and practices in the Antitrust, Litigation, and Privacy & Cybersecurity groups.

Justin’s practice focuses on complex antitrust and litigation matters, with particular interests in the transportation, consumer products, higher education, and tech industries. Justin’s recent experiences include:

  • Ongoing dispute resolution of complex commercial disputes between health plans, pharmacy benefit managers, and retail pharmacies.
  • Ongoing cybercrime enforcement matters against cybercriminals and their state sponsors on behalf of major tech firms.
  • Ongoing defense of an Israeli transportation company in a DOJ criminal antitrust investigation.
  • Representing a Class I railroad in defense of a multi-district class action antitrust litigation alleging conspiracy to fix fuel surcharge prices.
  • Representing Humana in a highly-publicized merger investigation, and subsequent litigation, relating to its proposed merger with Aetna.
  • Representing an automotive technology company in IP and trade secrets litigation.
  • Representing United Airlines in an antitrust litigation against DOJ related to the acquisition of slots at Newark-Liberty International Airport.
  • Representing AT&T in a DOJ civil antitrust suit stemming from DirecTV's negotiations over SportsNet LA.

Justin maintains a robust pro bono practice. Recent pro bono matters include:

  • Ongoing representation of LGBT asylum applicants from Russia and Venezuela. 
  • Successful representation of a federal inmate in proceedings before the U.S. Parole Commission, in which we secured parole for our client after he spent more than 32 years in federal prison.
  • Successful litigation on behalf of three low-income D.C. residents in suits against landlords to rectify unsafe housing conditions, secure alternative housing, and fend off pretextual eviction attempts.

Justin’s other pro bono practice interests include LGBT-rights advocacy, low-income housing issues, voting rights, and indigent criminal defense. While a summer associate, he assisted two Honduran children seeking asylum in the U.S. during the 2014 DACA immigration crisis.

Prior to joining the firm, Justin served in the general counsel's office of Gov. Jeb Bush's 2016 presidential campaign. During law school, Justin worked at the Department of Justice Antitrust Division in the international criminal cartel enforcement section. Justin served as the chair of Michigan Law School's LGBT affinity group and represented a criminal defendant in one of MLS's appellate advocacy clinics. He was also a semi-finalist in the inaugural Global Antitrust Institute Moot Court Competition at George Mason Law School.

Justin attended Indiana University, where he served as the university’s student body president, a national board member of his fraternity (Sigma Phi Epsilon), and as the statewide chair of the College Republicans. While in college, Justin led a coalition of student leaders from across the state to author, advocate for, and secure passage of the Indiana Lifeline Law—a bill signed into law by Gov. Mitch Daniels.


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Illinois, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

Affiliations & Memberships

  • American Bar Association
    • Antitrust Section
    • Litigation Section
  • National LGBT Bar Association
  • D.C. Bar Foundation, Young Lawyers' Network Leadership Council
  • Republican National Lawyers Association
  • Antitrust, Competition, and Consumer Protection Committee of the ABA Forum on Air and Space Law

Speeches & Presentations

  • "The Evolution of Marriage Equality and Employee Benefits Plans," Bloomberg BNA Webinar (August 2014). Presenters: Gayle Skolnik, Megan Hladilek, and Justin Kingsolver.


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